Updated on October 14, 2018
This year The Heir has really grown up! He’s started grade one, he rides the school bus to and from school, brushes his own teeth, can pour himself a bowl of cereal and milk without spilling, and insists he no longer needs any help drying off after a bath. He’s officially entered the realm of being a big kid. Did you know that big kids aren’t ready to ride in the car without any type of car seat or booster? It’s true. Just because your big kid is becoming more and more independent as the days roll on doesn’t mean the adult seat belt alone is going to keep them safe in a crash. When it’s time for your child to move out of a 5 point harness car seat, they need to move into a seat belt positioning booster seat. I recently switched The Heir from a forward facing five point harness car seat to the Chicco KidFit Booster seat. How do you know when it’s time to make this transition and how do you choose the right booster for your child? Many parents have all sorts of questions surrounding this exciting and sometimes daunting transition, but the good news is that as a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) I can help! I’m going to cover booster readiness with the new Chicco KidFit Booster Seat! Read More
Updated on August 6, 2018
If you follow me on Facebook, you’ll have seen the saga that was potty training Petit Prince. Being absolutely nothing like his older brother, I was pretty skeptical that the same potty training method would work for him. Much to my surprise, it really did work, and he’s now successfully using the toilet all the time! Yay! When we potty trained The Heir, he went straight into regular underwear 24/7 and we skipped the trainers altogether. For the actual potty training of Petit Prince, we did the same thing, but realistically we knew he might need a little back up here and there. Between The Heir’s school drop offs/pick ups and karate classes, and our upcoming family vacation, Petit Prince was going to be on the go a lot more than The Heir had been immediately after potty training. Enter the AppleCheeks Learning Pants from Baby Footprint! Read More
Updated on April 1, 2018
It’s time to Celebrate all things spring and let’s start with a Tula giveaway! Some wonderful blogs have gotten together to bring you guys a fantastic giveaway to Celebrate!
This funky, cool, design reminds us that moments in childhood, big and small, are reasons to celebrate! Confetti in fun shapes scatter across a black background creating a festive design with a modern, neutral palette. Celebrate is an all over design with the print continuing across the inner shell of the carrier and the detachable hood. Read More
Updated on January 6, 2018
2018 is finally here, and I am beyond THRILLED to be leaving 2017. I’m not one for major New Year’s resolutions, but I do try to take a moment to think about something I’d like to try to accomplish over the coming year. This year I have a little house goal. Now that The Heir and Petit Prince are getting older, I’d like to try to stay on top of the tidiness of my home. Bear with me here! I’m not saying that I expect to keep a spotless house with a kindergartener and a toddler running around day after day. Far from it! For the most part, I do embrace the insanity that is the state of my home. But you see, it’s 2018 and I want to do just ONE thing for my house this year. It’s one of those chores that I used to loathe. That’s not entirely true… As a child I LOVED this chore, but as an adult it’s been less than pleasant. All that is changing for 2018 thanks to one mighty tool that I’ve had the pleasure of using in my home. What is it? My Dyson Ball Animal 2 vacuum of course! The ONE thing I’m focusing on to reach my 2018 house goal is vacuuming! Read More
Updated on January 1, 2018
We’re right in the middle of winter and two things are happening. First, it’s so cold outside that my nose and eyelashes freeze up instantly. Second, my skin is dry and itchy. Actually, I should clarify that. My skin was dry and itchy, but thanks to my Les Produits de MaYa products, my skin is feeling amazing! I’ve been a big fan of Les Produits de MaYa’s Canadian made, natural, vegan product line for a good long time, and every year they seem to add another new product that I just have to try. From their versatile liniment to their CoKa whipped body butter, Les Produits de MaYa knows how to do natural skin care right. Their products are so thoroughly hydrating that they really are must haves throughout the year, but especially in these cold winter months.