2011 archive

Why I’m looking forward to Monday

I would like to thank the Canadian government for allowing father’s to take parental leave!  Because I have been a stay at home mom since our first daughter was born almost 2 years ago, I don’t qualify for maternity leave this time around – but my husband (more than) qualifies to take parental leave.  After looking into it a bit, we’ve decided that he’s going to take it and Monday will be his first day home with me and the girls! This does not mean that I’m going to go and get an outside-of-the-house Read more […]

The Butterfly’s Daughter – giveaway

“Life is more about the journey than the destination.” Four very different women embark on a transformational journey that follows the migrating monarchs across the United States to Mexico. The story begins when Luz Avila’s grandmother, the local butterfly lady, purchases an old, orange VW bug for a road trip home to Mexico. When she unexpectedly dies, Luz is inspired to take her grandmother’s ashes home. In the manner of the Aztec myth of the goddess who brings light to the world, Luz attracts Read more […]

Sleepy Wrap – review & giveaway

Babies love to be held, especially when they’re brand new.  While I love newborn snuggles just as much as the next mommy, I don’t always have the luxery of lounging on the couch and soaking them up.  There are things to be cleaned, laundry to fold, toddlers to wrangle; Mommy needs her hands!   This is where a good carrier becomes a necessity and Sleepy Wrap is perfect for helping Mommy to keep her baby happy while keeping her hands free. I have a few carriers (my love of carriers is second Read more […]

Wordless Wednesday – Beautiful Bouquet

We have been lucky enough that ever since Rowan was born, we’ve had beautiful bouquets arriving from friends and family.  The best part is that somehow whenever one bouquet dies we seem to get another the next day.  These beauties are from my dear friend Amy (creator of Splendid Events and her husband. Read more […]

Twas the Night Before Easter – VeggieTales review & giveaway

Twas the Night Before Easter is the latest VeggieTales DVD from Big Idea Entertainment, and their first Easter-themed DVD in seven years!  DVD Synopsis It’s Easter time in Crisper County and cable news reporter Marlee Meade is hunting for a way to help others. She cooks up a plan to save the old theater with a cast of costume-clad townies, massive props and a 20-foot robot rabbit to perform “Up With Bunnies.” Now there’s only one thing missing – the star of the show! When word Read more […]

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