Don’t Walk Away From Me…

Don’t Walk Away From Me…

Posted by: on May 12, 2016 | 2 Comments
The last week of April was a BIG week in our house. My son, just shy of being 19 months old, finally got up on his two feet and walked. An early crawler, like his sister, he's been on the move since he was 7 months old. Also like his sister, he started pulling up to standing long before his first birthday but decided that walking just wasn't for him. We've been trying to encourage him to stand and walk- using a walker or holding our hands. We did everything we could think of to get him to just Read more [...]
Squoosh, There It Is: Review and Giveaway Squoosh and Slammers Snacks (Baby Gourmet)

Squoosh, There It Is: Review and Giveaway Squoosh and Slammers Snacks (Baby Gourmet)

Posted by: on Jan 19, 2016 | 35 Comments
Hello out there! I know I've told you all before just how much we love Baby/Kids Gourmet in our house, but I'm back to tell you about some awesome new products they have. (Plus, we've added a member to our family since the last time I talked about them!) Now, I have not just one, but TWO picky eaters who don't necessarily eat all of the vegetables that I'd like for them to (or that they should). This is where Squoosh and Slammers Snacks come in to play! Squoosh Snacks are the only organic Read more [...]
In Honour of World Prematurity Day 2015: An Update

In Honour of World Prematurity Day 2015: An Update

Posted by: on Nov 17, 2015 | One Comment
Last year, on November 17th, I wrote about what had been our very recent experience with our own premature baby and our time in the NICU. I shared our story in honour of World Prematurity Day, despite how hard it was for me to think about, let alone write about and share with the world. At the time, I felt like I had poured my heart into that post, but deep down, I knew I was holding back admitting aloud just how much pain I had experienced. I also knew that there was no way I could ever truly articulate Read more [...]
The Hardest Part

The Hardest Part

Posted by: on Oct 22, 2015 | 2 Comments
Yes, things have been very quiet here on the blog for some time... I know. There has been so much action and there have been so many in changes in our lives over the last several months, and yet I have not had the proper mindset to sit down and write about any of them. Here is the biggest change: my maternity leave has ended, and I am now back to work  on a full-time basis. You might think that being the second time around, it would be easier, but you would be sorely mistaken. There are no words Read more [...]
Slow Down Baby

Slow Down Baby

Posted by: on Jul 22, 2015 | No Comments
It finally happened. That moment when I looked down at my baby boy as I was nursing him to sleep and saw him transforming before my eyes. I watched him, with his eyes closed, sucking, so peaceful, and he just seemed so serene and baby-like, but also, suddenly so grown. Where is my little baby? We are at that cusp of waving goodbye to baby-hood and welcoming those glorious early toddler days. Not a baby, not yet a big-kid. Stuck in the middle, feeling like it's too quick! With my daughter, Read more [...]
My Top Maternity Leave Netflix Streaming Picks (so far)

My Top Maternity Leave Netflix Streaming Picks (so far)

Posted by: on Mar 26, 2015 | 3 Comments
It's the end of March. Somehow that means I'm around half way through my maternity leave! I'm trying to take the glass-half-full approach and think in terms of still having half of my mat leave left rather than being sad that it's already half over. I'm not even close to ready for thinking about leaving my little dude every day. Everyone's biggest question (besides "Is he sleeping through the night?") has been: "What are you watching?". Well, I'm here to publicly share the list of my favourite Read more [...]
Adventures of Puss in Boots on Netflix #StreamtTeam

Adventures of Puss in Boots on Netflix #StreamtTeam

Posted by: on Jan 30, 2015 | No Comments
It's freezing, frigid January. Our kids are cooped up and bored. It's hard keeping them entertained. Thank goodness for Netflix for the reprieve from the whining (and the unending loop of Frozen in my house)! On January 16th, Netflix released yet another original series for kids: The Adventures of Puss in Boots. Yes- the ADORABLY HILARIOUS Puss in Boots from the Shrek franchise! The world's greatest sword fighter and milk connoisseur comes to Netflix with cute, funny plots that take him Read more [...]
High Lipase Breast Milk (or: How I Became a Mad Scientist)

High Lipase Breast Milk (or: How I Became a Mad Scientist)

Posted by: on Jan 26, 2015 | No Comments
It seems I've been doing a lot of writing about boobs and such recently. I guess I've kind of got a one-track mind at the moment. Anyway... as if breastfeeding wasn't hard enough as it is, I've had another monkey wrench thrown at me which I have not yet discussed: high lipase content in my expressed breast milk. "What is lipase, and why is it in your breast milk, Jordana?" Well, dear readers, according to my research, lipase is an enzyme normally found in breast milk, which helps baby break Read more [...]