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Losing An Hour of Sleep Isn’t All That Bad!

It seems like just yesterday I was thinking about how we would adjust Emily and the triplet’s sleep schedule with the time change of daylight savings time and now here we are again! On March 11th at 2am or to make life easier, on March 10th before going to bed, our clocks will go forward 1 hour.

When you become a parent, it’s amazing how much a single event, like daylight savings time, can impact your life. Before having kids, I didn’t think twice about the time change. Yes, it was unfortunate to lose an hour of sleep, but I would go to bed, wake up the next morning having slept one hour less and continue on with my day. Now that I am a parent, I go to bed, knowing I will be tired tomorrow, hoping that the kids stay asleep and they wake up in a good mood.

Although we are losing an hour of sleep, there is a benefit we gain from this time change. By pushing the clocks forward an hour, we get to enjoy an extra hour of sunshine in the evening. It’s sometimes difficult in the evenings when it becomes dark so early. There were some days it was dark 30 minutes after getting home from picking Emily up from school, which really limited the outdoor time we had after school. I know earlier sunsets are better at bed time, as I said back in November when we pushed the clocks back an hour, but the extra hour of sunlight is great with the warmer weather and it gives you a little more time to get things done or to enjoy some time outside.

The shorter days during the winter combined with the cold weather, can be challenging to get through and I find it really impacts my mood and attitude. I think I experienced bouts of seasonal depression this winter, especially on those days when it was cold and cloudy outside and we were stuck inside because it was too cold to take everyone out. It’s one thing to deal with it yourself, but when you add kids into the mix, who are also feeling the impacts of the short days and just want to get outside, it’s not very fun.
I am excited for the extra hour of sunshine in the evening and even though we will lose an hour of sleep and we will have to adjust Emily and the triplets’ sleep schedules, in the long run everyone will be happier.

For some parents it may be a challenge when adjusting their baby’s sleep schedule to the time change, but with a few simple tips, it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming experience. Just as we shared in our previous post, How to Adjust to Daylight Savings Time, last November, having easy tips to follow can make the adjustment easier for everyone.

I think the biggest thing to consider and focus on is keeping your baby comfortable and providing them with a sleeping environment that will allow them to sleep through the night. Sometimes it is inevitable and your baby will wake up during the night, but if you can set things up to promote them to sleep through the night, you will have a better chance of it happening.

The best things I found that help the most are

  1. Make sure their room is dark.
  2. Put them in comfy pajamas and a clean diaper.
  3. Add a little extra comfort with a stuffy, a sound machine or a story before bed.

We are lucky that the kids’ rooms are at the front of the house and the sun rises at the back, so they never get the bright sun light in their room at night or in the morning, but we still have blinds on their windows to keep the room dark.

I always like to keep their pajamas light, except for the winter months when I put them in comfy fleece onesies to keep them extra warm. My favourite pajamas to put them in are the ones with built-in feet! For the longest time Jackson and Levi hated the feet, but they have luckily outgrown that phase and wear them with no problem. All of their pajamas are from Carter’s OshKosh and my favourite thing about their pajamas is, I can usually get matching or similar styles for boys and girls.

I also make sure to change their diaper right before they go to bed. I know it’s probably a standard in every home, but I think it is a key part of a good night sleep. We use the Pampers Baby Dry diapers at night and they really do provide up to 12 hours of protection overnight. The triplets do wake up during the night, but I don’t remember the last time they woke up because they needed a diaper change.

If your kids are old enough, a stuffed animal could give them a little more comfort when holding onto them at night. I’ve started this with Emily and the triplets and I bought them each a Lenny the Lamb Scentsy Buddy. They bring him to bed every night and plus there is a scent pack inside him so he smells good! If your baby is too young for a stuffed animal at night, I think a sound machine is a good way to add some more comfort. It doesn’t even need to be a sound machine, but just something that provides a little background noise. In the rooms we have a little heater and a humidifier that each provide the background noise like the sound machine would.

I hope my tips help some of you out, but just remember, I am not an expert by any means! Sometimes it’s nice to hear what others do and then take some of their advice and apply it to yours through trial and error to see what works. I will be the first to admit, that even though I incorporate all of the above into our bedtime routine, the triplets still wake up and end up in our bed. I have seen an improvement though with the amount of time they spend in their own beds before they end up in ours, so we are getting there!

