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 …

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 …

Tips on How to Keep Your Kids in a Routine with Friends & Family Visiting

It has only been a few months now since my husband and I made a big move from Manitoba to B.C.  In the few months that we’ve been here, we’ve had lots of visitors… because who wouldn’t want to visit us here?  We have moved to a popular vacation spot, especially during the summer months, but the winter is pretty …

Becoming A Mom

My Mom has always told me, “being a Mom is the toughest job in the world.” She has said this numerous times to me since my first-born came into the world. Turns out, she was right again. Anyone can tell you how hard it is going to be, but until you are in the thick of it, you don’t quite …

If I Could Place a Face on Postpartum Depression

We have heard of the analogy of postpartum depression being a dark cloud. It follows you around and seemingly only rains on you. You can’t see ahead or behind, because all you know is the dark cloud that is surrounding your life. As you start to practice self-care, self-love and incorporate proven methods that combat depression (medications, exercise, healthy eating), …

Expressing breast milk before birth!

As a Labour and Delivery nurse and a Mama Coach, I have had a lot of education on breastfeeding and what makes up breast milk, throughout my career. I understand the science behind breastfeeding and the benefits of it. I provide breastfeeding education and assist parents with the skills needed to breastfeed. When I’m working on the ward and met …

Achieving Balance and Motherhood

A few weeks ago, I posted on my Facebook page. “What defines your success?”. I was expecting a lot of numbers. I was expecting people to define success in life as a number beside their name because traditionally, we judge our self worth on our pay cheque. To my surprise, not one single person replied with the key to their …