2019 – The Year To Focus on Me

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This post was done in partnership with JUVÉDERM®, and Allergan Canada however as always, all opinions are my own. How can one year be the best and worst in your entire life? I didn’t think it was possible, but between seeing my newborn grow into a 1-year old angel and ending an 11-year marriage (15 years together), 2018 was the best and worst year of my…

2019 – Saving Time, One Coffee at a Time

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It’s 2019 and most of us have started to think about our New Year’s Resolutions, goals for 2019 and how we’re going to make 2019 better than 2018. My personal health (mental and physical) is at the top of my list, but before I can even consider tackling my goals I need more TIME IN THE DAY. As a single mom, I am BUSY. Between…

How I Made The Right Decision with The Clek Foonf

There are many moments in our baby’s lives that turn into major milestone purchasing decisions. First the infant carseat, then the stroller, the breast pump…and many pounds and months later – the convertible car seat. Hours and hours spent researching, talking to friends and saving your hard earned cash for your precious little ones. Sound familiar? When Ellie turned 6 months, I started thinking about…

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Win A Body Shop Advent Calendar!

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We’re still 2 months away from December 25th but the truth is we are only days away from the beginning of holiday fever. Holiday what? You know, when all the Halloween candy magically disappears and is replaced by countless Santa Clauses and Menorahs and it’s barely November?  Holiday invites start arriving, work pressure ramps up, we start looking at our dismal holiday wardrobe that fit…

Baby Bath Products That I Will Buy Again

As a blogger, I’m lucky enough to be sent products to try out. I love testing out new things and figuring out what works best for me, what I think would work well for others, and what I would recommend to my best friend (that’s the true product test right?). I pride myself on giving real and authentic reviews so that I can help you…

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LILLEbaby – The Best Baby Carrier

If you read my Newborn Essentials post, you’ll know that a LILLEbaby carrier was on my list. I’ve now had 8 weeks to really get to know the carrier and test it out with Ellie, so I wanted to give you my full review. I currently use 2 baby carriers: A structured carrier – Lillebaby Complete All Seasons A wrap – Lillebaby Tie The Knot Wrap…

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Medela Sonata Vs Freestyle

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So you want to breast pump? Maybe you’re super organized and preparing for your new arrival, or you’re in the thick of breastfeeding madness and wanting to invest in an electric breast pump but not sure which one to choose? A couple of months ago I was in the exact same position. I knew I wanted to breastfeed and pump (see my post on how…

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How To Initiate Milk Production with a C-Section

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I never anticipated that ‘feeding’ my newborn would be such an intense part of the beginning of her life (read – intense for me, I’m sure she has no clue). I thought I was prepared. I read every book, article, or blog about pregnancy, preparing for childbirth and what to ensure I had in my diaper bag etc. I really never thought twice about the…

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One Newborn Essential I Couldn’t Live Without

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The first month with a baby has been a crazy whirlwind. As a new mom, I’ve been desperate for anything that makes my life easier (why did no one tell me a newborn was this much work?), but also that helps calm my baby girl. I’ve tried and tested so many baby products over the last 4 weeks (see my newborn essentials list) and some…

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Must Have Newborn Essentials

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Since I found out I was pregnant, I’ve carefully treaded the fine line between over preparing and not preparing at all. Have any other first time moms experienced this phenomenon? On one side I have family and friends saying “you don’t need all that all that stuff”, “wait until the baby is born”, “you won’t use half of what you buy before the baby is…

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