Tag Archives: Mom Advice

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About My Newborn

One chilly February morning, when I was 37 and a half weeks pregnant, I sneezed. What accompanied that sneeze was the unpleasant experience of something wet gushing down my inner leg and onto the floor. Surprisingly enough, it was not pee. (Hurray for my pelvic floor!) Instead, my water had broken and my journey into […]

The Santa List – Managing Expectations

It’s that time of year where kiddo’s wish lists seem to grow and grow and grow. What are your kids expecting from Santa, parents, grandparents and other relatives? What can we do to manage these lists so that they are reasonable and affordable? How can gift giving fit with family values without leaving the little […]

Starting the Day with Lemon Water

There are a few natural remedies that can really benefit the whole body. A simple glass of warm water with some freshly squeezed lemon happens to be one of them.  It’s a great way to start your day. Simply cut a wedge of a lemon (it can be any lemon, a meyer lemon is just […]

Last call for the Limited Edition Camp Label Pack!

The Limited Edition Camp Label Pack is only available until July 31, don’t miss out on this amazing combo! This pack includes: 10 Personalized Name Stickers 24 Mini Custom Name Stickers 8 Custom Shoe Stickers 50 Tag Mates™ Stick On Clothing Labels 2 Personalized Bag Tags

Losing My Identity in Motherhood

Sometimes I sit around thinking about my girls when they’re teens. (And when I say “thinking”, I really mean “worrying” like a neurotic person). I wonder about millions of things. I wonder if they’ll like me. I wonder if they’ll think I hugged and kissed them enough as kids. I wonder if they’ll have body […]

Summer fun alert!

This post was sponsored by Springfree Trampoline. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. I recently wrote about some amazing things going on in my family this spring and included the fun my kiddos (and all the neighbourhood children) are having bouncing on our Springfree Trampoline. Our history with trampolines has not been […]

Talking to children about Autism + CONTEST

Our son, Carter, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2010. A year after his diagnosis, he was attending preschool. Naturally curious, his classmates started asking questions about his behaviours. Autism Awareness month was near, so I used their interest as an opportunity to educate about the disorder. I wrote a poem. I explained the […]