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Working out with Baby Mama Fitness

Jenn Green, the owner and creator of Baby Mama Fitness shares a little bit about herself, why she loves what she does, things to look out for in postpartum fitness and how you can find her. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself? My name is Jenn Green.  I am a born and…

Why we started using Young Living essential oils as a family

“High quality essential oils are natural tools that families can use to keep their families healthy and happy. They are easy to use and are a natural complement to your healthy lifestyle.” ~ Lourdes Calderon, Young Living on the Danforth I recently posted on Instagram a number of tips for traveling with kids. One of…

Best of Mat Leave Map – 2018/19

Thank you to everyone who shared their favourite mat leave resources, businesses and people! It is very much appreciated! Without further adieu here are the top picks for this year: Family friendly restaurants Amsterdam Brewery Barrel House Lazy Daisy’s The Peacock Scaddabush United Dairy Bakery Via Mercanti Starving Artist Souk Tabule House on Parliament Hype…

Saving money as a family in Toronto

How the Family Discount card can help your family save Toronto is a pricey city to live in and when you have children it becomes even more expensive. Everything just seems to cost a lot of money when you want to do something as a family. To go to the ROM it costs us around…

5 baby-friendly museum options in Toronto

Did you know that most of the Toronto museums offer a baby-friendly event? Here’s 5 to check-out: Bata Shoe Museum – runs a guided stroller tour once a month. At the moment it is  at 11 a.m. the last Wednesday of the month. Art Gallery of Ontario – has a “Strolling the Galleries” tour once…

100 days of Toronto’s Mat Leave Map

100 days ago I took a chance on me and decided to launch Toronto’s Mat Leave Map. The website was something I’d thought up while on my first mat leave four years ago. Last October, I impulsively hired a web developer on Twitter in the U.K. I’m not sure I would recommend this or would…

Guide to post-natal workouts in Toronto

Looking for post-natal workouts in Toronto? Here’s a listing of all the different studios and instructors offering post-natal fitness classes. If you know of someone or a studio that has been missed, let me know! Danforth area: Bomb Fitness (*childminding available) CareerFitMom Pink Studio Downtown Toronto area: Tribe Fitness Eglinton West area: Harmony Fitness Forest…

My go-to postnatal workouts in Toronto

While there are many postnatal fitness offerings in Toronto, I wanted to share my faves this mat leave! Toronto Yoga Mamas is one of those studios that I would like to live in. It is just that beautiful. They offer a range of classes for pre and postnatal fitness. One of the classes I really…

My top five fall play ideas in Toronto

Fall can be a tricky time while you are on parental leave. Somedays are beautiful and perfect to be outside. While others are rainy and cold. So, here are my top indoor/outdoor fall play mat leave ideas: Ontario Science Centre  is a great place to walk about with a stroller. Their Kid Spark area is…

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