Category: Motherhood

The Gems from Our Mothers

“I think I’m becoming mom,” I whisper into the phone to my younger sister. I have to whisper because I am also shoving chocolate into my mouth and I don’t want to share with my children (#adultingwin). “It’s probably not that bad, what did you do?” My sister is also whispering, I bet she’s eating […]

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No Justice Staff Member, My Kid Doesn’t ‘Need’ That

Justice. The store full of neon crap, cheap in quality but not always in price, clothing. The store that gives me hives when I think about going, and most-recently, the store that our eight-year-old has become obsessed with ever since she discovered she can get something camoflauge printed and bedazzled, in the same outfit. We visited recently […]

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How to Hit up the Outdoor Pool When You’re Outnumbered

The outdoor pool is one of those fantastic places to spend a morning or an afternoon during the summer with the kids, and even more so because it comes free of charge this year. It can be tricky though, when you’re heading out to the pool with a gaggle of kids, and the rules state […]

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Three Words to Change Your Life with Kids: Asked and Answered

“Mom – can we have a slurpee?” It’s 6:01 a.m. and, clearly, it’s going to be a long day. “Go back to bed. And no slurpee today. We had too much sugar yesterday.” I pull the covers over my head to hide from big dude’s negotiating. 10 minutes later, I’m out of bed, and I’m […]

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Parenting: Is it Unrealistic to Expect to come home to a Tidy House After a Babysitter?

This weekend we went on the first date that we’ve been on in ages, that didn’t include calendars, business talk and notes scribbled on napkins of our favourite Tuesday Night burger joint. It was a five+ hour date that included two hours of driving time, an hour of lunch and three hours of tubing down […]

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Gifts Expectant Mamas Actually Want the Most

Toddler Wrangler. Snack Provisioner. Cleaning Lady. Laundry Enthusiast. Personal Hygiene Specialist. Chauffeur. Mealtime Cook. Bathtime Lifeguard. Little Human Dental Hygienist. Storytime Teller. Bedtime Soother. These are just a few titles we take on when we become a new mom. When we receive news that we are expecting our second or even third child – baby […]

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#MomHack: Scan Your Pampers Rewards Codes with the New Pampers Rewards App

Collecting Pampers Rewards just got easier with the new Pampers Rewards App! There was a time, a few years ago – when we had one kid in Easy Ups and one kid in diapers, that we would gather up quite the stack of Pampers Rewards codes, to put into the computer. For months, I would […]

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Lice (Or, How to Get Your Husband to do ALL the Laundry)

It was a pretty busy day around here, and we noticed that our oldest was scratching the back of her head quite a bit. Nothing out of the usual, I mean, she’s constantly playing in the sand and we usually assume she’s got a bucket of sand in her hair, like most other seven year […]

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12 Summer Essentials to Add to Your Next Shopping List

Summer is here and we have been spending most of our time outdoors with the boys. Splashing till sunset at a local spray park, exploring local trails, family pool parties in the backyard, picnics in the park and we are excitedly awaiting all the summer festivals coming up in and around Edmonton. This year, the […]

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10 Adventure-Ready Things to Keep in Your Car This Summer

My boys and I went to the zoo today and as I was cramming our stroller back into the car, I looked down into the large box in my trunk full of extra winter jackets, toques and mittens and realized that it’s time to update my ready-to-go box for the summer months. What’s a ready-to-go […]

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