Selena Burgess

Selena Burgess is a professional wrangler of the baby and toddler variety. Back in the day, she was a director in the not-for-profit world of social work, who now answers to motherhood first. When the chaos permits, she writes stories, shares recipes and DIY projects. She is also addicted to documenting everyday life through her various lenses, with a penchant for social media. Selena is a daily writer for Babble, is currently re-launching her personal blog and has a long time love affair with the Twitterverse. In everything she does, Selena is proud of her Anishinaabe roots. This is a woman you want to revel (or kvetch), in motherhood with. Connect to her handmade persona on Facebook. Join her in her Pinterest or Instagram addictions, and follow her on Google+.

15 Amazing Valentine Themed Sensory Bin Ideas for Babies and Toddlers

V-day is for babies and toddlers too! Introduce some new and fun Valentine’s Day themed sensory bin activities with these fun (and cheap!) tutorials and ideas. You don’t have to save these activities for the the day only, either. Little ones will love getting in on these starting today.

I’ve selected some fun ideas for both babies and toddlers. Remember to always supervise your little ones when they’re engaging in sensory play, and have fun!

The Good, the Bad and the Strange: Celebrity Baby Names from 2013

2013 was a big year for celebrity babies being born and with that came an onslaught of bizarre names. Amongst the strange were some beautiful pairings and unique surprises!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder or so the saying goes, so I’ll let you decide which ones you love and those which you think are just plain ridiculous! Either way, you can’t deny the flair that all of these names possess. Have fun looking…

Seasonal Goodness: Delicious Winter Recipes for Babies

While the pickings may be slim for seasonal, local and fresh goodies come wintertime, there are still a surprising amount of options for you to try out while cooking for your families, and even babies.

I love the challenge of keeping things as seasonal and as local as possible, which in the Northern climate that I reside in can be quite tricky. But, it can still be done. I’ve featured the recipes of Catherine McCord before, as she’s a fellow contributor of mine over at Babble with her own column called Cutting Board Conversations. I was so happy when she came on board, as I’ve been a fan of her website Weelicious, for a long time.

She always has a plentiful index of seasonal recipes for babies, so I hope you enjoy what I’ve picked out for winter yumminess today!

Everything You Need to Throw a Winnie the Pooh Baby Shower!

Oh, Winnie The Pooh. One of my most favourite Disney icons. I can call Pooh an icon, right? I mean, as far as magical (and wise!), bears that can talk go…he’s pretty much it!

If I had a third baby on the way, you can bet I’d be having a WTP-themed baby shower, especially with all of the great recipes, DIY favours, game ideas, and party supplies available now! If you’re a fan of Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood, as well as making things easy on yourself — look no further.

I’ve gathered all that you’ll need to throw a sweet little baby shower right here!

One Day My Child, You Will Be: A Newborn Photo Series by Malo

When I first came across Malo’s work (first name only!), I was immediately smitten and amused. The idea behind his series of photos taken of his 3-month-old baby girl, June, is that we can’t know what out children will become.

He shared with me, “One day my son told me that he wanted to be an explorer when he grew up. My daughter, on the other hand, was set on becoming an artist. It made me wonder what they would really become. I thought about how parents used to decide their children’s futures for them. If we envisioned a military career, we’d push our children to become notaries, lawyers and doctors. Today your profession is still important, but it’s only one thing among many. We can hope for our children to become symbols and icons: an athlete, a Miss Something or a rock star. I found the idea amusing and decided I’d have to make it into a photo series. The birth of my last daughter gave me the opportunity.”

What a fun and brilliant idea! He executed it quite masterfully and has agreed to share his series with the DB readers here today. Enjoy!

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