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    Nov 10 2014

    Reduce your exposure to cell phone radiation

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    When I was pregnant I kept my mobile phone a good distance from baby belly. I also started doing research on ways to significantly reduce baby’s (and hubby’s and my) exposure to cell phone radiation. The first solution is obvious: turn off your phone! Well in today’s real world, let’s face it…we are taking photos of bebe with cell phone as well as sending and receiving messages via email, text and instant messaging via our mobile devices.  My research led me to Matrix 2, an affordable ONE-TIME BUY which made sense, IF it actually works. To my mind, I believe, “Hey, why […]

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    Nov 3 2014

    Baby’s First Birthday!

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    Cannot believe our boy is almost ONE! Not that the first year ‘flew by’. It actually did feel like a year: a lot of learning, loving, laughing – and let’s not forget the crying (baby and mum), sign language learning and new mommy sleep deprivation. Other/seasoned parents tell me it does not get easier, but how fulfilling parent-hood is indeed…yipee!   I hope and pray Noah will always be true to himSELF and dance to his own beat. We’ll try to nurture his uniqueness even in the rough times…which is why I’m posting this! Accountability, baby!   His birthday party was on […]

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    Oct 18 2014

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    “Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ” ― Elizabeth Stone

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    Sep 19 2014

    Baked Thai-Style Sea Bass (or other white fish)

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    The flavors of this dish are really fragrant and light. Steamed fish and rice is always a winner, especially with Thai flavours. If you’ve got a good fishmonger, using other fish like red mullet, prawns or squid to mix things up a bit is a great idea. It’s easy to put together and loads of fun to serve the tray at the table. Ingredients For the Thai paste 2 large bunches fresh coriander, leaves picked and stalks reserved 2 thumb-sized pieces fresh ginger, peeled 3 cloves garlic, peeled 2 fresh red chillies, halved and deseeded 2 teaspoons sesame oil 6 […]

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    Sep 18 2014

    Baby Gourmet: Beef Casserole

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    Prep & Cooking Time: 2 hours, 35 minutes (beef needs long, slow cooking to make it really tender) Nat is a whiz in the kitchen. Today she whipped together baby’s first beef casserole in a couple of hours, and left the kitchen spotless!  Most importantly baby loved it, as evidenced by his contented look (scroll to bottom)! INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 tsp paprika 11 oz lean stewing beef 1 3/4 cups Chicken Stock 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped 3 medium potatoes (12 oz), […]

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    Sep 15 2014

    100 Days of Yoga

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    Is anyone doing this ‘challenge’? I kind of made this up for myself and putting it ‘out there’ so I commit to 100 days of yoga practice. The practice can be anything from quiet morning meditation to flowing vinyasa asana practice to being fully present with baby through an entire day (i.e. not floating off into space…not an easy one). Day 1 – Monday, September 15, 2014 Today I practiced on that mat while baby was napping mid-day. Only 20 minutes in duration however that was enough to demonstrate to self that I am so scattered lately. In mind. I […]

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    Sep 13 2014

    Sore from holding baby?

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    As new a new mother you are probably wanting to hold your baby constantly. No shame in that love mission, however you undoubtedly feel quite tired from hanging on to your little bundle of joy on and off all day. Lifting and holding babies, bags, car seats, strollers and other baby-related paraphernalia, time and time again can take its toll on your hands, wrists, and arms. Luckily, there are things you can do to alleviate the pain and soreness. What’s wrong with Me? You might be experiencing some numbness, muscle weakness, or tingling in the hand or fingers…or rubbing and […]

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    Sep 1 2014

    Why We LOVE our Baby Bassinet!

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    The other day a friend emailed for a bassinet recommendation since their baby is due in December.  I told them how much we loved – and still love – our Monte bassinet, though I did anyway ask around in the mom groups I attend as well as reached out to Mom friends and ‘likers’ on FB.  The highest rated amongst friends was the “Sorelle Dondola” cradle (in cherry color, below), with the only complaint being the thinness of the inner pad.  A few other Moms raved about the same Monte Ninna Nanna bassinet that we had, especially Canadian-based mamas, since Monte is designed and manufactured […]

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