8 Times When Babywearing Can Make Your Life Easier


  I think pretty much everyone who has met me has seen me babywear at one point or another.  I am rarely farther then 50 feet from a baby carrier as I have "small" collection that I use at home (Hubs would debate the word small), and always have at least 1 carrier in my car as well.  Honestly, I don't know how parents can parent without a baby carrier!  It is a must

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Make Way – We Are Making Room For Play!


"Can I have the iPad?"  "Can I watch?" "iPad Pleeeeeease" things I hear daily from my 4 year old when he comes home from school.  He started kindergarten this year and was having some trouble sitting during circle time.  If he had a good day, he was able to watch Netflix on the iPad when he got home after school.  I will admit it was not necessarily the best choice in reward,

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5 Tips To Help Children Write Valentines and Keep It FUN!


I have a pet peeve that drives me crazy when it comes to Valentine's Day.  Kids handing out Valentine's.... written by their parents.  Nothing drives me more batty then to see a Valentine come home from school or daycare that looked like it have never been touched by the child giving it.  Seriously, why bother handing them out if it was just "homework" for mom or dad? Are you

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One Week Ago…

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One week ago...  I was distracted while trying to cook dinner by folding mountains of laundry that had piled up and trying to get our house in some sort of order that I burned dinner.  Life had been difficult over the last month, with my Father-in-law being the in the hospital normal routines had been turned upside down.  But things were getting better, he was out of the ICU,

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10 Tips to connect Kids and Grandparents (Near or Far) #ThankFall


Growing up I was very close with my family, many of my grandparents and Aunts & Uncles all lived in the same city.  I would see my grandparents, and cousins on a weekly, if not daily basis, which meant I had a childhood filled with tea parties, making crafts and fun sleep overs.  Since having my own children I realize just how special the bonds with my family really are. 

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How to Create A Photo Wall in 4 Easy Steps


(A post by Jenn from 1Heart1Family) My DH and I have been together for over 15 years, married for 10 and have three beautiful children. We complement each others strengths and weakness and have maintained a happy, healthy relationship. I think what makes our relationship so great is the fact the we know when our personalities will collide. One of the situations is

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Happy Birthday Little Bear

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It is hard to believe that Little Bear turns 2 day! My quiet smiley baby has turned into an independent strong willed toddler.  His personality and determination shine through more and more each day.  Although he can challenge me at times,he brings so much joy into our household.  I think of Little Bear as someone who feels emotions deeply, when he is mad he is really

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On the Road for the Holidays #QualityEssentials


This post was brought to you by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers via sheblogs. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. Now that back-to-school season is complete and Baby Roo is here I can start planning for the next big events that are coming

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Introducing the newest member of Little Miss Kate & Co!

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Look up, did you notice the change in the header?!?  That is right Roo has finally arrived, and I am a mom of 3!!!  And by "finally" I mean I made it to my due date as baby #3 decided to be perfectly punctual and arrive right on time!  I am excited to announce that we welcomed a baby girl into our family and could not be happier.  As a mom of 2 boys it is exciting and a little

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Memories Made To Last – Summer 2014 #kindersmiles

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It is hard to believe that summer is over!  Back in May I remember thinking of all the things I wanted to accomplish this summer before Roo (baby #3) arrived in September.  Everything from trips and activities I wanted to do with the kids to projects around the house we wanted to take on.  Well the summer of 2014 didn't disappoint in creating memories that are made to last. 

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Never say Never – Eating My Humble Pie

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You know the saying – “Never say Never”.  Be careful, you don’t know when the words you say will come back to bite you.  Well I can be pretty opinionated at times (shhh don’t tell my family) and have over the years declared things that I would NEVER do.  Some I have kept – for example I will NEVER wear leggings as pants, they are leggings designed to go under a dress or very

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Celebrating “Bonus Days” of Pregnancy #preemie #preemiemom

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Last week I reached a milestone that I have been counting down to from the time I found out I was pregnant.  33 weeks.  Why is reaching my 33rd week of pregnancy significant?  Because for me that is when I start celebrating my “Bonus Days” of pregnancy.  With my first pregnancy I didn’t make past 32 weeks before Monkey made his swift and unexpected arrival on what was supposed

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