Posts tagged parenting
Celebrate Your Success!

As we approach the end of 2018, we often tend to focus on what we can do in 2019 to be better and we starting putting goals in place for the new year. All of this is great, but it’s equally important to take some time to think about what you have accomplished in 2018 and recognize how effin’ amazing you are. Cheers to that!

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Review: The Best of Children's Booster Seats

Guys, I am so excited to announce that I have partnered with @BabiesRUs_Canada this year and agreed to a role that I couldn’t turn down. They’ve asked me to review some key products and I’ve made a commitment to provide my honest opinion on each. I know as a mother it can be so confusing when shopping for various items that it helps to read reviews to get the real deal beforehand. With that said, I’m kicking off this partnership with reviewing The Graco TurboBooster TakeAlong. Keep on reading for the full review … spoiler alert: it’s a good one!



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Breaking Down Back-To-School Lunchtime Expectations

The beginning of school for families can be FULL of expectations. I know this from experience and I admit, I'm still guilty of it ... especially when it comes to school lunches. I had the chance to sit with my friend, Nishta, who is a Registered Dietitian, childhood and family nutrition expert and most importantly, she is a mom of two! She gave me a reality check when it came to some of the expectations I had when Harper was going into SK. I thought this was such an important topic that it had to be shared. Here are some of the most common expectations written by Nishta ... hope this helps!

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Exercise Your Baby’s Brain Muscles!

When I had my second baby, this passion to bond through music continued. This time I was introduced to an amazing new musical app called Smart Start. It combines The Royal Conservatory’s internationally acclaimed early childhood music programs with the latest findings in neuroscience research. My kind of combination! What’s more, I didn’t have to leave my home to experience its benefits. It’s literally like having a music class in my pocket!

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Breakfast Smoothies Made Easy

80% of the time I have breakfast on the go and it is usually a smoothie of some sort! We all know mornings can be pretty chaotic, so having simple smoothie recipes on hand makes life so much easier. You can blend, pour and take it out the door with you! I'll get right to the point and share my favourite (SUPER EASY) breakfast smoothies; hopefully they make your mornings less crazy too.

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What to Expect When Expecting #2

It's always just been Harper the past 5 years; it's crazy to think that soon enough there will be another "mini me". I asked some of my fave mamas on the gram for some advice on going from one to two kiddies. They give me the low down as I prepare for our second bundle of joy any day now!

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Should You Start a 'Mom Blog'? YES!

Do you want to start a mom blog? I was on mat leave with Harper when I started blogging. Time flies! I never thought it would evolve to where it is today. I’m still learning as I go and there is still so much more I want to do. I’m hoping new ideas come to me while on my mat leave with baby #2. I just shared a blog post on starting a “mom blog” and some of the simple tips I’ve learned along the way. If you’re thinking about starting one, I’m hoping this post might help!

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New Year, New Sleep Habits and Newfound Energy!

Resolutions are in full swing and I’m sure getting into optimal shape is a priority for you. But there’s also no better time to shape up your sleep routine and improve your energy levels too! Read my tips to help you up your sleep and energy game; plus I’ve partnered with Jamieson Canada to help shed some light on the benefits of Vitamin B12 and Melatonin and how these two supplements can support this goal. Please note that melatonin should NOT be taken during pregnancy or breastfeeding and you should always consult your healthcare provider prior to taking B12 and/or melatonin. 

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Look & Feel Your Best This Festive Season

I love the holidays, but sometimes it can be challenging to keep fitness goals in check. Staying active during this season is the best way to keep off that “festive 15”. My mini is one to be up for any kind of outdoor play despite the weather and I’m usually the one to opt for an indoor sweat session instead. I’ve teamed up with Sport Chek to share some quick tips to help you look and feel your best this holiday season (all while staying on track with your fitness). 

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