Exercises for postnatal abdominal separation

We’re back to talk even more about diastasis recti! For those of you who were able to check out part one of the blog, and were left feeling like you wanted more information, this is the blog for you!  As expected, our body does change after we have shared it with a growing babe.  If this means that you have …

Everything you need to know about postnatal abdominal separation

Our body is amazing in the way it changes to accommodate growing a baby and then the miraculous feat it takes to deliver a baby into the world!  Whether a mama delivers naturally or via c-section, we all have a body that’s changed.  I have always wanted to learn more about this topic and lucky for me, I have a …

Shedding light on plus size pregnancy

Everyone’s pregnancy journey is different and we all have our own unique story. When you think of a “pregnant woman”, what do you picture? Most likely, the media’s portrayal of what it looks like – a perfectly round belly on a slim figure. Although this can certainly ring true for some, this is not the reality for all women. A …

Learn how delayed gratification will change your children’s behaviour

My husband and I did something a little crazy last weekend. We hid all of our kid’s toys in the basement. Every last one. We weren’t sure about their reaction. Initially my kids looked at me, and then looked back at dad, and then wondered if they ticked off Santa because their toys were all gone. Our new house rules …

Why needing support doesn’t make you a bad mama

I recently had a conversation with my cousin who lives in Croatia about what I do. I explained to her what The Mama Coach is and how I offer these incredible services to mamas. The fact I’m an experienced labour and delivery nurse and a mom myself really adds value. She was almost in shock and couldn’t quite grasp the …

4 Tips for comfortably nursing on an airplane

  Flying with a young baby can be challenging for a new mom. Babies seem to automatically come with an extra 17 pieces of luggage whether you’re travelling for 24 hours or 24 days. And while there truly are not enough hours in a day to prepare for travelling with a child, planning for nursing on the airplane can relieve …

The pros and cons of birth plans

If you or anyone you know has ever worked in a birthing unit, you will probably hear the theory that the more lengthy and complex a moms’ birth plan, the more lengthy and complex her birth will be. I’ve been a labour and delivery nurse for over 10 years now and I have definitely seen that theory become truth. I …

Caring for the caregiver

As mamas, we often struggle to take care of ourselves. Am I right about that? We focus on the day-to-day tasks that need to get done:  entertaining the little ones, cooking, cleaning,  laundry, etc. Momming is hard! No one could have prepared me for this. I often find I compare myself to my own mother who is the absolute queen …

Baby carrier roundup

Baby Carriers are one of those things that you don’t really think you’ll need as a new mom until you have one. They can become even more handy when you have more kids and fewer hands! But picking a baby carrier can be daunting with all the types and styles and brands. A lot of it is up to your …

We Are All Mamas

It wasn’t long ago that I came across an article online that pointed out cesarean section (otherwise known as c-section) shaming exists. I initially was sad and shocked, but than after I showed my husband the article (who wasn’t shocked at all), it quickly sank in that people are shamed for almost everything nowadays. But why!? I came across this …