The Baby Gang Blog

Once-In-A-Lifetime ‘Christmas Star’ Is Visible Tonight After 800 Years

Monday, December 21, is a good night for stargazers, as they’ll be able to spot a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ star. Dubbed the ‘Christmas star’, Jupiter and Saturn will come into close proximity to one another causing a ‘double planet’ phenomenon, meaning they will appear as one, bright star. It’s said they will be within 0.1 degrees apart. […]

Three Products You Need, To Get You Through The Cold & Flu Season

The cold and flu season is upon us and as parents we know it can be a very stressful and worrisome time, especially with the thought of our kids getting sick.  As much as we try to prevent germs from spreading or making sure we are following the recommended guidelines to keep the cold and […]

What Will Your Imagination Build?

What do you look for in a toy? Does it need to be educational for your child, or simply a toy in which they can enjoy?  Lately I’ve found myself really trying to focus on quality over quantity when it comes to toys for our kids and with so many out there to choose from, […]

How We Are Finding Time to Reconnect as a Couple

For this week’s update with school, I’m switching up the topic a little bit! But of course I’ll quickly fill you in on our our week went. The kids were amazing every single day, with no tears and lots of excitement for school. Jackson made sure to tell me every morning that he was not […]

Were Going Out Of This World With Barbie

When I was growing up, playing with Barbies was probably my favourite thing to do. My sister and I would play for hours, creating different stories, building and setting up their houses and dressing our Barbies in the different clothing we had. I remember having beauty pageants for our Barbies and we would dress them […]

I Didn’t See That Coming!

The second week of school has come to an end and I cannot believe what happened! If you recall from my previous post, the first week of school was full of tears every morning and a lot of “I don’t want to go to school” and I was expecting all of that plus more as […]

Our Triplets Started School – Que the Crying

I knew the day would come…the day Jackson, Olivia and Levi head off to school for the very first time and it went exactly how I imagined it would go! We have already made it through the first week of school and now that we have started the second week, I wanted to look back […]

Must-Haves on Your Baby Registry

Creating your baby registry is such an exciting step when you are expecting, but it can also feel overwhelming. I remember feeling so excited to create our registry, but when we arrived and began walking around, I felt so lost and unsure as to what I should include. Now, after two pregnancies, five years of […]

Feeling Ritzy with our Ritzy Rollerz [Ritzy Rollerz Toy Review]

As Emily, Jackson, Olivia and Levi get older, I’ve noticed that their interests in toys have been changing. I’ve been going through their toys, sorting and decluttering all of the “baby” toys and slowly replacing them with toys that appeal to their new interests and ways to play. It’s nice that Emily and the triplets […]

New Experiences for Your Google Home Are Here! |GIVEAWAY

We are so excited share with you our new addition to the house…our Google Home Mini! With a simple “Okay Google,” we can instantly unlock so many experiences and features. From playing our favourite song, setting a timer for the cookies in the oven, checking the traffic before heading out to work and even turning […]

Their First RC Car! – Little Tikes Review

After opening both toys, I don’t know who was more excited, Dan and I or the kids! We are excited to share with you two toys for our second Toy Review and they are the Little Tikes Fantastic Firsts Spinning RC and the Little Tikes RC Wheelz Dozer Race. Thank you to MGA Entertainment for […]

Are you Prepared for Cold & Flu Season?

With a constantly running nose and a cough that doesn’t seem to go away, you know it’s the beginning of the cold and flu season. This time of year can be very stressful and very scary for parents, which is why it’s so important to be prepared. Before having kids, the thought of preparing for […]

Surviving the Cold & Flu Season with One Simple Tip

The days are getting shorter, the temperature is dropping, snow is falling and winter is coming! That also means that cold and flu season is right around the corner, which has Dan and I on high alert! We all know what it’s like being sick and how it puts a strain on our everyday living, […]

Superheros and Cars! – Herodrive Review

We are so excited to share with you the Herodrive Line from Funrise Toys as our first Toy Review for the 2018 Holiday Season! Thank you to Funrise Toys for sending us the Herodrive Vehicles to review. The Herodrive Line brings together your children’s favourite superheros from Batman, Superman, The Flash, Aquaman and the Joker […]

Learning Some Epic Dad Hacks and Making New Friends | LG Kitchen

Recently I had the opportunity to visit the LG Kitchen in the Chatelaine offices, where I spent the afternoon with celebrity Chef Chuck Hughes and Rick Campanelli. They were gracious hosts to introduce us to some pretty amazing LG Kitchen Appliances and overall the day was a blast.

