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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

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

Local Activities · Toronto East

Toronto Wildbird Meetup

We are hosting a Toronto Wildbird Meetup at the Evergreen Brickworks! On Saturday, May 27, 2017, please join us for a (free!) casual gathering to chat about all things Wildbird and babywearing. If you have been thinking about getting a Wildbird ring sling or want to learn more about them, this is the perfect opportunity!… Continue reading Toronto Wildbird Meetup

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

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

Little Picassos · Parenting

Fun with stamps!

This week has been a tough! The rain in Toronto has really brought my energy level down, which was troublesome considering my toddler’s energy was at an all time high without frequent visits to the park. To get through rainy mornings… and afternoons… we decided to take home-made stamps for a spin! I personally love printmaking,… Continue reading Fun with stamps!

Local Businesses · Toronto East

Fashionable kids at a fraction of the cost

You know what’s really fun? Dressing up your kid in super cute clothes. But keeping up with growing kids and changing trends will start to cost you a lot of money. One thing that has been fun and important to me is buying pre-loved items for Will. Not only has it been a big factor in… Continue reading Fashionable kids at a fraction of the cost