Is “Everything in Moderation” true for everyone?

It is summer! Barbeques, beer and ice cream! The kids are off school, farmers markets are rammed with fruits and vegetables, and being outdoors is the ultimate prize for winter-weary Canadians. I will bet money that we’re drinking more wine, eating more treats and not exercising as much as we should. But it is summer! Live it up! Everything in moderation, right?

Chimparoo Giveaway

It’s summertime, and what could be better than feeling light & fresh with your baby? If you’re a baby-wearing Mama, you will love the new Air-O Ring Sling, from Chimparoo!

To Camp or Not to Camp –
Will Your Family Be Roughing It This Summer?

As a young girl one of the things I looked forward to the most every summer was getting to go camping with my family. From the time I was born we spent many a night roughing it, starting with tent camping and gradually moving up to a decked out camper trailer. Every summer we would pack up the station wagon and head to Nova Scotia, camping all the way there. The memories we made still resonate with me now, many years later.

Easy Freezy Popsicles!

It’s popsicle season! Your child deserves better than the frozen treats filled with added sugars you can find at the supermarket. Here are three delicious healthy alternatives your kiddos will love!

Baby Name Trends

Choosing a baby name is something that very few people take lightly, we pour over baby name books, poll friends and family, watch what the famous name their babies, we read baby name meanings, and agonize over choosing a unique but not “too weird” name. Before we order the first monogramed or personalized baby item, we have likely looked at and discarded dozens of candidates. What influences our choices in bestowing that all important given name?

Spring Clean You

In life, we have to rid ourselves of junk: piles of paper, books we no longer read, old clothes and all that clutter. Our bodies are no different. Taking a rest from certain foods is a great way clean out your body and listen to what it needs.

Non-Toxic Play Goo

There are so many things our children can play with these days. So many expensive toys they will probably get tired of one week after you purchase it! Really…

7 Family Staycation Ideas

If you're like most families, you're feeling the pinch of your wallet at this time of year! With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, it doesn't mean your pocketbook is ready for an all-inclusive vacation somewhere sunny. More and more families are turning to "staycation" vacations in their own backyards and rediscovering gems and attractions locally. You save major dollars by sleeping in your own beds, and participating in activities that are within driving distance of your home.

Non-Toxic Play Goo

There are so many things our children can play with these days. So many expensive toys they will probably get tired of one week after you purchase it! Really…

7 Family Staycation Ideas

If you're like most families, you're feeling the pinch of your wallet at this time of year! With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, it doesn't mean your pocketbook is ready for an all-inclusive vacation somewhere sunny. More and more families are turning to "staycation" vacations in their own backyards and rediscovering gems and attractions locally. You save major dollars by sleeping in your own beds, and participating in activities that are within driving distance of your home.

Six Tips For Traveling With Food Allergy Kiddos!

Vacation planning should be a fun and relaxing time as you prepare to de-stress with your family, but for those folks that deal with food allergies often just the opposite happens. Whether you are heading to a local amusement park for the day or taking a cross country trip on an airplane, traveling with children that have food allergies requires extra planning, diligence and to a certain degree, confidence in your abilities to take care of your child. The first time I planned a vacation for my family, I nearly cancelled it three times. The reason? My young son was dealing with allergies to dairy, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts at the time. I was terrified to take him outside of the safe haven of home.

Becoming a Mom to Twins: Pregnancy & Beyond

Less than two months ago, I became a mom to twins girls and to say my life has been a whirwind since would be an understatement! I went from being a mom of one, to a mom of three overnight. It's true when parents of multiples say it’s a totally different experience than with a singleton. From the pregnancy to the first few weeks postpartum, the experience has been totally different than it was with my 4-year-old daughter.

What is a Naturopathic Doctor?

Naturopathic Doctors have a strong focus on health promotion and disease prevention. In Ontario, Naturopathic Medicine is a regulated health profession.

Myths and Motivations

Social media is full of inspiration and motivation. Or, it can depress the hell out of you.

Pizza Fun for Toddlers

As much as we’d like to involve our young children in the cooking process, it’s easier said than done! There are many benefits in letting them explore with foods and cooking tools; motor skills and interest in new foods being the two most important ones.


Featured Boutique

Dandelion Kids

Dandelion Kids

The best children’s stores have a few things in common - one being the ability to procure the best goods from around the world, with a focus on sourcing as many outstanding local products as possible.

Featured Accessory

Little Feather Moccasin Co

Little Feather Moccasin Co

This month’s featured accessory is not only adorable, but is sure to help with the pesky shoe-tossing business, if your child is so inclined.