Always On The Go This Summer

As most of you may know we just finished our road trip across Canada from Toronto, Ontario to Calgary, Alberta. It may not have been across the entire country, but we did drive through four provinces, with four kids and that is a big adventure! Now that we are here, we are so excited and […]

How We Prepare For Some Fun In The Sun!

The warm weather is here, which means summer is right around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited! It felt like a very long and never-ending winter, so my excitement for the summer is multiplied by 100! I think it’s safe to say that Emily, Jackson, Olivia and Levi are also very thrilled for […]

Learning Is Fun With Barbie Dreamtopia

As parents we are always trying to find fun ways to teach our kids important life lessons that are entertaining and engaging. When you think of ways to teach your kids those lessons, watching a TV show may not always be your first answer, but what if we told you there was a show that […]

Pampers Pure Collection is Changing the Diaper Game

Today I have something to share with you that I am super excited about and I know you will all love! Pampers has just released their brand new Pampers Pure Collection and I want to share with you all of the amazing qualities of the collection. Pampers Pure Protection Diapers and Wipes was created to […]

Is It Really Easier to Have Your Kids Potty Trained?

On May 25th, Jackson, Olivia and Levi turned three, which means it’s time to start potty training them! Luckily, we had the experience of potty training Emily at first, so we know a little bit more now than we did at the beginning, but it still doesn’t take away the challenge of trying to potty […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ADVICE TO PARENTS FROM PARENTS

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

I became a professional voice actor

Back in December of 2017 I had a wonderful opportunity to fly out to California to par-take in some incredible experiences. I had two full days to spend at Dreamworks Animation Studios to get the inside scoop on some pretty incredible projects that were going to be released on Netflix. Last year, Netflix and Dreamworks expanded […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Who Changes The Poopy Diapers?

Who changes the poopy diapers? 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… […]

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. […]

My Goals for 2018!

1. Focus on Me My first goal is a big goal and I don’t think it’s something that I can complete within one year, but I know I can make a lot of progress. For the past 4 years I have focused on being a mom and neglected myself. I don’t regret making that decision, […]

Holiday Gift Guide For Him

Holiday shopping can be a little tricky and stressful, especially when you are trying to find that perfect gift for the everyone on your list! I have put together some holiday gift guides, with items I think would make great gifts and hopefully it will help you with some ideas to complete your holiday shopping! […]

Holiday Gift Guide For Her

Holiday shopping can be a little tricky and stressful, especially when you are trying to find that perfect gift for the everyone on your list! I have put together some holiday gift guides, with items I think would make great gifts and hopefully it will help you with some ideas to complete your holiday shopping! […]

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 […]

Top 5 Essential Items For Breastfeeding

Over the last 4 years, I was breastfeeding for almost 3 years. It was a big part of my life for a long time and I am finally sharing some of my insight on it! I am surprised I haven’t shared much about breastfeeding and some of my experiences, but today I am and I hope […]

A Treat for Eating Your Veggies

This week was a good week for Emily! I was a full 5 days of school this week and Emily was feeling better and getting over her ear infection. She went to school every day and finished her lunch every day! The other week I talked about how I was trying to figure out what […]

KEEPING KIDS HOME FROM SCHOOL

I was originally going to share with you a week of lunches for Emily and I started out great for the first day, but it quickly ended Tuesday after Emily and Jackson got sick! I did get a picture of her lunch for Monday so I will share that for proof that I did have […]

I’VE LEARNED MY LESSON

Week 2: Sept 18-21 Last week was a short week for Emily and she had her first P.D Day on Friday. I don’t know if it was because I was so prepared for the first full week of school or that I knew it was a short week, but I felt so behind all week-long. […]

THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL CHANGED ME

Well, we finished the first full week of Junior Kindergarten for Emily and we survived! We are now into the second week and I hope it is just as exciting and fun for Emily as the first week was. Sidenote: The first week of school for us was only 2 days, so our first FULL […]

Is This Actually Happening…I Don’t Think I am Ready!

