7/31/10




I love finding a good deal on stuff we use everyday especially when it's on products I normally don't buy because of the price.

My kids are have sensitive skin, fragrances and chemicals cause rashes. Also, as for any other mom with a young child I prefer buying tear free kinds to risk the burn of accidently getting soap/shampoo in the eyes.

Shopping at our local dollarama I came across something you normally don't see at dollarama: Huggies baby shampoo/bodywash & lotion. My kids aren't small babies anymore but tear free and at 2$ each instead of the typical $4 and up we'd normally pay at a drug store or deparement store so, I bought a couple to try out.

We've tried Huggies - Soft Skin Shea Butter with oatmeal Hair & Body wash & Huggies - Naturally Refreshing Cucumber & Green Tea Hair & Body Wash.

I was really impressed, they smell great, are truly gentle on the skin & eyes plus it's a 2-in-1. Leaves both hair & skin feeling soft and smelling fresh!

If you're looking for a great baby wash for a great price, check out your local dollarama because you never know what's in store!

*This post was written in honest opinion of a product I've purchased and used for my family and is not sponsored by the mentioned companies*



Until next time...Keep dreaming always...

@AMotherhoodBlog

7/28/10

What's worse than falling down the stairs? The sound of your child falling down the stairs.

It happens to us all at one point in our lives, we fall down the stairs. Picture this: a little girl supposed to be in bed, hears mom & dad have guests and decides to be sneaky. She leans over the railing to listen and suddenly slips on her socks and face plants it down seven hardwood steps. That was me, around the age of four. I remember the fear of both myself and my parents who had to rush me to the hospital.

Tonight my little guy toppled down three steps - while I was preparing the two kids plates for supper. My heart nearly jumped out of my chest. I got to the stairs (which are three steps from my kitchen) as he landed and luckily there was no injury, he only scared himself and we are lucky. One of my biggest parenting fears I have is seeing my kids fall down an entire flight of steps like I did, bruising my entire face.

Typically he will go down the steps on his bum if he's caught climbing but today my little man tried to be daring. A long cuddle and he was alright.

It's the little things like these that are sometimes the biggest wakeup calls.


Until next time...Keep dreaming always...

@AMotherhoodBlog

7/21/10

My daughter is well-known among friends for being the one with the long, blonde hair. I call her Goldilocks sometimes, but when we brush those locks it's a continuous battle. No matter what kind of shampoo, conditioner, smoothing cream, defrizz whatever it doesn't work on her hair. She gets knots eventually either way and She hates the brush, she hates the elastic, she hates having her hair done. Period. Yesterday, upon her daily hair brushing she was angry at me for snagging a knot with the brush and said "I want to cut my hair off!" So I said "If that's really what you want, we'll take you before school starts and get a fresh haircut". She agreed and left it at that.

Today we were out shopping with family who came to town to visit. Standing outside waiting with the stroller for everyone else to come out of the store an old lady stopped to talk to us. She had a very sweet disposition, reminded me of my grandmother. She said "You're daughter has lovely hair, it's so long I just love it" I politely thanked her. She went on, "I had all boys, and they have all boys so I never got the chance to raise a little girl so when I see one as beautiful as yours I have to stop and say thankyou for giving me the blessing of seeing her" I again politely thanked her and she went on her way.

DD turns to me and says "Mommy, I don't want to cut my hair anymore". I thought that was the sweetest thing anyones ever said about my daughter to me who weren't family. I wanted to share that with everyone. Maybe its me missing my granny or maybe the fact that little old lady touched my heart after me having somewhat of a bad week. It was a nice moment.

Until Next time....Keep dreaming always xo

@AMotherhoodBlog

7/11/10

image170155567.jpgI don't know about everybody else but during the hot days of summer days sometimes I just don't feel like making a huge meal for lunch or dinner not only heating up the kitchen and making me more tired than I already am. And then there are the nights I'm just too busy, a day sometimes does not have enough hours in it!

On days like these I make simple meals, most of which you can find by just looking in the cupboards and fridge.

Tonight's quick and easy meal was very simple, even laughable but not all of us are Martha Stewart are we? So, here's what we had:

"Sandwich wraps" with Mac n' Cheese and cucumber on the side. Simple, quick and easy.

All you need is:
-Pita or Fajita wraps
-Whatever you want inside (we had lettuce, tomatoe, onion, cucumber, cheese, meats, mustard etc)
- Kraft Dinner (for those who don't know what that is, it's mac n cheese in a box, very simple the directions are right there)
-Extra veggies from pita decorating can be a yummy side, cut cheese cubes or pickles etc.

Basically just lay the pita flat, put on your toppings and wrap it up. We put foil on the end to prevent garnishes falling all over. Place on a plate, side with mac n cheese, veggies, fries or whatever else you desire and there you have it!

For those of us who are no Martha Stewart on any good given day-- this ones for you.



7/10/10

There was a time in my life before becoming a mom and before meeting my now Hubby that I had a dream to travel.

I wanted to travel anywhere I could just to see different places, faces and learn about different cultures. I did travel. Not as far as I wish I still could go but I did travel.

My mother, her bf at the time, myself and sometimes my older brother would take summer trips. We visited 1000 islands, we visited New Jersey and NYC but the best trip we took was one that'll be in my memory forever.

We visited Europe, Holland to be exact. It wasn't just any visit, it was a reunion of friends when I found my childhood best friend online, ICQ I think.

My mother and her mother were close friends, all of us were but they had to move back to holland when I was around 7 years old.i still rember the sleep over we had the night before they left.

13 years later and having grown up in different worlds, the reunion trip is a memory to cherish and I would love to one day relive it with my own kids.

Seeing so many travelling makes me wish upon the dream I once had. I will one day, maybe in another 13 years ;-)


Until next time...Keep dreaming always...

@idream1

7/2/10

Yesterday was Canada Day, there were celebrations across the country -- we really didn't do very much. I guess you can say we celebrated in a more humble way, at home as a family. The loud noises and traffic of people downtown are too hectic for little guy, maybe next year we'll spice it up a bit but we had a good day either way.

Today the weather was much nicer. We spent a majority of today outside with the kids. Summer is great for those long walks to burn the afternoon energy, ending with a quick dinner of hotdogs. This was a good day.









Until next time...Keep dreaming always...

@AMotherhoodBlog