Join us for this informative 4 week class! We will cover the last weeks of pregnancy, the birth process, comfort measures, infant care, breastfeeding in the early weeks, and have professional maternity photos taken. This small group setting is a great way to get informed and connect with other pregnant mothers. Registration is required, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. $55 registration fee.
Join us Feb. 27th at 10:30am at our Birth Story Telling Event! You are invited to share and listen in a judgment free environment. Expectant mother are more than welcome to come as well! We will have tea available!
Here are the details for our Spring Mini Mom & Baby Group;
May 25th- Welcome Day
June 1 -Pictures with Steph Gascho
June 8- Infant First-aid & CPR with Stacey Palen
June 15- Benefits of eating local and in-season with Suburban Hippie Homestead
June 22- Moms Night out
We will be meeting from 10am- 11:30am at Luxe for the Little ones in Exeter.
We have some exciting plans set for our first Mom & Baby Group of 2015! Here are the details;
We'll be meeting at Luxe for the Little ones on Mondays from 10am-11:30am (the week of family day we will be meeting on the Wednesday at 9am).
Mon. Feb. 2- Welcome and meet & greet.
Mon. Feb. 9- Valentines Day Party & DIY baby care products
Wed. Feb. 18- Chiro for infants info with Dr. Carolyn Wood
Mon. Feb. 23- Cloth Diaper 101 with Sarah's Cloth & Accessories
Mon. Mar. 2- Picture Day with Stephanie Gascho Photography
Mon. Mar. 9- Green Living Discussion
Mon. Mar. 16- Mom & Baby Yoga with Om Yoga Studio
Mon. Mar. 23- Moms Night Out
We currently have 2 spaces left so if you are interested please email email@example.com to hold your space!
$100 for the 8 weeks. Payment is due Mon. Jan. 26th.
Looking forward to another great group with my newbie :)
Here we are, our new family of 4, on a family vacation. This is the only picture of the 4 of us we remembered to take. Our son is just over 3 and daughter 3 months. He's a blur from trying to escape the obligatory picture and she's just telling the world it's past 5pm. We weren't going canoeing with the intent of making lasting memories. We were surviving. You see, our sweet daughter would fall asleep somewhere in the middle of the lake to the sound of her echoes and if we were lucky we might of been able to transfer her out of the canoe without waking.
This was OUR REAL LIFE that summer. Barely hanging on but bound together. I know it's not perfectly posed or focused but I will always cherish this picture <3
The things I am still not use to about living in the country;
1.) Manure on fields- I search my house high and low for dog poop before realizing it's the neighbours field.
2.) Garbage burning- I find myself checking appliances and lamps to ensure there is no fire only to realize a neighbour is burning garbage.
3.) Sundays- Nothing is open, and if it is, it's not open past 4pm.
4.) Pizza- You can drive 15 minutes each way for mediocre pizza, or get delivery (Fri.& Sat. only) for a $20 fee. Bummer!
5.) Thai food- The local(ish) restaurants serve every dish mild- weird!
6.) Gas- Don't even think about going home with less than a quarter tank of gas; bad idea!
7.) Cats- Don't let every barn cat that wanders onto your porch inside.
8.) Mudrooms- They will have mud in them, it's unavoidable.
9.) How dark it gets at night- I still use a flash light if I need to go to the washroom or a kids room in the middle of the night.
10.) Snakes- I don't care how small the snake is the way they move is creepy and I do not appreciate their nest next to my garden.
This is pretty sweet though!
Since moving to the country our family has really enjoyed caring for chickens. They free range around the farm and sleep in their coop at night. They are very social, smart, and hilarious to watch! They love eating our compost, bugs out of the garden and during the summer would enjoy sitting with us at the patio. Watching a 1.5 year old who had just learnt to walk entice a flock of chickens around the yard with a cracker is enough to brighten the gloomiest days. Our son loves the responsibility of feeding them before getting on the school bus and checking for eggs when he gets home. The fresh eggs are also wonderful!
We knew we wanted to get more chickens and increase our egg production so we'd have enough to sell some and hack away at a bit of the cost of the organic feed. So my husband and son built a second coop. It's massive and was well thought out! We sought out for some new birds and ended up bringing home 20 one year old ex-battery hens. They were in cages so small they couldn't turn around, most have massive feather loss, and some were de-beaked. It was a bit daunting when we first brought them home. Most couldn't stand and none of them were walking. By the next day they were up and moving around though! We knew we had to make some changes to the coop to meet the needs of these girls. So we added a row of nesting boxes that were ground level and lowered the roost so it could reach the ground on one side. We tried to leave them alone as much as possible the first few days as you could tell they were really stressed out! Remarkably, about half of them were still laying eggs!
After the first few days, we created a run for them with access to grass and more dirt. We left their coop door open so they were free to go out if they wanted to but could also stay in if it was too overwhelming for them. They mostly stayed inside for the next 2 days. We always brought them compost treats and were sure to speak gently when going out to visit them. Now, a week later, they will come running to us when they hear us coming and will rub against your legs. They also love scratching for bugs and having "dirt baths". They're still not roosting, using the higher nesting boxes and still have massive bald spots but are laying a few more eggs a day which is a good sign!
So our tiny egg business has started! We're not yet in full swing but do have some to sell. Be patient with us as we're patient with these lovelies!
I've also been making some sweaters for these girls to help them through the next few months while their feathers are growing back! It you are able to knit or sew and have a bit of time to spare please consider making one :D Here are the patterns I've been using;
What a great night out we had! Some awesome goodies, delicious (and adorable) cupcakes, great food, and of course good company :) Looking forward to our next Luxe Mom & Baby Group and Mom's Night Out!
Here are the links to the awesome businesses that contributed to our Mom's Night Out!
Adventures in Hand Stamped
That Little Cake Place
Little Jem's Boutique
Janet Lavoie Indepentant Steeped Tea Consultant
519-457-2596 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.facebook.com/janetsteepedtea www.mysteepedtea.com/janetlavoie
We had some awesome local business' team up with us for our 1st Mom & Baby Group's- Mom's Night Out! With their help we were able to put together some awesome swag bags and have a fabulous night. So I just wanted to give a shout out to all the lovely business' that were a part of the fun! Please check out these local businesses and show them some love :)
We're really excited for our next official Mom's Night Out!!
We've also planned a get together in the meantime that everyone is invited to! This coming Thursday the 22nd.
Luxe for the Little ones
Eye Candy Popper
Carly Hepburn - Independent Jamberry Nails Consultant
Mama Cloth Boutique
Happy Rock Holistic
Awaken to Aloette with Margaret
Tammy Tilley Certified Independent Scentsy Consultant
Little LAM Headbands
Laura's Arbonne page
Gelous Beauty Bar
Huron Birth Blog
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