Shutting off the Screen and Letting them Roar

“Common Nate, we’ve got to cross this bridge and escape the crocodiles!” Over the last couple of months being at home I have been able to watch my little ones’ relationship flourish. They’ve gone from fighting over every, single, toy to learning how to play together in the most imaginative scenarios. Yes, there are still … More Shutting off the Screen and Letting them Roar

Just Us for a Few Days: Why we Love Going Away for our Anniversary

“Is that a grey hair in your beard?” I asked  my husband after waking up actually beside each other on the first morning of our trip. There’s usually a three-year-old between us every morning at home and a 23-month-old calling to us from his crib, so we are never actually that close together these days. … More Just Us for a Few Days: Why we Love Going Away for our Anniversary

One Pot Pasta

Being Italian I am always a little sceptical of Internet pasta recipes. Growing up on a healthy diet of pasta and tomato sauce, I’ve been spoiled with delicious homemade sauce since before I could even speak the words to describe it, I am pretty picky when it comes to pasta.  So, when a friend suggested … More One Pot Pasta

Crispy Nut Crunch Banana Bread with Roasted Nuts from Royal Nuts

We are pretty big banana bread fans over here, in fact, I could honestly say it’s a staple in our house. There are always a few frozen bananas in our freezer just waiting to be baked into bread and that way whenever I have company coming with nothing to make or somewhere to go with … More Crispy Nut Crunch Banana Bread with Roasted Nuts from Royal Nuts

Motherhood Made Me My Best Self and I Can do This! Getting Mentally Prepared for Baby Number Three

“Are you ready?” a friend recently asked me. “Well… we don’t have the nursery set up yet and… “ I responded, assuming she meant physically, is our house ready for a third baby? But that’s not what she was getting at, at all. “No, are you ready?” she quickly replied, pointing at her head. This … More Motherhood Made Me My Best Self and I Can do This! Getting Mentally Prepared for Baby Number Three

Saturday Snacks: Three Farmers Roasted Chickpeas

Me (at least three times before anyone moves): “Ok everybody let’s get our shoes on, time to go!” Our Three-Year-Old: “But I’m hungry mama!” Our Toddler (throwing a mini tantrum): “Snack, snack, snack … no shoes!” I’m not sure how many times I say this before we actually get out the door and while I’m … More Saturday Snacks: Three Farmers Roasted Chickpeas

Hand-me-Downs and Caring for Our Kids’ Clothes with Downy Fabric Conditioner

Ok so laundry is not exactly my favourite thing in the world, to be honest I think it may be my least favourite house-hold chore, but it always needs to be done especially with two littles ones and using products that smell amazing, keep our clothes and linens fresh while helping to protect clothes wash-after-wash … More Hand-me-Downs and Caring for Our Kids’ Clothes with Downy Fabric Conditioner

I’m Not Big, I’m Having a Baby: Five ways to Love your Body While You’re Expecting and This Spring’s Bump to Baby Show

Strangers : How far along are you? My Response: 22 weeks. Strangers (gasping): Oh wow! You’re really big already! My thoughts (smiling on the outside): please don’t call me big, I’m carrying a baby …and  just a few  other choice words I would like to say but will keep smiling and laughing because what the … More I’m Not Big, I’m Having a Baby: Five ways to Love your Body While You’re Expecting and This Spring’s Bump to Baby Show