Pets before Kids – Guest Post by Anna Martin

Many of us had a pet before having kids. I have a cat and let me tell you before kids I was obsessed with that thing. My Facebook and Instagram were filled with photos of my cat…  my cat this, my cat that.  I would talk to my co-workers about my cat as if he were my child and I thought it was legitimately comparable. pets before kids pets before kids Read more…

Toy Rotation

I’ve always rotated Morris’s (and more recently Rose’s) toys around the house. It wasn’t until my lovely friend Ranit (also an OT) said I should do a blog post about it that I stopped to think about what I was doing. Now that we are redoing the basement playroom I’m going to use a more organized approach to toy rotation. Read more…

Easy Homemade Play-dough

When I was little my mom always made us homemade play-dough. She started making it again once Morris and my niece were old enough to play with it (and not eat it… although its totally edible, just very salty!) When Morris started school this year I signed up to be part of the play-dough club to make play-dough for his class. Having never tried to make it before myself I grabbed my mom’s recipe and made it with ease. Read more…

5 tips to help with Baby Congestion

Rose has had croup (a virus which makes the airways swell) 3 times in the past few months. When she is sick, trying to keep her calm and help alleviate her congestion (especially at night when it tends to be worse in a reclined position) is my main priority. From my own personal experience and from the TON of reading I’ve done now on “baby congestion” I feel like I’m a bit of a pro so I thought I’d share my insights. Read more…

New Year’s Resolutions – Dreams vs Reality

We’re 1 week into the new year and I’ve already realized that my resolutions are a total pipe dream. I like to make lofty goals for myself, “reach for the stars” right? But usually I end up feeling frustrated and disappointed. So, I’m going to be a bit more realistic. Below are my dream goals (of which I will attempt to accomplish some.. but likely not all) and then below those, are my ‘reality’ goals.  Read more…

How to Cure Dry Skin – with The Green Beaver Company

Dry skin in the winter that results in my fingers literally splitting open is something I have my mom to thank for. It happens every year no matter what I do. I apply copious amounts of cream, drinks loads of water, sleep with hand cream and gloves on and use dish gloves when washing a large sink of dishes. No matter what my fingers split. I suppose because misery loves company, the skin on the rest of my body follows suit, including my lips. Unfortunately I have also passed this along to Morris and Rose. Poor kids have chronic dry skin which gets much worse in the winter months. Read more…

My baby is 1 year old

I am in shock that a year has passed so quickly. At this time last year my water had broken and we were waiting for labour to start. We didn’t know the gender and were anxious to see if we would be meeting Rose (or Oscar – had we had a boy).  Rose arrived quickly, about 20 minutes after finally getting out of the hospital parking garage and into the labour/maternity wing. Although I had gained over 50lbs during my pregnancy, sweet Rose was a whooping 6.2 lbs at birth. 1 year old Read more…