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IVF: The Egg Retrieval

Another pivotal moment in our road to a hopeful pregnancy happened today. After weeks of multiple self-inflicted injections, my wife underwent an egg retrieval. It seemed like a fitting time of year, with the stores full of delicious chocolate – something I’ve had to restrict as I haven’t been allowed caffeine in the run up to my small part of the process.  This has also meant I’ve been stuck to … Continue reading IVF: The Egg Retrieval

Win a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Camera

How very exciting! I’m joining forces with a select group of bloggers, artists, and Instagrammers to give you a chance to win your very own Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 camera, just like one of these: The lovely and talented people involved are: Burly and Puff Worthy Women Art Madison Hope Studio   To enter, all you have to do is to go through the … Continue reading Win a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Camera

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Guest Post: 10 Easy Craft Projects for Easter

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to share with you via! About Me: My name is Apryl, I’m a wife of 6 years to my best friend and I am a stay-at-home-mom of Cole, my handsome and crazy 2-year-old! I created a blog for some “me-time” called heart, hope, & hustle, where I share Activities for Children, DIY Projects, Recipes, Mom Stuff, and Frugal Friday Deals. That … Continue reading Guest Post: 10 Easy Craft Projects for Easter

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The Canadian Sisters Who Changed Baby Food for Good

Cheryl and Christa Giampa are sisters from British Colombia, Canada. When Cheryl was diagnosed with cancer, she didn’t have the time or energy to make her baby’s food, so she headed to the store. What she found was pretty bad. There were lots of processed, heavily packaged, preserved and cooked so much that most of the goodness was actually removed. So Cheryl partnered with Christa … Continue reading The Canadian Sisters Who Changed Baby Food for Good

The Non-Disposable Movement

It’s always a pleasure to get out and meet new brands and start-up companies that are making something worth making. At the Healthy Family Expo in Vancouver, BC, I met a few companies who are just starting out and are coming with a message, “we’re making a change”. Among the genuinely nice brand ambassadors, entrepreneurs and impassioned business-folk were Kisha Kinrade and James Spain of Timberchild. … Continue reading The Non-Disposable Movement

5 Ways to De-Stress, Fast

When everything is happening, all at once and you’re starting to get hot, it’s awfully easy to say something that you don’t mean, or that you shouldn’t have said out loud. Maybe the kids are screaming at you from different sides, each with a different demand, or you’re just trying to navigate some traffic while your seat is kicked behind you and your partner is … Continue reading 5 Ways to De-Stress, Fast

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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming A Dad

1.  You have never been tired before. Not like this level of sheer exhaustion. Imagine a car with no fuel, and a hole in the tank, and someone threw up on the hood. Oh and it has to continue driving everyday, up hills, with a brand new trailer. That’s you. Get sleep now because it’s going to be a while.   2. You’re going to see … Continue reading 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming A Dad