Toilet training essentials with Kandoo

toilet training toddler essentials what to have

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 [...]

Princess Peach’s Pick- The Hive #StreamTeam

The Hive Netflix #StreamTeam

It’s been a long time since I’ve featured one of Princess Peach’s Picks. This month we’ve seen a little more rain than I anyone would like. When we are stuck indoors on a rainy day I love curling up with Princess Peach and watching Netflix. This month I’ve introduced her a new-to-her animated show on [...]

Wordless Wednesday- 5 Years

My So-Called Mommy Life wedding

Today The Hubster and I are celebrating our wedding anniversary. Five years ago tonight, it was a freak Tornado just north of Toronto where we got married at The Manor, in Kettleby. It was our “destination” wedding just outside of the city. We had the most beautiful day and besides the insane rain just before [...]

I throw #LikeAGirl and I’m proud of it! #pgmom

baseball me

When I was 7 I wanted to play baseball. It didn’t matter to me who I played with. I just wanted to play. My dad eagerly signed me up for t-ball and I remember how excited I was to play. That first year my team won the t-ball championship! What a way to start off [...]

Why I won’t force my kids to kiss anyone

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I come from a kissy type of family. You know those families where you greet everyone with a “hello”, a hug and a kiss. Ya those. That’s my family. Then when you leave you do the entire routine over again. Go to each person, say goodbye, and give a hug and a kiss. I’m ok [...]

7 Steps to a do-it-yourself home detox and #giveaway

7 steps for do it yourself detox Seventh Generation

I never wear my shoes in the house. Ever. I think it’s gross. I grew up leaving our shoes at the door so for me it’s just habit. Now that I have my house, it’s a rule. NO shoes in the house. Please leave them at the door!  But did you know that about 70% [...]

World Breastfeeding Week

breastfeeding

Not in a million years would I think that I would be writing a post on World Breastfeeding Week when my baby is over a year old. I thought our breastfeeding story would be long done. World Breastfeeding is taking place Aug 1-7, 2014. Their slogan and theme this year is Breastfeeding- A Winning Goal [...]

Do you listen to everything you say?

PPcarride

Some days I feel like I talk ALL.DAY. LONG. My mouth starts moving the minute the kids wake up and then it doesn’t stop until Princess Peach is fast asleep in bed. We talk about what we see, what we are doing, the pee and poo in the toilet, we read books, sing songs. The [...]

Am Yisrael Chai – What Israel means to me

Israel Flag Am Yisrael Chai

I never write about politics because I’m just not a very political person. It’s funny because my entire family is quite political except me. I don’t really care about the different parties or their platforms or who walked across the line and then crossed back. That doesn’t really interest me. My family could sit for [...]

Don’t tell my daughter she is pretty

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When I was growing up I was sensitive about my body and the way I looked. I was an athlete so I was always more muscular than the other girls. I never had that naturally skinny teenage body. I was curvy with an ass and boobs. My calves were always a little meatier and even [...]