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The Challeng of Parenting a 4 Year Old

Parenting a 4 Year Old

I cannot hold it in any longer: I’m having really trying times with my 4-year-old son Braden right now, and the more I talk about it with other parents, I’m thinking it’s more the challenges that the age of 4 brings, rather than Braden himself. I find it really hard to cope with his constant need to talk. I know not all 4-year-olds are as talkative as Braden is, but … Read More →

Sowing Seeds in Our Garden and Hopefully Seeds of Wisdom in Our Kids

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It is finally Spring in Toronto (garden time) and the snow has finally all melted and what do I notice in the back of my backyard? 5 pieces of lumber that were left over from our deck project last summer. These pieces were too warped or cracked to be put in the deck but I had another idea, an idea that all of my Pinterest searches gave me the confidence … Read More →

Mother’s Day 2014 Survey!

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Moms! We want to hear from YOU! Respond to our quick survey that’s all about Mother’s Day for your chance to win 1 of 5 $20 Target gift cards. Hurry, we won’t have the survey up for long! Click here to take survey Thank you!    

Spring Into Action!


Spring into action! Finding myself getting into a stagnant state of doing the same thing day in and day out, (of course being not much of anything) watching TV, eating, sleeping and repeating it was definitely time for some change. I’ve recently decided to take up running/walking again, I say both as you don’t need to push things if you’re just starting and even if you’re a seasoned runner.  Sometimes, … Read More →

Moms Perfect Reply to Internet Troll Who Called Her Son Ugly.


  Bloggers and mothers all over the world share photos of their children because…well…we are proud and think that they are the most precious things on this planet. Recently, blogger meganmennes received a comment calling her beautiful son with Down Syndrome “ugly” and her reply was in my opinion, PERFECT!   Check it out:   An Open Letter to A Troll Dear Troll, Since I started blogging about my son Quinn and … Read More →

Are Cloth Diapers For You?


Almost 3 years ago now we made the switch to Cloth Diapers. I never thought I’d be one to use them because every time I heard someone talk about Cloth Diapers  I assumed pins and rubber pants… and to be honest, those never were my thing, ever (and yes! I did try them) Do you think cloth diapers seem like something you’d love to try? Sometimes the initial cost upfront … Read More →

SchoolKidz by Staples makes back to school easy


Oh back to school, how I dread you! More than just having to give up my sweet kiddos for hours every day, I also dread the whole back to school process of each new school year. This next year is going to be even harder for me as I will officially be without my firstborn The thought is enough to bring me to tears, so I have no idea … Read More →

Pregnant With Babies That Are NOT Hers… WTH?

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How about this for your daily WTH… A woman in Rome is said to be impregnated with not one, but two babies that are NOT hers! Let me explain, according to a USA Today article this woman became pregnant with twins after undergoing fertility treatments. The problem lies however, in the fact that the embryos she was implanted with weren’t those of her and her partner. Apparently, this is not … Read More →

A Mother’s Confession


    As some of you may know I am expecting my second child in just over a months time (well he is actually due in July but I am in need of a planned caesarian for a tilted pelvis) . I am feeling a bit of mommy guilt as I don’t think I’ve given this pregnancy as much attention as my first. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve gone to … Read More →

Fan Friday: Anki Drive


Welcome to PTPA’s Fan Friday contest! We’re super glad that you’re here. We are thrilled to announce that one (1) lucky winner will receive a Anki DRIVE Starter Kit!! The race track of the future! It’s like bringing your video games to life. Uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to deliver the first video game with physical play pieces. A fun mix of a classic game everyone loves with today’s technology – the whole … Read More →

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