The overlooked need of school aged kids

New moms talk about sleep a lot. How does their baby sleep? Mom’s lives can revolve around feeding and sleep. As their babes grow, it is something that is talked about less and less as we move into worrying about new concerns and milestones, like screen time, reading, and afterschool activities. I want to look at one of the most …

It’s only a problem if it’s a problem for you- Managing mom guilt

It is unavoidable. I place it in the same category as balance. In ideal world, all of us would feel “balanced” and guilt free. I don’t think that is possible. Life is busy, stressful at times and striving for perfection will exponentially worsen the feelings of failure and guilt. There are a million different ways to parent. Social media forgets …

The Importance of Your Birth Story

  As a Mama Coach and Registered Nurse, I have the opportunity to work with women from many different backgrounds and cultures. I have the privilege to be a small part of their journey and I am always excited to learn about new ways I can help and support women. My personal practice has a mandate to always discuss the …

What’s holding you back?

  This past week was a tough one. I went back to work, which was  inspiring, but also brought along stress that I wasn’t expecting. My middle son was off which caused a lot of tears and tantrums. I felt as though I had hit a thousand roadblocks in developing my small business, and that I started the week from …

I AM

What a wonderful few weeks it has been for The Mama Coach. I’ve been pulling some wicked hours on this computer, trying to show as many moms as possible what I have to offer the world and its paying off! My heart feels happy every time one of you reaches out to me. Asking for help is so brave. I …

Shingles in Pregnancy

  This is me, age 35, pregnant for the third time. This picture is hard to look at I know, but I wanted to share with you my experience with shingles in pregnancy. I was 11 weeks pregnant when we took the girls to Florida for our last trip as a family of four.  About a week into the trip …

How one researcher’s “accidental research project” is creating more support for moms

I met with an incredible woman yesterday and I was often left speechless when hearing her explain the remarkable research that is being done at Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute. I just sat, frantically writing everything she said down like she was my new hero. Dr. Catherine Lebel “accidentally” came across correlations from a previous research study involving pregnant moms …

Mom Hacks: Time & Sanity Savers

Being a mama of three little people is so fun, but can be crazy too. There are a few things that I have learned along the way, and certain things we do with our kids that work for us and are real time savers. Any time saved equals extra time with your kiddos or for yourself. Here are some quick …