Archive of ‘Kids and family’ category

My early Mother’s Day present

I know, Mother’s Day isn’t until Sunday, but since that’s also Ashlyn’s second birthday – how can she be 2 already?  Where is the time going? – my husband said I could open my Mother’s Day present when it arrived last week…especially since I already knew what it was. I gave him a Kindle for Christmas and have been coveting an ereader ever since, so I’m happy to have one of my own!  I think any new mom who loves to read really needs to invest in (or be given!) an ereader, since I don’t have Read more […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mini Maestro cloth diapers – review & giveaway

MiniMaestro was created by a mom, Sophie, after her daughter was born.  Unhappy with using disposables but unable to find a cloth diaper made commercially that fit all of her criteria (trim, leak resistant, easy to use and to clean, made in Canada, affordable), she decided to take matters into her own hands and MiniMaestro was born! I was happy to learn about MiniMaestro and even happier to find out that they’re made in Quebec and the company is run out of Ottawa (where I live).  Sophie Read more […]

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