Hey, hey, it’s Canada Day! In honour of Canada’s 148th birthday, I’ve collected some cool Canadian cloth diapers from across this great country of ours. That means lots of maple leaves, moose, beavers, and hockey! Check them out and show some love for our Canuck fluff, eh?
Last weekend we visited the Surrey Night Market. The girls spent all evening playing in the six giant bounce castles – a great deal at $10 each for all they could play! We threw caution to the winds and ate mini donuts, chocolate covered strawberries, and deep fried tornado potatoes. We all had a blast, and we’ll definitely be back before the end of the summer!
Recycling has become a pretty common activity in our everyday lives. We recycle at home, we recycle at work, we even have recycling bins on the streets now! But what about the bigger items that we no longer need? Take for instance, breast pumps. What do we do with breast pumps once we are done with our breastfeeding experience?
Today I want to tell you about a relative newcomer to the Canadian cloth diapering scene. Have you heard of Nuggles yet? Founded right here in Canada in 2012, they strive for Simple, Modern, and Green. While they do manufacture overseas, they are committed to only working with responsible and fair-wage production facilities and to keeping their operations local.
Gentle Nest, a Canadian online natural mom, baby, and family boutique in Manitock, Ontario, carries the full Nuggles line among other Canadian cloth diaper brands. Owner Melanie is a generous sponsor in our 4th Annual Made in Canada Baby giveaway event, offering a Nuggles cloth diapering package containing one in stock Nuggles Simplee pocket diaper, one Simplee bamboo stay dry insert, one in stock Hanging Wet Bag, and Bambooz Deodorizers.
This is our biggest year yet with $1550 in prizes and TEN prize packs showcasing 33 premier Canadian cloth diaper, clothing, and baby gear manufacturers and family-owned retailers! Read on to discover all this wonderful country of ours has to offer, eh!
I’m a busy mom and blogger, and my self-care frequently takes a back seat to everything else. I’m guilty of staying up late far too often, not eating regularly (and when I do, eating junk), and not taking proper care of my skin. I’m so tired at night that often I just wash my face, brush my teeth, and fall into bed. So when Weleda sent me their brand new Evening Primrose Age Revitalizing line to try for myself, I took it as a prompt that I need to start taking better care of my skin and of myself overall.
The Evening Primrose Age Revitalizing Collection includes (from left to right): Night Cream, Body Oil, Body Wash, Body Lotion, Hand Cream, Eye and Lip Cream, and Day Cream.
Honey Pot Herbals is a family-run business located in southwestern Ontario crafting herbal products from homegrown herbs for the whole family. All their products are created and formulated by Registered Herbalist Joanne Kewageshig.
I was introduced to Honey Pot Herbals through our upcoming Made in Canada Baby event, and I recently had the opportunity to try out some of their handmade products for myself.
Hubby and I first saw The Lion King five years ago at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. It was my first time away from my new baby, then five months old, and I remember being very impressed with the spectacle, but I’d forgotten some of the details and the sheer wonder of it all.
Last Friday night, I had the chance to revisit The Lion King. The moment I heard Rafiki’s first dramatic call out into the audience and the answering chant from the antelope singers in the balcony, goosebumps broke out on my skin.
Nants ingonyama bakithi Ba-ba [Here comes a lion, Father] Sithi hu ingonyama [Oh yes, it’s a lion]