With all that said, I actually wont be home Saturday night to put everyone to bed. Dan will be on his own, as I am going to Niagara Falls for a girls weekend, but Dan is an expert so I know he can handle it! =D

What are your plans for handling the time change? Let us know below!



WE MADE SLIME! | How To Make Slime With Your Kids

I love spending as much time as I can with my kids and I hope I can always keep them engaged with some sort of fun activity that will help them learn something new!

As the kids get older I am dedicated to coming up with fun ways to keep them entertained and educated. As a parent. it also helps me learn a lot about myself and about each one of them individually. I love spending as much time as I can with my kids and I hope I can always keep them engaged with some sort of fun activity that will help them learn something new!

About two weeks ago on our facebook page we created a live video to make slime!

We had such a blast and I wanted to share it with you as a fun activity that you can do with your kids. You can watch the video live here:


Want to do it yourself?  Here are the instructions:

You will need:

  • 6-7oz of regular white school type of glue (use glitter glue to make it more colorful)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. contact solution
  • Mixing Bowl
  • 1/2 tbsp. of baking soda


  1. In a mixing bowl add in all ingredients.
  2. Using a spatula mix all ingredients together
  3. Continue to mix and then knead with your hands


*Tip – If you don’t have glitter glue to use you can use food coloring to change the color of the slime!

What else would you like to see us make!?







They’re Not Cousins, They’re Best Friends!

This week is a very sad week for myself, Emily and the triplets, although I think I am the only one who really understands and knows why it’s sad. This week is the last week that I will be watching Baby Axel 😥

Aunty Gaga, Baby Axel and Uncle Mike will be moving to Calgary, Alberta later on this month 😦


As many of you know, I have been watching Axel for the last few months after my sister’s maternity leave ended and she went back to work. At times it has been a lot of work, but the amount of fun it has been to have Axel here with Emily and the triplets everyday outweighs any amount of work. If I am being honest, Axel has always been the easiest one to take care of out of the five of them!


From the day Axel was born, Emily, Jackson, Olivia and Levi have been so in love with him and sometimes a little obsessed. When Jessica would come over and Axel was still in the bucket car seat, they would run over and surround him, trying to be the first to look at him. It was the cutest thing and you could just see the love they had for him.

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Over the last six months, Jackson, Olivia and Levi have spent almost everyday with Axel, Emily included, but she is at school during the day. They have watched him grow and Axel has watched them, even learning from them, including some of their tantrum styles. It has been so fun to watch Axel go from crawling around trying to keep up with everyone, to now running through the house with them. At first Axel had no idea he was part of the game and the monster Jackson and Levi were running away from. Now he gets right into the game and even runs away from the triplets.

I am so happy that Emily, Jackson, Olivia and Levi had the chance to spend so much time with Axel and vice versa. I think it has brought them closer to each other as cousins, but more so, has made them best friends. I have watched them create a bond that I hope will last all of their lives and I hope that they will always think of each other as best friends.

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I don’t know what Emily and the triplets will do when Axel isn’t here everyday. The days Jessica has been off and I’m not watching Axel, they always ask where he is and when he’s coming back again. It’s going to be so sad to know that he won’t be coming over everyday and knowing when the day comes that they move, it will be a little while before they will see each other again.

I have to think that we are lucky because originally I thought I was only going to be watching Axel for 2 months, but instead we had a whole 6 months. Not only has the last 6 months been good for Emily and the triplets to bond with Axel, but it has been great for me. I feel like I have created a bond with Axel too and when he comes over to me and wants to cuddle it is such a great feeling. I think it’s safe to say Axel loves me when he will come and sit on my lap even if Jessica is in the same room =D

We all love Baby Axel so much and it won’t be the same without him here. We will miss you Baby Axel!

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Find a Brand You Love & Never Let Them Go

Throughout our lives, we make purchases from many brands and companies almost daily. As parents what makes you go back and continuously buy from the same brand?

As consumers, we want to know that what we are purchasing is affordable, good quality and to know that the item is going to provide us with what we need. We also look for a brand that we know we can trust and rely on to provide us that product.

When you become a parent, finding a brand that you can trust and rely on becomes so important. Your days will be filled with many jobs, your nights will be long and the last thing you want on your mind is questioning whether the product you have for your baby is good or not. A brand that understands the needs and wants of parents and also the needs and wants of babies and children is so important because you know they will have products to meet everyone’s needs.

