Author Archive for Mrs. Tea

How to Survive the Early Days of Motherhood

I remember the moment when I realized that everything in my life had changed after I had Lil’ Tea Cup very clearly. I was in the shower at the hospital, the morning after I had given birth. I had a head covered with shampoo and had just gingerly put soap on a cloth while trying [...]


On Returning to Work – An Update

Is it getting any easier? I get this question a lot. Like every day a lot. How do I answer? Some days, I have a cheery response about how Lil’ Tea Cup is having a great time at her grandparents, which is the truth. Some days, I can’t muster the big fake smile and just [...]

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Gear for out and about the first year

Thinking back on it now, I realize that I was concerned about some very funny things when I was preparing for Lil Tea Cup’s arrival. However I did seem to have a pretty good grasp over what we needed to get out and about – thanks to all those bloggers out there! All of these [...]

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Live and Learn – Setting Up a Nursery

Setting up Lil’ Tea Cup’s nursery was my favorite decorating project that I have ever done. I used to sit in there for hours on end – dreaming of rocking her in the glider and hanging her tiny clothes up –  imagining what she would be like. It was and still is my absolute favorite [...]

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Comfort Food – Our Favourite Lemon Rice Soup

There is nothing, in my opinion,  that warms you up better on a cold day then a hot bowl of soup. Ditto goes for when you are under the weather, which I know so many of us have been during this cold and flu season. I am probably in the minority here, but I am [...]


What’s in my Bag – Toddler Edition

When Lil’ Tea Cup was an infant, I carried everything and the kitchen sink in our diaper bag. If  you don’t believe me – you can check out this post about it here.  I don’t regret carrying all those goodies around with me for months. I like to feel prepared and I find with infants [...]

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Make it Stop

I realize this title is a little dramatic. Okay a lot dramatic. However there are moments that I admit, I have uttered these words out loud, probably at a louder volume then I should. Sometimes motherhood – well it is pretty damn hard. One of those moments for me is when the Lil’ Tea Cup starts [...]

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