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Wordless Wednesday: Hangin’ Out

Posted by on May 25, 2010 in My Story | 4 comments

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Children vs Waiting Room: The Eternal Battle

Posted by on May 20, 2010 in Parenting Tips | 2 comments

Waiting for the doctor with young children is like sitting with lit dynamite, eventually it is going to explode. You know its going to be loud, destructive, and did I mention loud? So how do you survive the dreaded waiting room without leaving a crater of destruction in your wake? Which wire do you cut to diffuse the cute little bomb? Distraction. Keeping a child entertained and well behaved in boring doctor’s office is a constant game of distraction. Plan ahead – don’t leave yourself stranded with a sick child and nothing occupy them. Doctor’s Office Survival Guide (Baby Edition) Food. Cheerios are a relatively healthy snack that is perfect to pack. Easy to carry, easy to eat, and easy to clean up. Avoid bringing food you or your child will end up wearing. Books & Toys. Pack your...

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Wordless Wednesday: A Bug’s Life

Posted by on May 19, 2010 in My Story | 2 comments

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Paternity leave: How much is enough?

Posted by on May 13, 2010 in Parenting Tips | 4 comments

A recent email from a dad-to-be got me thinking. How much time should a father take off work after the baby arrives? Where you live and your current financial situation can play a huge roll in determine how long of paternal leave you should take. Your situation is different from mine and everyone else, check out this great site on paternity leave to help you answer that question. Once you figure out how much time you can take, it’s time to figure out how much you should take. Here’s a visual map of parental leave around the world. Parental leave checklist What are your parental leave rights? Find out through your employer if you are entitled to any sort of paid leave and what hoops you must jump through. Parental leave can differ by country and employer so do...

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Cloth Diapers – Two weeks in

Posted by on May 8, 2010 in Reviews | 2 comments

In an effort to save money and help out the environment we’ve made the switch to cloth diapers. The decision to switch involved heavy thought on my part. I mean really, disposables are just so easy! Nevertheless CleverMom’s persistence paid off, we bought a dozen cloth diapers and haven’t looked back. After some research, we decided to try out luck with KaWaii Baby cloth diapers. For $80 (cdn) we bought 12 outer layer/covers and 24 microfiber inserts. These are pocket style diapers requiring us to stuff the cover with the microfiber liners after washing. This extra step hasn’t been an inconvenience, and the money we saved from choosing pocket style over all in ones makes it worth while. Now on to the important stuff: What are the pros and cons to cloth diapering. And is it worth the hassle?...

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