ABC – D is for Dad!


I am taking part in ABC Friday - a fun photo sharing meme Each week is a new letter theme, starting with A of course, we will work our way through the alphabet. D is for... Dad! I have heard the quote "When a child is born, so is a mother"  many times.  But we need to remember, so is a father!  I am sharing 2 pictures this week that capture the moment that Hubs became a

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Making the switch to Woolzies Dryer Balls

woolzies dryer balls

Hubs has always hated dryer sheets.  From the moment we moved into together he complained about how they made his clothes feel "oily".  Like any good wife I completely ignored his protests, I was the one doing laundry so I would do it my way with my beloved dryer sheets and all.  It wasn't until I started researching cloth diapers that I found that you should not be using dryer

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Tips for Creating a Baby Registry #SearsBabysRoom

sears baby registry

Two sets of friends shared exciting news with us recently - both couples are expecting their first child! It is so much fun sharing in the anticipation for the arrival of their little one. I remember all of the planning and shopping we did to get ready for the arrival of Monkey. It is so much fun shopping for a new baby, but how do you know what the new parents need? Well that

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Baby Trunk – Open Happiness Every Month *Giveaway*

baby trunk

I LOVE getting mail that is not bills.  As an adult you rarely get an good surprises in the mail, so when a Baby Trunk arrives at your door it is a welcome treat!  Baby Trunk wants you to open happiness every month - with box full of goodies for children 0-3 shipped right to your door! Each month Baby Trunk puts together 4-5 products from top brands to send out to

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Two-Layer Cookie Crunch Fudge Recipe #DessertMoments

two layer cookie crunch fudge 5

Love Fudge?  Love Cookies?  Well then you must try Two-Layer Cookie Crunch Fudge! Your sweet tooth is guaranteed to be satisfied with this chocolatey fudge which has a little crunchy surprise in the bottom layer. With only 5 ingredients this simple fudge recipe takes no time at all to prepare.  This is a great recipe to get the kids involved in as well.  They can chop the

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ABC – C is for Canada!


I am taking part in ABC Friday - a fun photo sharing meme Each week is a new letter theme, starting with A of course, we will work our way through the alphabet. C is for... Canada!   This is Monkey back in 2011 all decked out for Canada Day in the hat and bib I made for him.  For the last 2 years we have gone to the local Canada celebrations put on by our city and had a

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Toys for Toddlers

VTech Baby Toot-Toot Driver Garage

Some toys are "Hits" others are "Misses" with kids.  It can be hard to guess which toys for toddlers they will love. I thought (and hoped) that Monkey would really like hand puppets.  Great for imaginary play, no batteries required, and as quiet or loud as you make them.  Instead the puppets sit neglected in bin in our living room waiting for the day they will be brought to

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Au Fait Mama Nursing Wear Review *Discount Code*

Au fait mama nursing wear

And I thought fashionable maternity wear was hard to find, well finding nursing wear that I am willing to wear outside the house is pretty much impossible!  I am not sure where the idea came from that nursing moms only wear shirts that look like tents and could pass for PJs came from but this nursing mom wants to feel pretty in her clothes.  Is is so difficult to as for

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WW – Dreaming of Sunny Days

ww48 - sunny days

We are going through a bit of a deep freeze in Ontario this week.  After being spoiled by unusually high temperatures we are back to a cold snap.  It has be dreaming of the warm sunny days of summer.

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Thomas Cook Travel Kids First Vacations #TCKF *Giveaway*


When you have extra "fun" money what do you put it towards?  Clothes?  Shoes?  Electronics (this is where Hubs fun money goes)?  For me, it is VACATIONS!  Although I am not as well traveled as some, I have had the pleasure of going on a few big vacations over the past 10 years - 21 day European Bus tour, honeymoon in Mexico, a trip to Alberta to visit the Badlands and Banff and

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Locals Lounge – Save the Date: Spring Baby Time Show is coming in April

2013 baby time show

Mark your calendars the 2013 Spring  Baby Time Show is happening in Mississauga April 26-28!  Held at the International Centre this show will feature over 250 Manufacturers, Retailers and Artisans.  This is a one stop shop event for everything pregnancy, birth, baby and toddler.  I always look forward to attending the Baby Time Show, you can find my past posts about the show

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Chocolate Caramel & Oatmeal Bar Recipe #DessertMoments

Chocolate Caramel & Oatmeal Bar

If baking has oatmeal in it, that makes it healthy right?  Well that is how I am thinking of these delicious Chocolate Caramel & Oatmeal Bars from Kraft. If you love caramel and chocolate then this is the perfect treat for you.  This bar is made up of a layer of caramel, chocolate and pecans sandwiched between 2 layers of oatmeal giving this treat just the right amount of

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