Sweet, smooshy baby lips

__ *Muh, muh, muh* Two, beefy cheeks and a wide open mouth plant a wet one right on my forehead as I lay on the playroom floor. “Mama,mama,” he says, whacking me on the head with his chubby little hands. Yes, darling, I’m your mama. At 13.5 months old, my littlest guy has just figured […]

Do you have some words to spare?

Send a message of hope and support to the homeless mothers at Marillac Place.

Being a parent is a tough job in so many colourful ways. And it sometimes draws out words that are equally colourful. For instance, when my 2.5 year old daughter decided to run down the street this morning as I was buckling my son into his car seat, I muttered a few choice words. Thankfully, […]

3 tips for protecting your kids and your Holiday decorations from each other

DD in playpen beside Christmas tree

Decorating for Christmas and Hanukkah is one of my favourite things to do out of the whole year. I love stringing up garland, tying bows on just about every candle I own, and blowing the dust off my Nutcracker collection. But Holiday decorating also presents extra hazards for little ones who are crawling or toddling […]

Defining “mommy instinct”

You know how your mom always knew stuff? She knew where to find your missing shirt, when you didn’t do your homework, and how you put on make-up and hiked up your skirt as soon as you got to school. If you’re a mom now, you’re starting to understand this gift of prediction and perception. […]

My son licks grates

Yes, you read that correctly. “Licks” not “likes”, and “grates” not “grapes”. (Any Seuss fans out there?) While my daughter liked to eat rocks as a baby, my baby boy is a grate-licker. You know, the heating vent that you find on the floor in your house? Yes, that’s what he licks. Rocks I understand […]