Motherhood Maternity review

20120811-175414.jpgAs I wrote about in my Thyme Maternity review last week, when it comes to buying maternity clothes in Canada, there seems to be very few options for expectant mothers, and even fewer still stylish options.

For a while, I thought that Thyme was all there was for mamas-to-be when it came to shopping for maternity clothes in Canada, aside from boutiques, of course – but then I saw several ads for Motherhood Maternity in several of my pregnancy magazines, and decided to look them up to see if they had locales in Canada. They did!

And just look at that cute T-shirt I scored!

There were two locations close to our house, so I decided to hit up the ‘outlet’ location, with the hope that they’d have more selection and deeper discounts.

As I wrote before, I didn’t think I needed maternity clothes, but after finding they can make you feel 100x better in your pregnancy, I was converted to a believer. Motherhood also happened to carry more items in my size, especially swimsuits – which was the item I was on the hunt for that day. Continue reading

Thyme Maternity review

20120803-170210.jpgWhen it comes to buying maternity clothes in Canada, there seems to be very few options for expectant mothers, and even fewer still stylish options.

When I first found out I was pregnant, I was all determined that I wasn’t going to buy any special maternity clothes that I’d only wear ‘for a couple of months’ anyways. I didn’t think I would grow large until close to the end of my pregnancy (HA!) nor did I think there was much more that maternity clothes could provide that regular clothes in a larger size couldn’t. Boy was I wrong.

Turns out, I did get quite the belly around the 5 month mark, and that having properly-sized maternity clothes can make you look and feel good. Not to mention that having a little extra room in just the right spots (while leaving other areas at pre-baby snugness) can really help an expectant mama to feel both comfortable and sexy.

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Evymama Jane Street review

When it comes to having babies and procuring all the things you’ll ‘need’ to raise one, there’s no shortage of big box, specialty, and niche stores in the city where one can find any item your heart desires.

I’d been familiar with the Jane St. location of Evymama since we first moved to the neighbourhood nearly three years ago. And while someone I used to know had told me the staff were rude to her sister, I always make my own conclusions about a place.

I’ve decided to breastfeed, and liked the idea of being able to pump so that my husband could take a late night feeding (and I could get more sleep) as well as being able to bank some extra in case I wanted to go out for a day or evening, without little one going hungry. Which is why a breast pump was an obvious choice for our family situation.

After searching reviews and reading features of breast pumps for what seemed like years, I felt comfortable settling on a model from Ameda that met all our needs. Thing was, the only place in the city I could find that sold it was Evymama. Continue reading

Babies ‘R’ Us registry review

Baby RegistryWhen my husband and I got married nearly two years ago, we didn’t register as we’d been living together for several years and already had everything we needed for our life together, so when we found out we were expecting our first little one, I was super excited to set up a registry for our baby-to-be.

When it came to setting up a wish-list for our little one, it seemed only natural to register with Babies ‘R’ Us – they know little ones, were located close to us and offered both online shopping and price matching.

The process was simple enough – I simply created my profile online (I’m a huge fan of anything you can do online!) and then started searching and adding items to our registry. Continue reading

Pregnancy massage review

facial massageEven before getting pregnant, regular massage therapy treatments were something I indulged in. I’m fortunate enough to have the insurance coverage and there are so many proven health benefits to massage that it seemed silly not to.

Which was why I was thrilled when my regular massage therapist told me that the clinic would be able to accommodate both me and my bump once it was no longer safe for me to lie on my belly or back. Continue reading

Snoogle pregnancy pillow review


Every mama-to-be comes to a point in her pregnancy journey where sleeping on her belly is no longer comfortable, and sleeping on her back is a potential hazard. That’s right about the time that a ‘pregnancy pillow’ comes into play.

After searching several pregnancy boards and seeing what was available in Canada, I settled on the Snoogle pregnancy pillow to be my bed buddy. And I didn’t waste any time either.

After insisting to my husband that I would sleep much better with said pillow, we trekked on over to pick one up from the baby store.

When the young cashier asked me how far along (8 weeks) and remarked that ‘isn’t it a bit early for [the pillow]?’ I just about let my sleepless mommy hormones take over.

Thankfully, I was able to sleep like a baby that night with my new pillow, and many more nice since then. This bad boy even made the trek to Florida with us during our babymoon in April. Continue reading