Baby Sleep Training |Will I ever sleep again?

Will I ever sleep again? As a new mom this thought often crosses my mind. My last sound, well rested night of sleep, was quite frankly before I was pregnant, over a year ago! (Face palm!)

It’s 3:00 am and I’m up. Why am I up? I’m glad you asked! (No that’s not anger in my tone….or is it…..I’m too exhausted to be angry). I’m up at 3:00 am because I seem to be doing something wrong, I’m a failure at baby sleep training. Experts say that at six months old, my baby should be sleeping soundly through the night and so should I. But that’s just not happening. Continue reading “Baby Sleep Training |Will I ever sleep again?”

Top 3 Gifts| For New Parents

With all the cute outfits and cool gear, buying gifts for a new baby is very exciting. While celebrating the arrival of a new bundle of joy is expected, what about the parents? That’s right, mom and dad-to-be deserve a little love too. The baby will need everything from clothes to a crib, but a gift for the new parents is a thoughtful gesture and would no doubt be greatly appreciated.

Here are my suggestions for the top three gifts for new parents. The most important thing to keep in mind is practicality. When baby gets here mom and dad will be busy taking care of their little one, so gifts should be applicable to this new chapter in their life.

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Six Month Baby Photo-shoot

Hooray for half birthdays!

Wow how time flies! It feels like just yesterday that I brought a tiny newborn home. Well, cut to 26 weeks later and here we are, with a bouncing babbling 6 month old.

We made full use of the bright sunny weather and headed to The Halifax Public Gardens for an afternoon six month baby photo-shoot. Baby had a nap, was fed, and and all dressed up and ready to go. All bases covered right? We’ll sort of. It wouldn’t be as simple as point and shoot to get the pictures we had in mind.

Baby B was content, but distracted. She looked at the lush green grass in amazement. Child like wonder is what comes to mind. It didn’t even occur to us that this was her first real interaction with grass, as silly as that sounds. So there she sat on her blanket just looking around in awe. Sitting turned to crawling, and soon baby was weeding and attempting to eat all the grass her tiny little hands could grab. The six month baby photo-shoot was quickly becoming gardening 101.

We let her be, and allowed her to feed her fascination with her new discovery of grass. But we were also loosing daylight and really didn’t want a nighttime six month baby photo-shoot, so we tried to get things started. Continue reading “Six Month Baby Photo-shoot”

The Baby Binder Q&A |The Coast

I had the pleasure of speaking with Allison Saunders, deputy editor at The Coast, about my blog, The Baby Binder, as well as my volunteer work with the Baby Box Co.

For full details on my collaboration with the Baby Box Co Initiative check out my previous blog post.

Read the full article from The Coast here.

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Summer Bucket List (for the family)

Moving from a tropical country to Canada really makes you take note of the weather. So when it’s summer, I take full advantage of the warmth and bright sunny days Halifax, Nova Scotia has to offer.

This year I created a summer bucket list. A compilation of activities we want to do as a family, that gives us a chance to create some fun memories with baby. Most of the planned adventures take us outdoors, but there are a few good indoor activities too. So, in no particular order, here’s my list of things to do and places to go in and around Halifax, Nova Scotia (I’ve already started!)😎

1. Wolfville Wine Tour

2. Nova Scotia International Tattoo

3. Halifax Jazz Festival

4. Hali The Road Train

5. The Discovery Centre

6. The Beach (any awesome beach)

7. George’s Island Tour

8. Outdoor Pool

9. Tall Ships

10. Shipyard Tour

11. Doors Open Halifax

I’ll do a blog post with a review of each of my bucket list items. Stay tuned for lots of pics! There will probably be a few impromptu activities here and there, and I’ll be sure to keep you posted.

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Battle with the bottle

There are a million stories be of moms struggling to breastfeed. So when I had my little one I prayed that breastfeeding would go well. It’s been five months and it’s safe to say my prayers have been answered. Both me and baby got the hang of it, and easily settled into a routine. A sleep deprived routine, but a routine non the less.

Then came time to start leaving home with baby. Time to try the bottle I thought. I followed all the advice I’d gotten and waited until baby successfully breastfeed for a while before trying her with a bottle. My first attempt failed, she made the worse face when the plastic nipple touched her lips. I tried and tried but she just hated it. So I stopped. Continue reading “Battle with the bottle”

First summer outing with baby

The weather is good so it’s time to start checking things of my summer bucket list. This year we plan to take full advantage of the sunshine and plan as many outdoor activities as possible.

This weekend we kicked things off with an out of town adventure. A quick one hour drive away to the valley. Our Canada day celebrations took us to Wolfville, Nova Scotia. More specifically, a winery tour.

We arrived at the information desk to see a british style, double decker bus parked out front. We signed in and got our passes and boarded the magic winery bus. Continue reading “First summer outing with baby”