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The Good, the Bad and the Lovely

February 2017

The Eczema Elimination Diet

Are you in the 10-15% of parents who deal with a child suffering from Ezcema? I am. Both of my boys have had some form of skin rashes and sensitivities since around 4 months of age. My 3 year old still suffers from it, but it isn’t as severe as when he was a baby. My 10 month old’s skin is starting to really be affected by it. Thankfully neither

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Our Montessori Experience: the highs and lows…Is it right for you?

When my second son was born, I was craving some one on one bonding time with him, like I had with my firstborn. I also felt that my older son was ready for more social interaction outside of our home with his peers. So I started to do some research into enrolling him in a preschool near our home. I read into the Montessori method of learning, which really resonated

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The one thing my mother did for me that made me a better mother

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and our family is no exception. My grandmother played a big role in my upbringing, and now my mother is doing the same in my kids’ lives. Like many other millennials, I was raised with the mindset that I could do anything. I was also raised to be fiercely independent as I had to navigate a lot of things on

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The Good, the Bad, and the Lovely of Marriage

This past weekend, my husband and I had a long overdue date night. We attended a marriage conference hosted by our church in Waterloo, and had a long drawn out dinner at the Keg. We were able to let go of the daily stresses of life, and just enjoy one another’s company while discussing the inevitable: the funny things our kids said/did during the week. Sigh. We did try and

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Traveling with kids: Long-distance car rides

We made it! The last installment of my three part ‘traveling with kids’ series. Here is Part 1 and Part 2 of the travel series. When we decided to move to Toronto¬†from Vancouver in 2015, we ambitiously chose to drive our car across Canada and the United States, with our most precious cargo including our toddler (our baby wasn’t born yet). Our son was about 18 months old at the

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