Things I’ve learned in my 36 years

I have the best family. The three best decisions I ever made, were marrying Mister_Wheats and creating our two miniwheats. There’s no need for lots of friends, just a few really really good ones. (you know who you are ladies) Date nights are very important. My commitment phobia is still going strong. Regular exercise and a healthy routine benefit you, and everyone around you. I loved being in my 20’s but.. Read More

a day in the life

Some days we really feel like we have this whole kid thing down, like our daily routine is a well-oiled machine. But other days, we look at each other and wonder WTF are we doing?! So today we’re sharing what a day in the life with the Miniwheats looks like. Ever feel like this? Admittedly, this is how I feel most days. A day in the life 5:30am Misterwheats gets up.. Read More

happy birthday zoebug

It’s crazy to think that 3 years have come and gone and our little “I don’t want to sleep” bundle of joy is now a confident, boisterous, loving, bossy and sound sleeping(!) three year old. Happy Birthday Zoebug!     In true Zoe fashion, she was over the top excited to head to school today to celebrate her birthday with all of her friends, but not before kicking it off.. Read More

canada never looked so good

To say that I am shocked and disappointed by the results of yesterday’s U.S. election results would be an understatement. But I promised miniwheatmama that I would save the deeply political rant for a different venue so instead I want to talk about a happier topic that is loosely related to yesterday – the miniwheats. Yesterday I asked Thomas if he knew what a President was and his answer made.. Read More

mom-truth monday: we scare our kids

mom-truth: Halloween is literally one of my least favourite holidays, but I have to admit the miniwheats look damn cute when in full costume. I’ve mentioned here how much I love to scare my kids, like the hide in the shower and jump out screaming kinda scare, it gives me joy which is a bit twisted I know. MisterWheats used to scold me for doing this, but more recently he has.. Read More

private sale, bidding war avoided

We debated buying a house for well over a year and our patience finally paid off. We bought a house via a private sale, hallelujah! We are beyond excited to move our little mini-wheats into this house and to finally build our family home. For the first time, Thomas and Zoe have an actual backyard of their very own, bedrooms that they can grow into, a pool to make memories in.. Read More

weekend wrap-up

It seems that all our weekends from here on out are jam packed and this past one was no different. We kicked off the weekend by taking the day off on Friday to do a late fall version of “spring cleaning”. With the influx of stuff that will be coming into the house over the holidays I was seconds away from having a panic attack due to clutter and claustrophobia… Read More

save yourself from daylight savings

Twice a year we parents are faced with the dreaded “daylight savings” fiasco. For some kids this is a breeze and for others it’s the perfect storm for sleepless nights and grouchy days. Thomas has been a rockstar sleeper from the get-go, but little Miss Zoe likes to keep everyone on their toes. We ended up hiring a sleep consultant when Zoe was 5 months old to help us sleep.. Read More

fall family photos

So the weather turned chilly for just long enough (ahem, 2 days) for me to get my first sore throat of the year. Awesome! The upside is that regardless of the temperature outside, the retail world is in full fall force. There are a ton of sales happening right now, so now is the time to get your and your littles fall wardrobes situated. I made a boat load of.. Read More

mini-wheats’ first day of preschool

And just like that we wrapped up summer with a super hot, pool filled weekend and sent the kids off to preschool. As I’ve mentioned before our super amazing nanny headed off to grad school and so we were left to decide what type of child care we wanted for Thomas and Zoe. We interviewed a bunch of candidates but none really even came close to Morgan’s calibre, those are.. Read More