Thoughts I had during the Emmys Awards 2015


I love awards show. In fact, awards show and any type of annual event where celebrities gather to be ridiculously good looking and possibly act a fool, are the real reason why I even bother subscribing to cable. Here a few random thoughts that went through my head last night while watching The 67th Emmys Award Show 2015.

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Pool Days

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One of the best things to do on a hot summer day is to go to a local watering hole. We had originally planned to go to the beach, but the prospect of riding in the car with a screaming baby for 1 1/2 hrs was not too appealing. We opted for something else. A local outdoor pool that’s made to look like the beach.

Close enough? We could enjoy the feeling of a beach without the messy sand and with the added bonus of large trees to hide out under from the sun. Even better!

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We started Lincoln in swimming lessons at 5 months and he loves it! They don’t learn much during the first year but it’s just to get used to being in the water.

List of Local Free Splash Parks

City of Cambridge Spray Pads

City of Guelph Splash Pads and Water Features

City of Kitchener Pools and Swimming

Waterloo Lions Lagoon Splash Pad

Look around your city for splash parks that are free (there’s tons). Kiwanis Park is not free and we had to pay per adult and even for Lincoln. I thought it was kind of ridiculous that we had to pay for a 6 month old baby. Isn’t the best part of having babies is that they are pretty much free everywhere until they’re 2?



Swaddling – How to and Product Review

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I’ve started a new series on my Youtube channel called “Baby Basics”. I’ll be covering various topics of interest for the first year of our babies’ lives. The first video I filmed was about swaddling. I cover how to, what is it, when to and why do we swaddle. I also did a quick review on a few different swaddling products as well.

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A Shopping Review: Aritzia

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I made my first online purchase on I have been a regular customer at Aritzia in store for over a decade. I have watched them grow from a small obscure store at Yorkdale in Toronto (not sure where their first store was, but that was the first store I discovered), to this amazingly popular brand that has crossed borders. I made my purchase during their big Spring sale so all the items I purchased were on sale. I also combined my order with my sister so I could take advantage of the free shipping after $150. I am only going to include the items that I purchased for myself in this review.

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My Birth Story – Labour & Emergency C-Section Video

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It’s been about a hot minute since I’ve posted. I’ve been busy. Busy making a baby! We welcomed our son Lincoln to the world on February 5, 2015. I wanted to share my birth story with you. It’s an experience I’ll never forget but the details can get hazy over time. I wanted to write it all down while it was all fresh, but it seemed like such a long story. So I decided to record a video.

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