Am I A Good Mom?

Thank you to Pampers for sponsoring this post for Mother’s Day and for always being there for Moms right from the beginning!

I was out for a walk yesterday, pulling the triplets in the wagon after dropping Emily off at school, and I started to think about this blog post and what I should write about. I knew that I wanted to be more open and share with you something that I haven’t shared in the past. I started to think about my thoughts of what being a mom means to me, different experiences I had and even why I love being a mom, but then it hit me and I knew exactly what I should write about.

Lately I have found that being a mom really does have its challenges and it can become very overwhelming at times, to the point I stop and ask myself “Am I a good mom?”

As moms, I feel like this is a question many of us have asked ourselves at some point, especially on those days where our kids don’t listen or we cannot seem to get things together. I know for myself I ask that question on days where I feel like all I have done is ask my kids 100 times to do something. Or to stop fighting, to the point I have to raise my voice for them to listen, On the days when I have no idea what to make for dinner and end up with a peanut butter wrap with strawberries and blueberries on the side. Or the days when I may have spent too much time on my phone or being distracted from my kids trying to clean that I never actually sat down to play with them.

Every time I have days like that, I ask myself “Am I a good mom?” Then I think about how I could be better, what could I do differently tomorrow or I wonder what my kids think of me. Being a mom is such a tough job and it can really leave you feeling like what you are doing is not good enough.

This is where Mother’s Day comes in. I think Mother’s Day is a day not necessarily for moms to receive gifts, but to take the time to stop and think about just how amazing we all are. To understand that even though we may have bad days, days we aren’t too proud of or days where you wish you were alone on a deserted island, we are doing the best we can, we are always learning along the way and that we would do anything for our kids.

I think back to my first Mother’s Day and it was so special for me because I finally got to celebrate something that I had dreamt about for so long. I look at this year’s Mother’s Day and it is just as special as my first because I now have five years of being a mom to celebrate and I can look back at everything I have learned and experienced as a mom.

It’s so nice to have your kids celebrate you on Mother’s Day. Although they have help when they are younger, it is so surprising how much kids actually understand at a young age. Then as they get older, they learn to appreciate you and show their love and appreciation all on their own. This year I am excited to spend the day with Emily, Jackson, Olivia, Levi and Dan of course, just hanging out and enjoying the life we have created.

Piles of laundry everywhere, but the kids don’t care! All they want to do is hangout, cuddle and watch cartoons 🙂

I think, as moms, we can be so hard on ourselves and it is inevitable, but if we can learn to love who we are, know that we are doing the best we can and are always open for change and learning from ourselves, we can change that and be confident to say “I am a great mom!”

Our kids will always love us and we see it time and time again. You may yell at them one moment and within a few minutes, they are back by your side asking you when dinner will be ready or trying to get out the crazy thought they just had in their head. As I was thinking about this topic on our walk, I turned around to look at Jackson, Olivia and Levi in the wagon and they instantly met me with a smile. They asked to go fast down the hill and I did just that. I told them to hold on tight and said here we go! Then we ran down the hill and their faces lit up with the biggest smile and laugh.

Something so little as a little ten second run down a hill and it instantly clears up all their pouting and gives you a boost in your confidence of being the greatest mom you are! So my last thought for you all, is to stop what you are doing, go over to your kids, no matter what their age is, and give them the biggest hug, then sit there for a couple minutes to play with them or talk with them! You will walk away with a smile on your face and feeling great!

I want to send out the biggest Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there and I hope you all know just how amazing you are!!

Thank you again to Pampers for sponsoring this post. We only work with brands who we have used prior to being contacted and who we genuinely love!

– Corrie


What Would I Want For Mother’s Day?

Yesterday Dan asked me what I wanted for Mother’s Day and aside from the ability to wake up 100 pounds lighter or win the lottery, I think my request is pretty simple.

I don’t want to sleep in, because Dan and I usually alternate on the weekends who gets to sleep in, but I do want to just relax when I get up and take my time to get ready for the day. I want to have a shower then spend more than 5 minutes getting my make up on and then straightening my hair. Most days I throw it up in a pony tail, so when I have the extra time to spend straightening it, it’s nice and I feel more put together!

Surprisingly, I also want to go to the gym! Maybe not both days, but if I can make it to the gym on Saturday or Sunday, I will be happy. I have gone to the gym 3 times this week so far, on top of my hour walk with the triplets in the morning and I have really been enjoying the exercise. I know it’s only the first week of getting myself to the gym and starting to work out again, but I have been feeling so much better about myself and a lot less stressed over little things. I have also been eating healthy for 2 weeks now and it’s amazing what a little self-care can do for you.

This is just the start of my fitness journey and I know I have started so many times in the past and just failed, so I am making sure to set small daily goals and to stay positive along the way.

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But back to my request for a Mother’s Day gift. There is really nothing I need, but I do want to get the garden back in shape and looking nice. Last year I didn’t do anything to the garden out front, so everything kinda died. I think there is one little tree still thriving, but everything else is surrounded by weeds. I told Dan that I want us all to go out to a couple different garden centers and pick out some new flowers and plants for the garden. Two years ago, I cleaned up the garden, so there’s not too much work that needs to be done, other than taking out the weeds, so it should be pretty easy to make it look nice again!

