Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Baby Om at Wish

The wonderful Wish magazine recently listed list of studios across Canada that offer baby yoga programs. I want to add to the list their great list here:

The Yoga Loft
5663 Cornwallis Street, Suite 301
Halifax, NS B3K 1B6
Tel: 429-3330

Bluemoon Wellness
684 Osborne Street South (upper level)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
(204) 287-8978

Lion's Breath Yoga & Pilates
Edmonton, Alberta
780.486.4431 or 780.488.4433

Kanata Yoga Centre
2 Beaverbrook Road
Kanata, Ontario K2K 1L1
(613) 858-1114


Saturday, September 09, 2006

Got Blogs!

I'm in the middle of shoveling out my office with the help of the incredible Glenda Muir from re:organized living...more on that later, including the embarrassing 'before' pictures, but for now I just have to share that...

...the Canadian baby world is amazing! As Canadian parents we are quietly doing our thing, playing with baby, trying to clean the house, hopping in and out of mini-vans, developing our biceps lugging around infant car seats (you know that I've-got-a-car-seat-in-one-hand shuffle) and all the while there's this quiet underground parenting Meetup/yahoo group/blogging/mompreneur world out there! It's amazing!

Please see the blogs, on the right, I've just discovered on the new and improved urbanmoms site!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Before I Pack Tomorrow's Lunch...

Yesterday Ann Douglas wrote about "School's Eve". Thank you Ann.

Today, I'll write with relief that we got through the day. It was a day of firsts for J. - first day of full school; first day of grade one; first day at a new school; first day riding the bus to school (I followed in the van) and first day of French Immersion. I felt like someone's fist was around my heart all day, but J. was so brave!

To add to the emotions of the day, we were thrilled when the Snowbirds flew over the school to honour Captain Michael VandenBos. From our house, it looked almost as if they flew over the school, over our house and back to the school. What an incredible day! What an incredible story.

Monday, September 04, 2006

gimme blogs, gimme blogs

Ok, I spending way too much time reading and trying to find Canadian baby-related blogs - such great reading! You'll see our 'links' area on the side growing weekly, especially if you feed my new addiction - send me information about interesting and unique Canadian baby-related blogs that you've found! I working to get a collection of blogs from across the country :) - really I'm working and not having any fun with it ;)

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Slingin' at Starbucks

While running into Starbuck's yesterday (is it getting too cold for Tim Horton's Iced Cappuccinos?), I saw this adorable young couple with their baby heading towards their car. The dad was wearing their little one in a pouch sling and both dad and baby looked so happy. What is it about this type of picture that just makes you sigh and say "aaawww?"

I love, love, love the carriers I have. We started with a Baby Bjorn that is pretty much standard in the baby carrier world. It's great for a younger baby and my husband loved to carry Joshua in it and go for walks without me (apparently the neighbourhood women gushed all over them!). Joshua could snuggle close and then face out (which he loved!). It got limiting though as Joshua got older (read "longer"!) and his little feet would dangle and get in the way of mommy and daddy's leg.

I also have a Heart-to-Heart ring sling (oh, they've updated their website! cute!). I need Dr. Sears’ Baby Book to help me understand how to use it but once Joshua was in it he fell asleep in 2 minutes! Perfect! It's a very versatile, easy to get into carrier. I've loaned mine to so many people to try - hey, where is it now? Who has it?

Next I found the Hip Hammock online (before it was bought by Playtex). This is an amazing carrier - so many people would stop be to ask about it that I consider selling them. What was next?

Oh, sigh, my favourite - the Ergo Carrier... let me have a moment here ...this such a fantastic and comfortable carrier. I could still carry Sabrina in it and she's almost 4 years old (I won’t though). Just looking at it on the Pookababy site makes me smile.

The last carrier I tried was a Moby Wrap. It was a little intimidating learning how to use this loooong piece of fabric but when I put Sabrina into it, at 16 months, my first reaction was "oh, I’ve got to have another baby so I can wear an infant in this". Which is a crazy thought because we are not having any more children just to fill a baby carrier! LOL! But the Moby is just that comfy and cuddly.

Enjoy your babies, wear them close and maybe I'll see you at Starbucks! :)