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  • 28 things I learned while writing 28 posts in 28 days

    Posted on February 28, 2017

    On February 1, I wrote my first ever blog post and set out to write a daily post for the remainder of the month.  I am proud to have accomplished that goal and to be writing this, my 28th blog post on February 28.  As a first time writer, the learning curve was steep and I know that I still have so much more to gain than to share.  Nevertheless, for

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  • Babywearing: sweater and coat

    Posted on February 27, 2017

    The final post in my baby wearing series (for now) talks about outer layers to wear with baby.  I wore Clyde a lot in his first two years but always made it work without specific “baby wearing clothes.”  The Kangaroo sweater was something that I bought for myself when Jude was just a few weeks old and I quickly realized what I had been missing.  Keeping Jude dressed in plain

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  • Babywearing: Wraps & Ring slings

    Posted on February 26, 2017

    Jude is my snuggle bug wrap baby.  With the exception of using the Moby wrap on our trip with Clyde, I had never used a woven wrap before but I knew it was something that I wanted to try with Jude.  Below are my thoughts on a few wraps that we’ve tried.  A reminder that no carrier is best for everyone and trying a few options with baby is truly the

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  • Babywearing: Soft structured carrier

    Posted on February 25, 2017

    SSC – Soft structured carrier…basically a backpack for your baby. Clyde was my ssc baby.  We started with an original Baby Bjorn that we received as a hand-me-down and tried a few others before settling on a Tula.  Below are my thoughts on a few ssc’s that we’ve tried.  A reminder that no carrier is best for everyone and trying a few options with baby is truly the best way

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  • My babywearing journey

    Posted on February 24, 2017

    If you’ve been following along on the blog, you know that I often get asked “What is that and where did you get it?” … It’s followed closely by “Did you buy another wrap?” My journey wearing my boys started the same way it does for many – I got a carrier as a hand-me-down and decided to give it a try for a walk when Clyde was just a few

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  • Storytime + Banana lentil muffins

    Posted on February 23, 2017

    Shortly after Jude was born, a friend invited us to join her for story time at one of our Ottawa Public Libraries.  I hadn’t even heard of story time prior to being invited but from what my friend explained, it sounded like exactly what my active toddler needed in his week.  A 30-minute program for toddlers lead by a librarian who reads books and sings songs based on a new

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  • Laundry with littles.

    Posted on February 22, 2017

    Confession: I used to quietly judge people when they would tell me about their laundry situation. I feel a little guilty even writing that but it’s the hard truth.  My mama friends would talk about their mountains of laundry to fold and the mystery piles that might be clean or dirty and I would think to myself… yikes, keep up!  Then I had my second child and I found myself drowning

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  • Ask for help!

    Posted on February 21, 2017

    I’m writing this on our way home from another winter weekend getaway with my Mom.  (Read about our weekend in Montebello here)  More to come on the details of our weekend at Pigeon Lake Resort later this week but first a note on asking for help.  In short: do it! If you’ve been following along on the blog so far you may have noticed that we don’t do much on

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  • 10 > 1 Pyramid workout

    Posted on February 20, 2017

    This is my go-to workout when I’m busy, working out with the kids or ‘not in the mood’ for something more detailed.  It is fast, simple and most importantly, effective. The three exercises for the workout are push-ups, sit-ups and squats.  The basic exercises and the fast pace makes it very toddler friendly! Start with 10 reps of each exercise and work your way down to 1 of each. 10

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  • Home birth (part two)

    Posted on February 19, 2017

    Welcome back!  Thank you so much to everyone who submitted questions for this home birth series by way of Facebook and Instagram.  Part two shares my response to those questions and includes a few tips to help make home birth a great experience.  If you are joining us for the first time, you may find it helpful to start by reading Jude’s birth story and then part one of this

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