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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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Raising Healthy, Confident and Strong Daughters

Motherhood looks different on everybody and what a beautiful thing that is! I have to say it is such an honour and privilege to raise two daughters. I feel so grateful to have this role as a mother and want to do the best I can to raise healthy, confident and strong little women. When I think about how I can do this, I started writing down a list of things I felt would support this nurturing. 

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Living My Best (and Healthiest Mat-Leave) Life Ever!

I was motivated by a mommy friend, Ronit from @leagueofmoms, to write this post after she spoke at the MOMSTO Wine Festival last month. And since I’ve been on maternity leave now for seven months it feels like the right time to share my story and how I’ve been living my best and healthiest mat-leave life too. Plus, as cliché as it sounds, time if flying by all too fast! I’ve tried my hardest to make the most of each day, but #MomLife often gets the best of me. With that said, here are my tips to making the most of my mat leave, as well as the real deal when it comes to doing so!

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You are the Bubbles To My Bath

I will never forget Harper and Noa’s very first bath at the hospital. Did you know that 80% of babies born in Canada have their first bath with JOHNSON’S® and this hasn’t changed for many years. But what has changed is that JOHNSON’S has reformulated their products, inside and out, to set a new standard for gentle.

Now their products have simpler formulas with fewer, more natural ingredients. Today I’m proud to say I am an official ambassador for JOHNSON’S! Head to the blog because I share more about how JOHNSON’S has raised the bar when it comes to what is best for my baby and yours.

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Miami is Always a Good Idea

With only a couple of days in one of our favourite places to visit, we made the most of every minute. We made sure to stay at the best hotel, Loews Miami, and hit up all the must-sees in less than 48 hours. Read on to see why I believe Miami is super kid-friendly and why we decided to stay at Loews!

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Hip Hip Hooray for Purées!

Nom nom nom ... bring on all the yummy @Gerber_ca Organic Purées! I'm starting to love this stage and apparently so is Noa! We're so happy about the new smart flow spout that helps to make meal time less messy. I know a lot of moms have tons of questions around introducing solids - I know I did! On the blog I dig a little deeper into this topic, so click the link for all the details. Plus, read about why I love GERBER Organic Purées for my baby and how they give me the assurance I need that Noa is getting the necessary nutrients to grow while absolutely loving all the different flavours!

 

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My Journey From Bump to Baby

As many of you have read in my posts, my journey to baby #2 was not an easy one. WhenFirst Response asked to interview me to dig deeper into my story, as part of the “This is My Journey” campaign with Today’s Parent, I knew it would bring out a lot of emotions. This campaign is intended to share women’s unique pregnancy journeys to help provide support to other women and families to know they’re not alone. My first pregnancy was so much different than my second, which I could never have been prepared for, so wanted to share my story to help others.

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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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Sweat. Nurse. Repeat.

I’m slowly getting back to more regular activity since having my second baby and I have to admit, finding workout clothing for the nursing mother was not an easy task. As you might already know, it takes major skills to try and breastfeed in a regular sports bra after a Mommy & Baby fitness class. I was not up for that challenge. But I think the universe must’ve been listening because that’s when I was introduced to @Cadenshae. It’s the first active wear line made specifically for moms (by a mom) that’s not only functional, but fashionable too. I’ve shared the full low-down on the blog! If you’re a nursing active mama, you HAVE to check out this line. I’m officially obsessed! 

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Introducing a Bottle To Baby Noa

Did your baby have challenges taking a bottle? You always hear so many different stories on this topic. Some babies just outright refuse it! I partnered with #MAM to test out their MAM Anti-Colic Bottle and guess what? It was a success! On the blog, I share some advice on giving a bottle and what we loved about MAM. Plus, now that Noa is willing to take a bottle of breast milk, my hubby feels much more involved and they can have their own bonding time too!

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Don’t Let Anyone Rain On Your Parade

For the second year in a row, I’ve partnered with Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) on their “Excuses Campaign”. Like most women, I have a soft spot for shoes and it is just hard to say no to a good pair! Truth: I can always find an excuse to get shoes. But this time around, Harper and I set aside the running shoes and trainers and we’re focusing on rain boots instead!

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