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Afternoon Adventures: Biking With a Toddler in Hamilton

Spring is finally here and we’re getting ourselves set up to enjoy the nice weather!  One thing I’m definitely excited about is getting our our bikes and hitting the trails with our toddler!  I thought I’d do a quick run down of our favourite bike trailers for kids and pups— the Croozer! Back when we lived in […]

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Spring 2019 Bump, Baby, Toddler Show

We just returned from a morning as guests at Hamilton’s Spring 2019 Bump, Baby, Toddler Show. I took our toddler, and met my friend and her baby and we had a bit of a mommy date while we browsed everything the show had to offer. If you have little ones, definitely take the stroller or […]

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Reading

Fostering a Love of Reading- Favourite Books at Age 2

We spent part of Saturday afternoon at Sherwood Library, enjoying their large kids area and huge selection of books.  Toddler enjoyed the train table, which is slightly different than our local library (Concession), as well as the selection of puzzles, blocks, magnets and Duplo.  Because of the holiday weekend we were the only ones there […]

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Easter is Just Around the Corner— rain or shine, here’s what Hamilton has to offer for children this weekend!

In our household we skipped Easter for the last two years because we felt that our little guy was too young to understand what was going on.  We’ve done the same with Santa so far as well.  However, now that he’s over two he seems to be interested in the idea of the Easter bunny this year […]

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Hamilton Toddler Adventures: a Friday morning at Soccerworld’s Bouncers and Balls

Disclaimer: We were provided entry into Soccerworld for this morning’s Bouncers and Balls session in exchange for our honest review. All opinions are our own. About a month ago I was searching for toddler soccer programs since our child is proving to be much more adept than we are at coordinating himself to kick, throw […]

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Baby’s First Haircut in Hamilton: Zeko’s Barbershop

Our little guy comes from a line of men with very good hair.  He gets it from his dad’s side of the family.  Toddler, his dad, and his grandpa have different hair colours but they share the exact same hair line.  Other than that time I put a little newborn hat on our sweet pea […]

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Our Favourite Things: The Learning Tower aka Montessori Tower

If you’re a follower of @happygreylucky on Instagram, you’ve no doubt seen the Learning Tower, also called a Montessori Tower, featured often in her pictures. Once I had my baby, I knew that we’d implement the learning tower in our home as well— it’s a total sanity saver in our home! I’ll start off by […]

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Self Care

Self Care: My Favourite Podcasts During Early Motherhood

New moms often find themselves as captive audiences.  From the beginning you find yourself spending hours feeding your baby, comforting your baby, and getting your baby to sleep.  Even into toddlerhood there are many times when I find myself sitting in the rocker in my little guy’s room after he’s demanded that I “sit down!” […]

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Frugal Parenting

March Break Guide: Free and Frugal Activities in Hamilton for March Break 2019!

March Break is upon us in Hamilton and I know just from weekends with my toddler that it can be hard to think of ideas for how to keep him busy and having fun.  Are you wondering what to do in Hamilton this March Break? I thought I’d put together a list of all of […]

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Nesting

Nesting: Here’s How I Created My Baby’s Woodland Themed Nursery

Don’t worry, our little guy does have a view out his window– I’ve edited it out to protect his privacy! Most expecting moms (and some dads) like to dream of their baby’s nursery and pass the long weeks of pregnancy with planning the space.  As soon as we found out that we were expecting a […]

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