I find myself thinking about all the times I’ve heard the advice of “enjoy this time now because it won’t last or it will go by way too fast.” I always thought “Yea okay, I have lots of time,” but now I realize that time really does go by way to fast!

Can You Really Take 4 Kids on a Road Trip? | #ForBetterBeginnings

As you all know, Emily, Jackson, Olivia, Levi and I went on a road trip to Florida and we left Dan behind. We were gone for a total of 13 days. That included 7 days of driving and 6 full days in Florida and although it was a lot of work, the whole trip was […]

Why I love FATHERHOOD

Fatherhood changed my life, my kids are my greatest accomplishment and I want to share why.

How to Survive Feeding 4 Toddlers | #PlaytexMoms

Now that the triplets are 2, we can finally say we are living with 4 toddlers. They are always on the go, I feel like they never stop and they are always looking for the next thing to eat. With the amount of energy they burn when constantly running around, it’s no wonder why they […]

You Can’t Always Be “Supermom”

As we start to share our vlogs from our trip to Las Vegas and California, I wanted to share a moment during the trip that you won’t see through the pictures we post. Throughout the trip we posted pictures that capture a single moment. A moment where Dan and I are smiling, the kids are […]

My #IntuitionEffect Story

Life can be so busy and very unexpected at times. As parents we are always learning new things about our kids and some days you have no idea how the day will go. Dan and I love our kids, but that doesn’t mean they don’t cause us stress and bring total chaos at times. One […]

Schick Intuition Effect – Rules and Regulations

THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO CANADIAN RESIDENTS (EXCLUDING QUEBEC) ONLY AND IS GOVERNED BY CANADIAN LAW CONTEST PERIOD:   The Schick® Intuition® Effect Contest (the “Contest”) registration period begins on May 26, 2017 at 10:00:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and ends on June 12, 2017 at 10:00:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) or once […]

HOW DO YOU DEFINE MOTHERHOOD | #ForBetterBeginnings

Motherhood: the state of being a mother – dictionary.com Motherhood by definition is the state of being a mother, but in reality it is much more than that. The definition of motherhood is quite simple and it doesn’t give you any indication of what to expect, what it will be like, how you will feel […]

Finding Time for My Oldest After Having Multiples

One of the biggest challenges I have with 4 kids, is the ability to make sure I am spending enough time with each one of them and making sure my time is divided equally. I know it will never be perfect and I know it will never be 100% equal, but I know how important […]

A Helping Hand When Nursing Triplets #ForBetterBeginnings #PlaytexMoms

When our triplets were born, I knew one of the biggest challenges was going to be feeding. Not only did we have three little babies to feed, but they would all be feeding at the same time. As only one mom with two “built-in bottles,” I needed that third bottle to help feed all three […]

3 Easy Ways to Get Ready for Spring

Spring is just around the corner and I cannot wait! After the few days of nice weather we have been having here and there, I thought it would be fun to share some of my tips and ways I am getting ready for spring. They are very easy to do and will help make the […]

How We Finally Eliminated That Awful Smell #ForBetterBeginnings

One of the many things I do, first thing in the morning and right before everyone goes to bed, is changing diapers. As a mom of 4 kids, who are all in diapers and training underwear, I sometimes feel as though half my day is spent changing diapers. I knew what I was in for […]

Yummy Banana Bread – 2 Ways

I love to bake and one of my favorite things to bake, as well as eat, is banana bread! When I was younger, I remember my mom always making banana bread and it was just the best thing in the world. The smell of the banana bread baking would fill the house and as soon […]

