Category: General

  • Doula’s make a difference….

    Are you looking for a doula in the Kemptville, Winchester, Ottawa  South or the St. Lawrence Valley?  Well, give Gina Merlin a call.  She’s a CAPPA certified and DONA trained Doula who specializes in Labour and Postpartum care along with Labour preparation.  She also rents out birth pool if you are hoping for a water…

  • Cloth Diaper Market – Impressive

    I recently started purchasing my natural family products from the Cloth Diaper Market located in Barrhaven, ON (South/West’ish end of Ottawa). This is a super convenient location for us since we always go by Barrhaven to get home from Ottawa. Being able to pick stuff up locally means NO shipping charges for us!! I was…

  • Ottawa Baby Boom Show!

    So I decided to go see what the Ottawa Baby Boom Show was all about the weekend of September 8-9, 2007. There was some pretty big hype about it on Hott 899 (the radio station I listen to most of the time). I enlisted my friend Jenn as her 2 year old LOVES the Backyardigans…

  • Perfect Pads – AWESOME!!

    After talking with some of my eco-friendly friends I found out that there are cloth menstrual pads on the market and that they really aren’t that bad. After doing some research I settled on buying some “Perfect Pads” which I ordered from Jamtots since they are a Canadian retailer. I first ordered 6 Diva Day…

  • Pocket Change Diapers – Just Awful!

    Ok… I’ve had enough. DON’T BUY POCKET CHANGE DIAPERS!!! I’ve given them the benefits of the doubt, been nice and understanding but the quality of materials are completely awful. Continuing on my saga…. I recieved my exchanged diapers back in August and barely used them and VOILA the green one has now lost its elastic…

  • Similac Advanced New “Free” Giftbag

    Those who know me know I am an avid breastfeeder (check out some of my other posts).. heck my babe has NEVER had even one drop of formula. I’ve certainly gone thru some breastfeeding ups and downs but never gave into the stuff. Anyways, formula marketing is ridiculous these days and here is an example…

  • What its like to participate in the Breastfeeding Challenge…

    As I mentioned in a previous post I participated in the 2007 Breastfeeding Challenge today at St. Laurent Center in Ottawa. I met up with my friend Jenn and we were ready for anything…. well for the most part. Since we both had pre-registered online we got to go into a “special” line to get…

  • Ottawa City Counsellor Alex Cullen doesn’t Support our Troops?

    So it seems anyways… with his recent comments that are directed at the Ottawa City Police force for placing the simple yellow “Support our Troops” on their cruisers. Check out this article and this one for more details. “We all support our troops, but that is not the debate,” he wrote. “Chief White has made…

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