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5 tips for raising a foodie

Three years and 10000 little plates of food later (many rejected or worse, wounding up on the floor), I can say I know a thing or two about feeding kids. It was a long and arduous road but today I can confidently say that at the age of three my son chows down on sushi,

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Mesmerized

I want to hold you tight
Just a little bit longer
I want the scent of your skin to linger
Just a little bit longer
I want to listen to your sighs, your coos,

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5 outdoor winter activities to do in Toronto with kids

This winter will be different than any other winter we have experienced. Living through a pandemic has motivated even the laziest couch potatoes out there to enjoy the outdoors – despite the frigid winter. For condo-dwellers living with children, outdoor activities are a necessity.

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My home birth during COVID-19

I’ve always wanted a home birth. But I never imagined I would give birth at home during a pandemic. Now I realize it was the best birth choice for me and my baby girl. This is our story.

Considering a home birth during a pandemic

The predominant birth narrative in Western culture tends to be wrought with frightening images of screaming mothers and horror stories about unbearable pain and suffering.

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Uncovering the hidden parts of our souls; a pregnancy reflection

Update: I wrote this post in 2017 before the birth of my first child. I came back to it today, August 2020, in my third trimester of my second child and am feeling the same sentiments. A different experience this pregnancy but the same process of “uncovering the hidden parts of my soul” is occurring.

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Pregnancy during a global pandemic

When I found out I was pregnant for my second child in February 2020, I would have never imagined the kind of global pandemic world we are experiencing today. Nearly five months have passed since we entered a State of Emergency in Ontario,

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Sabbath: the lost art of resting

I’m not sure when the shift happened, but I bought into the idea that true rest could only be experienced while on vacation.

But not just any vacation; perhaps rest could be found on a white sandy beach,