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MOM FASHION A Love Letter To Leggings They’re versatile, comfortable, and a staple of the mom uniform. Oh, and, to clear up any remaining debate, leggings ARE pants By KRISTEN THOMPSON. Original story ran in Today’s Parent on Feb. 4, 2018 We’ve all slept in this morning and I’m still groggy from my 453rd straight night of bad sleep thanks to children. With less than 15 minutes to get everyone dressed, fed and out the door, I stagger into my…

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What’s the deal with amber teething necklaces?

GUEST POST Saving My Sanity with Amber Teething Necklaces By Jenn Sanders. Feb. 9, 2018   Motherhood is a like a swift slap in the face. Don’t get me wrong, it’s really awesome that I have a precious little baby to cuddle with and love on anytime I want, but uh … this isn’t easy. If you’ve been through the sleepless nights, colic, and constant feedings, you probably feel like a champion. But then, teething comes into play, and it’s…

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Best Kids’ Winterwear

WARM KIDS WEAR Favourite Winter Gear – Guaranteed to Keep Little People Warm and Dry By Kristen Thompson. Nov. 6, 2017 I don’t know about where you live, but we just got a very early and very epic dump of snow, and as far as we can tell, it’s here to stay. And now that we have two very active little people, neither of whom seem to slow down (even in the snow), we need to make sure we’re keeping…

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Fall favourites for toddler girls

Polly’s Fall Favourites By Kristen Thompson. September 22, 2017 It may be scorching out east, but here in the west, it’s crisp and cool, the leaves are turning red, and we’re halfway through our bottle of pumpkin spice Baileys (yes, it’s as good as it sounds). Given how much great feedback we got after Isla’s Fall Favourites blog post, we decided not to leave Polly out. If Isla is my pink-loving, dress-loving city girl, Polly is my rough-and-tumble digger-loving, bug-loving…

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Fall favourites for little girls

Isla’s Fall Favourites By Kristen Thompson … and Isla. September 11, 2017 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…

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Best cups for babies and toddlers

Amazon.ca Widgets EATING & DRINKING Hands Down, Cups Up: Our Favourite Sippy Cups Amazon.ca Widgets Of all the baby and toddler gear that’s caused me the most stress, it’s sippy cups. I’ve spent a small fortune trying to find the best cup for my kids: the one that doesn’t leak, smash when dropped, disintegrate in the dishwasher and – most importantly – that they like using. At one point we had an entire cupboard devoted to sippy cups. They’d fall…

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The beauty of fingerprint necklaces

• Scroll to the bottom of this post for a chance to win $150 toward your own piece of custom jewelry • I often have this worry that I’m not doing enough to capture my daughters’ fleeting childhoods. I don’t just mean taking photos or logging milestones in baby books (which reminds me, I need to log milestones in baby books). I mean keeping trimmings from first hair cuts, hand prints from daycare art projects, the baby hat they wore…

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Potato Stamp Valentine’s cards

I remember making potato stamp Valentine’s Day cards with my mother when I was in elementary school. We would sit around the kitchen table the night before our class party, dipping our potatoes into poster paint and making cards for all our classmates. I loved that my contribution to each of their Valentine’s Day mailboxes was hand-made. And I loved that each card was unique. So with Isla in playschool this week, and all the kids being encouraged to bring…

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