Little Picassos

Canada Day Windsock Activity

This year, as everyone knows Canada turns 150 — and to Celebrate, we are making some red and white windsocks. Canada Day is pretty special to me, mainly because I celebrate my own birthday the day before, and always thought growing up that everyone got Fireworks on their birthday weekend.  Time to make some red… Continue reading Canada Day Windsock Activity

Everyday Parenting

Guest Post: Celia Ambeault answers “What is the safest car seat?”

Hi everyone! We would like to welcome certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and fellow East Toronto mom, Celia Ambeault, to This Bumpy Adventure. Today she is talking to us about choosing the safest car seat for our children. Please feel free to contact her at celia.cpst [at] gmail [dot] com if you have any questions, or comment… Continue reading Guest Post: Celia Ambeault answers “What is the safest car seat?”

Mental Health · Pregnancy

Speaking up: How revealing my pregnancy early helped me cope with miscarriage.

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.

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!

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

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!)

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