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How to Stay Active When You’re Home With the Kids

September 16, 2015 – 7:00 am |
How to stay active when you're at home with the kids

When you’re a stay-at-home-mom (and/or work-at-home-mom), sometimes it’s hard to find ways to stay active without leaving the house or spending some cash. I’m starting to discover that there are actually a ton of fun …

A 16 Minute At-Home Workout to Get Back to Pre-Preganancy Shape

June 22, 2015 – 7:00 am | 2 Comments
16 Minute At-Home Workout to get back into pre-pregnancy shape

(Note: This post was originally published in January 2013 and has now been updated.)
A couple of summers ago, I attended some workout classes in my home town of Stony Plain, Alberta called “Workout in the …

Postpartum Fitness Tips from a Girl Who Hates to Exercise

March 11, 2015 – 8:00 am | 16 Comments
Postpartum Fitness Tips from a Girl Who Hates to Exercise

Hate is a strong word and I really try to avoid it, but I’m going to be honest here: I HATE EXERCISING. I really, really don’t like it at all. My husband asked me the …

Make DIY Face Wash

February 23, 2015 – 8:00 am | One Comment
How to make DIY face wash

A Guest Post by Judith of Juicy Green Mom
DIY beauty is becoming increasingly popular as people discover that conventional beauty products are full of chemicals and toxins. Making your own can be much more cost-effective, …

A Gift in a Tin: Spa Day in a Tin

November 6, 2014 – 8:00 am | One Comment
A creative gift basket idea: Spa Day in a Tin! Put a candle, eye pillow, epsom salts, nail files and a Google Play card in a pretty tin - comes with free printable tags and labels.

It’s day 4 of Gifts in a Tin week! In preparation for Christmas and simple and fun gift giving, I’m putting together some easy gift basket ideas for you. In case you missed yesterday’s Coffee Lover …

9 Favourite DIY Mom Tutorials (From 2009-2014)

June 10, 2014 – 9:00 am |
9 Favourite DIY Tutorials for Moms

We’re celebrating 5 years of The DIY Mommy this month! Have you entered my celebratory giveaway yet worth over $500? Over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to share with you some of the …

Sew Super Absorbent Nursing Pads

February 3, 2014 – 9:00 am | 9 Comments
How to sew super absorbent DIY nursing pads that actually work! There's a special fabric inner layer.

With Baby Three coming in three weeks (or less?!), I’m in full prep mode. I still have a relatively long list of things I’d love to make for her, but I’m at least trying to …

DIY Floral Nails (+ Win Some Jamberry Nail Wraps – Giveaway Ends 01/25)

January 6, 2014 – 9:00 am | 15 Comments
Jamberry Nails

Now that the Christmas season is over, I’m ready for two things:

Baby Three to come (she’s due February 25th)

As pretty as the knee-deep snow is here, I’m already tired of the -30 C weather and …

A Handmade Christmas: More DIY Gifts for Women

November 13, 2013 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
9 More Favourite DIY Christmas Gifts for Women - The DIY Mommy

Are you joining me in A Handmade Christmas this year? I’m so excited to finally be done my crazy-busy last couple of weeks (due to WeeStock) and ready to get crafting for my family and …

How to Add Body to Long, Fine Hair (+ My Favourite Salon… With Childcare!)

July 17, 2013 – 8:00 am | 3 Comments
How To Add Body to Long, Fine Hair - The DIY Mommy

I have a horrible, horrible confession to make. As much as I love fashion and beauty, I haven’t been to a hair salon in 20 months. 20 months! That wasn’t a typo.
Between chasing around two …