While at the store the other day, Emily noticed the flowers and said she wanted to buy some. I think it would be fun to have us all go to the store and pick some out. Hopefully the time out shopping goes smoothly and we actually get something accomplished, but with 4 kids you just never know. Depending on how brave I feel, I may even have Emily and the triplets help me out, if not Dan can keep them distracted and have them play in the backyard. Either way, I think it will be something fun to do and we will have a nice front yard to look at.

This Mother’s Day, I just want to enjoy the day and relax. I want to start putting some focus on myself and doing things that will make me feel better about myself. Going to the gym and eating better has been such a good start and I am excited to keep going. I never focused too much on self-care before because I didn’t think I had the time with four kids and to be honest, it’s a lot easier to focus on them, rather than spend time focusing on myself. Now that Emily, Jackson, Olivia and Levi are older, it’s getting easier to find the time to focus a little more on me and I am learning that it’s not a bad thing to take some time for myself.

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I would love to hear all of your plans for Mother’s Day! Are you the one who requests what to do, or do you leave it all a surprise? Was there something specific that you asked for or wanted for Mother’s Day? Share down below!!

What Would I Have Changed on My Baby Registry?

When you find out you are expecting your first baby, you are filled with so many emotions and thoughts. You start to plan everything out from the nursery to your birth plan, but along the way you have a big job to complete and that is…your BABY REGISTRY!

Do you remember how you felt when it was time to complete your baby registry?

If you are a first time mom, how do you feel knowing you have a big task heading your way?

I still remember the day we created our baby registry and I am excited to partner with Pampers for this blog post, to take a trip down memory lane and share with you some of the changes I would have made to our baby registry. I remember feeling so excited thinking about our baby registry and all of the amazing baby items I was going to add-on.

We picked a day for Dan and I to go out and complete our registry at Babies R Us and I think it was about 2 or 3 days before, I realized I had no idea what to add to our registry. Instantly I felt so unprepared and overwhelmed! I didn’t know which items were essential items and a must have on the list and items that would be more of a luxury item. How do you pick the right bottle? What kind of lotions would your baby like? How do you know which breast pump would work best for you? Is there a pacifier that’s best for babies? Do you add diapers to your registry and if so, what size diapers do you select? I had so many questions and so little time to research. I tried to do as much research as I could in those 2 to 3 days, with comparing different brands for many of the items and in the end when I wasn’t sure I selected multiple brands for the same product.

I always wondered if I was the only one who felt that way because when I saw other couples scanning their items they seemed like they knew exactly what they were doing. But after Pampers recently completed a survey, they found that more than half (56%)of moms who created a registry felt it was more overwhelming than they expected. After reading this, it makes me feel better knowing I am not alone and there are other moms out there who have the same thoughts as me.

To make it a little more of a challenge, we decided to keep the gender of the baby a surprise until delivery, so we had to pick out all gender neutral items. There were a lot of gender neutral items to select, but I have to admit, it wasn’t as fun as it would have been to know the gender and have the ability to select specific items. One of my regrets with our baby registry was focusing on items such as clothing and blankets that we could have waited to get after Emily was born so we knew her gender and could buy accordingly.

It would have been smarter for us to keep those items off our registry and select more of the essential and practical items. At the time I didn’t think of it, but now looking back a few years later it would have made way more sense to do. If you are like me and feel you have some regrets with your registry, we are not the only ones. From the same survey from Pampers, 62% of moms have regrets about their baby registry – and of those who do, the top regret is that they didn’t register for enough practical items (47%). I would have never guessed the percentage was so high and it makes you wonder if they felt overwhelmed by the whole thing so it was easier to register for the basic items like clothing and blankets.

What would be a practical item though? I feel like that could change from person to person. A swing would be perfect for one person, but to someone else it would be unnecessary and the same could be with a bassinet or even rattles and pacifiers. One item that I know would be an essential item for parents and the baby would be diapers and wipes and you know they are going to be used everyday for the next few years.

When I think back to our registry, I believe we did add diapers and wipes on, but it was a small box of both and we said one of each. I don’t know why we didn’t think to include more diapers on our registry or even different sizes of diapers and it’s funny when you think about it because out of all the items we had registered for diapers and wipes were the two items we used the most. 

All the gifts we received from our baby shower and only a few boxes of diapers!

Another statistic from the Pampers survey shows just how common it is for moms to think they should have added more diapers. The survey found that 88% of moms wish they had included more diapers on their registry. This is such a high number and I think this comes from the experience after having the baby and realizing how big of an item diapers and wipes are for a baby. 

If I could go back and change some things with our registry they would be to hold off on registering for items such as clothing, bibs and blankets and to increase the amount of diapers we registered for. I know we would have needed clothing right away for Emily so adding on a few to our registry makes sense, but I would have only added on the basics to get us by until we found out Emily was a baby girl and we could go out and buy all the cute little outfits! I would have also started researching and comparing products way before we planned to go out and register all of our items, so I was more prepared and hopefully wouldn’t have felt so overwhelmed. 

