Monthly Archives: May 2016

Kirby’s Ruffwear Roamer Leash Review

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Picture this: You are scrambling up a steep rocky incline. You have 40 pounds of gear strapped to your back. You are doing your best to keep moving onward and upward despite your lovely friend, Gravity, pulling you back down. You are using your hands for balance and momentum. Around one wrist is a leash and…HEY! IS THAT A SQUIRREL?!… Read more »

30×30 Challenge 2016 – Week 3

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Week 3 of the 30×30 Challenge was all about the cottage for me. This week fell over the Victoria Day Weekend during which we spent 3 nights at our new family cottage just north of Kingston. I had really wanted to get out camping this month but have decided that the cottage actually provided the perfect “gateway” experience to camping… Read more »

Life’s a Beach Giveaway Hop (May 24-June 7)

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Welcome to Maman on the Trail’s Stop on the Life’s a Beach Giveaway Hop Life is better on the beach. Am I right? Sun, sand, surf, …secret drinks in innocent-looking containers. And little beach bums, fluffy little beach bums. Now, I can’t help you much with sun, sand, or surf (or secret drinks), but I can help you put some… Read more »

Father’s Day Giveaway (May 20-June 18)

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Welcome to the Father’s Day Giveaway Hosted by Mama Banana’s Adventures A word from Mama Banana: “We often talk about Crunchy Moms, but what about Crunchy Dads? Does that special man in your life love many of the same things that make moms crunchy? Does Dad love the benefits of babywearing and wear baby in the carrier too? Does he… Read more »

30×30 Challenge 2016 – Week 2

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Challenge months seem to fly by. I actually caught myself writing the date today and thought “Wait, it is May, right? It’s not still April? No, June is next week! No, what?” I don’t know where I am or what day it is but I am enjoying myself. I feel like there are still so many things that I want… Read more »

MiaMily HIPSTER Baby Carrier Review (+ Giveaway May 18-24)

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I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own. Right around the 4-month mark, Huckleberry began staying awake on hikes. At first just for short periods, and only on some hikes, but now he remains awake for at least an hour if not longer on every hike. And he is getting SO curious… Read more »

Lenny Lamb Giveaway (May 16-June 16)

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Welcome to the Lenny Lamb Giveaway hosted by The Pierogie Mama, Maman Loup’s Den & The Parenting Patch If you are like me and love babywearing, it’s hard not to want to try all the carriers! For her first child, The Pierogie Mama was introduced into the world of babywearing through a knit jersey wrap and a basic soft structured… Read more »

30×30 Challenge 2016 – Week 1

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What a beautiful week to get outside! Well, more like week and a half, but still. The first 10 days of the 30×30 Challenge have been delightful. We had some rain, some sunshine, some cool breezes, some hot flashes, and lots of nature time. And although I have not yet checked off any of my 6 personal goals, I have… Read more »

HumBird Creations Cloth Diaper Giveaway (May 11-28)

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Welcome to the HumBird Creations Overnight Hybrid Fitted and Wool Cover Giveaway hosted by Mama Banana’s Adventures Getting rid of the overnight disposable diaper can be the final hurdle for cloth diapering parents. While cloth diapers during the day are changed frequently, an overnight diaper must last…well, overnight. HumBird Creations Cloth Diapers are designed to do just that! With a… Read more »

Waterproof Teething Mittens Review (+ Giveaway May 6-20)

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I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own. Picture this: Your baby is 12 weeks old. His cheeks are rosy, drool is pouring from his mouth as if a tap was turned on, and he is attempting to shove his entire chubby little fist into his mouth. He is teething. You offer… Read more »

Hike it Baby 30 April ‘16 – Week 4

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Hike it Baby 30 April ’16 has come to an end. And now it’s time to sum up what it has meant to me and where we’ll go from here. This last week was a doozy. I was not feeling motivated to get outside at all, which is unlike me. And I let myself down a little bit. But, as… Read more »