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My girls are now 6 months old (how is that even possible?!), and have been eating solids for nearly two months. It's been a fun, messy and fascinating experience so far. I have made all of their food to date, which has been so fun for me. I love trying out different combinations of flavors, and it allows them to try a little bit of everything every day. Watching them explore the world of food has been such a pleasure!

Prior to all of this, I did a lot of research on high chairs. I knew going in that since we needed two (#twinlife), that they had to be streamlined and easy to move around. One high chair that kept popping up was the Tuo Convertible High Chair by SkipHop. SkipHop is a trusted brand in our home, we absolutely love their products. The girls have lots of their toys, including the 3 Stage Activity Center. The thing I love most about SkipHop is the flexibility and longevity of their products. I like how an activity center will eventually turn into a basic table down the line, saving us from purchasing new items in a few years. So when I saw that the Tuo Convertible High Chair also converted to a regular toddler chair, I was sold. Longevity in products is very important to me, as I hate constantly buying and donating items.

Not to mention it is so stylish! The sleek lines and beech wood legs instantly look good in our newly designed Kitchen area.

Installation was an absolute breeze, I assembled both chairs as my babies napped! All of the pieces came clearly labelled, and the legs screwed into the base very easily. The grey feet are adjustable to ensure stability. I also love how the seat pad is reversible, allowing you to chose between white or grey.

7am and ready for breakfast!

While the legs splay out for a mid-century look, these chairs are still very easy to maneuver around the Kitchen. I love pulling them up to our island and have the girls watch me cook dinner. When not in use, they tuck away nicely on either side of our Ikea bench.

The SkipHop Tuo High Chairs seamlessly tie in with our Kitchen furniture. As a Designer, I'm always looking for ways to keep my home looking & feeling cohesive and these chairs are not an eye sore like some high chairs on the market. There are no crazy prints or animals on them, they are simple & beautiful on their own.

Getting my girls in and out of these chairs is so easy. The tray slides out smoothly and has a built in leg separator for added safety. One of my favourite features of these chairs is the removable tray that clicks in and out. After the girls are eating, I simply pop off the trays and throw them in the dishwasher. Easy peezy!

Here are a few more shots of the Tuo High Chairs seamlessly blending into our newly designed Kitchen!

If you're in the market for a new high chair, definitely consider visiting your local SnuggleBugz store as the sales associates are super knowledgeable and friendly. As a first time mom, I had a lot of questions (some of which I thought were too silly to ask) and they addressed all of my concerns.

Thank you so much for reading and happy feeding!


While SnuggleBugz were gracious enough to gift me these high chairs, all thoughts & opinions are my own.

Edit: After this blog post was written, SkipHop released a recall on the Tuo Convertable High Chair. Click HERE for more information.

It's no secret that we live pretty busy lives. With twins and very demanding work schedules, we are always looking for ways to make our lives a little bit easier. The best thing we purchased for our home was a GoogleHome Assistant. In the beginning, it was a fun little gadget that we asked silly questions to. But now that we have kids, it's been a game changer. So much so that we purchased 2 more, and now have three in different areas of our home.

Today I'm going to break down exactly how we use our GoogleHome as new parents, and show you just how much it has saved our lives.

1. Hey Google, what time is it? Seems like such a simple question, and an easy thing to just look down at your phone for. However, when there are zero clocks in your home and you don't know where you left your phone last, this is the quickest & easiest way to get the time. With the girls being on such a strict schedule, it's critical to know the time so you know how long they've napped and when their next feeding is.

2. Hey Google, "Down Time". Our family thrives on routine. Literally thrives. So when it's bedtime for the girls, we depend on our GoogleHome Assistant to make everything run smoothly. In the beginning, we would say all the commands separately. Then we programmed a routine using the GoogleHome app, where it is custom fit to our needs. All we have to do is say, "Hey Google, down time" and it will automatically play THIS playlist, dim both our lights in our bedroom, turn on the girls' night light & adjusts the temperature to 21 degrees. What a time to be alive!

3. Hey Google, "Play Elmo's World on Living Room TV" When there's a high demand for Elmo in your home, there is no time to be fumbling with the remote to try & look for the episodes. We've paired our televisions to our Google Home so that you can tell it what to play on Netflix. It will just keep playing right where you left off, so there is no thinking involved.

4. Hey Google, "What's the traffic like on the QEW right now?" Being an entrepreneur means I'm often running out to meetings all over the city. Now that our lives revolve around babies schedules, I need to know how long my commute will be so I know what time I should leave. Google will update me on live traffic conditions, warn me of any accidents and provide alternate routes. I can even send directions directly to my phone, so there is no guess work when I hit the road!

5. Hey Google, "Send a WhatsApp message to Jessica" One feature I was super impressed with was that you can send messages via WhatsApp. So I can dictate a message to my boss while folding my girls' laundry - talk about multitasking.

So there you have it - 5 ways I use the Google Home Assistant to make my life easier as a new mom. Tell me, how do you incorporate technology into your home? Comment down below!

Thanks for reading!


I hate to be that person, but I truly cannot believe Christmas is right around the corner. Where did 2018 go? I swear I still think it's September. But alas, it is not. And here we are in the midst of the holiday season. If you're anything like me, you're frantically ordering gifts online in hopes they'll arrive by Christmas. I'd love to say I'm happily shopping at the mall with a latte in hand, picking out each and every item with love. But with 6 month old twins, I can barely get myself together most days to even leave the house. Therefore, I have been browsing online like crazy these past few weeks and I'd like to share some gift ideas if you're still stuck on that one person who has everything! A little inspiration for the women, men and children in your life! Enjoy!

1. Jo Malone Candle 2. Ugg Slippers 3. Alison Gordon Print 4. Gray Agate Coasters 5. Tarlette Tease Palette 6. S'Well Traveler 7. Becoming by Michelle Obama 8. Strong As A Mother Sweatshirt 9. Poppy Barley Backpack

1. Le Creuset Dutch Oven 2. Williams Sonoma Apron 3. Bose SoundLink II Headphones 4. Delonghi Perfecta Espresso Machine 5. Fossil Smart Watch 6. GoogleHome Mini 7. RocketBook Notebook 8. Tile Style Bluetooth Tracker

1. Bandana Bib 2. Melissa & Doug Toy 3. SkipHop Backpack 4. Vintage Ride On Metal Car

5. LOL Surprise Bigger 6. Hudson's Bay Baby Knit Cardigan 7. Paw Patrol Beanie 8. Goodnight Canada Book

Thanks for reading & happy shopping!



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