New Product Review Club Offer: Huggies Slip-On Diaper PantsSponsoredWhen I first became a mom
, I worried about sleepless nights, separation anxiety, and the Terrible Twos. I also assumed that the day my child started standing on her own and taking first shaky steps was a sign that things were about to get a little easier. No slings and carriers! No sore arms and back! Erm, right?I was shocked to learn just how busy a newly minted toddler can be. My...
Review of the Week: Mom & Baby (+ enter to win a $50 prize pack!)
Here at CA, we <3 our moms,
which is why we have a special Review of the Week! Not only do you have the regular beauty-themed review and prize up for grabs
, but in honour of Mother's Day, we're running a Mom and Baby Review of the Week. When you review any product within the Mom & Baby category
you'll automatically be entered to win a deluxe prize pack to spoil mom (or...
Mommy Memoirs: I Met the President (and I Liked It)or Roadtripping with Kids: A Survival Guide
Recently, the Mister and I had the harebrained idea to take our kids roadtripping for a weekend during Spring Break. We based this brilliant decision on years and years of horrible experiences.
Because, obviously, it can only improve from here (and in fairness, it was only horrible about 50% of the time. Sleeping, eating, and visiting the hotel...
16 Easy Spring Craft Ideas for Kids
My kids have the End-Of-School countdown started and are already celebrating by staging elaborate wars between their assortment of Lego Stormtroopers and Webkinz (score: Webkinz 0, The Empire 682).
Wanting to steer their energies away from the Dark Side, I spent last night's "me time" looking for more constructive outlets for their fertile imaginations. It's also Earth Day
7 Sleep Tips for New Moms (and the surprising news about what won't work!)Dear New Moms,
don't kill the messenger. Also, you're welcome (keep reading to see why).
Sincerely, ClaireA new study from the University of Toronto's School of Nursing has found that common sleeping tips and tricks do not have a measurable increase in the number of sleep hours a new mom and her baby will get during the first 12 weeks after birth. The same study also found that these...
12 Easy Easter Egg Crafts for Kids
Old Man Winter may be sulking outdoors, but the calendar promises that Easter is nearly here. Whether you're a busy parent or just an eager Aunt looking to cozy up with the kiddos, we've got a dozen egg decorating ideas for all ages and abilities. Over EasyMarble Eggs
Prepare a basin of coloring solution (follow directions on the package) and add 1 tsp to 1 Tbsp of cooking oil. Stir...
Pregnancy Brain Strikes Again
Pregnancy makes me feel just about as dumb as this photo.
I experienced a healthy dose of stupid
when pregnant with baby #1, including wearing my underwear backward and forgetting how to spell. Yet somehow, it's been a shock to me that Pregnancy Brain is back for baby #2. Like it's something you should become immune to after you've had it once.
While my academic spelling and...
Pregnancy Sickness and What I Have in Common with Kate Middleton I have a ton in common with Duchess Kate. Actually, I'm pretty sure if we met we'd be instant best friends. Here's why:
1. We're both natural brunettes
2. Both married to a Prince (mine might be figurative)
3. Entrepreneurial family
4. Excellent British accent (one might be faked)
5. Bald(ing) husbands
6. Love of hats
7. Love of shoes
8. Baby due this summer
Potty Training Tips for a ToddlerWarning: Some content may be disturbing/graphic for readers who do not have children. Or have recently eaten lunch.
My 1 year old son poops on the toilet. It's been happening for months, not that I'm bragging (well, maybe a teeny bit). I am immensely proud that my boy, who only has a handful of teeth and not much more than a glorified comb-over, can sit, grunt and do the deed on...
20 Fresh Ideas for Fun with Kids
I'm pretty sure they invented Teacher Workdays for the sole purpose of convincing we fence-sitters that we're really not cut out for homeschooling. Not even a little bit
We just survived a month littered with at least 6 days off school (did I mention I'm a Work-At-Home Mom?). It might have been more, but I think selective memory is shielding me from recalling every little...