It's been about a week. A little over a week. Yup, I'd say that's right. I had an Oprah AHA moment. Over the last few weeks, Will has had some sporadic tantrums. Tantrum almost can't capture what it is that he's doing. His teacher thought that he was going to go into convulsions. His little head … [Read more...]
A Good Book Drive
My favourite book when I was a kid was Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary. It was also The Sky Is Falling by Kit Pearson and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett and all the Babysitter's Club books, and then when I was a teenager all the Maeve Binchy books because I was going to … [Read more...]
Breastfeeding Without Judgement
I spent a little over three weeks in Portugal last summer and quite a bit of time visiting its beautiful beaches. I couldn’t help but notice how many women were breastfeeding babies of all ages. I have to admit that I’ve never witnessed so much extended breastfeeding as I did … [Read more...]
My mom was here for a visit this week and she helped me pick up the pieces. Literally.This is what my house looked like before she arrived:And this is what it looked like when she left:Not seen: me cheering in the corner just like Brinley.My mom is the patron saint of frazzled mothers. She swoops in … [Read more...]
Give us this day, my daily shower!
While I was pregnant with my son I started Oh Baby! Magazine and that's when my 'education' began. It seems like I was reading everything online (and off) about pregnancy and baby. One of the things I started to really hate was the concept that new moms don't have time to shower. This made me … [Read more...]
Struts & Frets
I love music-themed books, especially when they talk a lot about music - this one does it very well. Struts & Fretsby Jon SkovronAmulet BooksISBN: 978 0 8109 4174 8This book is a few years old now (2009), but I liked it so much I wanted to share - and that only means that now you can get it more … [Read more...]
It was my mother's birthday this week and she announced that the only thing she wanted was a night with her two daughters. My sister recently moved hom from Edmonton, Alberta, so you can see why this idea was appealing to her. The three of us dressed up, had a lovely dinner out and amazing … [Read more...]
The hardest thing is leaving her.When she was only a baby and then a toddler, I left her every day so I could go to work. She would cry. So sad, so scared, so lost. I would sit patiently with her in the daycare, waiting until she seemed a little more comfortable, until maybe she turned her back to … [Read more...]
Product Testing Mania!
Last night was urbanmoms.ca's first official Product Testing Party. Picture this: 30 of our most influential Go2Girlz product testers, some amazing products, great food and you've got a party! The great part is these women took their jobs very seriously. We have some amazing feedback on each and … [Read more...]
If you read the comment from Ellen on "D is for Driver and Daughter", you will know that we have a sister in need. Ellen's daughter is turning 16 in February and she is looking for ideas to help mark this milestone for both mother and daughter in a more cost effective manner than … [Read more...]