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Check Out The Runners Bike

Published November 26, 2014 at 3:38 pm - No Comments

I’d like to introduce you to the Runners Bike. Yes, it’s missing pedals. It’s supposed to be missing pedals! What this does is help to introduce your child (as young as 18 months of age) to learn balance and coordination. They are often called balance bikes. Learning to balance and coordinate on a pedal-less bike […] IWEBIX Webdesign

2014 Holiday Guide

Published November 25, 2014 at 1:33 pm - No Comments

Photos by Stephanie Pasutto It’s here and better than ever, our 2014 Holiday Guide! Articles: Baby’s First Christmas Gift Guide Mom’s Ultimate Gift Guide (Wish List!) … Coming later this week Fun Advent Calendar Ideas for the whole family to enjoy Managing the Holidays with a Toddler by Ann Douglas Order your Holiday Cards during Black […]

Managing the Holidays with a Toddler

Published November 25, 2014 at 1:14 pm - No Comments

Photo by Stephanie Pasutto Photography By Ann Douglas ‘Tis the season to be merry. Or stressed out. Yes, mom, you’re the one who gets to decide how the holidays play out for you and your toddler. If you take a relaxed, let’s-go-with-the-flow approach to merry-making (taking each day as it comes, not over-committing yourself or […]

Advent Calendar Ideas for Your Family

Published November 25, 2014 at 1:12 pm - No Comments

Come December 1st, it’s fun to participate in a family Advent calendar. (You’ll find a whole bunch of different Advent ideas on our Pinterest board too.) Our Advent calendar tradition started the year I made these little advent envelopes to string along the fireplace.  Each envelope holds a different activity for the day. I focused on […]

Baby’s First Christmas Gift Ideas Guide

Published November 25, 2014 at 1:05 pm - No Comments

Whether he is a few weeks old, or nearly a year, baby’s first Christmas is very special. We pulled together our favourite gifts for you to buy for your baby’s very first Christmas morning. A Library of books you’ll cherish for years with your little one. Our picks: A classic, The Night Before Christmas. Sandra […]

Recipe: Roasted Chickpeas

Published November 19, 2014 at 9:24 pm - No Comments

  Just the other day I made roasted Chickpeas for the first time and oh my goodness they were good! Super quick; easy and my kids love them too! You will need: Chickpeas Olive Oil Spices (various, listed below) I started with dried chickpeas and cooked them according to the directions on the bag; you […]

World Prematurity Day

Published November 16, 2014 at 11:04 am - No Comments

It is World Prematurity Day on Monday November 17th. 8% of all babies born in Canada are delivered prematurely, a percentage that has been steadily increasing since 1991. Babies born prematurely have immediate health and supportive care needs and may experience long-term impacts such as the risk of development or physical challenges. As the rate […]

Hot Find Friday: Minted

Published November 14, 2014 at 10:45 am - No Comments

It’s that time of year when we all start prepping and planning for the Holidays. December is just around the corner, really! I’m a big fan of photo cards at Christmas. I have sent out printed photo cards nearly every year for the past 14 years. I discovered Minted last year and they’re simply amazing. They have […]

How Does She Do It? … Joyelle Brandt

Published November 13, 2014 at 10:45 am - No Comments

It’s time for another How Does She Do It! We are thrilled to introduce you to Joyelle Brandt from Port Moody, British Columbia. Are you an Urban or Suburban Mama, where do you live? Suburban Mama. I live in a fabulous neighbourhood in Port Moody where I can walk to the grocery store, library and recreation centre from […]

What Is We Day?

Published November 12, 2014 at 9:24 am - No Comments

I attended We Day here in Vancouver last month. I wasn’t totally sure what We Day is exactly, or why I should attend. When I read that Selena Gomez was hosting, and there were a myriad of other recognizable names in the lineup, I thought I should take my two oldest daughters along and check […]

Five Things: My Picks At The Vancouver Baby & Family Fair

Published November 10, 2014 at 8:38 pm - No Comments

I visited the Vancouver Baby & Family Fair this past weekend, not only to man our Modern Mama booth, but to check out the latest and greatest in what’s new for mom & baby. Here are my picks: 1 – Global Mothers Handmade products from around the world are sold through Global Mothers and profits […]

6 Things You Need to Know Before You Give Birth

Published November 6, 2014 at 10:02 am - No Comments

After having given birth to three daughters, I feel like this is my ‘need to know’ for expecting mamas who need to know. Bring Vaseline To the Hospital Use vaseline on baby’s bottom immediately after birth, because his/her first bowel movements will be sticky like tar (it’s called meconium) and the vaseline will make it […]


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