Looking Back to 1 Year Ago – Preemie Mom

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This picture was taken just over a year ago... On a Sunday just before heading out the door to a first birthday party  for a special little friend June 2010 - 30 weeks pregnant It is not a great picture- my hair is messy, the lighting is not good - but is has become one that I will always cherish.  It is the last picture I have of myself while

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I am Canadian – So I BUY Canadian!!!

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This post is part of The Great Canadian Blog Bash - so be sure to check out some other wonderful Canadian Blogs About a year ago hubby and I decided to take on a little challenge - It was a Saturday and we were bored - "Lets see what we have in our house that was actually MADE IN CANADA"  First person to find 5 items won bragging rights - so we started our hunt, and hunt we

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Bumblebaby Diapers Review – One Size Pocket Cloth Diaper

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In my hunt to find a Canada day diaper for Monkey I came across Bumblebaby Diapers and fell in LOVE.  Not only do these one size cloth diapers come in so many amazing prints but they are also made in Ontario! Bumblebaby Diapers was started by Jamie, a busy mom of 2 little ones.  When Jamie couldn't find a diaper that was trim enough to fit under all of her daughters cute

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Love/Hate Mondays – Nursing Top edition

Welcome to Love/hate Monday! Love:  Nursing my baby boy - I have breastfed him for the past 11 months and wear a nursing to EVERYDAY (I can think of 2 days where I wore "regular clothes" since Monkey was born). Love:  How easy nursing tops make it to nurse (or pump) anytime anywhere Hate:  The LIMITED selection of nursing tops available!  There are huge stores

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Happy Fathers Day to all Dads!

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Wishing all of the Daddy's out there a Happy Fathers Day!!! To Hubs- Happy 1st Fathers Day I couldn't ask for a better partner to raise Monkey with You are an amazing husband and wonderful father and I am looking forward to watching the bond between the 2 of you grow as Monkey gets older.

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Life in the NICU – How to cope

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With Monkey's first birthday quickly approaching I have been thinking more and more about how far he has come since he was born, and all the time we spent in the NICU last year.  I know I was very lucky that Monkey did not have any major complications and was such a good size for a "32 weeker".  That said his 5 weeks in the NICU was the hardest time of my life.  I thought I

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First Food Organics Giveaway – Winner

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Thank you to everyone who entered the First Food Organics Baby Food Giveaway!  First Food Organics has just announced 2 additional flavours will be added to the menu:  Peaches and Pear, Prune & Spinach.  These two new flavours are available online and at retailers across Ontario - check them out today! A.C. LOVES his First Food Organics so we will be trying out the new

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Love/Hate Mondays

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On Mondays I will share a few things that I loved/hated from the past week Love:  Getting packages in the mail - especially when they have new cloth diapers in them!  Well really anything that is not a bill is exciting. Hate:  The looming Canada Post Strike - right now it is rotating strikes for cities all across Canada but I imagine it will be a full strike before long.

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Review – Tiny Travellers – Baby Equipment Rental Halifax

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When I decided to take a trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia in May I was really excited and really scared.  This was the first time I was going to be traveling with Monkey - on a plane, to a different province - ALONE The list of things to pack was pages long, a car seat, stroller and a play pen were all essentials for us.  How was I going to be able to carry everything plus

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My Breastfeeding Tool Kit

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Breastfeeding is hard work, and it can come with a variety of challenges.  Monkey and I have had our share of struggles with breastfeeding, in part due to his prematurity.  It seems like every time we have it “down” he changes something and sends me back to the drawing board.  I am going to share with you some of the things I used as part of my “Breastfeeding Tool Kit” that

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Love/Hate Mondays

Love/Hate Mondays

Every Monday I will share a few things that I have Loved/Hated about the past week Love:  The nice lush green lawn we have at our house, I think this might be the best looking lawn we have had since we moved in! Nice green lawn - still needs a little work thanks to the grubs! Hate:  All of the rainy days that we required to get the great looking lawn,

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Locals Lounge – P & G Warehouse Sale – Brantford

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I know Brantford is not really local for me, but I thought I would share with everyone because I do love a good sale: There is a P & G Warehouse sale in Brantford on June 4th, 2011. Proceeds go to the United Way This sale is not limited to P&G, but has many other companies participating including SC Johnson, Dure Foods Ltd, and more Check here for the full

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