What’s for snack time – Minty hot chocolate

I was having a rough day today (a toddler who refuses a nap when Mommy has a cold will make for a long day) and I needed a little pick-me-up.  I was chatting with my friend Beth of Keeping The Shiny Side Up and she suggested a really simple but really tasty little treat for my afternoon snack. Make a mug of hot chocolate as you usually do, then add a peppermint tea bag to the mug and let steep for 5 minutes.  Take the bag out and add marshmallows as needed.  That's it, that's all - I love Read more [...]

Wordless Wednesday – Little Gymnast

We’ve signed Ashlyn up for a toddler gymnastics class that runs one morning a week.  She could just wear a t shirt and shorts, but how could I resist a leotard with attached skirt?  She loves the class and loves her outfit – she pats the skirt and says “pitty, pitty” every time I put it on her :)

Pregnancy and a cold

They don't mix very well. My husband had a cold last week and he's so lovingly shared his germs with me, except that I can't/won't take anything for mine as I'm 32 weeks pregnant and I prefer to be safe - and apparently miserable - rather than sorry. I've been looking online to see if there are any helpful suggestions but there is so much contradictory information floating around! So far, I've been: sleeping on a slight incline (since I can't sleep on my back for long periods and my neck hurts Read more [...]

Kideo – review & giveaway

Kideo has a simple vision: "make every kid a star"!  The concept is so simple, but so fun - upload a picture of your child's face to their website, type in their name, and the child can star in a video with one of their favourite characters.  There are three different options available: streaming video (you watch online using your computer and Internet and can share via Facebook/Twitter/etc), video download (save to your computer and watch), or the classic DVD (mailed to you). For review, I Read more [...]

An expectant mommy’s new best friend

Even though there are new studies that claim small amounts of alcohol are safe during pregnancy, I'm not comfortable taking that risk - mostly because I'm a lightweight and after 31 weeks of not drinking, I imagine my teeny bit of tolerance has totally disappeared.  That doesn't mean I don't miss having a glass of wine with dinner or while watching a bit of television though! I've tried the carbonated "wine substitutes" and I don't care for most of them.  Imagine my surprise when I was at the Read more [...]

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