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!

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

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

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)

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!

Local Businesses · Parenting · Toronto East · Wellness

My secret to getting my butt out the door and into gear

This week on the blog we are talking about self care. When you’re a parent, it’s so important to carve out some time to attend to your own wellness. It is way too easy to put all your energy into your kids’ health and wellbeing and consequently neglect your own. I know, because that is… Continue reading My secret to getting my butt out the door and into gear

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