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 [...]

World Breastfeeding Week

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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?

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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 [...]

Toddler Pampering with Kandoo Bubble Bath

Kandoo Bubble Bath Kids

I don’t know about you, but I’m a soak-in-the-bath kind of girl. I’m not the type to throw rose petals in the bath or light candles around me either but I just love a relaxing hot, bubble bath. I find the water soothing and I always enjoy the quiet (well anytime, its quiet is just [...]

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 [...]

Wordless Wednesday- One year ago

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One year ago tonight I was pregnant and excited for the arrival of our little boy the next day. This is the last picture I have of just me and Princess Peach the night before my little guy arrived. So crazy how much happens in one year!    

I love you huge

my daughter and i say i love you huge to each other

When I was teen I was obsessed with made-for TV movies. I watched them all. Seriously. Clearly this was a time pre-reality television where made-for TV movies were all the rage! Not only did I watch these movies once but I always watched the repeats and often taped them. There were the stories of the [...]

Just pee in the toilet! A glimpse into toilet training a toddler

Toilet Training a Toddler

  “Do you have to pee?” That has been me for the past 3 days. “Are you sure you don’t have to pee?” “Really? It’s been a while” “Why don’t we try to sit for a few minutes?” Think of bribe. “I have a surprise for you if you sit for a few minutes!” “Are [...]

Cleaning up for graduation with Kandoo

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This past week was a big week for my little Princess Peach. She “graduated” from pre-nursery school on Thursday! Her school put on the cutest graduation for these little people. So much planning and preparations went into a very special performance from a big group of 2 and 3 year olds. Her school sent out [...]

5 tips for traveling with two young kids

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Yesterday we made the LONG trek home from Vermont. Being the only driver I wanted to make it home in one day. And that we did! It took us exactly 10.5 hours but we made it back to Toronto with smiles on our faces. This is my first long trip with two kids. We did [...]