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

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!

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

Parenting

5 Summer essentials for vacationing with toddlers (and free checklist!)

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!)

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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

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 isΒ an English Lit major who buys more books than she can read in a lifetime. GΒ 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

Recipes

Recipe: Homemade pizza (with 5-minute dough)

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)

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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!

Local Activities · Toronto East

The ultimate Summer Bucket List for families in Toronto – 2017 edition

It’s here! Our ultimate summer bucket list for families in Toronto and the GTA. This list is for those days when you run out of ideas and need to get out of the house. We have done our best to try and include pricing and schedule here, but of course, all information is subject to change,… Continue reading The ultimate Summer Bucket List for families in Toronto – 2017 edition

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)