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DIY Baby Safe Kool-Aid Play Dough

Our recipe to make an awesome baby friendly play dough with a bunch of ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Safe to consume (albeit salty), with a buttery smooth texture and amazing smell that everyone will enjoy squishing and shaping!
Recent Posts My oldest will spend hours playing with play dough (okay, by hours I mean lots of minutes, cause let's face it, no two year old spends hours doing anything except may… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/diy-baby-safe-kool-aid-play-dough/

10 Non-Essential Baby Items AKA Wasted Space

A list of the ten most useless and space wasting, non-essential baby items from moms just like you.
Recent Posts The excitement of getting ready for baby (and the frantic craziness of nesting) is something every mama experiences. I remember less than fondly some of my trips shopp… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/10-non-essential-baby-items-aka-wasted-space/

Free Lunchbox Notes Printable Download

Download a free lunchbox notes printable for your kids at school!
Recent Posts With school around the corner, Retrospect Design has a little something special that you can add to your kiddos lunchboxes this year. It's simple... Download the FREE… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/free-lunchbox-notes-printable-download/

School & Fall Mini Sessions With Rustic Rabbit Photography

Our photographer Jeana of Rustic Rabbit Photography is hosting Back To School/Fall Mini Sessions! Let your child's personality shine uniquely in her images, instead of the same four photos on different backgrounds... And the kids love that they are so fun…
Recent Posts Our photographer Jeana of Rustic Rabbit Photography is hosting Back To School/Fall Mini Sessions! We love that she captures each child's personality shine uniquely in… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/school-fall-mini-sessions-rustic-rabbit-photography/

Kids in Crazy Candyland, The Dilemna

An open letter about sugar and kids... From your friendly, neighbourhood Mom Friend.
Recent Posts There are many things I love, and sugary treats are very high on the list - as are the look of absolute joy in my children's faces. I am, however, not a fan of these … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/kids-crazy-candyland-dilemna/

The Facts of Lice

Battling lice is something every parent dreads. Know the signs, and how to deal with them calmly, quickly, and effectively.
Recent Posts Battling lice is something every parent dreads. We've teamed up with Beaners - Fun Cuts For Kids to give you the crash course in LICE 101, so you can know the signs a… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/facts-lice/

Moms Don't Get No Privacy

Privacy is a thing of the past when you're a mom, so here is a story to laugh about... And maybe even relate to.
Recent Posts Before I had kids, I very rarely took baths. Why? Because the idea of lazing around in a tub of dirty water and your own exfoliated skin just grosses me out (yes I kno… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/moms-dont-get-no-privacy/

Power Packed School Lunch Cheat Sheet

Our list of power packed options to help you make the most of your kid's lunch and snack time at school.
Recent Posts We've compiled a list of power packed options to help you make the most of your kid's lunch and snack time at school, all while shaving minutes off the clock from ind… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/power-packed-school-lunch-cheat-sheet/

Back-To-School: Where Fashion Meets Function With WHEAT Canada

The much awaited 2015 fall/winter clothing line from WHEAT Canada has been released... Just in time for Back-To-School shopping, first day of school outfits, and picture day!
Recent Posts The much awaited 2015 fall/winter clothing line from WHEAT Canada has been released... Just in time for Back-To-School shopping, first day of school outfits, and pict… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/back-school-where-fashion-meets-function-wheat-canada/

Mom's Banana Bread

Mom's Banana Bread, a classic recipe. Perfect for freezing, school lunches, toddler snacks, or breakfast on the go!
Recent Posts You know that favourite childhood recipe that you still remember your Mom making and you had to patiently wait for what seemed to be hours for? We all have one! Mine … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/moms-banana-bread/

DIY Spaghetti for Pretend Play

What's cooking in the kids play kitchen? Why some delicious spaghetti, of course! And it's all thanks to this beautifully simple craft.
Recent Posts Enhance dramatic playtime and imagination with this kids kitchen addition. Many children love to pretend to cook, play house, or even make believe they are in a restau… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/diy-spaghetti-pretend-play/

Tween Bra Shopping

The struggle for most tweens and teens is finding the correct combination of cup and band size to suit their shape. Talking about body changes will help her understand and accept the changes happening to her during puberty. This leads to confidence, matur…
Recent Posts It’s back to school time again, and if there is a Tween or a Teen in your house the shopping list might just include bras. When I went shopping for my first bra, my m… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/tween-bra-shopping/

Trail Mix Cookies

A healthy cookie recipe that are freezer friendly, and perfect for tossing into lunches for school!
Recent Posts It's Back-To-School season, and Pinterest is full of great ideas to keep school lunches from becoming boring. Keeping on-trend, we have a healthy cookie recipe that i… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/trail-mix-cookies/

Tweens Are Flipping Over Triple Flip Fashion

Tweens love Minky flipwear from Triple Flip, making it a great Back-to-School choice. Fashion forward, quality pieces that last, while giving back to girls everywhere.
Recent Posts My 12 year old could talk for hours about why she loves Triple Flip so much, but thankfully she wrote the reasons down for me. "Warm, comfy, cute, and in style are onl… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/tweens-are-flipping-over-triple-flip-fashion/

The Unexpected C-Section

Sometimes, your birth plan doesn't go the way you thought it would. Sometimes, it's scary or feels disappointing, like your body failed you in something that should have been so natural. Amanda shares her emotional journey through an unexpected C-Section.…
Recent Posts Before we had children, I remember having these huge plans of a natural vaginal birth with no complications. Almost movie like. May 2007 was when I found out I was pr… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/unexpected-c-section/

What's In My Diaper Bag

A look inside the diaper bag of a mom with a baby. What's in your diaper bag?
Recent Posts The Baby - A one year old who nurses and is potty training. The Bag - Petunia Pickle Bottom Sashay Satchel, made of organic cotton. This bag is incredibly roomy and … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/whats-my-diaper-bag/

Transitioning To The Sippy Cup

Our helpful guide to transitioning your baby from the breast/bottle to a cup.
Recent Posts   Let's talk about weaning. The first question that usually comes up is "when and how do you transition breastfed and bottle fed babies to a sippy cup?" *NOTE: thes… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/transitioning-sippy-cup/

Edamame Quinoa Salad

A nutritional quinoa recipe that has all the goods, while still being easy and versatile to cook. Best of all, this quinoa salad makes great lunch with the leftovers!
Recent Posts I am probably too obsessed with quinoa. My husband, who likes quinoa, has asked me to maybe eat it a little less on occasions… But in my defense it is pretty amazing.… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/edamame-quinoa-salad/

Pregnancy Myths, The Truth of It

Ditch the old wives' tales, here is our collection of popular pregnancy myths. Whether debunked or not, some are quite hilarious.
Recent Posts Ditch the old wives' tales, here is our collection of popular pregnancy myths. Whether debunked or not, some are quite hilarious. MYTH: You can't get the flu shot … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/pregnancy-myths-truth-it/

Immunization Schedules (Alberta & British Columbia)

Find Alberta and BC’s recommended immunization schedules - as well as a breakdown of what each immunization includes - a few handy resources, and some tips to help make the dreaded poke a bit easier for both parent and child. Just in time for those big-ki…
Recent Posts A few weeks ago my daughter’s Kindergarten package arrived in the mail. Along with school day schedules, supply lists and information about orientations was a leaflet … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/immunization-schedules-alberta-british-columbia/

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