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Welcome to Outdoor Voice, the blog for parents from Hip Mommies. We feature products of course, but also share reviews, host giveaways, and have moms that are doing great things share a bit about themselves. We are huge into Mom Crushes, parenting hacks, tips, kids, DIY recipes and more for the modern Canadian family.
Bringing home baby means more stuff and no matter how hard to try to keep it to a minimum it is easy to get overwhelmed. Whether you are into minimalism because you want to live without being dependant on possessions, for environmental reasons, or financial it is...read more
Photo of Jolyn Swain, Nurtured, Halifax Nova, Scotia. As a child of a small business owner, many of my memories include hiding behind boxes in my father’s warehouse, helping the bookkeepers sort invoices, or spending weekends minding the front cash. Now, my husband...read more
Photography by Josh Tenn-Yuk courtesy of Canola Eat Well Earlier this month I celebrated Canada’s 150th with Canadian nutritionists, dieticians, food writers, farmers, bloggers and chefs. We broke bread over an incredible meal inspired by Canada. Matt Basile (Owner of...read more
Looking for some creative ideas on how to use the ezpz flower Play Mat at home? At our house, a Play Mat sits on the toddler’s table and we use it every single day. Safe for crafting or foods. the ezpz Play Mat is made from high quality silicone and it suctions...read more
Todays Guest Blog comes from Lisa Hewitt, the soul-filled Holistic Nutritionist (and Mama!) at Bright Beginnings with a special focus and love for infant nutrition. She believes that vibrant food choices during the impressionable years of a child’s life, can play one...read more
Our most recent multi-brand photoshoot called for a really special location. We wanted something bright and with a Scandinavian aesthetic, and we wanted the space to still feel warm and inviting. And we needed to shoot a bunch of little ones pre-naptime. I put out a...read more
Todays Guest Blog comes from the lovely Elza, from Elza Photographie, a Toronto based natural light photographer who specializes in baby and maternity photography. She has been our go-to since our daughter was born for both family and product photography. Last month...read more
Mom Crush Monday, Justine McKnight from HUMAN + MOTHER creating eco-friendly, Canadian made products that give back.
When my daughter was born I was gifted a SSC and a stretchy wrap and at once I was hooked. Before babe, I never thought that I would be that interested in babywearing. Over the next two years I would try and love a variety of different carriers, wraps and slings. When...read more
Mom Crush Monday, Kate Sissons, doula*yoga*educator. Helping families feel prepared and nurtured, through pregnancy, birth, and beyond.
Kate Sissons is a Toronto based birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, infant sleep educator, and yoga instructor. She is a mother to twins, a jet-setter, and someone who really understands that pregnancy and parenthood can be scary, enlightening and...read more
Todays Guest Blog comes from Andrea Carpenter, a Registered Dietitian based in Toronto's downtown east. Having food fights at home? Her company NutriKidz, provides assistance to families struggling with childhood nutritional issues. if your little one has a complex...read more
Mom Crush Monday, Andi Clark from Home Fit. Helping Parents stay motivated and accountable, and get fit at home!
Andi and I have a lot in common. The biggest thing would be this wall between us... she is my next door neighbour! We share a 90 year old Toronto semi with poor insulation and sound-proofing. So, when my daughter is up all night crying we share that too. (Sorry Andi!)...read more
Mom Crush Monday, Jennifer Henderson from Doula Care Journey. Offering a Holistic Approach to Birth and Postpartum Health.
photo credit Michelle Haurilak Photography Jennifer is another mom that I have met through my "mom" small business networking group Mamas & Co. I had, however, heard of Jennifer before! A close friend of mine received some Hypnobirthing support from Jennifer which...read more