Many of us have heard of “The 5 Love Languages” concept theorized by Dr. Gary Chapman – a renowned marriage counselor – in his book of the same name released over 20 years ago. I myself came across this love theory on Oprah’s Lifeclass in 2013. Chapman theorizes we all have a primary and secondary way we like to be loved, and that there are 5 major categories
A Love Note to The Mama Struggling With Breastfeeding: Your Well-Being Is What’s “Best”
In the middle of writing my Valentine’s Day blog post yesterday, I took a break and scrolled my Facebook feed. There flashed a Canadian news update from the Husband of Florence Leung who tragically took her own life, we learn now from suffering with Postpartum Depression, perhaps exacerbated by her struggles with breastfeeding. It triggered a memory of a sweet Mama we lost earlier in 2016 –
To The Snap-Happy Momtogs: Keep On Clickin!
I hear it all the time – “put the camera down and live in the moment”, and “the best memories are those kept in the heart”. While I get the notion behind these sentiments, I tend to have a different perspective on clickin’ my camera button as much as I do. Here’s why this snap-happy Momma will keep on clickin’ in 2017: 1) Photography is
New Year Check in + Social Media: Getting “Real” about the “Reel”
Seriously, remove the pressures a new year brings to get your life together in a few short days. To be honest, today I’m choosing to just breathe. The kids are still off on Winter Break, and the exhaustion of parenting on overdrive is hitting kinda hard. I’m trying to figure out my focus for the blog, and well, I’m completely stuck. Thinking clearly with lots
8 Ways to Ring in the New Year with Kids
**Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links, meaning if you purchase from them, we may earn a small commission that we use to keep this site running and the coffee (a.k.a. “parent fuel”) well – stocked ;)** Sometimes I think it would be nice to get dolled up and dance the night away at an adults-only event with Andrew on New Year’s Eve, but really, there’s
Coordinate your Family’s Style with Kin & Kith!
Coordinate your family’s style with Kin & Kith! I have an affinity for coordinating my family’s fashion, so was thrilled when we were asked to be Brand Managers for Kin & Kith – the new Family Lifestyle Brand! No more store hopping to get us all styled. Now I can coordinate our entire family in one shop! The Kin & Kith clothing line is inspired by the bond of family,
Family Movie Nights + A Review of Orville Redenbacher’s Caramel & White Cheddar Popcorn
Friday nights usually mean movie night for the big kids around here, but since Brody has a game this Friday, we changed things up this week. We decided to push it up to a less hectic night and start it earlier so the little ones could join too. The kids were so excited, especially since we also just got Netflix (I know, a little late to the streaming
How to Style a Hot Cocoa Bar + FREE Printables
We’ve had a lot of fun setting up this Hot Cocoa Bar at our Christmas parties the last few years and wanted to share a few tips on how to create your own. FREE printable labels and sign attached below. How To Style a Hot Cocoa Bar Grab mason jars at your favourite craft or grocery store to hold your hot cocoa toppings and stir sticks.
15 Outdoor Activities to Enjoy As a Family This Winter
Baby it’s cold outside, but there’s so much fun to be had in our wintery outdoors! The countdown to Winter Break is on, and I don’t know about your family, but too much time indoors is a ticket to insanity-ville around here. Get outside! For some cold weather family fun, check out my latest article on PTPA 15 Outdoor Activities to Enjoy as a
A Review of the DigiArt Creative Easel by VTech
As a Product Tester at Parent Tested Parent Approved, our daughter got to try out Vtech’s latest DigiArt Creative Easel in exchange for our review. All opinions are our own. **Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links, meaning if you click and purchase from them, we may earn a small commission to keep this site running, and the coffee well-stocked 😉 We value
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