Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Collectif Nene

I just got an invitation to a must-attend for Montreal moms.

This event is so cool, in fact, that it got written up by one of the coolest sites (in the US,Sweetmama is still tops for me in Canada) called Cool Mom Picks.

So what is it?

Collectif Nene is a gathering of local businesses who create products for babies and kids. This weekend they will be putting on a baby show featuring all of their hand crafted products.
The show is taking place on Saturday April 30th from 11am-6pm at OFF Interarts (5145 St Laurent Blvd.

Although I have written about some of the brands to be featured like Twig and Zoo Babies some of them are new to me and definitely worth checking out.

Happy shopping!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mickey meets Method

Ever since our January family trip to Disney World Hannah has been obsessed with all things Mickey & Minnie Mouse. From a Minnie themed birthday party to a love of Mickey apple crisps, we seek out healthy and entertaining products doning her favourite characters.

So was I ever excited to get an email from Method about their new line of Mickey & Minnie Mouse hand wash. Already a fan of their all natural cleaning products, these soaps can't get any cuter.

Just $4.49 US a bottle, with lemonade and strawberry flavours, the fizzing action of these soaps is sure to get any kid excited about hand washing (especially during cold season).

Two thumbs (and mouse ears) up!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Hives, Nausea & Fever...Oh My!

I feel like I say this every week but what a week it's been!

It started off with a call from school last Friday that she coughed her way through nap time and was exhausted. A bit of puke, an extremely high fever and 3 days home sick.

What did I learn through it all? Stay at home moms are amazing! Granted we were a bit cooped up due to illness, I don't know how stay at home moms do it. Entertaining, planning, physical exhaustion. When I get home from a short day at the office I've been sitting for 5-6 hours so I've got the energy for Hannah from 3pm-7:30pm but this 24 hour kid thing takes everything out of you! Maybe the bun in the oven is partly to blame but kudos to all you 24/7 moms.

Then, I had my 2nd doctor's appointment and finally caved for the Diclectin. I'm going into week 15 now and my nausea symptoms aren't getting much better. So I took the first pill last night before my early bedtime of 9pm. I awoke at midnight (the third part of this post) feeling absolutely nauseous. I know the pills cause drowsiness but I wasn't expecting to feel nausea off the bat. My symptoms this morning weren't completely gone and now I'm contemplating popping another pill.

Finally, hives. The past two nights have been rough as Hannah is finally better from her cold but broke out in a sudden rash. Two nights ago my husband spent two hours on her floor, after coating her with ample layers of cream. Last night, her entire face was covered in hives.

I raked my brain trying to think of what was new (food, drink, routine) and finally realized that I had switched from Natural Bounce sheets to Outdoor Fresh Bounce sheets. And her pillow case had just been cleaned in them the day before. So to avoid any more late night calamity, she came into our bed (which my back is still blaming me for) and I'm in the process of re-washing all of her bedding and clothing.

So now we have the weekend to look forward to and 8 whole days off of school. At least we've got sickness and allergic reactions out of the way...now to solve the nausea dilemma. Hoping it will do that on its own :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Boys, Boys, Boys!

It is officially the season of the boy!

In the past month, I know of at least 4 boys being born. And interestingly enough, they were all born to moms who are 31 years old.

Yes, I am 31 years old so they are my peers but I point it out because what are the chances? I did hear of one girl in the mix but her mom was a bit older.

A fluke? Or does the Chinese gender prediction method really have truth to it?

I consulted this chart back when I was pregnant with Hannah and it said boy. Wrong.

Then I checked it for all of my friends who had probably conceived in June/July. All girls.

Interesting. Wrong all the time.

So should we just take the opposite of whatever it says?

Or leave it to a 50/50 chance?

So what does the chart say for me this time around? Boy.

Guess we have 6 more months to see if my reverse theory is right :)