Updated on December 21, 2017
Do you get family photos done every year? We do! Every year it’s the same thing. I painstakingly choose just the right outfits after pinning a gazillion photos of children’s fashions, I make sure everyone’s faces are clean and their hair is combed, and I attempt to make myself look just a little less tired than I feel. Then I pack everyone into the car hoping the car seat harness doesn’t completely wrinkle the kids’ outfits, head out to a random park, and hope there are half decent fall colours for a backdrop. Then there’s the actual taking of the photos. Encouraging smiles without breaking my own, convincing the kids to cozy up to one another with the promise of a hot chocolate on the way home, and hoping the photographer is able to capture some adorable-ness despite the toddler’s tears. You know what’s easy about family photos? Ordering the canvas! Canvas Factory makes getting those family photos printed a completely painless process. And that’s a pretty big deal after all the stress of the photo shoot itself.
Updated on December 21, 2017
Bummis recently announced their all new Pure diaper, and it’s finally here! What’s Pure? This is the newest creation from the folks at Bummis and it’s sure to impress! Pure is Bummis’ new all-in-one cloth diaper and it’s proudly made in Canada! If you’re not familiar with Bummis, here’s what you need to know. Based in Montreal, Quebec, Bummis has been in the cloth diaper business for almost 30 years. Their goal is to reduce the ecological footprint of early childhood. They achieve this by producing their products locally, using top quality raw materials to ensure durability, and always innovating to create products that work, look great, and last. How does the Bummis Pure stack up? Here’s what you need to know!
Updated on December 7, 2017
Have you ever opened a package of fluff mail and been overwhelmed with the softness of a cloth diaper? I have. When Omaïki sent me their Oriön Nighttime Fitted to try with Petit Prince, the very first thing I wanted to do was rub that lusciously soft bamboo sherpa all over my face. And I did. It was glorious. Fitted diapers are a style of cloth diaper that I think every family should try, but I can also understand that they seem a little intimidating at first. What is a fitted diaper? This style of diaper is absorbent material inside and out. It’s not waterproof on its own, so it does require a cover of some kind (PUL or wool). Once you have a fitted in your stash, you just end up reaching for it more and more often. At the moment, fitted diapers are my absolute favourite style of diaper for overnight use with Petit Prince. In fact, with the amount he’s been wetting overnight, they’ve become a necessity in my stash. I was really keen to give Omaïki’s Oriön Nighttime Fitted a try because (as you surely know by now) I love Canadian made diapers! Here’s what you need to know.
Updated on December 5, 2017
It took me a while in my cloth diapering career (it’s a career, right?) to warm up to all-in-one (AIO) diapers, but now that I have, I really can’t get enough of them. There’s something so incredibly convenient about not having to stuff a pocket diaper and not having to dig through a pile of 60+ diapers to find the right insert. Now this is a large stash problem for sure, but AIOs are just so handy for all cloth diapering families! If you’re not yet on board with AIOs, maybe the Lighthouse Diapers AIO will convince you. If you haven’t heard about Lighthouse Diapers (made by Lighthouse Kids Company) I won’t be surprised. You see, even I hadn’t heard of them before a handful of months ago. When Jennifer of Lollypop Kids told me she was bringing these unique AIO diapers into her shop, I just had to try one out! Here’s what I think of the Lighthouse Diapers AIO.
Updated on November 13, 2017
It’s okay to love a vacuum, right? I mean, not just any vacuum, obviously. I’m talking about a vacuum that makes my house look like it doesn’t have two little boys and a temperamental tuxedo cat running around in it day after day. The Dyson Ball Animal 2 has sucked things out of my carpet I didn’t know were hiding in there and in doing so it has stolen my heart. If your home is filled with babies and furbabies, this vacuum is going to steal your heart too!