Maternity Wear

Top 3 stylish pieces you can wear during & after your pregnancy. Sometimes you feel like the only thing you want to wear when you have a growing belly is sweatpants. Having said that, whether you’re a working “mum-to-be” or still want to feel chic regardless of your size, sweatpants or yoga wear won’t always… Read more »

Bedtime snuggles and favourite book – Mommy magic time!!

Don’t underestimate the power of a snuggle and reading a favourite book together! Set this time aside for truly doing nothing but reading and being beside each other and enjoying each others space.  Once a week I would let each child pick which book I would read to them twice in a row – they… Read more »

Peek Inside Nanny Gina’s Nanny Bag

My nanny kit is my go-to introduction toolkit. Most kids love new things, and especially new toys. What is in my nanny kit you ask? Well, let me tell you. I have magnetic blocks, a lego duplo set, some minimobiles, puzzles, books, games, and cars. Everything that I have is washable (yay nursing), and nothing has small pieces, just in case a little one gets in there. I have to say the biggest hits are usually the legos and the mini mobiles. I like to ask kids questions like “Which one is the yellow one?” and “where is the puppy?” as they like to show off their skills. Parents also really like it when I bring in a nanny kit, because new toys are so much cooler than old toys. 🙂

Buying local in Vancouver

Mark your calendars and pledge to buy handmade and local. You can discover unique gifts made in Vancouver and support local designer. Buying local supports your community. Locally owned businesses build strong neighborhoods by sustaining communities, linking neighbors, and by contributing more to local causes. Local ownership means that important decisions are made locally by… Read more »

Great Books for Children

Reading books to children is a pastime any parent, grandparent, older sibling, or nanny knows all too well. When the book ends, the cry for “more” or “again, again!” is sure to follow. There are millions of excellent books out there, but I haven’t read them all! So here are my favorites.