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)

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

Everyday Parenting · Parenting

Easy toddler activity: how pasta and straws entertained 5 busy kids

Have you been following along on our blog this week? If you have, you already know that the This Bumpy Adventure crew just spent a fantastic weekend together in cottage country. Yes, five couples plus five 2-year-olds may sound like chaos. But, I was surprised to discover that there was also plenty of time to relax.… Continue reading Easy toddler activity: how pasta and straws entertained 5 busy kids

Parenting

I’m failing as a parent: reflecting on parental guilt, worries, and fear

Have you ever felt like you’re failing as a parent? Of course you have. We all have, right? I’m willing to bet there isn’t a single parent out there who feels completely confident in their choices 100% of the time. My question is this: Where do you draw the line? How can you tell when… Continue reading I’m failing as a parent: reflecting on parental guilt, worries, and fear

Everyday Parenting · Parenting

Little G’s Bookclub Series: One rad toddler shares her top five books

Little G is an avid reader. She comes by it honestly, since her mom is an English Lit major who buys more books than she can read in a lifetime. G has books stored around the house so she can dive into a story whenever the mood strikes her. Our collection is vast and ever growing, but… Continue reading Little G’s Bookclub Series: One rad toddler shares her top five books

Everyday Parenting · Parenting · Uncategorized

My toddler refuses to nap (but I won’t take it lying down)

I’ve been struggling with naps this month. Okay, if I’m being completely honest, I’ve been struggling with naps this year. Why? Because my toddler refuses to nap. Toddler naps are so important. Especially when you’re a stay-at-home parent with a partner who travels through the week. Naps are like the mandatory lunch break you get… Continue reading My toddler refuses to nap (but I won’t take it lying down)

Local Businesses · Parenting · Toronto East · Wellness

My secret to getting my butt out the door and into gear

This week on the blog we are talking about self care. When you’re a parent, it’s so important to carve out some time to attend to your own wellness. It is way too easy to put all your energy into your kids’ health and wellbeing and consequently neglect your own. I know, because that is… Continue reading My secret to getting my butt out the door and into gear