Tag: toddler

Snuggle Bugz Celebrates its Grand Opening in Kanata!

| January 24, 2017 | 3 Comments
Snuggle Bugz Celebrates its Grand Opening in Kanata!

  Hush little baby don’t say a word… Mommy’s going to buy you everything you need at the brand new Snuggle Bugz store in Kanata! Anyone who’s a parent knows that with a child comes not only great responsibility, but a great many things to buy for as well. Notably strollers, car seats, baby gear, bath, diapering and […]

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If You Give a Kid Some Tape…

| October 4, 2016 | 7 Comments
If You Give a Kid Some Tape…

Do you have a maker kid at your house? I do! The good people at Dollarama probably recognize me as the one always buying armloads of masking tape. No toy can compare to the endless possibilities of tape. I recently had to take apart a pirate ship made of two dining room chairs held together […]

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Fun and Function Come into Play with CHEWIGEM®! #Review #Giveaway CAN 07/31

| June 23, 2016 | 29 Comments
Fun and Function Come into Play with CHEWIGEM®! #Review #Giveaway CAN 07/31

  My kids love jewellery. They have a ball whenever they get to check out all of the fun accessories I have on my dresser and love it when they get to play with their own pieces or look at fun ones when at different stores. Whether they are playing Dress-Up or need something to […]

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Ditch Diapers Easier with the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership Toolkit! #PottyPartnership #Giveaway CAN 07/25

| June 21, 2016 | 79 Comments
Ditch Diapers Easier with the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership Toolkit! #PottyPartnership #Giveaway CAN 07/25

Ditch Diapers Easier with the Pull-Ups® Potty Partnership Toolkit! Potty training. It is a milestone in a child’s life that parents look on with fondness and with a bit of frustration. Each of my kids had a different experience with learning how to use the potty, so we had to use different approaches to get […]

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My Son is a Big Kid with Pull-Ups Learning Designs! #ByeByeDiapers

| October 2, 2015 | 12 Comments
My Son is a Big Kid with Pull-Ups Learning Designs! #ByeByeDiapers

  Check out this video of my son and I talking about our potty training experience!     This is our little guy.     Potty training our son has been such a rite of passage for him. He wants to do everything his big sister is doing, and he can’t wait to be done […]

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7 Tips for Travelling With a Toddler

| August 18, 2015 | 19 Comments
7 Tips for Travelling With a Toddler

With friends and family across Canada and around the world, we are a family that loves to travel. We enjoy jumping on a plane for faraway adventures, but equally love opportunities for a nearby road trip to spend time together and explore: from Ottawa we’ve traveled frequently to Prince Edward County, Montebello (QC), upstate New […]

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Closet Door Slams and Donkey Slams

Closet Door Slams and Donkey Slams

So we spent Friday at the emergency department at CHEO. Little Bro had his finger slammed in a closet door, and there was much bleeding and freaking out. Long story short, he needed stitches, and the finger is fractured. His big brother did it, but it might not be what you think. Big Bro was […]

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Picky Eater… Sometimes

Picky Eater… Sometimes

I see a lot of articles about picky toddlers. They don’t pertain to me, though, because I don’t have one of those. In fact, there are only two things my toddler doesn’t like: 1. Produce 2. Protein OK, maybe there are a few other things. Maybe he doesn’t even have to be at the table: […]

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Nooo, Don’t Lick That

Nooo, Don’t Lick That

Parents of very young kids: Do you ever feel that your grand efforts to avoid the winter illnesses are exercises in futility? Yeah, me too, sometimes.  

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The Time We Lost a Shoe at IKEA

| November 26, 2014 | 9 Comments
The Time We Lost a Shoe at IKEA

I guess I asked for it when I decided to take the kids to IKEA. By myself. On a Saturday afternoon. It’s not the most gripping tale, but the only thing that got me through it with a sense of humour was knowing I could cartoon it later. So, here it is. The Ottawa IKEA, […]

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Imaginative Play Begins with Fisher-Price’s Laugh and Learn® Smart Stages™ Chair! #Review #Giveaway#HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/07

| November 13, 2014 | 49 Comments
Imaginative Play Begins with Fisher-Price’s Laugh and Learn® Smart Stages™ Chair! #Review #Giveaway#HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/07

Like most toddlers, my 2 and 3 year-olds are like sponges where learning is concerned. They pick up new words and phrases every day and they also love asking questions about things they do not understand so they can understand what is happening around them. My other half and I like to foster children’s love […]

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Toddler Confidence

| October 15, 2014 | 10 Comments
Toddler Confidence

I had a moment a few weeks back with my toddler that I’ve been mulling over, off and on, ever since. Here it is. I’m getting better with social media and realized at the time it might be Tweet-worthy: Woke my 2-year-old up today, hugged her & whispered "I love you". She replied "I love me too." We should all have […]

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Why My One Year Old Has a Job

Why My One Year Old Has a Job

So I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up we learnt a thing called responsibility and respect. I think today’s world could use a little more of it. I think it’s important to teach children responsibility and to do things for themselves. That’s why I’m starting to teach Marshall to do practical […]

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Family Day at Montebello!

| February 12, 2014 | 11 Comments
Family Day at Montebello!

I am very excited to say that I am going on a vacation! And by vacation, I mean one day and one night at Le Chateau Montebello in Quebec, but I’ll take it. My husband is not much of a traveler. The only trip we’ve ever taken together was a few days on a road […]

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