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Contact me casey@babiesnbrews.com | Parent Blogger |  Fraser Valley, BC, Canada

October 7, 2017

I'll start the series of the next few blog posts with the overall 'travelling with kids' idea.  

This was our first big family trip, as a family with 2 kids.  We travelled from Vancouver to Singapore (with a short layover in Hong Kong).  The flight from Vancouver to Hong Kong was 13 hours, and the flight from Hong Kong getting us into Singapore was 3.5 hours.  My mother-in-law came for the trip, which was a god-send, because tr...

September 7, 2017

The morning our son turned two years old, it was almost like a switch went off, and he became a dick.  And you're probably thinking, how bad can it be, he's two.  Well, let me tell you - two year olds have to be the loudest, most impatient, tiny people on the planet.  They have this high pitch whine that sounds pretty comparable to someone scratching a blackboard, only at a much higher decibel.  They might look and seem all in...

July 16, 2017

To all the new moms out there, 

Breast is good, fed is better, and a happy mother and baby is best. 

Breastfeeding has never been a pleasurable experience for me - in fact, it sucks.  It hurts and its uncomfortable.  You leak all day, your boobs get engorged, your milk ducts get clogged, and breastfeeding itself hurts.  The pain I experienced wasn't caused by a latch issue - both my sons had a good latch and I breastfed successf...

July 7, 2017

For those of you who know me, you'll know that breastfeeding didn't always come easy for me.  I exclusively breastfed our first son until he was 8 months old, when he began to ween himself.  Breastfeeding was always painful for me, and I never once found it to be enjoyable.  I did it because I felt it was what was best for our son.  And as a mom, love pushes us through challenges to do whatever we have to, to give our children...

June 18, 2017

When I became pregnant with our first child, I was a working woman, had a University degree, and a career at the Surrey School District here in BC.  After our son was born, I still considered myself to be in the work force, even though I was on maternity leave for the following year.  When people would ask what I did, I replied that I was a Safe School Liaison for the Surrey School District.  I had a good job with decent pay,...

June 17, 2017

I was reading an article online about breastfeeding, and the effect it has in regards to bonding with your baby.  And it sparked me to write this post.  I’ll keep it short and sweet, otherwise I’ll feel like I’m rambling on, and I just wanted to express my thought(s) on this topic.

I was (or am) fortunate enough to first of all have children, and secondly to produce sufficient milk for them to thrive on.  With my first son...

May 3, 2017

When we found out we were pregnant with our second child, we could not have been happier.  We were a little surprised that it happened so quick, but we were happy nonetheless.  At an early doctors appointment, I remember my maternity doctor telling me that as long as my first pregnancy was normal and without complications, second pregnancies are usually the easiest.  Boy, did that turn out to be furthest from the truth!  (Well...

July 10, 2016

Here is a bit of background information before I blog about our experience with swimming lessons with our baby:

When Linden was 3 months old, I started to realize how boring babies are, and was trying desperately to find something to do with a newborn.  He couldn’t sit up on his own, he couldn’t crawl – he couldn’t do much of anything, really.  So, short of circle time and rolling a ball to him and basically playing fetch by my...

March 28, 2016

I was bored one night at home, watching over Linden do his tummy time, so I decided to Google “things to do with babies”.  After scrolling through a bunch of useless things to do with babies, I came across Tiny Talking Hands, a sign language program for babies.  Ever since I was little, I had a fascination with sign language because I always thought of it like a secret language or code that most people wouldn’t understand.  Na...

March 15, 2016

March 14, 2016.

Linden had his 7 month check up, although it was more like his 7.5 month check up.  Here is what we learned from his visit to the doctor…

  • It is normal that Linden only poops once a week since he’s been on solids once a day and breastfed the other times.

  • He needs to be eating more solids – 3 times a day, and breastfed 4 times a day.  This will help with longer stretches of sleep at night.

  • Introducing...

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