A Trip to the Dentist

A Trip to the Dentist

Does anyone actually like going to the dentist? I mean, I don’t mind going to the dentist, but it certainly wouldn’t make my list of favourite things to do. The Heir, on the other hand, might actually like going to the dentist. Seriously. What’s not to like? They’ve got a play area filled with toys, the hygienists wear fun scrubs covered in cartoon characters, there are posters of all The Heir’s favourite superheroes on the walls, and they have a statue of a storm trooper in the exam room. Everything a preschooler needs to feel right at home. Besides, the dentist just takes a quick look and then we are on our way… Except this time that’s not at all how it went down. SURPRISE!! The Heir was in for his very first cleaning at the dentist. Oh boy. Read More


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Four Reasons to Say Yes to the Infant Bucket Seat

Four Reasons to Say Yes to the Infant Bucket Seat
Choosing a car seat is arguably the most important baby gear decision you’ll make as parents-to-be. Do you go with an infant bucket seat or save the money and go with a convertible seat right off the bat? That decision can really depend on your lifestyle and how much/if you use a car. If you ask me, I’ll tell you to go for the bucket seat. Here are 4 reasons why. Read More

Size Matters: When To Get Fitted for a Nursing Bra

Size Matters: When To Get Fitted for a Nursing Bra

When you’re planning on breastfeeding one of the greatest tools in your nursing arsenal will be your nursing bra. I can’t emphasize this enough: you want a GREAT nursing bra. How will you know what bra is going to work best for you after baby arrives? Get fitted! When should you do this? Before baby arrives so you have a nursing bra ready to go or should you wait until your milk supply is established? The answer is both! Read More

How I Survived Hosting Thanksgiving

How I Survived Hosting Thanksgiving

This past weekend was Canadian Thanksgiving and in all my infinite wisdom I thought it would be a brilliant idea to host the dinner. That’s right. A Thanksgiving dinner for 6 with all the trimmings at my house with my preschooler and my three month old. I don’t know what I was thinking either. Somehow, not only did I survive the event, but the dinner was awesome (if I do say so myself) and The Heir and Petit Prince were on their best behaviour. How did I pull this off? Let me tell you. Read More

Timing is Everything: Charting 101

Timing is Everything: Charting 101

Just relax and it will happen. Don’t you just hate it when people say that? If you’ve ever spent any length of time trying to conceive (and you’ve actually told anyone that you are “trying”), you’ve probably heard this from a well meaning friend or family member. I’m not going to tell you to relax. Instead, I’m going to tell you about timing.

If you’re anything like me, you were probably told that a woman’s cycle is 28 days long and ovulation occurs right in the middle on cycle day 14. Guess what? That’s not always the way it works. Shocking, I know. The first step to getting the timing right is to know when you’re ovulating. The best way to know when (and if) that’s happening is with a nifty thing called charting. Read More