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2017 Essentials with Emily

Mom Essentials

C. S. Lewis once said, “Children are not a distraction from important work, they are the most important work”. I love this quote for many reasons, but sometimes I simply love it because it acknowledges that mothering is hard work. We mothers, regardless of…

May 9, 2017
2017 Essentials with Emily

Oral Hygiene for Baby and Beyond

While most little ones don’t sprout their first tooth until around six months, oral hygiene is important even before we see any pearly whites, and long after. Like any healthy practice, it can be hard to develop at first, but it’s always best to…

April 18, 2017
2017 Essentials with Emily Playtime

Indoor Play for the Winter

I’m all for braving the cold and getting outside in the winter months, but I think all moms know that their kids have a significantly reduced capacity for the outdoors when the weather gets cold. In Canada, from December to April we’re likely to…

January 25, 2017
2016 Essentials with Emily

Surviving the Holidays

The Holidays are here, and with it, all the familiar chaos! If this is your first major holiday season with a baby in tow, however, it’s all new and maybe a bit intimidating. Here are a few tips for surviving and thriving with the…

December 16, 2016
2016 Essentials with Emily Sleep

Overnight Essentials

With the holidays around the corner, chances are your little one may be gearing up for their first sleepover. Nearly half of Canadian families travel to visit family for the holidays, but if it’s your first time sleeping elsewhere there are a few things…

October 28, 2016