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 …

#Fedisbest: A Lactation consultant’s perspective

  Why a Mama’s mental health trumps breastfeeding I walked up the snow covered steps of a quaint bungalow, excited to meet a 2 month old little boy and his mama. I received an email from her a few days prior, and all it said was “I need help with my babe, he’s crying all the time, and can you …

The Sweet Spot- How to get longer naps with less crying!

  Any mamas out there have a babe that USED TO fall asleep so easily for bedtime and naps, but now it involves a whole lot of crying? Or maybe you feel like you are doing everything “right”, but she still cries each time you put her down? The answer may be in your timing. Babies grow like crazy and …

What the heck is a padsicle? DIY postpartum relief

What the heck is a padsicle you ask? Nope, it’s not a homemade treat to enjoy on a hot summer day. They are the ultimate pain relief go to for your post baby lady parts! Make them a few weeks before you are due, throw a few in your bag to bring to the hospital freezer and have some ready for when you bring …

Baby up with the birds?

Whose baby gets up with the birds? Tis’ the season. The sun is rising earlier, the birds are singing and many babes think 5 AM is a grand time to wake up. UGH… TOO EARLY! An early wakeup can set the tone of the day and make for an exhausted, crabby baby, and a worn out mama. First off, this is …

Too much stuff! How to pack what you need for the birth of your baby!

“You are huge!”  “You look like you’re going to pop!” “Wow do you have twins in there?” Comments so many women have heard as they reach the end of their pregnancy. You are almost there, nine months pregnant, and  on the home stretch. Have you started thinking about the big day? It is probably on your mind most of the …