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Life with a Nanny: so much more than childcare

Life with a Nanny: so much more than childcare

“It takes a village.” We’ve all heard the popular phrase that acknowledges how much support it takes to raise children. Many Canadian families, mine included, have chosen to hire a nanny to help out. Child-rearing is demanding, and often impractical for two people to...
School Safe (Peanut-free) Energy Balls

School Safe (Peanut-free) Energy Balls

I bet nobody has ever told you that I’m a great chef…and with good reason! I’m just ok. My family gets home cooked meals at least five days a week, but it’s often not me who cooks them (that’s a story for another time). That said, I was highly motivated to find...
Cheers to Old Friends

Cheers to Old Friends

“Don’t mind my pants!” I announced to my girlfriends as I entered the room, “I packed them without realizing my nanny shrunk them in the wash.”   “We stopped feeling sorry for you the moment you said ‘nanny,’” one of them retorted. Touchée. We all laughed. I...
Sleep Deprivation & Its Effects

Sleep Deprivation & Its Effects

I was recently interviewed by the CBC relating to the ongoing sleep troubles we had with my daughter. My mental health was deeply affected by the prolonged lack of sleep, despite having little to no struggles with my mental health outside of this time. I urge you to...