I also wanted to share a great idea for those of you who know the struggle with diapers and are looking for a gift for someone that is both practical and useful. We talked about it in one of our last blog posts and that is the Amazon Subscribe and Save program. I won’t go into all the details, but it’s basically a monthly diaper subscription, where you set up your account and have diapers and wipes delivered to your door on the same day every month. This would be such a great gift for new parents or even parents with multiple children and you could have the subscription go as long as you want. 

There are so many baby items to consider when creating your baby registry. Although it may feel overwhelming, it is so exciting and a good chance to learn all about the items out there. It also means you are that much closer to meeting your new little baby!

I hope you found some useful information today and with the changes, I would have made to my registry. I would love to hear your experiences when you created your baby registry or your thoughts and feelings if you are creating one for the first time. Please share and leave a comment below!

Thank you again to Pampers for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own and we only work with and partner with companies we have used prior to being contacted.


You will receive so much overwhelming advice and information that it may be hard to find what works best for your family.


If you were to ask us three years ago if we were ever going to partner with a brand like Pampers, we would never imagine! However, Pampers has always been our go to diaper choice ever since we found out we were expecting Emily as first time parents and adding that to our baby registry. We have loved Pampers since the very beginning and it has always been such a recognizable brand even before having kids; they were just so relevant all of the time.

When things were taking off on The Baby Gang channel back in 2016, we truly wanted to find an opportunity on how we can work with brands we love and be a go to resource for those who are new to parenting, existing parents or have multiple children like us and our parents. That being said, Pampers was the first company we had ever reached out to as a brand that came top of mind. Just like magic, and something that still blows our minds to this day is the exciting opportunity to partner with Pampers!

After two years we have worked on some very unique and inspiring initiatives with Pampers and one thing we have learned is they are a very innovative brand who always keeps moms, babies and parents top of mind. They do so much for so many communities on a local and global scale and even partnering with The Baby Gang, they have really allowed us to give back to our communities and help those in need when expecting their newborn. They offer such quality and it really shows the effort they put in to making their product, they just care!

You may recall earlier this year one of our previous blog posts on ways that you can save time and money (hyper link to be added to previous Subscribe and Save post). Pampers offers an innovative way for you to stay organized and stocked up on all of your diaper/wipes needs, which is super ideal for those busy parents on the go or those who just can’t seem to get it together…. really any parent. Amazon’s Subscribe and Save service is not only for diapers, but wipes as well. We often forget that we use our baby wipes just as much as the diapers. I know we want to admit that it is just for cleaning a dirty bum, but I think it is safe to say we have all used our wipes for various other purposes. Cleaning our little one’s hands, wiping their faces and hey, maybe washing some crayon marks off the way….guilty! They are just so versatile.


The Amazon’s Subscribe and Save really offers great value and convenience for your family. The way it works is very simple. Through Amazon you start by selecting the product you want: Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes, Pampers Natural Clean Baby Wipes, Pampers Baby Dry, Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Cruisers, Pampers Easy Ups, Pampers UnderJams, and Pampers Splashers (we use size 4 Baby Dry diapers), then you select the quantity you want, then to finish you choose the frequency of that product. That’s it! On the same day every month, you get a special delivery. Not to mention, shipping is always free, amazing! If you are receiving or storing too many diapers and wipes or maybe not enough you can skip the month, you can always adjust it You are in total control. As moms, as dads, as parents we really like to think we have it all together, but really, we don’t. The Subscribe and Save service through Amazon is a beautiful and convenient service that really makes us feel like we got this!

We have always had such a genuine love for the Pampers brand and want to share that with you. They have been a huge part of our family since the very beginning and have been a key feature in some very special moments, while also becoming a contributing factor in the growth of The Baby Gang. We hope in reading this and sharing our genuine love for Pampers that their quality product and amazing services will help you on your parenting journey.. #1stchoiceofmoms.

I’ve been using Pampers since day one and only partner with brands I truly love, prior to being contacted. The opinions on this blog are my own.

A Simple Hack to Getting Rewarded as a Parent

When we were first time parents, parents entering the newborn stage again after many years, or when seasoned parents with older kids, we are always looking to others for advice, tips and tricks, support and deals when it comes to raising our kids. Sharing amazing mom and dad hacks has become a trend among parents over the last couple of years, and they serve as simple ways to make every parent’s life a little easier.

Today I wanted to share with you a couple of my own mom hacks, and some advice that I have found useful since becoming a mom myself. Thank you to Pampers for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own and I only work with brands I genuinely love.

I am going to start off with my top two mom hacks, which I should really call parent hacks, because they can benefit both moms and dads!

1. Keep a diaper bag ‘back-up’ in the car at all times

My first mom hack helps with those days we may feel a little scattered or so rushed trying to get out of the door that we forget important items. I cannot tell you how many times Dan and I have left the house with the diaper bag, but forgot to pack the diapers and wipes. You would think that since those are the most important items we would remember them…but somehow it has occasionally slipped our minds.

