6 Chanukah books for your toddler

Chanukah Hanukkah books for toddlers

Princess Peach has been anticipating Chanukkah’s arrival for weeks! Finally, tomorrow night at sunset it will start! We will be at her daycare tomorrow night welcoming the first night of Chanukkah while we watch her class sing in their Chanukkah concert. All the families will then light the menorah, eat dinner and watch the kids [...]

The little balloon that could

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Have you ever let a balloon slip through your fingers and wonder where it was headed? Would it get stuck in a branch of a tree? Would you travel onwards and upwards and just pop? What would happen to that perfect round oval on a string when it was let go of? Last week I [...]

To my kids: why we chose daycare

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Dear Princess Peach and Little Dude, You dad grew-up with a nanny. I grew-up with a nanny. In fact, my nanny that I grew-up with still lives with my parents and you consider her to be a very important person in your lives. You don’t know yet that she has known me since I was [...]

My kids watch TV and I’m ok with it!

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As  a child our television was always on. There was the news in the morning, many t.v. shows on during lunch such as my favourite Jem, Oprah on our television after school, news again during dinner time and a variety of prime time shows during the evenings. The amount of televisions in my childhood home [...]

I took the MAJESTA ez Flush Challenege! #giveaway

MAJESTA ez flush challenege My So-Called Mommy life

As a mom to a newly toilet trained toddler we spend LOTS of time in bathrooms. All of the bathrooms at home, bathrooms when we are out and about, bathrooms at the cottage and of course the good ol’ trees at the park Seeing that Princess Peach has been toilet trained for a few months [...]

To create the next generation

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When Princess Peach was 2.5 months old we had her baby naming at our synagogue. This meant that she officially received her Hebrew name, which if you were wondering is Mira Liba named after her great-great uncle and great-great aunt. After she received her Hebrew name our Rabbi made a little speech to us, as [...]

Signing Time equals Fun Learning Time #StreamTeam

Signing Time! Netflix #StreamTeam

When I worked as a  behavioural therapist for children with autism, many of the children I worked with were motivated by movies, or television shows. Many kids had their own personal DVD player in their work station that could play any specific DVD that would we would use as reinforcement. One little girl that I [...]

A Leap of Faith!

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I did it! I’ve hemmed and hawed over this idea I’ve had for a while. Maybe, like a few years while, but still. A long time. I’ve played this entire venture out in my head many, many, many times. And I never took that leap. I was held back by fear, by the unknown. Would [...]

The 5 types of daycare parents

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Over the last few weeks we have had a few visits to Little Dude’s daycare. They do these transitional visits so the babies can see the space and meet the staff while the parents are able to accost question the staff on anything and everything. Over my visits and from doing these visits 2 years [...]

Toilet training essentials with Kandoo

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In late June, I took the plunge (pun, intended)and toilet trained Princess Peach. I prepped Princess Peach long and hard about the “diaper fairies” coming to our house one night and taking away her diapers. They would then deliver them to babies who needed them. She never clued in that the other “baby” was her [...]