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

Everyday Parenting · Food Allergies

The perfect on-the-go snack: MadeGood Foods

  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

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)

Everyday Parenting · Local Businesses

Beginner’s guide to Babywearing: Ring Slings

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

Everyday Parenting · Mental Health · Wellness

Embrace the wild – my mantra for self care, finding balance and making time for what is important

These days, I’m really starting to focus my attention on my own self-care. I am learning more and more that I need to take care of myself to be a good mother and partner, and I’m searching for new ways to improve my daily balance of caring for my physical and emotional state. I know… Continue reading Embrace the wild – my mantra for self care, finding balance and making time for what is important

Everyday Parenting · Parenting

Defining roles: walking the line between working and staying home

I was inspired by Jackie’s post on admitting to be a stay-at-home mom, and I am struggling with finding the right term to describe my own role – for the most part, I am a SAHM, but I do also work occasionally. So where do I fall within these two definitions? Before I had Will,… Continue reading Defining roles: walking the line between working and staying home