I have been MIA for the past couple months because I gave birth to my two beautiful twin girls. It was a magical time to bring them home, bond with them and my husband for two whole weeks, and start the mommy transition. Instagram culture shows the magical rainbows and unicorns version of the mommy … Continue reading The First Night the Twins were Home
Whether you are expecting company or someone just drops in, it is always important to have fast treats on hand to offer guests. I recently started baking some treats that freeze well so I always have something on hand, especially with babies on the way. One of my favourite things to keep in the freezer … Continue reading Fast Freezer Treats: How to Bake and Freeze Your Banana Bread
A commonly used term now-a-days is self-care. Everyone talks about the need for self-care, but what does that really mean? I hear and see over and over from friends, social media, media outlets etc. how self-care is an important part of a persons daily routine and everyone should be making time for it. The most … Continue reading Self-care or Selfish?
Nothing beats the taste of a fresh baked loaf of bread and butter (Sorry, to anyone gluten-free, low-carb or Keto). Using yeast gives bread a lighter feel, but can pose some obstacles for baking for anyone not familiar with it. I have previously had many issues with my breads not rising properly, and making them … Continue reading Yeast Bread for the Novice Baker
It is officially December 1st, and the holiday season is upon us. This holiday season I have vowed to reduce my stress, and enjoy more time with family and friends. One of the most draining parts of the holidays is shopping. The malls are packed, parking is a nightmare, and being 30 weeks pregnant with … Continue reading De-Stressing the Pre-Holiday Season
One of my favourite desserts in apple crumble. It is simple, easy, and delicious. Apple crumble is also made from many ingredients that are readily available in my pantry, and when apples are in season is very inexpensive. This is usually one of my biggest cravings! A great benefit of eating apples, especially when pregnant, … Continue reading Easy Apple Crumble
In my second trimester, I had the unfortunate experience of falling and hitting my bump on a concrete curb on my driveway. It was the scariest moment of my pregnancy, as I feared my twins might be injured by the fall. I got up with no concerns, and was able to walk back into my … Continue reading Falls in Pregnancy
What is mindfulness and why is it important? The term mindfulness seems to be one of the newest buzz words, but what is it really? Mindfulness is bringing your mind into the present moment and focusing on your surroundings and current state of mind. Mindfulness is unstructured meditation that can be used at any time in … Continue reading What is Mindfulness Really?
It is official, I have reached 30 weeks pregnant with my twin girls. I have been extremely fortunate to not have any major concerns. But, now that I have hit the 30 week mark, I am higher risk for pre-term delivery. This is something I think about often. Like most new moms, the delivery portion … Continue reading Managing the Scary What If’s of Pregnancy and Delivery
Two years ago my husband and I adopted a beautiful German Shepherd mix from our local humane society named Bowser. Bowser was our first baby, but now we need to start thinking about how the addition of our twins to our home will impact him, and ensure everyones safety. I have been talking to some … Continue reading Introducing Fur Baby and Human Baby