Eco-Friendly Diapers Thanks to bambamboos

 **This post was written by our new contributor Alexa. ** So when I first found out I was expecting I decided I wanted to do cloth diapers. Not only were they cost effective, good for both the baby and the environment but the cuteness factor was huge too. I invested in my stash of bamboo charcoal pocket diapers and awaited the arrival of the newest edition to our blended family. It’s been quite some time since I have had a newborn in the house as my older daughter is about to turn 21…yes, I took some time off from “mom-ing”. Fast forward a few months and the princess arrived happy and healthy (a few weeks early but hey such is life). Once home from the hospital, I had planned to use disposables for the first bit while I recovered because let’s be honest who wants to do laundry when you’re… View Post

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Sweet Dreams With a Bedtime Routine

Bedtime. If you cringed at that then you have more than likely had to face the struggle of putting kids to bed recently. You may even be scarred from the task many years ago. Sleep is essential for both mom and baby. In order to be physically, emotionally and cognitively healthy we need to ensure that we get enough rest. Easier said than done. If you have been around here for a while you know that I put four kids to bed at once in ONE bed. I have been doing bedtime for eight years now and I can tell you the one thing that has made it all possible is a bedtime routine. Importance of a Good Bedtime Routine Johnson’s® is the #1 baby skin care brand and they have developed a new line of Bedtime products to help babies get to sleep and stay sleeping. Paraben free, dermatologist… View Post

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Cottage Ownership Made Possible

Anybody else desperately need a cottage? Summer vacation has me over here wishing we had somewhere to escape. Every time I open Facebook I see everybody lounging on donut shaped floaties in a lake and making amazing family memories, while I contemplate what to do with my bunch.  Let’s be honest though with my mortgage payments and the costs of raising a family of six I really can’t afford to be buying a cottage with lakefront property like everyone else. Cottage Ownership at Great Blue Resorts I have recently come across Great Blue Resorts and they may be the answer that we (and you) are looking for. Although I want a second property to run away to on a whim I will tell you what I don’t want–another property to maintain. I don’t think mowing the lawn when I am wanting to be relaxing is a great cottage activity. Great… View Post

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Must-Haves for a Canadian Road Trip

Road Trip! This summer was left largely un-planned because we wanted to be able to jump in the car and go where our hearts desire without worrying about soccer, play dates and summer camp. It also allowed us to unwind and relax and not worry about things we HAD to do instead of focusing on what we wanted to do. Like weekends away that always started with a road trip and ended up at the beach, trailer, or hotel when we were feeling fancy. Driving anywhere with four kids is a gamble. I mean these guys start asking when we will get there the moment we pull out the drive way but with some quick navigation help (thank you GPS) we can give them a quick estimate or arrival time and switch into “car game” mode. Our favourite (and the one that keeps them occupied longest) is giving them each… View Post

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My Fave Products from the Well.ca Pop-Up Shop

A couple weeks ago we got to check out the wonderful Well.ca pop-up shop opening at Shops of Don Mills. Well.ca is an online retailer with a focus on green and natural brands and up until recently you could only find their goodies online. They have decided to bring the best of Well.ca and put it in a conveniently placed outside shopping centre–Shops of Don Mills. With ample parking and easily accessible by both driving and public transportation it is the answer to those who still want the goodies that Well.ca carries but prefer shopping in person. I have long been a fan of Well.ca and I was so happy to see that lots of the brands I was already using and loving were in the store. It means I will no longer have to wait impatiently at home when I run out of my fave dish soap or Honest… View Post

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