• Product Reviews (Why): Newest additions

    Posted on February 11, 2017

    In continuation of the “What is that and where did you get it?” post, today marks the last of a four-part series of product reviews sharing the “why” behind our newest additions: the KidCo Go Pod and the 7AM Enfant Pookie Poncho.  Both of these products came to us second hand after Jude was born and I’m honestly not sure why I didn’t snap them up when Clyde was little because

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  • Product Reviews (Why): Thule stroller

    Posted on February 10, 2017

    In continuation of the “What is that and where did you get it?” post, today marks the third of a four-part series (almost there!) of product reviews sharing the “why” behind one of my all-time favourite purchases: the Thule stroller. If you or your spouse is anything like my practical husband, you are likely telling yourself that you already have a stroller and don’t need a second one.  I’m here to tell you

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  • Product reviews (Why): Mealtime favourites

    Posted on February 9, 2017

    In continuation of the “What is that and where did you get it?” post, today marks the second of a four-part series of product reviews sharing the “why” behind some of our mealtime favourites. See below for reviews of the Lobster Chair, Ciao Portable High Chair, WOW Cup and EZPZ mat. Phil & Ted Lobster Chair: In December of our first year with Clyde, we started making plans for holiday parties

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  • Product reviews (Why): Part one

    Posted on February 8, 2017

    In continuation of yesterday’s “What is that and where did you get it?” post, today marks the first of a four-part series of product reviews.  Yesterday, I shared a list of my favourite baby/kid products and included my thoughts on how and where I shop.  Over the next few days, I am digging a little deeper and sharing the “why” behind each of those products including how we use it and what we

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  • What is that and where did you get it?

    Posted on February 7, 2017

    If there’s anything I get asked all the time it’s “What is that and where did you get it?”  I’ve put together a list of products that most commonly spark that conversation and some tips on where and how I shop.  I’ll start by saying that I basically eat this stuff for breakfast.  There are so many amazing baby/kid products and buying/selling in the second hand market makes it feasible to try it all

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  • My 5-step survival guide for a working parent

    Posted on February 6, 2017

    I recently attended the Can-Fit-Pro conference in Montreal and spent some (more) time stewing about the inevitable end of my maternity leave.  I am not even at the halfway point of my year at home but the thought of going back to work with two little ones at home hasn’t left my mind since being pregnant with Jude.  Adam and I both work full-time in recreation.  We have explored the option

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  • Weekends are for breakfast dates.

    Posted on February 5, 2017

    For as long as I can remember, I have woken up in the morning wondering what I’m going to have for breakfast.  For my poor parents, this would happen anytime after 4:30am as a toddler (sorry guys)!  As you might expect, they find it quite entertaining now to hear that my toddler shares this trait with his Mom.  Clyde is up anytime after 5:00am (yes, we have a Gro clock…it’s

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  • Mexico, take me (and baby) back!

    Posted on February 4, 2017

    Two years ago, I set out on my first solo flight and trip with Clyde en route to a week in sunny Mexico with family.  As it happens, said family is leaving today for a repeat vacation and I’m only slightly considering booking a last minute ticket (read: desperate to go).  Sadly, hubby and I committed to a strict budget for 2017 and a beach vaca didn’t make the cut.  If you are

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  • The first giveaway with Gooseandco Boutique!

    Posted on February 3, 2017

    I am so excited to be featuring a friend and Canadian small shop for this product review and my first giveaway!  Sarah, owner of Gooseandco Boutique is a hustling wife and mama of 3 in Montreal, Quebec making adorable “Grow With Me” pants.  These pants are 100% cotton – soft, stretchy and machine washable.  They have cuffed fabric around the waistband and at the ankles that can be worn folded

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  • Real life Batman.

    Posted on February 2, 2017

    My husband uses this expression “real life Batman” when things don’t play out as picture perfect as they seem.  At the end of The Dark Knight, Batman tells Lucius to type in his name and the whole system will self destruct.  As the movie plays out, you see him type in a code and the self destruction goes off without a hitch.  If given those instructions in real life, we would be

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