Visiting the fireflies at Espace pour la Vie

Visiting the fireflies at Espace pour la Vie

  We came to see the fireflies. Beautiful light bugs. The most pleasant of childhood memories which linger decades later– camping and watching the fireflies. Sitting by the campfire, unable to differentiate between sparks and bugs. On the way to the Insectarium, I imagined the Space for Life had created a space, like they do […]

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 […]

Mama's 20 minute chicken salsa dish

Mama’s 20 minute chicken salsa dish

Do you ever find yourself scrambling to make a quick and nutritious meal? It happens to me all the time, and this time, my friend Cristina was over with her girls. We were talking so much (or more likely I was talking so much!) that I forgot about preparing dinner. Papa was going to be […]

Bacon, Brussels and mushaboom fry-up

Bacon, Brussels and mushaboom fry-up

We’re all about the super quick meals these days. The weather is too nice to be inside (and it’s too hot to have the oven on). Papa mostly man’s the BBQ, so when it’s just me and the kids, we whip something together pretty fast. The other night, we created something that we all loved. […]

On nursing a preschooler

On nursing a preschooler

Years ago, if someone told me I’d still be nursing my four year old, I’d have argued. I didn’t see myself nursing beyond the “recommended” two years. When our first few weeks felt disastrous, I didn’t think we’d make it to 6 months. And if someone told me I’d be tandem nursing…! Hahaha! What kind of […]

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 […]