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As a back-up when those times happen, I always have extra diaper bag essentials in the van. I also have an extra pair of clothes in the bag for each of the kids too, which was especially handy when they were younger and would spit up a lot and the chances of a diaper explosion were high! I hate to admit it, but having the extra diaper bag in the van has proven beneficial to me more times than I would like to admit!

2. Turn purchases into points

My second mom hack involves turning your diaper purchases into rewards for yourself, with Pampers Rewards. The Pampers Rewards program has been around for approximately 10 years here in Canada and the US. In 2017, the program was relaunched in Canada to make it better and easier for every parent to use.

If you are unfamiliar with Pampers Rewards, it is a loyalty program that rewards you for your Pampers purchases. You simply open the app, scan the Rewards code on the product package, and watch the points rack up! It’s nice to open an app and scan your codes as soon as you get home and you can choose to save up your points or use them right away. It is completely free, and you get 100 points just for signing up. There are so many great rewards to choose from including coupons for diapers, fun educational toys for your kids and one of my favourites, various photo options from Shutterfly to show off your memories!


As parents, you know diapers and wipes are going to be one of the biggest purchases you make, so why not get rewarded for it! The new app is a great tool to have on your phone and it’s available for Android and iPhone. For more information and to check out all the rewards you can visit Pampers Rewards.

Now on to my advice!

I am going to start with some advice that I received from quite a few people when Emily was born and that was to “sleep when the baby sleeps.” It sounds simple enough and something you think every parent would want to do, which is true, but I never listened to it when I had Emily.

Instead, I tried to take advantage of the times Emily would sleep, using those precious moments to get other things done around the house, but I always felt exhausted afterwards. It wasn’t until the triplets were born, that I finally used this advice and made sure to take the time to sleep when the babies were sleeping. It was a little challenging because I had to find a way to have Emily and the triplets nap at the same time, but when it worked out I was sure to use the time to get some sleep myself! If you’re like me, you’ll probably be more attentive and productive with the extra sleep.


My second piece of advice would be to embrace the chaos. Your kids will make messes, get dirty and break things and that’s okay. It will be hard sometimes to do this and I know I have struggled to follow my own advice at times, but there are going to be somethings that are out of your control and it’s not worth it to stress about the little things.


When your kids are little, they don’t care if the house is clean, the laundry is done or the dishes are put away, they just want your attention and your time to play with them! I’ll tell you the best days that I could have are the days I let the little things go, sit on the floor and play with Emily and the triplets!

I hope you enjoyed my mom hacks and advice and find a way to apply them to your life as a parent! Parenting is a tough job, but if we can work together and share our advice, tips, hacks and deals we have found to work, then we can make all of our jobs a little easier!

We would love to hear your parenting hacks and advice, so please share below!

Struggling With Dinner for the Kids? We Got You Covered!

As parents of multiple children, one of the biggest challenges we have is coming up with dinners that we know everyone will enjoy and actually eat.

Dinners have really proven to be a challenge for us as Emily and the triplets go through stages of being picky eaters. It is also now a struggle to get them to sit down and stay seated while they are eating.

I enjoy cooking and I love trying new things, but I sometimes forget that kids aren’t always open to trying new foods. I cannot tell you how many dinners I have made, thinking it will be a hit and everyone will love it, just to have everyone pick it apart and cry (Yes! Crying actual tears!) because they don’t want to eat it!

As much as I want to try making something new for the kids, I know it is better to stick with something simple, not overly complicated and that I know they will like. If I had to pin point one meal, I know will always be a hit and everyone will enjoy, it would be PASTA!

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If I stop and think way back to when Emily and the triplets started eating solid foods, there was never a time they refused pasta. It was and still is our go to meal for dinner and even lunches!

Emily, Jackson, Olivia and Levi love pasta and when we have a pasta dish on the table, we know dinner will be eaten, which makes our new partnership that much more exciting!

We are so happy and excited to share with you that we have partnered with Catelli and will be working with them over the next year! We knew it would be such a great fit for us to partner with Catelli because of how much pasta has been a staple in our house over the years!

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Throughout the year, we will be sharing some of our favourite pasta recipes, information on the many great pasta collections Catelli offers and the variety of pasta out there for you to enjoy! We hope you are excited for our partnership with Catelli and will see just how versatile and simple pasta can be!

Catelli is all about #RealFeelsGood and realizing that how you choose to parent is the right way for you! They want to stop the anxiety and fear that parents have when they feel they are not measuring up to the pressures and standards that seem to be set all around. Catelli wants to encourage everyone to be real and to share their #RealFeelsGood stories because we need to stop comparing ourselves to others and know we are all doing the best we can! In fact, according to a recent poll commissioned by Catelli, being real about parenting on your own terms can feel good: 88% of Ontarians actually feel better when they focus on what works best for their family versus comparing themselves with others.

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Their messaging resonates with us because it is so easy to look at everyone else around you and feel as though you are not doing a good enough job. In this day and age with social media, you only get a glimpse into someone’s life and everything may not always be how it seems. We think it is important to not compare yourself and your parenting with others because every family and situation is different. As parents of four kids, there are going to be times where we aren’t perfect and we make mistakes, but we will also have the times where we could not be more proud of how well we handled parenting. That’s what real is and #RealFeelsGood!