Dan and I have tried and used many baby products from the beginning with Emily and then with the triplets and it’s safe to say we have a list of our go to brands for each product.

Pampers has been one of our favourite and go to brands from the beginning and we are so lucky to now have the chance to work with them through our partnership with The Baby Gang. Pampers was our first choice in diapers when we had Emily and I even remember registering for Pampers diapers and wipes on our baby registry.

There are many reasons why we are devoted Pampers users and we wanted to share those reasons with you today! We have partnered with Pampers for this blog post, but all the thoughts and opinions are our own.

Before I talk about why we love the products, I wanted to talk about Pampers as a brand. Pampers has worked hard to meet the needs of both parents and baby. From the continuous development of their diapers and even the development of the Pampers flat diaper for babies in the NICU, they are looking at what is needed for babies of all ages and sizes. When Pampers develops their diapers, they keep both parents and baby in mind and what is important. For example, they understand how important sleep is not only to a baby’s growth and development, but also to parents, which is what they thought about when they developed the Baby Dry Diaper. As I mentioned earlier, understanding the needs and wants of consumers is important for a brand to create loyal customers, which is what Pampers has done with Dan and I.

This brings us to their products. Diapers become a huge part of your life when you become parents and finding ones that meet your baby’s needs throughout their diaper wearing days is a must! We love that Pampers offers diapers for every stage of your baby’s life. From newborn or even premature in the NICU to toddlers who are always on the run, there is a diaper for their needs every step of the way.


A feature that we think is so great, especially for new parents, is the wetness indicator on the Pampers Swaddlers diapers. Dan and I were almost paranoid to let Emily sit in a wet diaper, but at the same time, we didn’t want to change a diaper that was dry. It may sound silly that we couldn’t tell, but as first time parents it was a big deal! The wetness indicator took the guess-work out of knowing if her diaper was wet and it helped us a lot!

Flash forward to now with the triplets, who are nonstop and always on the go, so we need a diaper that can keep up with their continuous movements. We love that the Pampers Cruisers are designed for moving toddlers and they offer more protection around a toddler’s legs with the flexible leg cuffs. There have been times I thought for sure, we would have a spill out from a diaper, but they have held up, even with the craziest jumps and turns the triplets could make.

As parents to four kids, we are so happy to have found a brand that understands both parents and children and focuses their product development on both. Knowing that we can rely on and trust Pampers to offer both quality and affordable products, makes our lives so much easier and it’s one less thing to worry about.

As I was changing the triplets’ diapers today, I thought to myself that it was such a good feeling knowing I could pick up the diaper and not question whether this diaper would do the job it needed to do. To using Pampers from the very beginning, to now being able to partner with them, this has been such a great experience and we are excited to continue working with them!

If you would like to learn more about Pampers products and more about the brand you can visit their website at !

We hope you have found this information informative and see why we love Pampers and have continued to collaborate with them since the beginning!


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!

Taking On A New Challenge & Starting My Own Business

I have been a stay at home mom for about a year and a half now and I still can’t believe that I am sometimes. I always pictured myself working and the idea and thought of being a stay at home mom was something that would cross my mind, but never knew was possible. I want to share a little back story, so you see where I am coming from!

When we had Emily, it was so nice to be home with her for the year and I knew it was going to be a challenge going back to work. Over the course of my maternity leave, it dawned on me that I would have to leave Emily and it was then I realized I wanted to me a stay at home mom, but understood that it wouldn’t be possible.


Where would she go? What daycare would she go to? What would my work schedule be like? How could I make things work?

Those were all questions I asked myself and through out the year I had to prepare myself to go back. I was working full-time at the Courtyard by Marriott in St. Jacobs, Ontario and also part-time at Zehrs markets (local grocery store). Before having kids it was easy to work both jobs and the days where I wold have to work both, I was working 13 hour days, not including the commuting to both jobs.

I started working at Zehrs in highschool and it was a good job and very flexible while in highschool and University. I started working full-time at the Courtyard after I finished University and I loved it! I went to the University of Guelph for Hotel and Food Administration and I dreamed of working in the Hospitality industry. I was so happy to have gotten the job and I knew I was finally on the way to starting my career.

After having Emily and being off for the year, I wasn’t sure how it would work going back to work and working various shifts. The shifts at the hotel were either 7am-3pm, 3pm-11pm or 11pm-7am and your schedule would change each week. I knew those were the shifts I would be working when I went back, but I didn’t know how it would work with daycare and how Dan and I would make it work. Knowing that it would be hard, I started looking for other jobs with more of a set schedule and hours, which would work better with daycare hours and scheduling daycare for Emily.

