Parenting

How to Survive the Days after Halloween – The Switch Witch

So, my 5 year old (pictured left) turns into a crazy, unrecognizable monster after even the smallest amount of sugar, thus making me dread the Hallowe’en experience. There is typically a mountain of treats that comes into my home which I would rather not have her ingest. I never knew what to do with this. She…

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Last Night a Posting Saved My Life

Well, maybe it is a bit dramatic to say a Facebook posting saved my life, but it certainly did talk me off some proverbial parenting ledge. There I was, trying to nurse my daughter to sleep. I had been trying for over an hour. She was certainly enjoying herself, nursing when she wanted and then…

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What is the Right School for your Kids?

As parents, we want the absolute best for our children. If not ‘the best’, then at least a little more than what we had growing up. For parents with new babies or young toddlers, the thought of searching out the best school may seem a bit premature, but it’s never to early to start researching…

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No One Knows Your Body Like You Do! A Natural Birth Story.

A bebo mia Hypnobirthing client and member of my favourite class, Prenatal Aquafit, had this to say about her self-discovery in the natural birth of her daughter!   “So many people (both men and women) were telling me that I wouldn’t do a natural drug-free birth and that I would be screaming for the epidural.…

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Losing the Lost Tooth

There is no parenting manual, as much as we wish there was. This means that there are some less than ideal parenting moments. My latest? My daughter losing her top front tooth. Graydon has been losing her teeth earlier than most, so by 4 years of age, she had shed her baby teeth and was…

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Kelly's Triathlon for Damian

Kelly, a very brave and hilarious friend of bebo mia, has decided to raise money for Damian’s Campaign by participating in her first triathlon while we read (and laugh) along with her. Below is her first blog post, there will be many more to follow until the big triathlon in the fall!   Exactly a…

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A Tribute to my Father – by bebo mia CEO Bianca Sprague

It has been one month today since the passing of my father and it has been a really hard time for me and my family (not to mention so many friends and my family’s community). I find myself today sitting in the sun on the patio of a beautiful café in Chicago, Illinois feeling remarkably…

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Are You Dad Enough?

  Julian Coutts, Hypnobirthing client and father extraordinare to 13 month old Tycho! Ok, so we are well aware that a picture of a dad wearing his baby in a sling is not nearly as risky as a mom breastfeeding her 3 year old while he stands on a wooden chair, but for some men,…

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Breastfeeding in Public – Easy and Stylish!

I have a little obsession.  Nursing wear.  If hospital scrubs and crocs with socks are the first things to cross your mind then think again! I am talking about clothes designed specifically for the breastfeeding mother.  With discreet flaps and zippers that open up, diagonally, or sideways these shirts, dresses and sweaters (I’ve yet to find…

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Toddler Nursing…Oh so sweet!

I had every intention of beginning to type this blog with two hands.  Computer ready, tea made and a toddler happily busy with her Duplo, I sat down in anticipation of a few moments of quality writing time.  However, an empty, available lap proved far more tempting than a few plastic blocks and before I…

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