Top 11 Tips for Healthier Sleep Habits

Sleep issues creep up on people at different points in their lives. When I was in college, I couldn’t stay asleep in bed for more nights then I’d like to admit. The problem was so persistent that it drastically impacted my studies. Research shows that long-term sleep deprivation causes severe health conditions such as obesity, […]

​Helping My Teens Learn to Have Realistic Expectations

​Helping My Teens Learn to Have Realistic Expectations

A few years ago my oldest was about to attend her first high school dance accompanied by her handsome friend. This young man was a boy my daughter had been crushing on since elementary school. This young woman of mine began preparing for one of the most magical experiences in her life and the pressure […]

Top 5 Best Ways to Deal with Your Baby’s Teething Pain

Teething: it’s bound to happen. Your bouncing bundle of joy is going to be in lots of pain and discomfort once it starts, so here are 5 of the best ways to deal with teething pain. Under Pressure Distract your baby from the pain of erupting teeth by applying gentle but direct pressure to their […]

Weekly Menu No. 23

This weekend was a blast. We managed to catch up on all the laundry, prepare another great menu for the week and visited Winterlude – watch for this post later this week. As always, please remember, I post my weekly list to encourage menu planning and to give meal ideas, not as a nutritional standard. […]

Reaching New Heights With Clip ‘N’ Climb

If you have tried rock climbing (or even if you haven’t), chances are you’ll love Clip N’ Climb at Altitude Gym. For starters, there are no age restrictions, so it’s perfect for families of all ages. If you are looking for a unique indoor play park in the Ottawa area, then Altitude Gym just might […]

10 ​Tips for Preparing for Your Newborn Photo Shoot

Once the baby is born, one of the parents’ goals is to document everything. Today, it’s easy to achieve because of newborn photography. Newborn photography is a creative way to document your child’s early days. It’s not too different from other genres of photography, skill-wise. But since this style involves infant, photographers are 3X more […]

Shedding Pounds After Birth – The Truth

Many new moms want to get back the bodies they had before the pregnancy, or even get into better shape than before. It is completely normal to gain weight while pregnant, and your body will transform to make space for your baby. However, there is no need to pile on any additional weight, except for […]

How To Make A Family Emergency Plan

I have always been a cautious parent, but one thing that I haven’t done since moving into the new house is to organize our Family Emergency Plan. There are so many situations that can arise in a single moment, leaving you panicked and with no clear instructions on what to do next. It’s so essential […]

Weekly Menu No. 22

Wow, another crazy week!! Ethan kept us on our toes with three hockey games since Wednesday, and he was killin’ it, seven goals and three assists, the boy was on fire. Yes, I’m that mom who brags just a little every now and again. Oh, that’s you too? Hi5 Mom. This week with dinner, we […]

The Secret to Bringing Sex Back to Your Relationship

Has your relationship hit a dry spell? Like you, I understand the feeling of lost fireworks but feeling a love that is so deep in your heart. Fading passion is one of the hardest and complicated aspects of any relationship. In the beginning, you can’t keep your hands off of one another. Then you get […]

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