Baby Proofing – Holiday Edition

I’m actually shocked how many potential baby safety issues can arise during the holidays, especially as we put up more decorations and trimmings that are not necessarily baby or toddler proof.  It all depends on the type of decorations you ultimately use but in general here are standard things to keep an eye out for…

Be mindful of your kids

This is just a reminder to well-intentioned parents out there to be mindful of your kids and treat them as humans not as playthings, especially around family and close friends.  I am guilty of this too where I tend to pressure my son to hug and kiss every single person (when only handshake can suffice…

New Fathers – An overlooked niche

As a new father (for the second time that is ) I’m actually shocked that with the quickly growing trend of more involved fathers and stay at home dads, the marketing and baby product industry hasn’t caught up!  This niche of isolated and overlooked new fathers hasn’t been filled yet and honestly it’s beyond me. …

Baby Strollers – A thought

Baby trolleys or strollers – they are more than a wagon to carry your baby from A to B – oh let me count the way.  In fact I am considering carrying them around long after my baby grows up, they are simply so convenient that I honestly don’t know how I lived without them. …

Extra ‘EXTRA’ Curricular

I find myself in an interestingly precarious position with my 8 year old.  I’m all about free time and time for kids to be kids, but he is often bored (despite the emporium of toys that is his room) and his energy levels are through the roof – I mean if you can’t sit still…

The story of a sleep routine & manipulation

Been there twice, hated them both times – I truly do not envy anyone who goes through the sleep routine phase with their babies.  It’s hard; it gets ugly and there no clear winners in the short term.  In the long term though you will wish you had done it earlier…much earlier.  There are tons…

Play pens vs. travel cots

For those who can afford (price-wise and more importantly space-wise) play pens and baby cots, you are the lucky few – God speed and good luck.  As for the rest of us who find them both redundant but not sure which one to get here are some things to consider if you have to decide…

Easy cooking ideas with kids

You probably heard this somewhere, but part of getting your kids to appreciate food, and possibly try a few flavours that they wouldn’t otherwise, is to get them involved in the kitchen in prepping, especially the cooking part.  I usually like to involve my little guy not only for that – but as a welcome…

Keeping it real: Stranger-safety talk

It is bound to happen, that talk about being aware, slightly paranoid, and uneasy around strangers to protect your kids from possible dangers.  It is hard to have this talk not because you don’t want the best for your children, but because in essence you are taking another step to less innocence in their lives. …