MOST RECENT:

 Isla’s Fall Favourites

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It’s here! Fall! My favourite time of year. It’s not just the crisp leaves, pumpkin spice mania, and countdown to Hallowe’en that gets me so jazzed about autumn. It’s the cozy clothes. And I’ve fully embraced the joys of dressing vicariously through my little people.

As Isla is getting older, she’s also embracing her own sense of style, which is reflective of her personality: a little girly, a little urban, and a little outdoorsy. Click here for adorable fall fashion pics for my precocious preschooler:

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MOST POPULAR THIS WEEK:

            Post-Pregnancy Body B.S.

 

There are days when I look at this body and don’t recognize it. That’s how profound the change has been since before babies. If someone put my headless body in a suspect lineup and said, “Which one is yours?” I would never point to it. Literally never. Read story


MOST POPULAR THIS MONTH:

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

23GRAY-superJumboOne of my biggest parenting pet peeves is the propensity for kids’ stores to market their products toward either girls or boys. Take a stroll down the aisles of big box toy and clothing stores and you’ll see a clear gender divide between the boys’ section and girls’. Read story

 


– MOTHERHOOD –

Most recent

On Cellphone Neglect

I’m at the pool watching my kid in her swim lesson. I can hear my daughter shriek with and my eyes look up to find her splashing. Then they slide back down to my phone, where I’m emailing my editor. Read story

From C-section grief, to celebrities being shamed for pregnancy weight gain, read more stories on the Motherhood here.

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– SENSORY PLAY –

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Stamp Cards

I remember making potato stamp Valentine’s Day cards with my mother when I was in elementary school. I loved that my contribution to each of their Valentine’s Day mailboxes was hand-made. Read story

Busy Boxes, sparkle calm-down bottles and more. Click here for more ideas on keeping little hands (and minds) busy with Sensory activities.

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– ALL THE FEELS –

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19399528_10158943043230381_7277576094919488134_n The Love-Hate of Back-to-School

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, and little people across the are preparing for a milestone I’m not sure I’ll ever be ready for: the first day of school. Read story

Why we need to take more pictures of mothers, love letters to my kids, and advice to myself as a new mom – click here to read more posts about Peaceful Parenting.

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– HEALTH & WELLBEING –

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Sun Safety and Kids 

Figuring out how best to protect our children from the sun can seem daunting. The market is so saturated with sun-safety products, and there’s conflicting information about how best to keep UV rays at bay. Read story

Click here for more blog posts about health, wellness and safety.

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– COOL PRODUCTS –

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Our Fave Sippy Cups

Of all the kid’s gear that’s caused me the most stress, it’s sippy cups. At one point we had an entire cupboard of them. After four years of trial and error, we’ve finally found the best sippy cups ever. Have I peaked your interest? Read more

I’ve spent the money so you don’t have to! Click here for more posts about the coolest kids’ products and gifts I’ve found.

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 – BODY IMAGE & GENDER –

Most recent

Post-baby body B.S.

I’m standing in the shower staring forlornly in the mirror, lifting and flattening my belly in an attempt to remember what it looked like four years ago, before babies. Read story

Click here for more blog posts about gender, body image and our kids.

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– GO GREEN –

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