Author: fruitfulpursuits

The Essential Layette

Liz recently became an Aunt, and I am about to become one. We were both asked by our sisters, to help figure out what a new baby really needs and how to sort through all the options and decide what should go on a registry. We love our lists, so we thought we’d share what...

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Traveling with Kids: the 13 things you should never leave home without

After a little international travel over the long weekend with my 7 year-old, I was reminded that traveling with kids is fun, rewarding, and, with a little preparation, can be easy. But being unprepared can make everyone miserable, especially when it comes to airports, delays, and border crossings. With summer vacations on the horizon, many...

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Spring Must Haves

After that brutal winter (shudder) we are finally seeing the return of warmer temperatures and park worthy weather!  HUZZAH!  We have been hitting the parks hard lately and have noticed the gaps in our own kids wardrobes and have composed a list of essential Spring gear that we thought we’d share with you. Outerwear Spring...

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Bee-bim Bop!

Since posting this video to our facebook page I have had several requests for the recipe. I can’t take credit as my recipe is a variation on the recipe we got out of the back of one of our favourite books, a rhyming story about making Bee-bim Bop by author Linda Sue Park, and Illustrator...

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Another diy costume

Same old tricks. Freezer paper stensils directly on the fabric of the shorts and onto felt that was then heat bonede to the shirt.  This was requested by one of my favourite nearly-five year olds as a 5th birthday gift: Wonderwoman Click to view video. Steps: 1. Figure out the size and placement of the...

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This week is special

It happened  sometime this week when without me realizing it,  my children decided to put food pickiness aside. It feels like a major achievement – every dinner this week was not just tolerated but dare I say enjoyed by the whole family. Admittedly it was a short week, maybe its a fluke. I’m taking credit,...

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