5 Baby Shower Ideas

 

I feel like it’s that time of year again when i open up Instagram and my feed is filled with pregnancy announcements.  To me, it brings back this excitement for these families because i recall that feeling so well.  My last pregnancy i announced i had announced in the fall, and today she is six months old, so maybe that’s why i feel more sentimental about it.  The overall pregnancy experience brings so many highs and lows, let’s be real.  It can be challenging, exhausting, sickening, amazing, incredible etc…  For me, one of those highs, was my baby being showered with gifts and be surrounded by the people i loved in celebrating our little bundle of joy.

 

 

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Fresh Prep Vancouver

 

As a mother, i am sure you would agree we have a lot of responsibilities.  One that i take seriously, is cooking!  With little kids in the house and always be more of a health conscious person, i try making sure my meals i am feeding myself, husband and now children, are healthy.  I am all for giving a kid a treat here and there, but if i can get a healthy dinner in my daughters belly, i feel like that’s a win!

 

The Con’s to Grocery Shopping 

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5 Tips To Live Your BEST Mom Life

 

 

I just said the other day in an Instagram video that i was totally exhausted and “moming hard.”  Now, i recognize this is not a real phrase, at least i don’t think so, but it did make me realize that being a mom is HARD some days and i think this term that just slipped out of my mouth should be in the dictionary.

 

Moming Hard

noun (mum-ing hard)

1.) the feeling a mother feels after endless sleepless nights,

laundry loads you’ve done three times because mold has now formed,

while spit up and yesterdays makeup is on you.

 

 

Something like that… Anyone agree?

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Potty Training 101: How To Potty Train Quickly

 

 

So your starting to feel completely done with diapers and diaper duty (haha, pun intended), but your not sure when you should start weaning them off diapers and onto the toilet.  Is it too early?  Are we late getting started?  Am i ready for changing sheets through the night?  Can this process even be done quickly?

 

So many questions right?  Right!  

 

Here is the thing, i do NOT have a 3 day potty training miracle for you.  Honestly, i don’t even know how mother’s have trained there children in 3 days.  All i know is props to you mama’s who have!  What this article is going to present to you, is how i trained my toddler fairly quickly to potty train by the time she was about 21 months.  She is now 2.5 and has been potty trained for quite a while now, she goes to the bathroom all by herself and we never had to do double diaper duty with her and our newborn (thank goodness!).  If you want to know my suggestions on how YOU can do this too, keep scrolling!

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The First Three Months With Two Kids

 

So you have finally delivered your second bundle of joy and your sitting in the hospital thinking, “I can’t wait to get out of here and be back in the comfort of my own home!”

 

But wait a minute…

 

This isn’t like the first time you came home with your baby.  The house isn’t empty and quiet, you don’t just gently lay your newborn into their bassinet and while they sleep you peacefully sleep…No no, let’s get real.

 

The First Month

If you came here in the hopes that i was going to tell you the first month is a breeze, then you might want to click the back arrow now and escape this blog post while you still have time (haha), or hang tight, give this a read and understand that it’s not ALL bad, but it’s hard!

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10 Frugal Summer Activities under $10.00

 

Can you believe that we are approaching the end of another summer!!  I sure can’t.

This year Vancouver, BC has been a bit of a scorcher and i have heard MANY say they are ready for fall.  Couple the heat with all the smoke from the wildfires we have been having and i think everyone is ready for the air quality to improve as well.

For me, this is the saddest time of year because i LOVE the heat and the sun and do not look forward to the ten months of rain we have ahead of us (ok, that might be a stretch, but that is what it feels like).

Before summer goes, i try and take in as much outdoor time with my girls as i possibly can before we are cooped up inside the house due to the cold and rainy weather or the yucky seasonal colds and flu’s.

Today i am going to give you my top ten summer activities you can do with your kids before the season is over, all for less than $10.00

 

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Top 5 Camping Hacks With Toddler & Baby

 

Growing up i always loved camping.  I was RAISED on camping.  My parents started my sister and i camping at just a few weeks old.  Naturally being raised like this and loving the memories we have, my husband and i were determined to carry that on and not let children stop us from doing the things we love.

With that being said, it DOES get a lot more challenging.  There are SO many things to pack when you have TWO kids, especially a baby and a toddler.  To make things even more complicated, we don’t have a trailer, so we are tenting and everything we bring has to be packed into our SUV with not a lot of extra space due to the two car seats.

As my husband and i were camping this past week (we did our first camp trip, six days long, with our almost three month old and two and a half year old) i realized this is a perfect opportunity to share some of the things we found helpful when making camping more comfortable for ALL involved.

 

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My Epidural Experience

 

To get an epidural or not?  That is the question…

 

It can be overwhelming to make all these decisions as your approaching labor and delivery.  My advice is to do your research LONG before your estimated due date.  I read countless articles on the benefits of an epidural and the cons to an epidural.  I watched countless videos on YouTube of woman getting epidurals so i could mentally prepare  myself should i take that route.  Everyone has there own story with an epidural.  If you read my birth story you already know i have quite the experience with my first epidural.  I am going to explain how my week after i got the epidural went down for me.

 

The raw, unpleasant story of what happened, and how it didn’t scare me to consider the possibility again.

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