Before my maternity leave was over, I found out I was pregnant again. I knew I would be off on maternity leave again in a few months, so I had to go back to work. My sister mentioned the idea of joining Loblaw’s store development, which is what she did. I would be working nights and commuting from Cambridge to just outside of Toronto, Sunday to Thursday. I thought about it and ultimately decided to go for the job. I was sad to leave the hotel, but this job was going to work out well because I would work nights and be at home with Emily during the day. It wasn’t going to be forever, it was going to be for the next few months before the new baby arrived and I would make a little more money and save money on daycare.

When we found out we were expecting triplets and they arrived, it threw us a curve ball. The cost of daycare for all four kids would be so much and I would ultimately be working just to pay for them to be in daycare. Dan and I both knew that I wouldn’t be able to go back to work and together we decided that I would be a stay at home mom with Emily, Jackson, Olivia and Levi until they were in school.


Flash forward to now and here we are. I am a stay at home mom, Emily is in school and the triplets will be in school September 2019. We have been so lucky with how things have gone over the last year and a half to give us the opportunity for me to stay home. It hasn’t been easy and we have had some tight situations, but we have made it work and because of all of you, The Baby Gang has grown to what we could have only imagined!


I love being a stay at home mom, but it can become lonely sometimes and you kind of fall into the routine of just going through the motions of the day. I wanted to break that feeling and try something new. I wanted to do something for myself and find a way to give myself a little more freedom, so I started my own business! I had actually been thinking about it for a couple of months and going back and forth with my decision. I decided to just go for it and see where I can take it and I became a Scentsy Independent Consultant!

I have been using Scentsy products for a few months now and I love them. I neverPhoto 2018-02-15, 5 46 04 PM thought about signing up to be a consultant because I just enjoyed using them, but after a few months, I thought that it would be something fun to do and if I could make a little bit of my own money it would be great!

This is the thing, when you are a stay at home parent you can cut down your spending, use coupons and find discounts and deals, which is what I have been doing over the last year and a half, but you still have expenses. I have thought about and looked into finding a part-time job, but it never ends up being worth it. I have looked into night shift jobs, but I know I would never be able to function because the triplets are still at home, so I would ultimately be up 24 hours a day. Part time jobs during the day would be better, but I would still be paying to send 3 kids to daycare and I would be back to various shifts and trying to plan daycare around them.

After the idea of becoming a Scentsy Consultant went through my head, it seemed like the perfect thing for me. I love the product and know it is something everyone would love and I could do it all from home. I am excited to see where I can take this and continue to add to my Scentsy collection!

If this has ever been something you thought of, it’s never to late to join! You could even join my team and we can do this together!

If you don’t know what Scentsy is, it’s an US based company that sells warmers and scented wax bars, essentially wickless candles. You can choose from a wide range of warmers, all with different designs and each warmer has a dish where you place the scented wax pieces, which melt and release fragrances into the air. There are over 80 different fragrances to choose from and what’s great, is that they are always coming out with new ones!

Scentsy is not just limited to warmers and scent bars. They also have diffusers with natural and essential oils, an entire line of kids products, including the Scentsy Buddies, a laundry line, body line and a cleaning line.There is even a Scentsy Go, so you can pretty much have your favourite fragrances everywhere you go and with everything you do!
I don’t want to make this blog post any longer than it already is, so if you wanted to find out more about Scentsy and the products offered you can check it all out on my site

I also created a Facebook page Corrie – Scentsy Independent Consultant, where you can find out the latest deals from Scentsy, the new products and join in on some fun games and hear about my favourite products! I would love it if you could head over and leave a LIKE and follow my business page.

If you have any questions or are interested in joining me, I would love to hear from you! You can send me a message on my Facebook page, or email me at!

Thank you for all of your support and I hope you find something you like!

*Just a FYI, if you are looking to purchase any products, my site is currently set up for Canada, US and Mexico only, but I can add more countries if there is interested and if Scentsy is sold there!

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Join My Team – (US, Canada, Mexico only, for other countries, send me a message!)
Like My Page – Corrie – Scentsy Independent Consultant
Join My VIP Group – Corrie’s Scentsy-ble Friends

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!

