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Jackpacks: Donating School Supplies

I met a wonderful mama, Joey, through my local Hike it Baby chapter and she started a little project five years ago in honor of her son Jack, who passed away in 2006. For International Kindness Project Day in 2011, when Jack would have been turning five and starting kindergarten, she bought five backpacks and [...]

Personalized Matching Game: A Treasured Gift

Personalized Matching Game: A Treasured Gift

I have a gift recommendation for your friends, mamas! You’re going to love this! Having a group of mama-friends has been essential to motherhood for me. As much as we love our kids and husbands, we still need friends. I’ve been so lucky to have mama friends to support, encourage, and help me. Before we [...]

Pregnancy and a Toddler

Pregnancy and a Toddler

Being pregnant and having a toddler has been…interesting (and a wonderful lesson in patience). The first trimester was absolute hell. No amount of Zofran could force me to leave the house for those first 12 weeks, which was very hard on my 1 year old E. Thankfully, we (and by that, I mean ‘she’) were [...]

Cassidy’s Transition to a Big Girl Bed

Cassidy’s Transition to a Big Girl Bed

Shortly before our daughter turned two, we planned a trip to Florida to visit my parents for a holiday. Knowing that we would be flying from Ontario to Panama City Beach with a toddler and our luggage instantly made me realize that taking a playpen with us was out of the question. I figured that [...]