The Second Time Around

The Second Time Around

Having a second baby is exciting and terrifying, just like it was the first time around...only different.

Can We Cool It With the Countdowns?

Can We Cool It With the Countdowns?

Do you ever feel like you're so busy counting down to things in the future that you forget to appreciate today?

The BBC Broadcast Dad (and Mom) are All of Us

The BBC Broadcast Dad (and Mom) are All of Us

By now, you, your grandma, and your long-dead pet hamster have all seen the video of the BBC News broadcast where a professor's cover gets blown and the world discovers his true identity as a parent who is only pretending to have it all together. Moments after the initial shock of seeing not one, but two children bust [...]

26 Ways to Keep Yourself and Your Baby Entertained on Maternity Leave

26 Ways to Keep Yourself and Your Baby Entertained on Maternity Leave

At first, I named this post, "26 Ways to Keep Busy on Maternity Leave", but I quickly changed that title because I realized that keeping busy on leave isn't really all that hard. There are always tons of chores to do around the house, and having a baby means you are always on the go. I wasn't [...]

I Went on a Vacation Without My Toddler and We Both Survived

I Went on a Vacation Without My Toddler and We Both Survived

Maybe subconsciously I was feeling a bit guilty about leaving my son to have some time to myself, but I don't think that it's fair for moms to have to feel this way. Being a mom brings me incredible joy, but it's important for me to remember that, while it's a part of my identity, it's not the only thing that defines me. I'm allowed to do things for myself and have time alone; it helps me to appreciate the time that I do spend with my son and not take those moments for granted.

Dear PAW Patrol: I’ve Got a Few Questions

Dear PAW Patrol: I’ve Got a Few Questions

To be totally honest, as far as children’s television goes, PAW Patrol is not so bad. The storylines are entertaining enough, the dogs are cute, and the ever-important themes of trying your best and working hard run rampant. That being said, watching this show on a fairly regular basis has started to get me wondering about a few things, and I felt that a blog post would be a good place to get them off my chest.

How to Support Someone Experiencing Infertility (And How Not To)

How to Support Someone Experiencing Infertility (And How Not To)

When one of my friends who has recently experienced the physical, emotional and financial rollercoaster of infertility told me that she was thinking of writing about her experience, I jumped at the chance to ask her if she would let me publish it on my blog. I felt that it was fitting that she wanted to keep [...]

I Hope I Don’t Forget

I Hope I Don’t Forget

For 2017, the main resolution that I want to keep for myself is being more present and mindful. Life goes by so incredibly fast, and each moment that passes can never be brought back. There are so many things that I don't want to forget that I've decided to keep a list for myself. A [...]

7 Ways to Spice Up Your Family Gathering (Holiday or Otherwise)

7 Ways to Spice Up Your Family Gathering (Holiday or Otherwise)

Anyone who knows me is well aware that Christmas is my favourite time of year. As soon as November 12th hits, my Christmas tree goes up and our lights go on. There's nothing cuter to me than watching Beckett cautiously approach the decorations while exclaiming, "Pretty!" I have always loved going home for the holidays, and bringing our [...]

The Prettiest Sugar Cookies (Dough and Icing Recipe)

The Prettiest Sugar Cookies (Dough and Icing Recipe)

The only thing better than baking and decorating Christmas sugar cookies is doing it with your best friend who has come to visit from across the country. I tried to kidnap her and make her stay forever, using these delicious, soft, almondy cookies as bait (it didn't work). When I was about 8, the movie Little [...]