WE HAVE A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

We are starting off the new year with some very exciting news. We are happy to announce that we have officially teamed up and partnered with PlaytexBaby! Our partnership with PlaytexBaby is going to include a lot of fun aspects, such as product reviews, sharing our experiences through lifestyle posts and giveaways on our Blog […]

Saying Goodbye To The Baby Stage

It was a Sunday night and as I sat on our bed, rocking our daughter Olivia to sleep, I looked around our room and noticed the baby swing leaning up against the bookcase. My initial thought was, I should move that to the basement and it would clear up so much room. Then as I […]

HOW I TURNED MY CAR INTO A FAMILY VEHICLE

Having multiple children at once (we have triplets) is something you can never expect to happen or plan for. We had a unique situation, we were planning for our second when Emily was 10 months old and 3 days before her first birthday we discovered we would be expecting…TRIPLETS! To this day it still fascinates […]

THE ULTIMATE DAD HACK

Corrie and I went out to the grocery with the kids and we found ourselves in a little bit of a dilemma. It happens often actually, but as we got home the kids fell asleep in the car. Normally we leave them be, and can be a great way to catch up on some e-mails, […]

It’s Finally Here…Time for Potty Training!

Emily is our oldest as you all know and she will be 3 in December. I always knew there was going to be a day when we would have to start potty training and I thought for sure it would have been sooner than a few months before her 3rd birthday. I always joked that […]

6 of My Top Mom Hacks

  As a parent, I love to find new and efficient ways to do my daily parenting duties or think of new ideas to problems and challenges I have come across. Thinking ahead and being prepared is so important and with 4 kids under 3 years of age I can never be too prepared. After many […]

The Last Week of Summer (Kinda)

Well this is the last week of SUMMER! I can’t believe summer is almost over and we are in the final week. That means one week left to cram as much of summer in as possible and do all the things you have yet to do this summer. One week left to be care free, […]

Sometimes There are Fussy Days VLOG #8

With 4 kids all under the age of 3, there are bound to be days when they fight, cry, whine, scream and are just not happy. You could try everything that comes to your mind and it will seem like nothing you try to do can make them happy or help them. Yesterday was one […]

5 Ways to Hide Veggies in your Child’s Food

There is a good chance that every parent may experience their child’s dislike for vegetables and the challenges of getting them to eat their vegetables. You may have tried bribing them, letting them watch you eat the veggies while saying how good they are or dipping them in any kind of sauce you can find […]

11 Things That You Can Freeze to Save Time and Money

After sharing an example of what we eat on a typical day, you can see how much food we go through. While it is a lot of food, there is also a lot of time that goes into making everything we eat. If I can find ways to save time and make things easier, I […]

Finding Balance Between Life as a Mom and Life as Me 

Finding a balance between me as an individual and me as a mom is something I have struggled with from the very moment I became a mom. I jumped right into the role with both feet and never looked back. I threw who I was to the curb, never thinking twice about the person I left […]

Embrace the Chaos

Having 4 kids all under the age of 3 is a lot of work. Heck, having any number of kids ranging in any age is a lot of work and no matter the number or age, you are left with very long and busy days. There will be days where everything has been consumed by […]

My Life For The Last 3 Years

For the last 3 years my life has been all about babies. From finding out I was pregnant in April 2013 to now having 4 children under the age of 3, all I think about day in and day out is baby. When I wake up each morning my first thought is usually “okay, time […]

Outdoor Fun at Chinguacousy Park

Last week I took Emily, Jackson, Olivia and Levi to Chinguacousy Park in Brampton, Ontario. I went there all the time when I was growing up and we actually lived right across the street at one point. It is a cute little park with a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy and it’s a […]

Temptations: How can I say no?

