Brilliance-- A brilliant new release by Montreal's Eliza Moore

Brilliance– A brilliant new release by Montreal’s Eliza Moore

Eliza Moore has been making music since she was a toddler growing up on a horse farm in Vermont. Her childhood was all about choirs, orchestras and chamber groups. During a European tour in college, Eliza says she realized for better or for worse, her life’s purpose was to be a musician. I’ve been listening […]

Product Review: Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 Grill/Griddle

Product Review: Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 Grill/Griddle

Recently, I decided to reclaim my weekends. Between teaching and learning to teach, I’d been away many, many weekends in the past few years. With Babe now in Kindergarten, it was becoming very difficult to spend as much time with my family as I wanted to. So I’ve found myself, these days, able to sleep […]

Jennifer Gasoi's new musical adventure. We love that Blue and Red Make Purple

Jennifer Gasoi’s new musical adventure. We love that Blue and Red Make Purple

My kids love music. They play the music we have in our collection (as I’ve written before, Babe’s fave these days is Tom Petty, while Bug leans toward Bob Marley). They make music with the instruments we have at home, whether it’s a drumkit, glock, trumpet, guitar or ukelele. And both kids have their own […]

Raffi Giveaway! + Review of Owl Singalong and Nursery Rhyme Parade!

Raffi Giveaway! + Review of Owl Singalong and Nursery Rhyme Parade!

Within the same week, the week before we’d head out on the road for a little holiday, I received two CDs for review that I was sure would bring me for a trip down memory lane. Very different times in my life, however. Born in the ’80s, Raffi was where it was at. I don’t […]

Giveaway! Amazing DEET-free, organic bug repellant by Dr. Fedorenko

Giveaway! Amazing DEET-free, organic bug repellant by Dr. Fedorenko

We recently took a family trip to the beach in Maine. We packed hats, a parasol, UV suits and Green Beaver sunscreen. We had planned on being on the beach for most of the trip, but I was also hoping to beat the heat and find somewhere to go hiking. With the huge Lyme disease […]

Review: The Best Baby Food, 125 Healthy & Delicious Recipes for Babies & Toddlers

Review: The Best Baby Food, 125 Healthy & Delicious Recipes for Babies & Toddlers

The Best Baby Food, 125 Healthy & Delicious Recipes for Babies & Toddlers By Jordan Wagman & Jill Hillhouse, BPHE, CNP Published by Robert Rose Inc.  Guest review by Pascale Buist I am not a big recipe follower. I mean, I love recipe books, with their beautiful pictures and the promises of exquisite scents and […]

Cadeauté legging review and Giveaway!

Cadeauté legging review and Giveaway!

Whether you’re a yogi, or a mama who spends her days in yoga pants (or like me—both!) check out these gorgeous tights made in Montreal by Cadeauté. And there’s a pair up for grabs!   The first time I noticed Cadeauté’s designs was at Happy Tree Yoga. The studio’s boutique stocks the brightly coloured pillows […]

Maman Kangourou Europea Review and Giveaway

Maman Kangourou Europea Review and Giveaway

Guest review by Marie-Eve Perron Like so many others, I was introduce to babywearing with the Maman Kangourou stretchy wrap. My daughter was two or three weeks old when I finally decided to unfold that (too) long and intimidating piece of fabric. And that’s when our love story with babywearing started. Twenty months later and […]

Review: Hamilton Beach 7 Q Programmable Slow Cooker

Review: Hamilton Beach 7 Q Programmable Slow Cooker

One of the first appliances I had when I moved into my own apartment was a crock pot my Nanny gave me. What a useful machine! I make spaghetti sauce, gluten-free meat balls, crock pot yogurt and of course, perpetual bone broth. I used it in university from time to time, but I really started […]

Manduka eKO Lite Mat Up for grabs

Manduka eKO Lite Mat Up for grabs

I have about 10 yoga mats. Some were given to me, others I bought for 5$ a pop when a local yoga studio cleared out mats people had long forgotten. I use them for my summertime outdoor yoga classes so the quality really isn’t very important. Up until very recently, I’d just grab one of […]