The upside of toddlers

Toddlers get a bad rap, but there are definitely more than a few good points to having your baby grow up!  In no particular order, some of my favourite things about this stage. Toddlers have a sense of humour.  They're funny and silly, sometimes even on purpose! They learn something new every day - although sometimes it's how to unroll the toilet paper. They're getting old enough to entertain themselves for small periods of time - enough for me to check my email most mornings at least. "On Read more [...]

Toddlers = frat party?

I came across this posted on a forum I read and I had to share it.  If you live with a toddler, will live with a toddler soon, have lived with a toddler, or know of any toddlers, I think you'll agree!  Read the comments too, they're hilarious! From Suburban Snapshots: Why Having a Toddler is Like Being at a Frat Party* *That one frat party I've ever been to, having gone to a Very Serious Arts College. 10. There are half-full, brightly-colored plastic cups on the floor in every room. Read more [...]


How fun does this look?  Here in Ottawa, you can book yourself a Pirate Adventure, complete with costumes!  I wonder if they have a Johnny Depp, I mean, Captain Jack, lookalike….

Travelling with a toddler

It's so much harder than travelling with a newborn!  I just realized that at this time last year, I was in Ontario visiting relatives and friends with my itty bitty 10 week old baby girl.  We flew, just the two of us, that she could meet her extended family since we were living across the country at the time.  I had the carseat, stroller, diaper bag and one suitcase and we did just fine!  That's my little peanut chilling on the seat of the plane before takeoff last July. Now we're getting Read more [...]

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