Families are weird. Families are wonderful. Families come in all shapes and sizes. One of the best lessons I learned growing up is that family is about so much more then blood, it is about love and friendships. My parents got divorced when I was pretty young, and to be honest I don't really remember much around that time. I am sure that it was a difficult
I cannot believe Mother's Day is almost here. The Canada's Mom Show will be springing into town on Mother's Day! With lots of FREE parking at the International Centre (Hall 6) there will be lots of food demonstrations, entertainment, a fashion show and more. That is not all. There is also a kids zone with fun-filled activities for kids. Perfect to keep them happy while you get
Mother's Day is fast approaching. Every year it seems like the past year has just flown by. Now that I am a mother myself I truly appreciate Mother's Day and I have been going out of my way the last few years to make them extra special for my mom. My daughter and I usually create something special to give her as a Grandmother/Mother's Day gift. But with busy lives and a lower
Before I became a mother, I thought all babies just breastfed. I mean a baby needs to eat so they must know how to do it, right? Ha, ha, ha, oh how wrong I was. For some moms and babies breastfeeding does come easily, for other moms there are bumps along the way. Between my 3 kids I have been breastfeeding for almost 3.5 years and counting, and have encountered
Over the past 5 years I have dealt with more puke then I care to talk about. Becoming a mother is not for the faint of stomach! From morning sickness to motion sickness Moms deal with it all. Overall I would consider my morning sickness mild, it was smells like diesel trucks or buses that would have me running for the nearest bush. So as long as I was careful to avoid them
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.
When you are pregnant there are lots of resources to talk to you about the changes your body will go through - books, websites, stories from friends. But after you actually have the baby, the focus is all on how to take care of baby, feed baby, and putt baby to sleep. What about mom? Having kids is such a pain in the back - literally! Yes you may not be carrying the baby
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
Right in the middle of my second trimester, I can't believe how quickly this pregnancy is flying by! Week 21 – There is nothing like sharing the experience of feeling your baby move with your partner. Roo is starting to be more active and Hubs was able to feel he/she for the first time this week. I want to remember the smile that crossed his face forever when he felt the
When I found out I was expecting Roo, I knew I wanted to come up with a fun way to announce our pregnancy to our family that included the boys as part of it. I picked up a few supplies and created some fun photo props for our photo shot with a friend and local photographer Trish Beesley Photography. Here are some of the fun & creative ways we came up with to announce a
It is exciting to celebrate all of the milestones that come in the first year of life – starting solid food, sitting up unassisted, crawling and of course all of the “first holidays”. With Monkey I made sure to capture each one with a picture. With Little Bear, being the typical second child I seemed to miss a few of the holiday milestone pictures I captured with Monkey.
Week 17 - A week, a full WEEK with no throwing up! This is a milestone to be celebrated for sure. Week 18 – Phew what a busy week it has been! With trips to The Baby Time Show and the Green Living Show our weekend was jam packed! However it was so much fun visiting The Baby Time show as an expectant mom and seeing many of my favourite companies there. It was also wonderful