Parenting

Camp inspired hand printed T-Shirts!

By now you’ve heard, that Jackie, Wendy and I–  along with our husbands and two other couples — survived a long weekend in Muskoka with five toddlers. Five. Toddlers. Sounds intense, but it wasn’t as crazy as I had imagined. Sure, we weren’t short on tantrums, but no one caught on fire, and no one… Continue reading Camp inspired hand printed T-Shirts!

Little Picassos

Father’s Day Art Activity: Froggy gift idea for Dada!

Here’s to all the dads out there! Weekend warriors, stay at home dads, modern day Danny Tanners — and everyone in between. Sleepless and resilient, we want to wish you all a very happy Father’s Day! Still looking for a special gift for the big guy? You’re in luck! Hop along with us! This week’s… Continue reading Father’s Day Art Activity: Froggy gift idea for Dada!

Little Picassos

Top 10 Speedy Art Activities for Restless Toddlers

  Here is my Top 10 List of Speedy Art Activities that will entertain your restless toddler in a pinch! These activities are designed to bring calm to your storm, without a lot of prep! 1. Play Doh Sure this seems like a no-brainer, but grab a rolling pin and some cookie cutters and you… Continue reading Top 10 Speedy Art Activities for Restless Toddlers

Little Picassos

How you can turn your little treasure hunter into a scientist!

Ben loves being outside. So much that he smuggles as many pieces of the outdoors inside. I empty his pockets (and stroller) at the front door and find rocks, leaves, and sticks. Some of the little treasures are so interesting, but I’m not about to keep a bunch of leaves. Or am I? This activity… Continue reading How you can turn your little treasure hunter into a scientist!

Little Picassos

The Very Hangry Toddler Craft

We all know that there is no reasoning with a hangry toddler. Work smarker, not harder at taming the tantrum.  How and with what? Toddler Art Activities can do wonders! Let the powers of oil and water play along with Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Feeling Inspired My Little Picasso loves books. He loves… Continue reading The Very Hangry Toddler Craft

Little Picassos

Coffee Filter Flowers: Happy Mama’s Day!

You read that right! Coffee Filter Flowers. Until today, coffee filters were merely a necessary step to consuming your daily lifeline — Coffee. But they can be so much more! I am about to give the step by steps, for one of many mixed media uses of Coffee Filters! Happy Mothers Day! This Sunday is… Continue reading Coffee Filter Flowers: Happy Mama’s Day!

Mental Health · Wellness

Lessons from my two year old: Postpartum OCD and Anxiety

A year ago I wrote the following post. It was incredibly hard to talk about my struggle with postpartum OCD and anxiety, but I’m so glad I did and it was incredibly therapeutic. I wanted to celebrate my son’s first birthday with honesty, and that’s what I did. Motherhood is not black and white, there… Continue reading Lessons from my two year old: Postpartum OCD and Anxiety

Little Picassos · Parenting

Fun with stamps!

This week has been a tough! The rain in Toronto has really brought my energy level down, which was troublesome considering my toddler’s energy was at an all time high without frequent visits to the park. To get through rainy mornings… and afternoons… we decided to take home-made stamps for a spin! I personally love printmaking,… Continue reading Fun with stamps!

Pregnancy

Back to the Bump: First Trimester

Getting pregnant was not easy for me. I have/had something called PCOS — Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease. Without going into too much detail, my cycles were all over the map, I rarely ovulated, and I had a very difficult time getting pregnant. I cannot tell you how many negative  pregnancy tests I’ve seen, how many times… Continue reading Back to the Bump: First Trimester