The Art (and Science) of Babywearing

There is nothing in the world that compares to finally having your newborn baby sleeping on your chest, that sweet-smelling, squishy-cheeked baby right under your nose. I hold those early moments of motherhood so dear to my heart …but then realty sets in. My baby still wanted to be close to me every second, she was still dependant on me …

Welcome to Motherhood

How to help a Mama in the postpartum period. Bringing home your newborn.

You did it! After ten long months of waiting, your little one has finally arrived. I remember feeling so in love but also so overwhelmed… Welcome to motherhood.

Reflux- how you tormented my babies!

I felt very alone- all my friends had babies that were so easy. Dream Babies!! They fed them and laid them down in their crib. Not me- every time I did they would start swallowing, then cry, vomit and wake up.  I spent 30 minutes after EVERY feed holding them upright before putting them back into their crib. They were …

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 …

How to Donate Expressed Breastmilk

Donating expressed breastmilk is becoming a more common practice in Canada. The benefits of breastmilk are so valuable that physicians give this to premature and sick babies and they often have less complications associated with being born early. To say I had an oversupply of milk when I had my babies was an understatement. I remember having a 3 week …

6 Tips for Becoming a Mother-Runner

Before I started running I would have laughed if someone told me I would become a long distance runner after having kids. I was not able to run around the block without feeling winded. Two pregnancies, bedrest, sleep deprivation, breastfeeding, sleep deprivation (did I mention, sleep deprivation?) were all valid reasons why I couldn’t start running. For proof, I have …

5 Tips For Travelling With Kids

  Hi Mamas! We just returned from a 10 day family vacation. It was SO much fun, but I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little nervous about traveling with a 4 year old and a 10 month old. This was our first long vacation with 2 children and it honestly went WAY smoother than I could …

When Things Don’t Go as Planned: Giving New Moms the “New Mom” Experience

Our visions of having a new baby are often about going for stroller walks in the sunshine while baby naps, rocking baby to sleep in our arms in the most beautiful chair money can buy, watching for those first smiles, first laughs, first gassy grins. As a nurse who has worked in pediatrics, intensive care and neonatal intensive care for …

How To Increase Your Milk Supply Fast

I had issues with milk supply with both my girls. I know how frustrating and stressful it can be when you are nursing around the clock and your baby is still hungry. I researched relentlessly and tried everything I could to boost my supply. If you are struggling to increase your supply, or you just want a boost so you …

Why does my baby nurse all the time?

  When I had my first babe I was so excited about everything. Breastfeeding seemed so wonderful. I would get to bond with my babe and give her everything she needed to grow and thrive. Pretty magical, right?! Then reality hit. I had low milk supply, my babe was literally nursing ALL the time and I was exhausted. At the …