Basin Head, sea glass and a Mouse's Lighthouse (4 of 7)

Basin Head, sea glass and a Mouse’s Lighthouse (4 of 7)

The rain started to sputter as our boat tour in Souris ended. But it was warm and the day was young. We were very close to the famous Basin Head provincial park, so we headed to it. We had the intention of walking around on the beach, but the second Bug saw sand, he took […]

Watching whales with Captain Jeff in Souris, PEI (3 of 7)

Watching whales with Captain Jeff in Souris, PEI (3 of 7)

When we stopped in at the Cavendish visitor’s centre to collect a couple maps and pamphlets, I asked about whale watching on the island, something we’ve been wanting to do as a family for a long time, and was told there’s really only one guy that does it. He wrote down the name Capitan Jeff […]

En route to PEI, first comes New Brunswick (2 of 7)

En route to PEI, first comes New Brunswick (2 of 7)

We had two weeks booked off work and no solid plans. Everyone I spoke to said, “Have you been to PEI?” I hadn’t, and no time like the present! Both kids hated the car for a very  long time. They screamed and cried driving around the block– we’d never have been able to take a […]

MTL to PEI and back. That's 30+ hours in a car with two littles (1 of 7)

MTL to PEI and back. That’s 30+ hours in a car with two littles (1 of 7)

Vacations feel like a time warp, don’t they? We seemed to have all the time in the world ahead of us, and we woke up and it was over. Before leaving for our 10-day trip to PEI, I came across this post about the difference between taking a trip and a vacation, largely depending on […]

GIVEAWAY! Visit to Santa's Village: Weekend in the Laurentians Part II

GIVEAWAY! Visit to Santa’s Village: Weekend in the Laurentians Part II

Santa’s Village (Le Village du Père Noël) is one of the coolest things we have done as a family. Last weekend was the second time we visited the village in the summer. (You can read about last year’s trip here.) Somehow, this time was even more fun. We arrived and felt instantly at peace. There […]

Visit to Pays des Merveilles: Weekend in the Laurentians Part I

Visit to Pays des Merveilles: Weekend in the Laurentians Part I

Last weekend was a big weekend. We had a lot of big plans. But life gets busy and sometimes you drop the ball. Luckily, there’s always a way to get out of a funk and we found a way to have an action-packed weekend. I’d originally wanted to plan a surprise 40th party for Papa. […]

Just a moment in time

Just a moment in time

Every so often I like to write an update on my family’s breastfeeding story. Breastfeeding is, after all, something that affects the entire family. A new mom who wants to breastfeed needs support from everyone around her. Especially her partner, but also friends and family. Looking back, my husband was an incredible support. With Babe, […]

The postpartum pelvic floor: Prolapse and tearing 101

The postpartum pelvic floor: Prolapse and tearing 101

Guest post by: Amadea S. Kezar M.Sc. PT – Pelvic Health Physiotherapist The pelvic floor. We know it’s there but it often isn’t until something goes wrong with it that it becomes a presence in our daily life…and unfortunately this becomes a reality for about a third to half of women postpartum. The pelvic floor […]

Call me Peppermint Patty. 5 ways I beat the heat

Call me Peppermint Patty. 5 ways I beat the heat

The other day a friend came over for a hug and a couple cheek-kisses as is customary in Montreal. “You smell like toothpaste,” she said. She was right. It was another stinking hot day and I did one of the things that best helps me stay cooler in this hellish weather– doused myself in coconut […]

Gratitude's the best attitude. (Thinking about Aparigraha and Santosha)

Gratitude’s the best attitude. (Thinking about Aparigraha and Santosha)

I’ve been decluttering lately. Something I sometimes find challenging. It goes in waves. I cling to a lot of things “Just in case,” and then all of a sudden I’m filling up garbage bags en route to the nearest friend or charity shop. One of the most cluttered places chez nous is the kid’s room. […]