As we mentioned above, Emily and the triplets love pasta and knowing that gives us an advantage at dinner time! We can plan our meals out for the week and make sure to have pasta dishes for multiple dinners. We can also adjust our level of creativity for each meal and pick out our top recipes.

We love that you can change a pasta recipe so easily, just by adding an extra ingredient, switching the type of pasta you use or the type of sauce you use and even the way you cook the pasta. The possibilities are endless when it comes to being creative with your pasta meals!

Three of our go to pasta dinners include basic spaghetti noodle with a tomato meat sauce, tuna pasta with fusilli noodles mixed with mayo and chicken alfredo pasta with fettuccine noodles. What is so great about all three meals, is that they can be transformed to meet the preferences of your kids. If your kids prefer spaghetti noodles over fusilli noodles, it is so simple to just change the noodle you use.

We know that it can be a challenge feeding kids and we know that every parent wants to provide healthy meals that their kids will eat. We want to show you that dinners don’t have to be complicated and you don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen every day creating meals your kids will love. With Catelli pasta, we know that we will be able to share great recipes that you can add to your list of meals for your kids.

We truly are excited to partner with Catelli and to kick off our partnership, Dan and I thought it would be fun to have a little Mom vs Dad cook-off with our special ingredient: Catelli Pasta!

Take a look below and find out whose pasta dish won over Emily, Jackson, Olivia and Levi!

To learn more about Catelli and their products, as well as their #RealFeelsGood messaging, you can visit We also want to encourage you to share your real life stories about what works best for you as parents and be sure to use #RealFeelsGood. We will be keeping an eye out and cannot wait to read them all!

Who Changes The Poopy Diapers?

Who changes the poopy diapers?

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This has been a very common question I have come across over the last few weeks in many of the Facebook parenting groups I am a part of and after reading and following along with quite a few of them, the answers seem to all point out the same thing… everyone DISLIKES changing the poopy diapers! Whether one parent is complaining that the other parent doesn’t change their baby’s diaper, or they mention that they always play a game of rock, paper, scissors to decide whose turn it is, the underlying message they are trying to get across is that they don’t like to change diapers.

Dan and I have had our fair share of debates when trying to justify whose turn it is to change the diapers and sometimes they are just random facts about anything we can think of. They have involved going back 2 days prior stating all the times we have changed diapers, how many times each triplet has pooped and even adding in the times we helped Emily in the bathroom. Of course, I should always win since I am home with everyone during the day, but Dan will throw in how he had a long day at work and somehow he manages to squeeze in a win.

It is inevitable that you will have to change many, many dirty diapers over the course of your baby’s diaper wearing ages and it may always be a debate as to whose turn it is to change the poopy one, but with the right attitude and a good diaper by your side, you will make it out, no problem!

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Today we wanted to share with you our go to choice of diaper, Pampers Baby Dry, and although it won’t be able to change itself when your baby poops, it will keep them up to 3 times drier. We love Pampers and have been working with them (including on this post) since The Baby Gang started back in 2016. We have been using Pampers diapers and wipes from the beginning with Emily and have trusted the brand and its products since before The Baby Gang was created.

If you aren’t familiar with all of Pampers’ diapers, they make Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Baby Dry,Pampers Cruisers and Pampers Easy-Ups. Our go-to diapers are Pampers Baby Dry.  

There are many reasons why we love them and one of the biggest and newest reasons is the Extra Absorb Channels. Before you could only find the Extra Absorb Channels in the Pampers Swaddlers and Cruisers, but Pampers has now added this feature to Baby Dry, making them thinner and distributing wetness evenly – locking it away so babies are even drier than before.

This may seem like a small detail, but The Extra Absorb Channels help to spread the wetness evenly across the diaper, keeping it away from your baby’s bottom. A wet diaper can cause your baby to wake during the night as their skin can sense wetness, but the Extra Absorb Channels, together with the three layers of absorbent material, lock the wetness away, keeping your baby dry and providing up to 12 hours of overnight protection.

To know that Pampers understands the importance of a good night’s sleep for your baby, and the role it plays in their development, shows that they want to create a product with you and your baby in mind. They are always looking for innovative ways to make sure their diapers are designed to meet the needs of babies and parents. Pampers works with pediatricians, dermatologists and parents, when testing their diapers, to make sure they meet all the requirements, standards and needs of babies, which is another reason as to why we love Pampers and working with them.

Another key feature that we love about the Baby Dry diaper is the comfortable fit. It is a soft, thinner diaper, with stretchy sides, allowing your baby to run freely and have the ability to move and play without the bulkiness of thicker diapers. It may seem strange to think that a thinner diaper would provide as much protection as a thick diaper, but it brings us back to the Extra Absorb Channels.

When we were in New York last year, we had the chance to watch a demonstration of the new material in the Extra Absorb Channels and it was amazing to see how absorbent the new material was compared to the previous material. Pampers was able to use less of the new material to absorb more liquid, which is why the Baby Dry diapers are now thinner than before.

