AppleCheeks Always On My Mind 360 Charity Exclusive from Nature’s Baby Basket

AppleCheeks Always On My Mind 360 Charity Exclusive from Nature's Baby Basket

Sonja of Calgary’s Nature’s Baby Basket designed the original Always On My Mind (AOMM) “to break down the barriers and stigma surrounding mental health.” With AOMM retiring, she decided to keep the conversation going with Always On My Mind 360 (AOMM 360). This new colour—Pantone colour #360—is here to symbolize “360 degrees of mental health support, awareness and perspective in our communities with a brilliant boost of green!”

Proceeds from the sale of AOMM 360 will go to two great causes: the Calgary chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Alberta Children’s Hospital for brain and mental health research programs. Read More

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Six Tips for Donating Breastmilk #AventMoms

Six Tips for Donating Breastmilk

I received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own. 

It may come as a surprise to some of you that breastmilk donation is a “thing”. If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you’ll probably have noticed that it’s a “thing” that I do. I make no secret of my breastmilk donor status, and love sharing my experience with breastmilk donation to anyone who will listen! The one question that comes up most often when someone learns that I’m a breastmilk donor is “how did you do it?”. That’s exactly the question I’m going to tackle today! There was definitely a bit of a process to becoming a breastmilk donor, but once I got going and found my groove, it really just became a normal part of my daily life. There are six things that were crucial to my success as a breastmilk donor, and I’m going to share them with you! Read More

bumGenius Elemental 3.0 Review

bumGenius Elemental 3.0 Review

I received this item at no cost in order to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

I’ve made no secret of my love of bumGenius cloth diapers. They were the very first brand I registered for when I was pregnant with The Heir, and to this day they remain the brand I reach for first in my sizeable cloth diaper stash. In some ways, I consider them my “old faithful” diapers. I have the 4.0, the 5.0, the FreeTime, the OBGE (that’s Old-style bumGenius Elemental), and the NBGE (that’s New-style bumGenius Elemental). Last fall at the ABC Expo Cotton Babies announced an all new diaper: the newer new bumGenius Elemental which they referred to as the bumGenius Elemental 3.0. Thus the NBGE was retired and the newer new bumGenius Elemental aka the Elemental 3.0 arrived. The OBGE had been retired some years ago when the NBGE was introduced, but it had been brought back briefly in some of the newest prints last year. Available exclusively at Cotton Babies in the USA and Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot in Canada, the OBGE quickly became my favourite AIO cloth diaper. Was it possible for Cotton Babies to improve upon the OBGE and the NBGE? Could the Elemental 3.0 really be better? I think it just might be! Read More

Fluffraiser Auction for NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank

Fluffraiser Auction for NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank

Last May, The Monarch Mommy and Maman Loup’s Den teamed up to hold a fundraising auction to raise funds for the victims of the Fort McMurray wildfire. The response was overwhelming: we raised nearly $5000 for the Canadian Red Cross.

You can have a look at last year’s auction album here.

This year, we’ve decided to hold another Fluffraiser, this time with proceeds benefiting the NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank. Stefanie & Lindsay are both breast milk donors and hope to raise awareness about Canada’s only community-based milk bank!

The auction will run February 27-March 1. Read More

Introducing Splash By Bummis!

Introducing Splash by Bummis!

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It’s never too early to get ready for summer, and Bummis is kicking off your summer plans with a big splash! There’s an all new line up of swim gear and summer accessories from Bummis called Splash and it’s sure to be just what you need to be ready for summer days and crashing waves. Read More