Cake #fail (or Ashlyn’s 2nd birthday)

I made Ashlyn's turtle cake for her first birthday, so of course I wanted to make her second birthday cake this year.  She loves rubber duckies so I thought that would be a great cake to help us celebrate.  Using the same carrot cake recipe as last year, I used a small glass measuring cup for the duck's head and a small loaf pan to make the body.  Once the cake had cooled I put it in the fridge overnight.  I made cream cheese icing, then put about 1/2 cup aside to use for the eyes and beak; Read more [...] – review has one of my favourite slogans for a business: "Happy Feet Make Happy Kids!"  One of the most frustrating things to buy for a new baby is socks - I find they're either too small and can't stay on, or they're way too big and won't stay up!  My girls both had very small feet as babies (and my toddler still does) so shoes aren't an option until Rowan's ankles get bigger and will keep the shoes on. Trumpette Ballerina's baby socks have been the solution to Rowan's cold feet!  Read more [...]

Happy Mother’s Day!

To all the mommies out there, whether you have a child or a pet that you treat as a child, have a wonderful Mother's Day!  I hope you get to have a fun, relaxing day with your families.  I'll be spending the day with my beautiful girls and my darling husband (who is vacuuming as I type, what a great guy!). Today is extra special in our house because it's also Ashlyn's second birthday - I can't believe how quickly she's growing up!  This is my favourite picture of us, taken just a few hours Read more [...]

mOmma by Lansinoh – review

mOmma® is an Italian-based collection of baby and toddler feeding essentials that Lansinoh has recently released in North America.  Functional while being pretty and fun, they have rounded, ergonomic designs that make them easy for little hands to use.   We received a plate to review.  My almost 2-year-old likes that there are two separate compartments so that things don't have to touch if she doesn't want them too, and they are deep enough that she can use a spoon to get her food out Read more [...]

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 [...]

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