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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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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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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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Afternoon Adventures: The Hamilton Aviary

My toddler is into animals, birds, and bugs– big time.  Every time he sees a bird he points it out to us.  Places like the Costco parking lot, where seagulls flock by the dozens are exciting to him.  So, I imagined a visit to The Hamilton Aviary would blow his mind!  The Aviary is located in Hamilton’s Westdale […]

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Afternoon Adventures: Dundas Driving Park Wading Pool and Splash Pad

Now that my little guy is on the move we are starting to get into play parks, wading pools and splash pads.  Last weekends we went with some friends to check out Dundas Driving Park.  My first mental note was that the Driving Park was an idea location because there is lots of parking available, […]

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Afternoon Adventures: The Dutch Mill Country Market Petting Zoo

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One of our favourite morning activities: The Wesley EarlyON Centre on Queen Street

If you’re a new mama, or a mama who is new to Hamilton, you should know and check out the EarlyON centres.  As a first time mom who was new to Hamilton, I’ve found the EarlyON centres to be an invaluable resource that have helped me meet other moms, get a change of scenery, and […]

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