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Apple picking will look a lot different this year with a running toddler!

Creating New Family Traditions for the High Holidays

This week, we will celebrate Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year. When Colin was just a baby, I remember being so excited about creating new family traditions as a family, entering this new phase in our lives where we would shake up our family routines and add fresh child-centric activities to a stale routine [...]


The Lazy Mom’s Guide to Homemade Baby Food

For both K and D we used a combination of baby-led weaning and homemade purees. K was done with purees when he turned 1, but D isn’t as coordinated with chewing or picking up food, so we’ll probably keep spoon feeding him some meals for a while! I’ve learned a lot of shortcuts through all [...]

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Chinese Books

Drake will be starting Chinese school this month. I never thought I would be signing up my own child for Chinese school to be honest, as I hated it as a kid and swore up and down I would never make my child go. But truthfully now that I am older, I see the value [...]


Favorite Potty Training Books

Charlie was very easy to potty train at 2 1/2, and we probably could have trained him much earlier. I always assumed that girls would be much easier to train, but Olive is now almost 3 and though she likes sitting on the potty, she doesn’t like using it. We were waiting for the magical [...]

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Picture Book Series

Back in the day when I used to read (who has time for that luxury now?!), I loved series. There is nothing so wonderful as to fall in love with characters or a style of writing and be able to continue the story over a series of books. These days the only books I read [...]

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My Favourite Montessori Books

I read a lot of Montessori books, so I thought I would share some of my favourites. My favourite Montessori book for new parents and parents of toddlers is: The Joyful Child – Montessori, Global Wisdom for Birth to Three by Susan Mayclin Stephenson. This is one of the best books that covers the Montessori approach [...]

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Favourite Baby Gear: 6-12 Months

A few things happened when Little Oats hit six months. She was crawling, which meant there was a whole new world of trouble for her to get into. She was starting solid food, which meant there was a whole new world of mess for her to get into. And her personality was developing…which meant there [...]

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