Bring extra colostrum with you to the hospital: Here’s how!

Colostrum is the yellow, first milk women produce from about their 20th week of pregnancy. It is the ideal first food for your baby. Known as “liquid gold”, it’s full of immunoglobulins that provide the vital initial framework for your baby’s immune system. Ideal circumstances would ensure all babies receive colostrum after birth. Being a labour and delivery nurse, I know health …

Make Your Nursery Beautiful AND Functional

  As The Mama Coach™, I get to step inside many beautiful nurseries. It is obvious that care and time was taken with each detail to make it a stunning safe haven for their little one. The paint is carefully chosen, the furniture and each accent piece makes most rooms I see look like they are from a magazine. When …

How to Manage Food Allergies and Birthdays Without the Stress

Sending your child with food allergies to a birthday party can be anxiety provoking for the parent and overwhelming for the host. Here are 5 tips on making allergies manageable at birthday parties, plus my all time FAVORITE nut, egg, and dairy free cupcake recipe. Here are five tips for managing your child’s allergies at birthday parties: 1. Contact the …

“Daddy Baba”.. How a lovie can help your little one

“MOM!! Where’s my Baba?”. And so begins our nightly search for my four year old boy’s lovie, otherwise known as “Daddy Baba”. He did have a “Mommy Baba”, but she got left at Fantasyland hotel last year and we think he may finally be over it. So now he’s left with one who we search for every night prior to our bedtime routine. …

If you’re awake like an owl, let the Owlet monitor be your solution!

Bringing my son home was one of the most nerve wracking experiences I’ve had. I was a labour and delivery nurse and had this (ridiculous) notion that it wouldn’t be a problem since I work with babies all the time. Boy, was I wrong. I realised I had the same fears and insecurities as every other mom. I remember setting …