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


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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

Four Fundamentals of Washing Cloth Diapers

Four Fundamentals of Washing Cloth Diapers

You’ve decided you want to cloth diaper. Awesome! Now what?!?! One of the first steps is to establish a great wash routine. You want a routine that is going to keep your diapers smelling fresh and absorbing well, but you also want to avoid irritating that precious little bum. Sound like a tall order? It’s not! Washing cloth diapers is easy, promise.

There are a four fundamentals of washing diapers that are completely universal. Whether you’ve got a high efficiency (HE) front loader, an HE top loader, or an old school top loader with a central agitator, these four “rules” apply. Read More