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The night before I went into labour I was watching Ted Talks on my iPhone. I came across one called Let’s talk parenting taboos: Rufus Griscom & Alisa Volkman. The talk spoke on those ‘taboos’, those things that other parents don’t say, those things that you are embarrassed to admit. Things like…..sometimes it gets […]
Its an exciting transition from single solid foods to combinations of veggies, fruits, proteins, starches, herbs & spices. Sometimes you can inherently know what will taste good together, the rest of the time you may feel clueless as I did. Much of my inspiration comes from a great book I picked up a few […]
The theme of this week’s Mama Must Haves are items FOR THE LOVE OF SLEEP! I remember talking to a Mom in a grocery store when my son was a newborn – she told me her son is a year and she hasn’t slept a full night since he was born. I was devastated! For the first […]
I took pictures throughout my pregnancy with the plan to date them all and put them together – I needed some motivation to get this done and I thought since I was giving my blog a healthy dose of neglect that I would make this my next blog post. I've seen some great ideas […]
In follow up to yesterday’s post on family tradition I’d like to share with you our new Thanksgiving tradition!A few years back my hubby and I joined my friend and her family for Thanksgiving. During dinner everyone went around the table and said what they were thankful for in their lives. It was a real […]
Maybe you came from a family with ENDLESS traditions – maybe your family had a few that were tradition by convenience or coincidence. Either way, now that we are two + one I feel the need to make some of our own family traditions. I think traditions are important in your family’s story. They show […]
I’m not a fan of 80s red brick fireplaces, but while we figure out what to do with the brick I thought the brass could use a makeover. A can of high heat flat black enamel paint and we’ve got happy mama and a prettier fireplace! Here is the before and after (and yes, had […]
Here is something we made up in our house called BURRITO STACKS Recipe:Tortilla Shells (quantity is up to you, I usually use 10)Refried Beans (1 can)Cooked Rice (I use about 1-2 cups of cooked basmati)Cheese, grated (I use about 1-2 cups)Veggies (type is your preference, I use about 4 mushrooms, 1 onion, 1 red pepper, couple […]
The thought of constantly buying rice cereal and baby food put me off. Maybe cause I’m cheap. Maybe cause I don’t trust the baby food industry to safely provide my baby what it needs better than I can with raw ingredients (though there are some really great products out there I have to admit). I […]
Last January my hubby and I moved into this 80s bi-level box. You see them in every Canadian community, you know the layout in your mind without even entering. It is my nature to want to change every single surface in this home – this terrifies my husband, especially when he hears the words […]