Everyday Parenting · Parenting · Uncategorized

Little G’s Bookclub Series: Part 2 (5 more fantastic books for toddlers)

Hey there, Bumpy Adventurers! It’s time for another installment of Little G’s Bookclub. In this series, we share five of voracious reader Little G’s favourite books. If you missed the inaugural Bookclub post, you can catch it here. All these books for toddlers are currently in high rotation at our house, and all are 100% Little… Continue reading Little G’s Bookclub Series: Part 2 (5 more fantastic books for toddlers)

Parenting · Pregnancy · Wellness

Surviving the first trimester (especially when you have a toddler at home)

It’s been a while since we’ve posted to the blog, but I’m excited to share some news that might help explain some of my absence: I’m pregnant! Exciting, right? Although I have to admit, I’m pretty nervous to admit it. I find that after two miscarriages, there is fear that comes with announcing a pregnancy,… Continue reading Surviving the first trimester (especially when you have a toddler at home)

Everyday Parenting · Food Allergies · Wellness

Things you need to know before an Oral Food Challenge.

Regarding food allergies and oral food challenges, please always consult with your doctor or allergist and follow his or her advice always. This post is intended to be a source of information only for allergy parents, and oral food challenges should always be performed in consultation with your physician or allergist and always in a… Continue reading Things you need to know before an Oral Food Challenge.

Wellness

Jackie’s Anytime Resolutions for a Healthier, Happier Me

It’s summer! Time for vacations, relaxing on the beach, and spending quality time with friends and family. I don’t know about you, but I have never associated the summer months with making big changes. More often than not, things get put on hold. You hang out in a kind of limbo until the backyard BBQs… Continue reading Jackie’s Anytime Resolutions for a Healthier, Happier Me

Food Allergies · Parenting

When my biggest worry was having a picky eater…

Kathleen O’Hagan is a Toronto-based writer, food lover, and most recently, mom. Before she met her baby boy, Kathleen imagined the foodie adventures they’d have together—as they tried out new and delicious restaurants across the city. That dream died the day he was diagnosed with several food allergies. After she went through a mini mourning… Continue reading When my biggest worry was having a picky eater…

Pregnancy

Infertility and PCOS: Getting pregnant wasn’t easy for me

Becoming a mom was no secret, my struggle becoming one was. I had PCOS and it caused more than just irregular cycles, agonizing cramps and acne — it affected my fertility. Worst part? I went undiagnosed, so had no idea I had it. Fertile … or not? I remember the day of our wedding, during… Continue reading Infertility and PCOS: Getting pregnant wasn’t easy for me

Little Picassos

Canada Day Windsock Activity

This year, as everyone knows Canada turns 150 — and to Celebrate, we are making some red and white windsocks. Canada Day is pretty special to me, mainly because I celebrate my own birthday the day before, and always thought growing up that everyone got Fireworks on their birthday weekend.  Time to make some red… Continue reading Canada Day Windsock Activity

Everyday Parenting

Guest Post: Celia Ambeault answers “What is the safest car seat?”

Hi everyone! We would like to welcome certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and fellow East Toronto mom, Celia Ambeault, to This Bumpy Adventure. Today she is talking to us about choosing the safest car seat for our children. Please feel free to contact her at celia.cpst [at] gmail [dot] com if you have any questions, or comment… Continue reading Guest Post: Celia Ambeault answers “What is the safest car seat?”

Mental Health · Pregnancy

Speaking up: How revealing my pregnancy early helped me cope with miscarriage.

I want to start this post by mentioning that this may be a trigger for some readers re: pregnancy loss and miscarriage. It’s raw and somewhat fragmented, but it’s real. Miscarriage is never a light topic. My intention for this post is to remind myself and others that we are not alone in this. I… Continue reading Speaking up: How revealing my pregnancy early helped me cope with miscarriage.