Why We’re Not Gift-Giving During Christmas

Why We’re Not Gift-Giving During Christmas

It’s a tough decision to bow out of gift-giving at Christmas. I mean, I did it as a child. Sarah did it as a child. It was a part of Christmas for both of us growing up, and we turned out alright. But this Christmas is different… We have our infant daughter to consider. And that means more responsibility for us to set up Christmas for how we want it for her, and our family … Read More

Warning: The Danger Of Nursing Your Baby On A Plane

Warning: The Danger Of Nursing Your Baby On A Plane

Accidents happen. Even when traveling with babies… Here’s our story of a medical emergency involving our 6 month old. Our commercial flight headed to Aruba, with hundreds of people on board, almost turned around shortly after takeoff. Emergency medical services both back in Toronto and Aruba were put on standby. An off-duty fire and rescue officer and US insured doctor we’re assessing our “little” screaming situation. They’re we relaying information through airplane staff to medical … Read More

What Is Adventure Baby (And Why Should You Care)?

What Is Adventure Baby (And Why Should You Care)?

I remember when I first started blogging as a personal finance blogger, I told my friend Bridget that if I ever had kids, I’d totally become a mom blogger. I said it tongue in cheek back then, but here I am — 13 week old baby napping next to me, launching a parenting blog. But this isn’t your average parenting blog. I’m not going to teach you about all the different ways you could discipline your … Read More

Medela Freestyle Review: What I Learned Pumping 100,000+ ml of Breast Milk

Medela Freestyle Review: What I Learned Pumping 100,000+ ml of Breast Milk

I’ve pumped over 100,000 ml of breast milk over 1,000 pump sessions. I’ve used $2,000 hospital grade pumps (the Medela Symphony), $200 pumps (the Medela In Style) and $35 manual pumps (the Avent Manual Comfort). Poppy was born 6.5 weeks early, so she wasn’t able to breastfeed right away. She had to work on her suck/swallow/breathe reflex, so she was fed through an NG tube and via bottle in the intermediate nursery. That meant that … Read More