Well, if you haven’t already noticed it, you’ll definitely start feeling the pressure to gear up for the holidays and “get your holiday shopping done”. It’s Black Friday, a consumer driven “holiday” where prices are cut back on many things, encouraging us to impulse buy. I’ll admit, I’ve been tempted by the deals that have… Continue reading ‘Tis the season of giving: An ethical and local gift guide – 2017
Do you ever feel like you can’t get ahead? Like you finally get your self together and something else throws you off? That’s the way things have been around here lately, and I’m sure we’re not the only ones! This pregnancy has tested me in new ways, primarily in the vomiting category (sorry to those… Continue reading Friday ramblings: pregnancy sickness, holiday limbo, social events
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)
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.
It’s easy to forget that his life has changed pretty dramatically since my son was born. He just wants to spend time and be with us. I try and include him often, and it can be hard to not feel guilty about it when I don’t.
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.
This past weekend we were cottaging with our friends in Muskoka. There were a total of fifteen people – five families with five toddlers all under one roof. It was certainly a full house! And with that many toddlers, I’m sure you can imagine the chaos and the mass of emotions we had to… Continue reading The perfect on-the-go snack: MadeGood Foods
This week is all about getting organized for a weekend away to a cottage with our little ones. I am so excited to go up north with our friends and get some down time together, as well as lots of fun in the sun with our toddlers. In preparation for our vacation, we have rounded… Continue reading 5 Summer essentials for vacationing with toddlers (and free checklist!)
I am constantly on the lookout for easy dinner ideas that don’t take a lot of time. Here at my house, we often get caught up with activities during our day that by mid afternoon, it’s time to start to think about what’s for dinner. Pizza is one of those easy take out options that… Continue reading Recipe: Homemade pizza (with 5-minute dough)
My journey with babywearing started before my son was even born. A friend of mine was visiting the city with her toddler, and when we met up for an afternoon, all she had with her was a woven wrap and her backpack. She told me she hadn’t even brought a stroller with her on her… Continue reading Beginner’s guide to Babywearing: Ring Slings