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Fostering a Love of Reading- Best Books at Age 1

A while ago I shared our favourite books from when baby was around 6-12 months old, so I thought I’d do another post to share what reading has looked like for us between 12-18 months! In addition to adding books to baby’s night time routine, by this point I also added books to the areas […]

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Afternoon Adventures

Afternoon Adventures: Escape the Winter Weather at Westmount Recreation Centre Pool!

One thing husband and I love to do, especially in the winter, is swim.  When we moved into our newly renovated house in Hamilton after living in Waterdown for a year, we quickly researched the nearest pool to our home.  It turns out we are super lucky and live within a ten minute drive of […]

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Frugal Parenting
Tidying Up

Do You Kijiji? My New Year’s Guide to Successfully Selling Your Baby Stuff on Kijiji!

If you’re like us, “one and done” or on your last baby, you likely have a glut of baby and toddler “stuff” that has overtaken your closets and basement.  Every time I look at something my little guy has outgrown (clothes, toys, gear) my heart breaks a little bit knowing that I’ll never have another […]

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Baby and Toddler Travel
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Flying with a 7 month old: How we made sure baby’s first flight was a success!

This post contains affiliate links, meaning that at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.  I only link to products we know and love, and all opinions are my own.  Since I’m just getting Raising Hamilton up and running, any commissions are going right […]

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Afternoon Adventures

Afternoon Adventures: Fall Festival at Brantwood Farms

Fall is officially here and although I’m bummed that summer is over I’m happy that we can head outside without sweating our faces off and enjoy crisp, sunny fall days! Last weekend my husband was away and I wanted to make sure I kept little one busy out of the house so we didn’t get […]

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Afternoon Adventures

Afternoon Adventures: Visiting the barnyard animals, raptors and bison at Mountsberg Conservation Area

We are embracing every last drop of summer over here so when I found out today was going to be a warm, sunny one I packed little one up and we headed out to Mountsberg Conservation Area in Campbellville. About a 35 minute trek from Hamilton, it’s worth the trek to Mountsberg! We spent about […]

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Childcare
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Mama’s Checklist: Everything you need to send with your child to daycare

This post contains affiliate links, meaning that at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.  I only link to products we know and love, and all opinions are my own.  Since I’m just getting Raising Hamilton up and running, any commissions are going right […]

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Frugal Parenting

Frugal Friday: Stroller shopping on Kijiji and that time I found an UPPAbaby stroller for free on the curb!

This post contains affiliate links, meaning that at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.  I only link to products we know and love, and all opinions are my own.  Since I’m just getting Raising Hamilton up and running, any commissions are going right […]

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Free Activities

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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Childcare

Finding Licensed Childcare for Your Toddler in Hamilton

I don’t live under a rock, and if you don’t either it’s no surprise to you that finding childcare or daycare for your baby or toddler is tough.  I’d long read stories of insanely long wait lists in Toronto, and had figured that arranging childcare should be a priority during my mat leave, but I […]

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