I think another important aspect to keep in mind when thinking of diapers is the cost. Whether you have one baby in diapers or 3 at the same time, the cost of diapers will eventually add up. With triplets, we go through a lot of diapers, so we want to make sure our money stretches as far as it can go. Now that Pampers has designed the Baby Dry diapers with the same key feature as the Swaddlers and the Cruisers, the Extra Absorb Channel, you get an added value in the diaper!

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We still have a while to go before our diaper changing days are over, but knowing that Pampers Baby Dry diapers can provide the quality and value we need in a diaper gives us peace of mind. The debate of who is on diaper duty, especially with the poopy ones, will never end, but we can all agree on the fact that every baby loves a fresh diaper and they don’t care who changes their bum as long as it gets done!

Those are the reasons why we love the Pampers Baby Dry diaper and why they are our first choice. We hope you found all of our reasons helpful when thinking of which diaper you will purchase!

This post is sponsored by Pampers, who you all know we have been partnering with since The Baby Gang started back in 2016. We only work with brands who we have used and loved prior to being contacted, so thank you Pampers for sponsoring this post.



If you are someone like me, then you will know the overwhelming feeling tied in with a number of mixed emotions knowing you have more than one baby on the way. About a month ago through Facebook and Instagram , I briefly shared with you our story of expecting triplets which came with added shock because we were already new parents with our oldest Emily. Let me tell you, having 4 kids all under the age of two at once will HAUNT YOU!

My biggest fear as a parent is failure. I have been through a lot of hardship as a kid experiencing many things no child or person should ever go through. There is a lot of pressure on us as parents and people in today’s world where we must live up to a certain expectation or standard to the status’quo.

As a parent of triplets + 1 ages 4 and under, I wanted to share with you, my fellow dads some great tips that will HOPEFULLY make your life easier. You and your significant other are going to be receiving ALL KINDS of advice from the most experienced parenting vet to the random person in the grocery story people will find away to some how input their expertise.

That being said, this is a great time to introduce my number one tip!

TIP ONE: Take advice!

Listen, you are going to get a lot advice. Some of it will be great and some of it will be way outside of left field. Just remember people have their own experiences and I have always believed that everyone has good intentions when offering their advice. Not everything is going to resonate well with you, but keeping an open mind will allow you to grow as a new parent. It will give you an idea of how others have overcome certain parenting obstacles or reached certain milestones. Keep an open mind and take all of the advice because you are in control on which advice you use. Any advice is always better than no advice.


Being a parent of one child let alone multiple children is not a sole owner operation. It is a joint responsibility! It drives me crazy when I hear stories like “Oh my wife changes all of the dirty diapers” or “my wife does the feeding/burping”. Sure you will have the odd debate about who changed the dirty diaper last so the other person should change the next one, that is all in good fun. But to have a parent dedicated to solely one task, such as the “dirty diaper” is a BIG NO NO! As a dad you will most likely be the first person to meet your child, physically hold your child and interact with your child. While your S/O is on bed rest they are relying on your efficiency to man up and take full control! It does not end at the hospital. Your kids are going to consume your entire life and inconvenience the HELL OUT OF YOU! Work together with your partner, develop a plan, a routine and dive right in! Also, have fun in the process.


This one is simple. Ask or accept help! Find close family or friends who are willing to devote time to you and your family. Your kids will consume you, your kids will inconvenience you, your schedule becomes their schedule. Take advantage of down time, get out with your s/o for a date night. Your family and close friends are their to help you so why not take advantage! Your sanity matters and so does your s/o’s!


Remember, there will be specific tasks that you as a dad will be unable to complete ie: breastfeeding. In the earlier stages feeding can be quite daunting and most of all time consuming. This takes me back to Tip Two: Supporting Your Partner – One of my most memorable experiences was par-taking in their feeding experience. It was the perfect opportunity to connect with ALL of my kids. It was one of the biggest things that made me feel important and needed. My advice is to stalk up on bottles! Whether your kids take breast milk or formula making your s/o feel comfortable is very important. If there is excess amounts of milk, you will most likely store. This is the perfect opportunity for you as a dad to have some milk/formula on hand and ready to use. As they get older, with multiple children it can be more difficult and quite messy when giving them solid foods. One thing I can suggest while feeding is dumping everything  into a bowl and continuously feeding one by one by one ..and repeat until finished. Be involved and help when you can.  THE MOM STUFF IS ALSO THE DAD STUFF!


As a parent and as a man – you are going to lose the ability to just do the things you want  when ever you feel like it. Those after hockey beer nights with the boys will become a little less of a priority or weekend hangouts will be more non existent. I am not saying you will never get to do any thing for yourself or never have fun but becoming a dad, a parent is a completely selfless way of life. Your schedule will no longer be your schedule. Communication is key! Like I said, you will still be able to have time for yourself or with your partner, it is a must. How can you take care of your kids if you are are not looking after yourself (of course having them in mind). However, it needs to be communicated it needs to be planned. Again, circling back to working together.

