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10 tips to help your child improve their reading

10 tips to help your child improve their reading

I’ll be very honest, Jayme is not academically inclined. He is extra creative, much more than your average 7 year old but unfortunately academics and sport is not his thing. It’s ok tho because he keeps trying and we keep encouraging. Jayme is now grade 2 and his amazing teacher, Mrs K, has shared some fabulous tips to help parents help their children with their reading. Here they are: Make sure there is no other distractions. Have them look at…

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Nuby Mosquito Repellent Bracelets

Nuby Mosquito Repellent Bracelets

The Nuby Mosquito repellent bracelets couldn’t have come at a better time. The Mosquitos have come back with a vengeance now that summer is back. I hate being sucked dry by them so I can only image how horrible it must be for small babies to have to be bitten. When you open the packaging you immediately get the strong scent of the essential oils that are packed into these little bands. The active ingredients include Citronella(5%), Lemon grass(2.5%) and…

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Sharing Motherhood

Sharing Motherhood

During my pregnancy this year I was super aware of being sensitive about what I say to other people. Due to social media and the community that we as moms or expectant moms have built, we have been exposed to the struggles of miscarriage or barrenness. Personally I have been taught to be empathetic, to watch what I say and especially never to ask someone when they intend to have kids. But recently a friend put such a spin on…

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My Newborn essentials for the first month

My Newborn essentials for the first month

Six weeks have passed and I have taken the time to reflect on all that we have accomplished this far. The on and off sleep patterns, pacing around trying to get winds out and the tons and tons of dirty nappies. I remember doing A LOT of research into what I needed for my baby to begin with. However all the articles left me even more unsure. You would think that because this is my second child I would have…

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