  It is easy to say I eat healthy and say how many vegetables I eat with dinner, but the reality is I also eat a lot of food that is not healthy. Although I may eat healthy food, if I am eating all the bad food in between can I really say I am […]

A Typical Day of Food

There is no doubt in my mind that we will be spending a fortune on food as Emily and the triplets get older, but I thought for sure I would have more time before that happened. Emily is 2 and a half now and the triplets are 14 months and already we are going through […]

3 Meals of the Day

Food is a big part of every day living and I feel as though our days revolve around food. By the time one meal is over, the next meal is just around the corner and the line up for snacks in between has already started. I have food on my mind all day and I […]

A Movie Night Out & Giveaway!

Before Dan and I had kids, even before the thought of having kids, way back to the beginning of our relationship, there has always been one thing that has stuck with us as one of our favorite things to do together… going to the movies. We would go every Tuesday night, whether we saw an […]

“A Picture is Worth 1000 Words”

  As I was sorting through some old pictures I had and putting them into photo albums, I stopped to actually look at the pictures and noticed something different about them. These pictures were from when I was younger, maybe between 8 to 12 years. Some pictures had a blurred out corner, some had part […]

Movies and Outside Fun with Mom

Last week I ventured out with Emily, Jackson, Olivia and Levi and was brave enough to take them to the movies. Although I did get them ready in the morning and out the door by myself, I wasn’t alone. I picked up my sister Taylor on the way and we met Amanda, Steve and Hailey […]

Just leave the MESS!

You walk into your kitchen and see an empty sink, every dish is clean and away, the counter tops are clean and clutter free and left over food is away in the fridge. You walk into your living room and the cushions are neatly placed on the couch, the top of the TV stand is clear, […]

Emily; My Little Big Helper!

When the triplets were born, my greatest worry was how Emily would react and the thought of not giving her the attention a child that age needs. Emily was only 17 months when they were born and was still a baby herself. I knew the triplets would need me day and night, but Emily would […]

The Unknown Changes During and After Pregnancy

There is no doubt that your body will undergo dramatic changes both during and after pregnancy and some of them will come at you like a flash of lighting, while others will gradually make their presence. Some of those changes will be minor and others will be extreme. There are the common and unavoidable changes that […]

Jackson, Olivia and Levi Turn 1!

On May 25th our triplets turned 1! It has already been a month since their birthday and I still cannot believe they are 1 already…where did the time go? It has been a crazy, busy, hectic and fabulous year full of love, smiles, crying, poop and sleepless nights, but I wouldn’t change it for the […]

Gardening… Who Knew!

Do you have specific activities or ways you spend time to relax or reduce stress? To just step away from your daily activities and take your mind off of everyday life? For me I like to wash the dishes, cook and try new baking recipes with of course indulging in my creations after! They offer a […]

Thank You Baby

If you were to ask me 3 years ago before ever having children if I was ready to be a father, I would probably say no. Thinking about bringing life into this world and the little to no experience I have in that field, was it really something I was prepared for? Could I even […]

What an Exciting Week!

Well the week has come to an end and we can all say TGIF! We had a very busy, but very exciting week filled with new experiences and new friends. I had the opportunity to be on The Cat & Nat Show Live on Facebook Tuesday night to talk about life with 4 kids and […]

I Can’t Let Go

Have you ever had to get rid of something, but couldn’t do it? Or had that one item that you just couldn’t part with? Well, for me that is how I feel about basically everything I have! I cannot let go of anything and it has only gotten worse since having kids. I find I […]

Excited for Summer! 

The nice weather has finally arrived and summer is almost here! I love summer and the warm weather and I find I am in such a better mood this time of year. I feel I have more energy, I am eager to get outside and I have less “lazy” days. It’s amazing what a little […]

Welcoming Jackson, Olivia and Levi to the World! (Part 1)

  On May 21st, 2015, I had my regular appointment with my OBGYN and little did I know that was going to be my last appointment before the triplets arrived. I had my blood pressure taken and it was a little high, so I went for some blood work. I also had an ultrasound and […]

Exciting news!!!

Disclosure: We’ve been using Pampers since day one and have partnered with the brand. The opinions on this blog are our own Hello Baby Gangers!!!  We are super excited to share that we have officially teamed up with Pampers on an exclusive partnership! Today is the triplets 1st BIRTHDAY, and with so much to celebrate […]