Win Harper and Jolly bumGenius Freetime Cloth Diapers

Win Harper & Jolly Freetime Cloth Diapers (US/CAN, 7/21)

It’s summertime and I’m sure we could all use a little “Freetime” in our lives. So here’s your chance to win some! :) One lucky winner will have the opportunity to win a Limited Edition Harper Print and a Jolly solid in Freetime. Just head below and enter for your chance to win.

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Get Your Splash on at Splashdown Park in #Tsawwassen, BC {Plus a Ticket #Giveaway!}

We’re in the middle of a heat wave here in Vancouver. It’s been so hot, sticky, and muggy – ugh. Last Thursday we ditched work and the sweltering heat at home and took off for Splashdown Park in Tsawwassen instead!

Splashdown is Greater Vancouver’s only water slide park, boasting 13 water slides, a children’s area, main pool, concession stand, video arcade, and volleyball and basketball courts.

Splashdown Park in Tsawwassen, BC

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5 Tools to Help Your Reluctant Toddler Potty Train #RenovaCanada

Kay is turning three in a few weeks, and we’ve been flirting with potty training on and off for the past couple of months. I haven’t put much pressure on her, but I am hoping to put our diapers away by the end of the summer.

I know that some lucky parents have kids who virtually potty train themselves in three days at 18 months old. Well, that’s not my kids. Both of mine were reluctant to use the potty, so for those of you having a similar experience, I’m sharing some of the ideas in my potty training toolkit.

5 Tools to Help Your Reluctant Toddler Potty Train
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Photo Backdrops are a Blogger’s Best Friend {Plus a Peek Prints $50 Gift Card Giveaway}

Welcome to the Summer Sweeping Giveaway Hop, hosted by Viva Veltoro and Lindsey Blogs!

Blogging is more and more about visuals these days. Gone are the days when blogs were just words on a screen. Nowadays if you don’t have large, bright, well-composed photos to complement your writing, readers will move on. So I take a lot of pictures. Many are of my kids (like, a million of them), but I also take photos of the products and recipes that I talk about on my website.

But I’m a blogger, not a photographer. I’m slowly learning how to use all the buttons and settings on my camera, but it’s still a work in progress. In the last couple of years, I’ve picked up a few tricks along the way. The most important rule is to never ever use my flash. Another game changer for me? Photo drops.

Nobody wants to see a review diaper on my wrinkled bedspread, or a delectable dessert plate on my old linoleum counter. It’s distracting.

See this pretty picture?

close up coloured chalk on white wood

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Oh, Canada! 9 Cool Canadian Cloth Diapers

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?

9 Cool Canadian Cloth Diapers

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Almost Wordless Wednesday: Surrey Night Market

On Saturday we visited the Surrey Night Market and a great time was had by all! 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!

In the meantime, Happy Canada Day!

Surrey Night Market

Medela Freestyle Breast Pump Giveaway

Welcome to the Medela Freestyle Pump Giveaway
sponsored by Medela and hosted by The Pistachio Project.

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?

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Nuggles Simplee OS Hybrid Diaper and Hanging Wet Bag #MadeinCanadaBaby

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.

Nuggles Cloth Diapering Package

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Made in Canada Baby 2015 Giveaway Event #MadeinCanadaBaby

Win $1550 in Prizes in the Made in Canada Baby Giveaway - 10 Winners! (CAN/US, 7/13)

Welcome to the 4th Annual Made in Canada Baby Event! Originally established by Celeste at Thinking About Cloth Diapers, this year the torch has been passed along to Lindsay at Maman Loup’s Den and Olivia at This West Coast Mommy.

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!

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Introducing Weleda’s Evening Primrose Age Revitalizing Collection {Plus #Giveaway}

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 Night Cream, Body Oil, Body Wash, Body Lotion, Hand Cream,  Eye and Lip Cream, and Day Cream.

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.

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