Monday, 27 May 2019

Mom Truths by Cat and Nat - Book Review

"No one will ever have all the answers. Every single mother out there - including the seemingly perfect moms who appear to breeze through life - has highs and lows. Every mother has feelings of both joy and guilt."
Mom Truths, Cat and Nat

This is such a fun book to read. Mom Truths is the first book from the best friends, and motherhood internet celebrities, Cat and Nat. The duo share their own parenting wins and fails, to help you both have a few tips, and also not feel like you're the only one to which crazy parenting crap happens!

Mom Truths vividly brought me back to my maternity leave when I would literally count the minutes until Rob would come home from work. Those were not my best days. In retrospect, Cat and Nat help me see that some are simply days I just needed to get through, and that's absolutely okay. Our children aren't going to remember that part. They are going to remember how much we loved them.

There were one or two chapters that didn't fully hit home with me, but overall I enjoyed this collection quite a bit. The chapters are bite-size and vary in structure which makes this book a quick read. It would be especially easy for a busy mom to pick up and put down if she only has 5 or 10 minutes to herself. My favourite chapters are "Instagram is Bullshit" (I love Instagram, and this is still one of my favourites!), and "Up, Yours Honey Nut Cheerio Bee" which is a chapter full of tips to shake up your routine when you're feeling like you're in a lonesome, repetitive mom rut.

Mom Truths is a perfect read for any mama who has a little one (or little ones) from the newborn to elementary school age. I really hope Cat and Nat write another book when their children become teens. I'm going to need it!


Disclaimer - I received a complementary copy of this book courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Sebastian: 7-Years-Old and 20 Questions

I cannot even believe we have a seven-year-old. Here's our annual interview with this growing monkey!

1. What is your favorite colour? pink (for the fifth year in a row!) and red and yellow and white and orange
2. What is your favorite toy? my new poop emoji that I got from Valentine's
3. What is your favorite fruit? strawberries and apples and watermelon
4. What is your favorite tv show? Scooby Doo (for the second year in a row)
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? ice cream
6. What is your favorite outfit? footies (for the third year in a row)
7. What is your favorite game? talking about Plants vs Zombies 4 and playing Plants vs Zombies 2
8. What is your favorite snack? ice cream 
9. What is your favorite animal? cat (for the second year in a row)
10. What is your favorite song? Captain Underpants movie theme song
11. What is your favorite book? Captain Underpants
12. Who is your best friend? Jude and Connor
13. What is your favorite cereal? Corn Pops
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? play (for the second year in a row)
15. What is your favorite drink? milk (for the second year in a row)
16. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas (for the third year in a row) and my birthday 
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Scooby 
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? birthday waffle pancakes
19. What do you want for dinner? tacos (for the second year in a row)
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? book writer

And here are his answers from his 6th birthday5th birthday4th birthday, and 3rd birthday.