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Naptime Just Got More Comfortable with OC Daisy Napbags

Naptime Just Got More Comfortable with OC Daisy Napbags As a stay-at-home mom, naptime is one of my favourite times of the day as it is the only chance I get to finish things around the home or have some “me time.” When naptime approaches Nikki requests her pillow and “blanky” that she needs to have with her. This usually has me running to get what she needs as I need to seize the naptime opportunity. In my household it can be a whole production to get Nikki to sleep. So when I was introduced to the OC Daisy...

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Creating Cake Masterpieces until There Are no Krumbz Left

Originally posted here. This month’s “Mom of the Month” is a wife and mother of two children who keep her on her toes every moment of every day. This mom comes from a long line of creative geniuses both in the artistic and culinary fields. So it was only natural for her to follow in her parents footsteps. This mom incorporated her love for art and creativity into a delicious way to express herself in ways that make people happy. Everything she has learned about cake decorating has been self-taught through books and lots of trial and errors which...

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Turning Memories Into Comics

Originally posted here. We all know that kids say the funniest and most honest things. So imagine being able to capture these moments in comic form. Well, I am thrilled to say that you can with the help of Matt from Peanuts Gallery Comic who is our “Dad of the Month.” Matt grew up in Colorado and moved to New York City right after college. Recently he has moved to the suburbs in New York City with his wife and soon to be six year old son, to give his son more space to run around. People often ask...

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10 Tips for Visiting Canada’s Wonderland with a Toddler

Originally posted here. Canada’s Wonderland is a 330-acre theme park located in Vaughan, Ontario, which is north of the popular city of Toronto, Ontario. The park first opened in 1981 as the first major theme park in Canada and remains as the country’s largest. Living in Ontario, it is always a perk to have this amusement park nearby as new attractions are added every year. This year we took our daughter, Nikki and it sparked the idea that I should put some tips together to help other families who are planning their first trip with their toddlers or even...

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The Stay-At-Home and Working Mom Dynamic

Before becoming a mom I didn’t even know there were “mom groups”. I don’t mean the groups you can find on Facebook or at your local community centre. I mean the divide between stay-at-home moms (SAHM) and working moms. This got me thinking…….How are my relationships with my working mom friends? Was it different? Was I treated differently as a SAHM? Did I treat them differently? The answer was simple! Nothing changed in our friendships because of our “work status” and some of my relationships grew even stronger. One of my working mom friends is actually one of my best friends. I treasure the relationship that we have with one another. We don’t see each other all the time as life does get busy for both of us. But we do schedule “girl days”. These are my favourite days as it gives us the opportunity to just be us. So not the “mom us”, “working mom”, or “SAHM”. We are just ourselves and we just talk about everything and anything. Of course we do end up talking about our kids (have to admit that kid stories are always the funniest). I enjoy listening to her talk about what is happening with work and she enjoys hearing about my “work” day with my very energetic little boss called, Nikki. We enjoy the conversations as it helps us vent especially if...

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New to Shelves: The SINC Series Continues….

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