Tips on How to Keep Your Kids in a Routine with Friends & Family Visiting

It has only been a few months now since my husband and I made a big move from Manitoba to B.C.  In the few months that we’ve been here, we’ve had lots of visitors… because who wouldn’t want to visit us here?  We have moved to a popular vacation spot, especially during the summer months, but the winter is pretty …

Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common childhood virus. It is caused by the Coxsackie virus. This virus is common in the summer and early fall. It is highly contagious!!!! Often it will show up 3-7 days after your child has been exposed to it. A child is most infectious during the first week, easily spreading it to other …

Beat the Summer Heat

Southern Ontario can get pretty darn hot in the summer time! The humidity was something I did not miss when we lived in Calgary. But since we moved back to Niagara, keeping cool is a big priority in the summer! Your baby may want to feed more frequently, but for shorter durations. This is ok since he may become uncomfortable …

Work…One Year Later!

One year later and it’s not just the kids who struggle with the transition back to work.  It’s hard on the whole family, especially the mama!  Returning to work is a big transition.  Everyone’s world is going to change whether you like it or not, whether your ready or not.  The first day back is the worst, but trust me …

Lovey: How and When

When to introduce a lovey The best time to introduce a lovey is around 4 to 6 months.  There is no longer a startle reflex (Moro) which mean baby can move and find their lovey and do what they need to to settle themselves down.  The key is to start early and let the attachment naturally develop.  After a few …

Becoming a mindful parent

Before I became a parent, I had a clear vision of myself as a mother and how my children would behave; today, I am a lot more experienced and a little wiser. We don’t really get a true picture of parenthood until the journey is well underway. Children are all so unique and come with different quirks and surprises, some …

The Dreaded Overtired Baby…

Put simply, being overtired means that your child has passed the point of being ready for sleep. I talk to my clients a lot about finding their child’s “sweet spot”. That point that they are relaxed and have enough “sleep pressure” built up that they are able to fall asleep easily, and stay asleep. Missing that small window of time, …

It takes a Village

We have all heard the saying it takes a village to raise a child and IT REALLY DOES!!! But this Blog is all about an AMAZING organization called ITAV “ It Takes A Village”. It is truly a remarkable story, one I want to share with you!!!    It all started from one Facebook post of a mama wanting to …

To swaddle or not to swaddle?

To swaddle or not to swaddle is one of those hot topics of motherhood. Swaddling is one of the oldest baby traditions there is, but recently it has become a controversial topic. Swaddling is a technique of wrapping up a baby that gives the baby a feel similar to the tightness and security of the womb.  When my kids were …

4 Sneaky Superfoods for Your Baby

Your baby has finally reached the age when solid food can be incorporated in to his diet! This is an exciting time as a parent. Watching your baby enjoy food and love meal times can be a really fun milestone. Of course though, excitement doesn’t stop our worried mind   I felt relieved when my babies started on solid foods because …