NCircle’s Animal ABCs and 123s (giveaway)

Teaching children doesn't have to be a formal lesson.  It can be done in all sorts of fun ways, including "sneaking" some education into their DVDs! We were sent Animal ABC's and Animal 123's by NCircle to review and I had high hopes of using them to entertain Ashlyn during our recent drive from Ontario to New Brunswick but our DVD player picked that inopportune time to break.  Once we got home we popped Animal 123's in the DVD player to give us some time to unpack and Ashlyn loved it! The Read more [...]

On the road again!

We're heading out on a family vacation out East again, to visit with my husband's family.  It's going to be crazy with a 3 month old and a 2 year old, but I think I'm prepared.  We're looking at about 8.5 hours of driving the first day, then about 5 the next day - not including stops to feed the baby, change the baby/toddler, eat meals, and just stretch.  Within reaching distance I'll have tons of snacks (mostly for Ashlyn but some for us too) lots of books (so happy to have our Kindles) DVDs crayons Read more [...]


There is nothing I hate more than wasting money, and when I have to throw out food because it's gone stale it makes me crazy.  We have various clips to keeps bags closed but I never seem to have the right size available when I need it. I was sent The Gripstic to try out.  It's easy to use and because the Gripstic slides across the entire bag you don't have to worry about not closing the bag tight enough. The Gripstic is as easy as 1 (fold the top of the bag and place the yellow guide under Read more [...]

Wordless Wednesday – Feeding the ducks

Last Friday, my husband and I went to  Watson's Mill with some of my mommy friends and their little ones so that we could have a little picnic and feed the ducks. Ashlyn had a blast! And in case you were wondering where Rowan was, you can just see the top of her head in our Belle Baby carrier; she's so comfy in there that she slept through the whole trip! Read more [...]

Losing the baby weight the second time around

I have to admit, I'm not totally sure how much weight I gained when I was pregnant with Rowan.  My midwives didn't require me to weigh myself at every visit and although I did weigh myself the day before I went into labour (in case I wanted/needed drugs), I seem to have blocked out that number.  I'm pretty sure it was around the 35 lb mark though, which is quite similar to what I gained with Ashlyn. At any rate, I'm definitely noticing a difference in how quickly the weight is coming off the Read more [...]

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