Dreaming In Satin

MOTHERHOOD

TEN TIPS FOR INSTAGRAM MOMS

As moms it is our responsibility and privilege to love our babies unconditionally and deal (somewhat graciously) with all the other cards we are dealt with: Our home, work, chores, our partner, family responsibilities.. And if you’re reading this,...

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WHY KIDS NEED MORE PLAY TIME

The concept of letting our children play seems like a no-brainer. Play equals entertainment. But when children play they are developing lifelong skills such as the ability to bounce back, cope with stress and regulate emotions. It teaches them...

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Spending our last 3 days before Christmas at the cottage! We are here with our family including my mom and dad as well as my sister, her husband and his family. Its been an incredible time here! I'd love to say we've been doing lots but the truth is we've been resting...

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ZOEY’S FIRST CHRISTMAS

The most wonderful time of year is even more wonderful when you're a parent. I remember each of my baby's first Christmas distinctly. What we did, where we were and even what baby wore on Christmas day! This year we're celebrating Zoey's first...

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KID FRIENDLY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

Making Christmas crafts has been our go-to hibernation activity of choice. When I think of kid-friendly Christmas crafts, pom- poms always come to mind. The little poms-poms are so easy for little toddler fingers to grasp...

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What Our Families Really Want For Christmas

In my last post, "3 Things to do in November To Prepare For Christmas" I wrote about how to welcome the Holidays Stress-free. As a professional procrastinator in training, my goal this year was to feel organized and prepared. To be intentional with my time and energy...

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THANKSGIVING THOUGHTS

I went to my first Toastmasters meeting yesterday and it was equal parts exciting and terrifying. One of my goals is to feel more at ease when it comes to speaking in large groups. They asked us to give a speech about a random colour that was chosen...

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ZOEY’S BIRTH STORY

Can’t believe it’s been one month of non- stop cuddles with our Zoey. Her birth is still pretty fresh in my mind so I thought I’d share a little story about how that went. I love hearing and reading birth stories because they are the tales of how women bring life to...

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LET’S TIDY UP!

  In the months leading up to my due date I spent a lot of time organizing and decluttering our home. Especially the girl’s room which not surprisingly fills up with SO much stuff! Come Christmas time and it's a full takeover of toys and clothes. We live in a...

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