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My Top Ten Favourite Baby Gear

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With six months of mommyhood under my belt, I’m obviously¬†an all knowing fountain of knowledge about everything baby related. Right?¬†The only appropriate response to that statement is laughter – and lots of it. Because I am¬†far (oh so far!!!) from being a baby expert. (What’s the opposite of expert?)¬†But while I’ve only been doing this for a few months, there are a few¬†things that this first time momma found especially useful.

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Slow-cooker Chili & 30 Minute Rolls

Yep… this non-cook is trying to cook again.

It’s a well known fact that my sister is the best baker and cook in the family. Flakey bread that melts in your mouth, chocolatey cupcakes with expert piping, hearty bowls of Alfredo laden pasta, gooey raisin oatmeal cookies, creamy vegetable soups and sugary cinnamon buns – she can make it all! I on the other hand, inherited none of that passion or skill for working with food. A particular spaghetti incident (think flaming noodles) cast me out of the kitchen at the young age of fourteen and left me with no desire to return.

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A New Year

This time last year, my husband was standing on a rocky beach in White Rock, waiting to dash into the freezing Pacific Ocean for an annual “Polar Bear Swim.” My family and I stood a few feet away from a swimsuit clad crowd¬†who were busy dancing¬†around, trying to stay warm while waiting for the signal to dive in. A horn sounded without warning and confusion reigned as towels and sweatpants were¬†tossed aside. Leading the way was¬†a tall, red headed, Swede (he prefers to be called Viking Warrior). A¬†couple hundred¬†thrill seekers splashed in after him, paramedics on the standby, and my family giggled¬†from the¬†warmth of our winter coats as everyone scrambled to get back out of the ocean.

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