I am still a new dad and in the very early stages with my experience as a parent of multiple children and let me tell you, the amount of life experience I have gained is HUGE! I have always been inspired by other people in all of the great things they do, and there are some very wonderful parents out there who really set the bar high. Some you will see on social media others are every day people. Being a dad and being a parent unites us all in some way. It is very important we learn, develop and build off of each other.

Please keep an open mind to my tips/advice – I am a very involved parent and will take on any task. I hope in some way you read this and find value to add to your situation.

I would love for you to share the tips you have taken away from my post or share with me the valuable tips you have learned from your own experiences. Share in the comments below!

World Prematurity Day – Our Story

November 17th is a day where many families stop and think about how strong their little ones are. It’s a day filled with endless emotions, from sadness, anger, happiness, relief, heartbreak, joy and all the emotions in between. World Prematurity Day is a day to raise awareness of premature births and to talk about the struggles and challenges that families have to go through with preterm birth.

For many families, its a day to look back and reflect on their journey with their premature babies and also the time they may have spent in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). They remember and talk about not only the challenges they faced but the accomplishments and milestones their little babies have achieved in order to help other families experiencing the same thing.

As you all know, Jackson, Olivia and Levi are our 2-year-old triplets and they were premature, so World Prematurity Day is a special day for us as well. They were born at 35.3 weeks and weighed 5.6 lbs, 5.1 lbs and 5.3 lbs. I delivered them via c-section, as I developed a condition called pre-eclampsia near the end of my pregnancy. We found out on Friday May 22, 2015 that I had pre-eclampsia and after returning to the hospital for more tests the next day, the doctors told us the safest and best option for the triplets and myself was to deliver them.

I trusted the doctors and knew it was the best decision to deliver them, but the unknown was very scary. We didn’t know how they would be when delivered at 35.3 weeks and we had to prepare for a stay in the NICU. I was at Mount Sinai in Toronto, Ontario and before we could go in to deliver the triplets, we had to wait for room to become available in the NICU. We were also given the option to split up the triplets and have them at 3 separate hospitals in order for them to find space in a NICU. We decided to wait for space to become available at Mount Sinai, because I couldn’t imagine separating them and having to visit hospital to hospital all while trying to recover.

On Monday, May 25th, space became available and it was time to deliver our babies! I remember being very excited and nervous at the same time. What would happen to the triplets? How would their health be when they were born? Would they be able to breathe on their own? How long would they be in the NICU? There were so many questions I had to wait to find out the answers for.

At 7:09pm, 7:12pm and 7:15pm, Jackson, Olivia and Levi were born! I remember seeing their little faces when the nurses brought them over and I was so happy. After checking them over, all 3 were breathing on their own and stable enough for us to bring them right back to our room. They did not need to go to the NICU, which was a complete shock and huge relief for me! From the moment we found out we were expecting triplets, I was anticipating their stay in the NICU and I was even trying to figure out what we would do and where we would stay in Toronto in order to be with them everyday. To hear they would be coming right to the room with us that day and even to this day, is something that I will always know how lucky I am to hear!

Jackson in the hospital, 2 days old!

So many families face the challenges of having premature babies who spend time in the NICU and the fact that we had to wait for space in the NICU before delivering the triplets, shows just how common premature births are. Pampers knows how important the needs of preemie babies are, which is why they have developed a new innovative flat diaper designed with them in mind, the Pampers NICU Flat Diaper. The diaper provides all around absorbency, an absorb away liner to pull wetness way from the baby’s skin, a wetness shield to stop run-off from the pad and premium skin protection with its breathable materials. The flat diaper was designed to provide protection for the delicate skin of premature babies and provide comfort with minimal disturbances, which are so important.

This year for Prematurity Awareness Month, Pampers has partnered with Graham’s Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Jennifer and Nick Hall in memory of their son, providing support to families with preemie babies and will be donating a box of Pampers NICU Flat Diapers to every NICU in the country!

Together they are encouraging everyone to participate this month by sharing your #LittlestFighters story. Your #LittlestFighters story is about the first time you were inspired by your baby’s fighting spirit. Everyone is encouraged to share their story on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter before the end of November and don’t forget to include the #LittlestFighters! For every share, Pampers will donate $5 to Graham’s Foundation (up to $10,000)!

Pampers has always been there as a proud supporter for preemie babies and NICU nurses and continues to develop new innovations to meet their needs. Click here to view the Pampers “Littlest fighters” video that champions the fighting spirit of all preemies!

Premature birth is something that is unexplainable and may always be around. As hard and challenging as it is to go through, it’s days like World prematurity Day and months like Prematurity Awareness Month that are so important for spreading awareness and knowledge of what it is and the challenges that go along with it. My heart goes out to all the parents and families who have experienced premature birth, time in the NICU and being there for their little babies. My heart also goes out to all the little warriors who are fighting as hard as they can to survive and who constantly show everyone how tough they really are.

It is so amazing to see and hear stories of premature babies who are born weeks before their due date, who are so tiny, sometimes weighing less than a pound, fight for their life and go through so many procedures, to beating the odds and living a healthy life! I truly believe babies are so much stronger than we may think and days like World Prematurity Day are here to bring awareness and to also showcase their stories!

