Posted by Selena Burgess
If there’s one time that I let things slide with our diet, it’s the holidays. We definitely consume more treats and cookies as a breakfast side are a common occurrence. However.
When my little ones were babies, I just wasn’t into giving them heavily food-coloured and sugar-laden treats, even though I really wanted to let them enjoy something delicious and yummy along with the rest of us. It was around that time that I got into low-carb and sugar-free baking. Aside from the health reasons of not wanting to load up my kids of sugars and white flours, I’m also not a fan of hanging out with toddlers hopped up on sugar!
This week in particular brings the beginning of our Christmas break from school and we’ll be taking Wyndham and Abby to see Disney’s Frozen! I made these cupcakes as a precursor to the big day and they were a hit!
Posted by Mary McBride
When I am shopping for a baby shower gift, I love to get something fun and something functional for the expectant parents. I know that when showers were thrown for me, I appreciated both the adorable and the practical gifts — each had its place. With the Huggies Little Snugglers Limited Edition Tote, featuring Winnie the Pooh, you can give the gift of cute and the gift of necessities. It’s sure to be a hit.
Posted by Janssen Bradshaw
Like many many people, I love all things French (both my husband and I have visited Paris, but never together — someday!).
I love the idea of a French or Paris-themed baby shower. There are so many great things you could do, and so many amazing things you could eat!
I’ve collected some of my favorite French shower ideas. Now to find a friend to throw a shower for!
Posted by Lacy Stroessner
A new trend in the baby community is the idea of a Baby Sprinkle. A Baby Sprinkle is basically a small baby shower to celebrate a 2nd or subsequent pregnancy. For years, the idea of a second baby shower was a tacky idea, and not something you’d find approved from an expert in etiquette. But, more and more moms are realizing that every baby is something to celebrate. Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about Baby Sprinkles…
Posted by Selena Burgess
I remember when I got my first point-and-shoot. It was a “fancy” Canon Elph and thus began my part-time love affair with photography. I suppose it’s fair to say that I’ve never really gotten into it fully, because as a creative, one has to put a limit on how many skills they try to master.
Although, we creative types are notoriously known for trying to do everything. But personally, I don’t care too much about that. My mantra is that if something doesn’t stress you out, and you love it, then just try it! I’ve recently moved through two DSLRs and currently rock a the Canon EOS Rebel T3, a Sigma wide lens (10-20mm) and a couple of other zoom Canon lenses.
For me, my love (and slow, homegrown talent) for the lens has definitely blossomed alongside the growth of my beautiful
monsters children. Another outlet for my lens is food. I’m in a happy place when I’m taking pictures of my babies and whatever I’ve got going on in the kitchen and the garden. I never went hard at it, learning my very few photography skills. It’s happened slowly over time, in the way that all good things do.
It helps that I have adorable, willing subjects and a love for composition, texture and angles. Not to mention a deep respect for the art form and dedicated skill it takes to be a good photographer. It’s a workout in fact! While I definitely promote and advocate the hiring of a local photographer for family pictures, not all of us can afford to do so with the birth of every child, or multiple times a year for all of the special occasions and magical moments in between…