Coffee with Chloe’s mom – July 13, 2015 edition

13th July 2015

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What’s on mom’s mind this week?
I’m kind of hating (in the nicest possible way) people who have family locally to babysit. Where on earth do you find reliable and trustworthy babysitters? We need a night out.

What I’m currently coveting?
This ‘C’ charm. I’ve been wanting this for a while now. Hint, hint other half.

What I’m loving?
Chloe carries this toy around with her like a briefcase. She loves putting everything in the basket and then taking it out. Repeat.

What’s headed to the recycling bin?
It only took us over a year to move on from this product. Since the early days it never worked properly. We’d fight hard to close the lid each time, but for some reason we just kept on using it.  Who know why? Maybe we kept hoping it would miraculously work.

What I read on the Internet this week that was kind of cool
I wish I could give speeches like this. To the point and with a good message.

What Chloe’s eating
One of our favourite homemade pasta sauces is steaming and pureeing a mixed bag of veggies (broccoli, cauliflower and carrots) with some olive oil and a wedge of Laughing Cow cheese. Chloe loves it and I call it her “green” pasta.

Books, books, books
The local children’s bookstore recommended Wild by Emily Hughes to us this week. Love the illustrations in the book and also the message.

Chloe’s jam of the week
Midnight City by M83 is putting a smile on her face and mine. I’m trying to have a morning dance party before we head to daycare/work each day.

What to do if you happen to be in Toronto this week with kids
A whole week’s worth of activities awaits you in a blog post I wrote for Mommy Connections.

If my husband and I had a night out this week
We’d be checking out the Summerlicious menu at Zucca Trattoria.

Busy moms need quick solutions
Now that I’m back at work I need to get better at prepping our meals for the week. Otherwise we are going to be eating at 10 p.m. every night. Any recipes, tips or ideas on how to do this would be most appreciated 🙂

Rant of the week
People, if you see a pregnant woman board the subway during rush hour please offer her your seat. My first day back at work I witnessed a pregnant lady board a crowded train and no one offered her a seat. That is until I asked someone too. This happens way too often.

And just because…
The story behind this video is beautiful and makes me want to do something like this.

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