Category Archives: Parenting & Adulting

When are you officially an adult? Does someone hand you a certificate? And at what point in time do you become a parenting expert? Do you ever? I’m new to both adulting and parenting, so I’m not a professional and this is experience not advice!

12 Reasons Why Baby Sign Language is for You

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I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  Have you heard of Baby Sign Language before and thought “That’s not for me”? The first time that I heard of it, I had that same thought. I thought “Shouldn’t I focus on speaking? No one in my family uses sign language.” However, the second… Read more »

I am #RockingMotherhood in the Outdoors (and so are you!)

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I have been tagged by Susan of Mountain Mom and Tots in her blog post about how she is #RockingMotherhood. She told us the 10 ways that she is rocking at being a mom, and has suggested that I am also #RockingMotherhood, especially “outdoors Canadian style” as she puts it. It isn’t often enough that we take a moment to recognize when another… Read more »

6 Reasons to Donate Breast Milk (+ Giveaway February 17-March 12)

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*I received product and compensation in exchange for this post. All opinions remain my own. I spent my first year of motherhood pumping and donating my breast milk to the Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Milk Bank. Inspired by Lindsay of Maman Loup’s Den and Stefanie of The Monarch Mommy, I looked into donating breast milk as soon as my supply was established and I… Read more »

10 Tips for Moms Returning to Work

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I returned to work in December after a year-long maternity leave, and it has been a challenge. I should put that in the present tense: it IS a challenge. It is a challenge to get everyone up and out the door in the morning. It is a challenge to muster the energy to teach French to 150 children that aren’t… Read more »

Lessons on Litter-free Lunches

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A note from Maman on the Trail: Back in July, I wrote a guest post for Rochelle during the Love Your Lake campaign. Now she’s returning the favour and shedding some light on litter along with some tips for packing litter-free lunches.  *This post contains affiliate links. Written By: Rochelle Archibald, A Greener Future For two years, A Greener Future, the… Read more »

Oh Mother Care Kits Review (+ Coupon Code)

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I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  My best friend, Jemimah, works in mental health. She and I often converse about the importance of downtime, of recharging, of “mental health” days. We are each other’s advocates for self-care. We offer free therapy sessions to one another, the way that besties should,… Read more »

Huckleberry & The First Six Months

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On Thursday, April 23rd, 2015, around 6:30am, we learned that we were pregnant. Fast-forward 32 weeks, give or take a few days, and we became parents! That sounds easy right? Ha! Anyway, this post isn’t about my pregnancy, nor the birth of our little Mister Huckleberry, so I’ll save those details for another day. Instead, I’d like to simply reflect… Read more »

Maman’s DIY Cloth Wipe Solution

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*This post contains affiliate links. When I decided that Huckleberry would be a cloth-diapered trail baby, it just made sense to me that we would also use cloth wipes. But, because I love being totally honest, I should also tell you that I cannot stand the smell of baby wipes. I’ve used many different brands on many different babies in… Read more »