Over the last few months, I have been really craving family time. Last week, the three of us packed up the car and escaped Toronto to visit Adam's family in Kingston. I didn't realize just how much I was missing this in my life. I haven't seen my own parents in over 6 months (and counting). And even though our government says we are allowed to build a circle of up to 10 people, the decision to do so, comes with a lot of risks. Not only are my parents seniors, but . . .
Thanksgiving in Canada is celebrated much earlier than our neighbours south of the border! This year we spent Thanksgiving at our Aunt Lori and Uncle Ralph's cottage in Sydneham, Ontario. Not only do they have a beautiful home that backs on to a private lake, they have their fair share of animals that Ethan enjoyed visiting. Being off grid this weekend allowed me to reflect on this past year. Here are ten things for which I'm thankful for. My country. As the rest of the world . . .
This week I decided to wean Ethan from breastfeeding. And I did it COLD TURKEY. I started to recognize the subtle signs of readiness: using my nipples as a chew toy and my cleavage becoming a dustpan of sorts for crumbs and food leftovers. I knew this day would come but I didn't realize how sad I would be to give it up. A Short History I always knew I wanted to breastfeed but while it may look natural, no one really tells new moms just HOW HARD IT CAN BE! After Ethan was . . .
This past Sunday, Ethan got to celebrate his very first Sukkot! Most of you might be wondering: What is Sukkot? Sukkot is a week long Jewish Holiday that comes five days after Yom Kippur and celebrates the gathering of the harvest. During this holiday, people eat and sometimes sleep in a Sukkah, a little outdoor shed that commemorates the time the Israelite's spent in the wilderness after they were freed from slavery in Egypt. Although we're not religious, we're raising Ethan in . . .
Hi everyone! Long time no see! Yesterday my family and I explored The Word On The Street Festival which is a free Canadian book and magazine event that takes place in Toronto every September. I wanted to share with you some of the things we loved most about the festival this year. The Location The Word On The Street Festival takes place at Harbourfront Centre which is located at 235 Queens Quay West. We love coming down here because of the scenic waterfront views and . . .