Round Up – Issue 17 July 2014

Hey Guys, well I missed June’s Round-Up. Boourns. Sorry. So I’ve got a lot to fit into this month. Let’s go!


If you are looking to get all fresh and healthy this summer, check out Eating Made Easy. I’ve featured Amelia on the site before but I thought I’d mention it again because she’s been pinning some amazing recipes on her Pinterest boards and health tips on her blog.

Summer is a wonderful time to frolic and run but it’s also a time when kids bonk their legs and heads so often they look like old bananas. The folks at Sleepy Owl Baby have come out with this Boo Boo stick to help those bruises, scrapes and bites heal faster. It contains arnica, organic lavender and tea tree essential oils and comes in a roll on container. They also make a Baby Gift Box that’s amazing if you’re looking for an impressive shower gift and you can order trial sizes for free right now.


There’s nothing I love more than lists so when I heard about this site called I was hooked. It’s essentially a compilation of products that you may need for any scenario. I made one for Flying with a Baby, but also really liked 2nd Birthday Gift Ideas and Starting Potty Training.


I love this video “Reacting to my own birth”. His reaction is priceless and I love the relationship that he has with his mom.


These dads reacting to feeling their baby’s kick made me teary. I know, I know, we could use this money to cure cancer but let’s just love it for what it is.


One of my most dreaded duties as a new mother was writing thank you cards (I know, it sounds shitty but keeping track of mailing addresses and finding stamps was about the last thing I wanted to do with a newborn.) Still, I really wanted to thank people for thinking of us so I wish Paperless Press had been around then. It’s e-cards but beautiful and tasteful. You can also go the good ole printed route for friends and family that would get their knickers in a twist with a digital card.


There are a lot of pregnant lady videos on YouTube but I really think this one is one of the best.


This is such a great article called, “The Stay-at-Home Mom Conspiracy Theory” by Janie Porter.

“So I feel like stay-at-home moms have been keeping a big secret. I would almost call it a conspiracy.

Why didn’t anyone tell me it would be this hard?”


I found this article from the New York Times about what pregnant women around the world Google just fascinating (here’s the graphic too – I love the original artwork with it.)


I need to keep track of this article, “10 Things I Want to Tell My Kids Before They’re Too Cool to Listen” by Kate Bartolotta because I love it so much and I just know I’ll forget where I saw it.


If you have kids that are (or coming up on) media age – apps, movies, books, tv shows, DVDs, etc. – I highly recommend checking out Common Sense Media. They give very detailed reviews that are extremely helpful and accurate and cover ages 2 – 13+.


If you missed this What’s Up Moms video about infant CPR and choking in the newsletter, be sure to check it out here. It’s a good one!


I posted this video on Facebook after the guy that made it sent it to me. I thought it would be cheesy but I ended up bawling my eyes out from the happy feels. “Your dream came true, Bear! It fucking came true!”


Three Dog Photography

Three Dog Photography

There are many great week-by-week baby photos series, but I really thought this one from Three Dog Photography was truly exceptional.


I’m trying to find out where I can get one of these donut Lego holder things that we saw at Legoland. The people I’ve tried to contact from the location and the holding company have no idea where they came from – crop circles, Stonehenge, soft Lego donuts. So if you know where I can find one, let me know. Also, if you’re looking for a place to take the kids in Toronto (well, I guess anywhere that has them) I highly recommend it. I took the boys there (age 6 and 8 and Lego obsessed) and I actually got to sit and drink a coffee in peace while they ran around and had a blast.


How cool are these custom temporary tattoos you can have made for birth announcements from! They aren’t cheap but, man, are they neat. The whole site is bad-ass actually.


You know all those incredible second-a-day videos that are out there? Well, this guy came up with an app called 1secondeveryday that can easily create them.


Lastly, I think this is my favourite tweet that has ever been tweeted.

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