The M-pty Dresser Sep18

The M-pty Dresser

Funny story. It took us a month to name our second kid. Not like, a month after getting pregnant. Or a month after finding out the baby’s sex, like normal people. I mean, a month after she was born. People assume that because of this, her name was carefully chosen from a curated...

M’s Mermaid Nursery Sep11

M’s Mermaid Nu...

When we found out we were having a second girl, we thought: great! We can reuse everything and keep the guest bedroom pretty much as is. Then I went on Pinterest and *I* thought, great! Now I can try all these new ideas out! Notice the subtle shift from “we” to “I”? For...

Hello World Version ...

Oh hello there! I’ve decided to come crawling back. In other words, I’ve exhausted all avenues of social media creeping and I need something else to do while jamming this new kid full of milk.   Speaking of new kid, isn’t she sweet?     You know what else was...

Busy Bags

Nothing witty to see here, folks. Just a photo tour of the busy bags (distraction kits designed to occupy a child’s attention with minimal effort) I acquired at a Momstown busy bag exchange night:   To honour my pizza loving husband, I created a make your own pizza busy bag. I...

The Goods: Frida Kah...

After organizing my Etsy favourites, I’ve noticed that I have a strange fascination with Frida Kahlo. I’ve already mentioned my love of Mexicans in general, and Mexican food specifically. However, I think that my obsession transcends these arbitrary cultural designations –...

Please Shower

Recently I’ve noticed an attack on baby showers (apparently these are the riveting things that catch my attention now a days. I’m also using terms like “now a days.” If you choose to stop reading now, I won’t hold it against you.). Today’s Parent recently...

Mexico with a Baby

I love Mexico. Actually, I love Mexican food, which they happen to do a pretty good job of making in Mexico. Also, have you seen the abs on Mario Lopez? I’m kidding. Is he even Mexican? Anyhow, we went there. To Mexico that is – not Mario Lopez. All these haters be like “good...

Hip Hip Purée!

Even I am cringing a bit at the title of this post. It’s still happening though. Anyway. I think baby led weaning (BLW) is pretty awesome. For other moms. With kids who don’t gag whenever they feel a new texture with their tongue. So in other words, we stick to the purées at this...

The Goods

When Isla was about four months old, we spent a morning reading Dennis Lee’s Alligator Pie front to back – all 64 pages. In fact, we spent good chunks of our mornings in marathon baby board book reading sessions. It was only natural that I commended myself for instilling a love...