Small Joys of Motherhood (To Celebrate 16 Months of Maggie)

Maggie turned 16 months (ten days ago now.. I drafted this post last week, whoops!) – and since it was the day before mother’s day I thought, why not do a bit of a special post this month? A mix of Maggie & motherhood? (I also don’t have much new to report in terms of…

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Sending Your Baby to Daycare: How I Prepared & Coped

In Canada, we are so very fortunate that many of us have access to 12-18 month maternity leaves. This is unfortunately not available to everyone (you have to have worked 600 hrs of insurable employment within a period to qualify for maternity/parental leave benefits) – but I hope to see this expanded in the future.…

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A Moms Guide to Thermometers

Why are there so many different types of thermometers? No, seriously. There is. There are ear (tympanic), forehead (temporal), or multi-use thermometers (for oral, rectal, or digital – but make sure to buy a separate one for rectal… 🙂). Is one better than the other? Are some more accurate? Lets take a look at the…

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New Episode of the Podcast: Sleep Specialist Talk!

For SIDS awareness month, I had Cayla on the podcast (we’ve talked before) to chat about SIDS and safe sleep, as well as to answer a ton of questions I had submitted regarding sleep struggles. There is probably information relevant to you, whether you asked a question or not! Either way, it’s a good listen.…

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Why the Parenting Series is So Great

I’ve been lucky enough to be able to collaborate with the Parenting Series for multiple posts recently (see here and here) and as a show of appreciation, I wanted to share why I love it so much. *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The information on this blog should not be used as…

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Motor Milestones From 0-12 and 12-24 Months: What They Are and How to Encourage Your Child to Move!

Once again, I was ever so lucky to get to see another Parenting Series webinar (I missed the live version because of teething but got access to the recording!). This week Kasha Pyka, a Pediatric Physiotherapist (PPT) working out of Toronto, Ontario was talking about motor milestones in children ages 0-12 months and 12-24 months.…

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How to Prepare For a Positive Childhood Immunization Appointment Experience

As some of you may know, a big part of my job as a Registered Nurse is to do well baby vaccine appointments (as well as see people across the entire life span for other vaccinations – I also do a lot of other stuff, but that’s a topic for another post) since I work…

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Baby Sleep: Your Questions Answered by Cayla @officialsleepingbeauties

Here is the video of my IGTV chat with Cayla, the sleep specialist of Sleeping Beauties. If you submitted a question to me on Twitter, it was answered here. Please find Cayla’s contact info linked on her website or instagram @officialsleepingbeauties. *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The information on this blog should…

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Reducing Stress at Meal Times: Misconceptions and Tips for Parents

Thanks to the kindness of Blaire at the Parenting Series, which runs many online events where parenting experts share their best tips + tricks, I was able to attend a recent webinar done by Ahuva Magder Hershkop, RD (Registered Dietitian) on picky eating in children. I learned a few things from her talk that I…

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