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    Child Development & Milestones,  Family Fun,  Guest Post

    8 Best Indoor Activities for Kids Without Using Technology

    I’m a first time mom and for the first year of Little M, I believe we’ve done pretty well when it comes to doing different indoor and outdoor activities together. For the most part, we did a lot for the whole year of my Maternity Leave. Our favourite Indoor Activities include the Mom and Baby Ballet of Balletiques, Baby Lab of Gymboree, Baby Rhyme Time at the Calgary Public Library, Mother Goose Class of Parent Link Centre, the Swimming Classes of Vecova & Vivo, and our meetups with other Moms and Babies of Mommy Connections Calgary! So what benefits did we get? Were they all fun and worth our time?…

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    Health & Wellness,  Motherhood

    20 Positive Quotes & Self-Affirmations you need as a Mother

    Motherhood takes you to a different journey and with positive quotes, you are giving yourself a reward of self-love. It is a journey that you can never take away and the joy of motherhood is a feeling and responsibility that you cannot give out. Most days we keep our heads up to stay calm and be able to manage the chaos around us. There’s a lot of pressure to hold but you know what? You are a mom. You are rightful of your role and you are doing a great job. RELATED: 50 SELF-CARE IDEAS FOR FIRST-TIME MOMS If you feel lost and down as mother, here are 20 Positive…

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    Inspiration,  Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 033: Be not afraid

    It’s been a while since I published some inspirational quotes. This time, we will focus on what’s stopping us. What are your common fears? Are you scared to fail? Are you doubting yourself to do something you’re passionate about? Recently, I took a leap for an exciting challenge that is eventually leading me towards my goal; to connect with others and inspire them to balance Mom Life and Wellness while doing activities with a baby. I love to focus on this aspect. I realized that I’m passionate about doing activities with my little man, at the same time, I’m also taking care of my overall health. Thus, I’m taking small…

  • Family Fun,  Motherhood,  Travel & Adventure

    15 Summer Bucket List Ideas for the whole Family

    May is ending and you are now probably thinking about your Summer Bucket List. Summer is by far my favorite season, especially that I live in North America. Goodbye Cold Days and Hello Sunny Days! Last year, I had my baby in August. Obviously, my summer was totally different. That means I didn’t do much as I used to as I was busy preparing for my baby’s arrival and it was more focused on safety and prenatal exercises. As I am a first-time mom, I thought of asking other bloggers what their Summer Bucket Lists are. You’ll never know, you can also grab some of their ideas for the whole family!…

  • Motherhood

    6 Tips to create a stunning Maternity Photography Session

    Maternity Photography is becoming popular nowadays. Whether you want it done for a keepsake of your beautiful bump or a celebration as a couple, you’ll definitely need Maternity Photography Ideas to create a stunning look and outcome. “A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty”-Unknown It’s 10:59 pm in the still of the night; in the cold breeze of winter. I got this chance to sit back and relax when I found these images and realized they are part of little M’s story. I was on my 35th week of pregnancy when we did this photoshoot. I had 2-5 weeks left and I could…

  • Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 032: Life

    In your life right now, do you feel contented of your accomplishments or do you feel the pressure to blend with our society? At times, we tend to look for perfectionism. We continuously search for something that is beyond our expectations. Instead of finding what you want in your life, have you actually given time to internalize what you are looking for? Are you continuously searching for your passion? In Motherhood for instance, sometimes we try to do things to feel good as a mom. We have that Mom guilt. We look up to others thinking we are not doing enough. In fact, day by day, we are creating ourselves;…

  • Montessori Learning,  Motherhood

    “A New Orientation” by Maria Montessori: Chapter 4

    It’s been 2 weeks that I haven’t written about the Absorbent Mind book. Lots of exciting stuff are coming soon and it got me a little bit behind on this specific topic. However, I want to get back on track and continue what I have started: our Weekly Reading. In this Chapter, we’ll tackle about “A new orientation”. Dr.Maria Montessori wants to emphasize the impact of what we call “The Motherly Instincts” to her child. Here are some few lines that struck me most: “The child progresses towards life because the purpose of the child is the construction of man in the fullness of his strength and in the fullness…

  • Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 029: What you deserve

    How do you keep yourself motivated to do things you actually like doing? Do you strive for more or do you settle for less? Life is full of uncertainties. Yes, you face obstacles and challenges every single day. Whether big or small, usually something comes up. Just like motherhood.  There are unexpected events in our day to day life.  Still, we aim for quality time with our little ones. We aim for learning.  That’s why we continue to do what’s good for our child; something valuable not just for ourselves but for our baby.  We deserve each other and we don’t settle just as it is. Now if you have goals,…

  • Inspiration

    10 Positive Affirmations for Self-Love Saturdays

    Positive Self-Affirmations are becoming so popular nowadays. I, for one, has a category for quotes that are relevant for my niche and they are actually the ones I love the most. Self-Affirmations have always been my favorite as it just gives me a sense of well-being. It boosts your self-esteem and confidence in whatever you’re doing. With the rise of social media, you’ve probably seen a lot of inspirational and motivational quotes in any platform. It may be on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest. Sometimes, these quotes are accompanied by a message that instructs you to repeat the affirmations and it will change how you view things. You may have…

  • Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 028: The Approach

    Are you a planner or are you spontaneous? As parents, we are mostly filled with tasks everyday. We are faced with challenges and obstacles whether big or small.  We are the decision makers of the family. We strive to live and be able to provide the care our children deserves. But we have to remember to stay committed with our decisions and our principles.  We must not forget to be flexible with whatever comes along the way. Our approach must be open so we can better manage things ourselves and be able to thrive without frustration. How about you? Feel free to share your thoughts.          …

  • Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 027: The Action

    Our Quote of the Day conveys the message of how action speaks louder than words. The world has truly evolved. It feels like most of the people has to show something unique, exciting and all things beautiful! Is it good or bad? Right or Wrong? There’s a huge difference between IMPRESSING vs. EXPRESSING. It’s up to the person who delivers the message if he’s being mindful that anyone has an opinion. So we must act responsibly on what we say, do and show to others. In Motherhood, I received numerous advices..and they are actually great! I’m grateful for those who have shared their ideas and input on how being a…

  • Motherhood

    Transition to Motherhood: Where do I begin? It’s a fresh start!

    ” When a baby is born, so is a mother; each unsteady in their own way. Matrescence is profound and it’s also hard. And that’s what makes it human.”-Alexandra Sacks It was a sunny summer day when we were finally going home. Everything I packed for both myself and the baby were untouched except for my grooming essentials. We stayed in the hospital for a day but after going through the whole labor and delivery, the day felt so long.   As a first time mom, I got so excited and yes, I made it! “Congratulations! You’re good to go…” the nurse said.  Sure enough, I felt my experience wasn’t…

  • Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 025: Focus

    Our Quote of the day speaks about how we should focus ourselves to things that truly matter. Every single day, I am enjoying my time with my little one. We do activities together and witnessing all his milestones just makes me feel so blessed. Then I realized that time flies so fast and in the next 5 months, I’m going back to work. “How will I manage my time, am I able to handle it?” This quote reminds us that we should look at life in a brighter direction. If we think we are not able to make things happen because of our weaknesses, think about what we can do…

  • Motherhood

    Versatile Blogger Award

    I have been nominated for ”The Versatile Blogger Award”! Thanks to Ilona of easydietblog and to all my readers and followers. I am grateful and honoured that you’ve considered me in this nomination. It’s so great to meet and connect with like-minded individuals. Ilona, I admire you for being so genuine and sincere in your daily posts and that makes you unique; you have a strong disposition that you are able to interact consistently with the WordPress community. Check out Ilona’s piece here. What is a Versatile Blogger? The Versatile Blogger Award was created to celebrate blogs who have unique content, strong writing, and beautiful images or photographs. The Rules: Thank the person who…

  • Health & Wellness

    My Wellness Wednesday: Week 2

    It’s our Second Week of Wellness Wednesday! Have you set a moment for yourself yet? I’d like to share this challenge to anyone who wants to focus on self-love, self-gratitude and self-care. We face obstacles and challenges everyday. It may be big or small. How do we overcome this and keep ourselves going? I have put up these sentences and all you have to do is fill in the blanks. If you don’t blog, not a problem. Share your thoughts in the comment section. Here you go! Have fun!   The best thing that happened to me last week was to go to a Mom and Baby Market with my…