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Check Out The Runners Bike

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 […]

2014 Holiday Guide

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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 […]

What Is We Day?

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

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 […]

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