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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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