We would love to hear your #LittlestFighters stories, so don’t forget to share and use the hashtag #LittlestFighters on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Thank you to Pampers for sponsoring this post. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

The triplets coming home from the hospital! It was the scariest drive ever and I told Dan to go no faster than 20km an hour! 

How to Adjust to Daylight Savings Time

Are you ready for Daylight Savings Time? Here are some tips for making the time change easier on everyone!

This weekend coming up is Daylight Savings Time (DST), here in North America. That means we are pushing our clocks back an hour and for many that means an extra hour of sleep. In a perfect world, that means an extra hour of sleep for parents too because we all know how much we could use it. As much as we would love for that to happen, many of us will face the challenge of adjusting our kids to the time change. I wanted to share some of my tips, as well as some tips from sleep expert Kylee Sallak, on how to make the adjustment easier for you and your kids.

1. Stick to Your Routine

My first tip would be to stick to your current bed time routine. Children, especially my babies love routine and by following your everyday routine it will help them to understand that it is still bed time.

Although it wasn’t DST, when we were adjusting Emily and the triplets to an earlier bed time, we followed our same bedtime routine and just changed the time of when we started. By sticking to our routine, they recognized that it was still bed time and started to adjust to the new time.

Expert Tip

Along with routine, sleep expert Kylee Sallak has laid out a schedule for both good sleepers and problem sleepers. She suggests starting a week before DST for problem sleepers and pushing their bed time forward by 15 minutes every 2 days. For those who are good sleepers, start on November 5th and push bedtime forward by 30 minutes then wait 3 days and push bedtime forwards by the remaining 30 minutes. I like this approach because you are dividing the time change up gradually rather than an entire hour all at once, which may be a very drastic change for young children and babies.

I think this tip would also work well with adjusting your baby’s sleep schedule anytime of the year. We did something similar with the triplets and Emily every time we changed their bedtime. If you can believe it, they all once had a bedtime of 10pm, I think at one point it was even 11pm, and now they all have a bedtime of 7:30pm, so it can be done!

2. Use the Darkness to your Advantage

My second tip would be to use the darkness to your advantage. This tip is directed more towards your toddlers between the ages of 2 to 3 who are more aware of things and understand bedtime better. Now that it is going to be getting darker sooner, you can associate bedtime with the sun setting.

Emily, who will be 4 in December, has been associating bedtime with darkness for a while now. This past summer was sometimes difficult to get her to bed at 7:30 pm when it was still light outside. She would say to me, “it’s not bedtime yet because it’s still light outside.” With the time change and an earlier sunset, it will be darker outside sooner and I will have an easier time letting her know it is time for bed.

Expert Tip

Kylee Sallak’s first tip is to make sure you have a solid sleep foundation in place for your baby, which includes a dark room, brown noise and an earlier bedtime between 6:30 to 7:30pm. I have found that a dark room really does help with getting everyone to sleep and staying asleep. You can take advantage of the nights that get darker earlier to make your baby’s room dark just the way they like it and hopefully it will help to get them to bed between the 6:30 – 7:30pm timeframe that Kylee suggests.

3. Don’t Stress

My third tip would be to not stress yourself out. Every child and baby is different and may require a different amount of time adjusting. Some may adjust right away and others may need a week, it just depends on the child.

As with any change you make to your baby or child’s schedule, it takes time for them to learn. The same will apply to this DST, so make sure to give yourself the time you and your baby need and to be aware that it may take a full week to sink in.

Expert Tip

If you find that your child or baby is not adjusting easily to the time change, Kylee Sallak recommends seeking help from a local sleep expert. They can offer you advice specifically for your child to help make things easier and to get them back on track.

Bedtime is so important for babies and young children and you always want to make it a relaxing and calm process. Daylight Savings Time and other sleep adjustments don’t  have to be a stressful or scary time and although the adjustment may be harder for some babies and young children, it won’t last. One element of bedtime that shouldn’t be forgotten about is your baby’s comfort. Along with a comfy bed and dark room, a diaper that will keep them dry and last all night is key to a successful night’s sleep.

The Pampers Baby Dry diaper is designed to keep your baby dry for up to 12 hours of overnight protection. With three extra absorb channels, the wetness is distributed evenly across the diaper, reducing the sag of the diaper and keeping your baby dry. The Pampers Baby Dry diaper gives you the relief of knowing that your baby won’t wake up throughout the night because of a wet bum.

I think the most important thing to remember is that no one is the same and you and your partner know your children best. If you find your baby is having a hard time adjusting, don’t be afraid to spend a little more time staying with them and putting them to bed. As long as you stay calm and relaxed, your baby and young children will sleep and sleep with the new time change!

I hope these tips will help you and your baby take on Daylight Savings Time this weekend. To see sleep expert Kylee Sallak’s full list of tips and her schedule for adjusting your baby’s sleep, you can find that here –

Thank you Pampers for sponsoring this post. All comments and opinions are my own.