My Easy Tips to Saving Money on Everyday Purchases

If you read my most recent blog post, which I talked about all of my goals for 2018, you know that one of them was to save money. I not only want to save money by putting some away in a separate bank account, but I also want to save money on my everyday purchases. These are the purchases that I know I have to make and I am making frequently – the biggest ones being diapers! With two and a half-year old triplets, you can imagine what the diaper situation is like in our household! We have diapers everywhere! I want to thank Pampers for sponsoring this blog post and helping me share some easy and stress free ways that you can save money for the new year.

There really are so many easy ways to save money with your everyday purchases and of course, the biggest thing to make that happen is to know about the many ways. Sometimes saving money is as simple as clipping a coupon from a flyer or waiting for an item to go on sale and then there are times you have to be a bit more creative. You might think some are common sense or too simple, but those are often the things people skip over or forget about.

My first tip, which Dan thinks I am crazy for doing, is to sign up for emails from the companies and stores you shop at. I can’t tell you how many coupons and discounts or sales I find out about through emails and it is such a simple thing to do. A good thing to note is that most companies offer special discounts or coupons when you first sign up, such as 10%-20% off your purchase and some restaurants even send coupons for free food products. If you are the type of person who hates a clogged up email, I would suggest creating a separate email solely for this purpose. I have done this and it makes life so much easier.

My second tip would be to utilize online shopping options. Shopping from your couch and having products delivered right to your door saves you time, energy and money, when you are not out driving all around. This past holiday season I found myself doing a lot of online shopping and I definitely took advantage of all the deals from Amazon. It was so nice to just sit down, look online, place my order and within 2 days all my purchases were at my door. It was my first big year of doing online shopping and let me tell you, I have never felt more relaxed and calm with my Christmas shopping.

Another fun aspect of Amazon that I recently took advantage of was Subscribe and Save. Amazon’s Subscribe and Save is great because it allows you to save on so many everyday household products that you know you are always buying and then they are delivered right to your door. It is also super simple to set up! Once you select your items, you then select how often you would like them delivered, from monthly to every six months, and then on your delivery date, your items will be shipped right to your home.

I know saving money was on my list of goals for 2018, but another goal was to simplify things in my life. Amazon’s Subscribe and Save fits right into my goal of simplifying, and is a perfect tool for every busy parent. Once your subscriptions are set up, Amazon will continue delivering your items on your selected scheduled day, so you never have to worry or think about it, until they arrive at your door and as an added bonus, shipping is always free with your subscriptions. You can select from a variety of Pampers products, including Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes, Pampers Natural Clean Baby Wipes, Pampers Baby Dry, Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Cruisers, Pampers Easy Ups, Pampers UnderJams and Pampers Splashers.

Until the triplets are potty trained, which won’t be any time soon, diapers will always be a regular purchase for us. To subscribe and save to Pampers diapers through Amazon and have them delivered right to our door, every month and save money while doing that, it just makes sense! I also like that you have the ability to change your order, if you wanted to add more or less, and you even have the option to skip a delivery if you don’t need that item then. As we continue to use the program, I already have a list of items I see us adding on.

My third tip would be to scroll through the app store on your phone and find all the apps that offer cash back for your purchases or rewards for the purchases you make for a specific product. I have quite a few apps on my phone relating to this and I find myself using them almost daily. It’s such a simple thing to do, uploading your receipts or entering in a reward code and then in return earning money back or points towards products. One of the apps I use all the time is the Pampers Rewards App. Diapers are one of my frequently purchased items and with the Pampers Rewards App, I am turning diapers into rewards. There are so many awesome items you can redeem your rewards for from the rewards catalogue and if you cannot quite choose, you can just continue to save and build up your points like me! 

My fourth and final tip would be to stay cautious when out shopping. Before buying an item, take a few moments to stop and think about if you really need it. Think about how long it will last you and if you are better off spending a little more for a product or item of better quality that will last you a lot longer. This is something that I am working on for 2018. I find myself looking for something cheaper because I don’t want to spend a lot of money, but then I am out looking for the same thing again because it wasn’t good quality and I end up spending more money.

Saving money doesn’t have to be hard and you don’t have to over think it. It’s all about finding the simple and small ways you can save money in your everyday life. I hope my tips will help you when it comes to saving money and also give you a little simplicity in your life with your everyday shopping!

We would love to hear some of your money saving tips! Please share below!

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.