The Dreaded Overtired Baby…

Put simply, being overtired means that your child has passed the point of being ready for sleep. I talk to my clients a lot about finding their child’s “sweet spot”. That point that they are relaxed and have enough “sleep pressure” built up that they are able to fall asleep easily, and stay asleep. Missing that small window of time, …

Bottle Feeding Your Breastfed Baby

If there’s one thing that surprised me as a newbie nurse in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), it was how awful I was at bottle feeding babies! Seriously though… I can’t tell you how many times I had to call on my more experienced colleagues to feed a child for me. Bottle feeding is an art, and thankfully I …

We Are All Attached

I have seen a lot of social media posts lately where Mamas are defending the way that they choose to parent. This is obviously a sign of our times where people feel the need to fit themselves in to a  certain category, “crunchymommy”, “attachment”, “sleep trained” “positive parenting” etc… I find this an odd situation, probably because I have never …

To swaddle or not to swaddle?

To swaddle or not to swaddle is one of those hot topics of motherhood. Swaddling is one of the oldest baby traditions there is, but recently it has become a controversial topic. Swaddling is a technique of wrapping up a baby that gives the baby a feel similar to the tightness and security of the womb.  When my kids were …

What Kind Of Mama Has A Doula?

You’re not alone. Doula’s seem to be rising in popularity. Before, they were thought of as something only hippie moms-to-be hired for home births or unmedicated childbirth. Now-a-days more and more mainstream Mamas are choosing to add a doula to their birth experience.  I’ve been there. As a Registered Nurse who has seen more than my fair share of labours …

Free-ish Ways to Give Yourself Some Self-Care + GIVEAWAY

A few points in my life I was trying to continue to pour from my very empty cup, and it just doesn’t work. So this is where Self Care comes in. It doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. If you have the time and cash flow to go spend a day at a spa – please do! A day …

Newborn Jaundice – What You Need To Know

Well first, let’s talk about bilirubin. Bilirubin is an orange-yellow coloured substance that is created while our bodies go through the normal process of breaking down red blood cells. Bilirubin passes through the liver and leaves the body through stool (poop!).  Jaundice is the accumulation of this bilirubin in the newborn, which causes their skin and whites of their eyes …

Allergy moms are like investigators!

I had just turned a year old when my family began our investigation into the world of allergies.  To successfully manage an allergy you have to be on constant alert for potential danger.  You need to be aware of your surroundings, have good communication skills, read ingredients on everything…basically you do more research than the FBI!  And like the FBI, …

The Scoop On Humidifiers

This year has been AWFUL for colds and flus, and when you have a toddler in daycare, illness is nearly impossible to avoid. As a Registered Nurse who works with infants and children, moms always ask me how they can make being sick easier on their little ones. There are lots of RN approved tips and tricks, but one of …