As this week wraps up, so does my parents’ too-short visit to sunny California. Being away from them has been one of the hardest parts of living here. My parents are amazing people, amazing parents and amazing grandparents to my kids. I love seeing my girls interact with them and the happiness on my parents’ faces at the wonders that are their grandkids. I love having them around and whenever they visit they are incredibly helpful to me as well. I got to sleep in until 9am this morning and when I got up the kids were fed and the breakfast dishes were done. In fact, now that I think about it, I haven’t done the dishes this whole week!
This weekend is our Booboo’s first birthday (post on that coming up). It will also be Canadian thanksgiving this weekend and I have so much to be thankful for.
Every breastfeeding journey is different just like every mother’s relationship with her baby is different and we all face different struggles. Like many new moms I have had my share of challenges with breastfeeding and in the spirit of World Breastfeeding Week I wanted to share my story.
Between figuring out what’s for dinner and running myself ragged taking kids to various activities it can be hard to meal plan and shop to make sure I have all the ingredients on hand to make dinner. I’ve seen a million meal kit delivery services pop up and finally decided to give Blue Apron a try. It’s been three weeks and there are definitely pros and cons. Here is my (unbiased and unsponsored) pro/con list:
This evening the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashana started. It is the Jewish New Year. It lasts for 3 days and is followed by Yom Kippur 10 days later, which is much more serious.
My family is not religious but I love holidays because I love special themed holiday food and family gatherings. Rosh Hashana foods are delicious and full of symbolism. Here are my favourites:
One of the things I like doing as a mom is making up songs. Luckily for me, even though I have no musical talent, my kids love to listen to me sing. Making up songs and rhymes is fun and puts a funny and entertaining spin on every day parenting tasks. I usually just sing new words for existing songs to describe what’s going on at that moment. It can be as simple as “dinner time, dinner time, dinner all the way” to the tune of Jingle Bells. Often Lulu asks me to “sing it again!” and I can’t because I forget the words as soon as I’ve sung them. Over the years there have been a few gems that have stuck and today I’m going to share them with you.