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 …

We’ve still got a long way to go, mamas

In the spirit of the World Cup, I really wanted to get into something that weighs heavy on me during this type of tournament. Maybe you or your partner are rooting for your favourite team, or maybe you’re not that interested at all. Either way, I think this may affect you in some way or another. Personally, I greatly enjoy …

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 …

Beat the Summer Heat

Southern Ontario can get pretty darn hot in the summer time! The humidity was something I did not miss when we lived in Calgary. But since we moved back to Niagara, keeping cool is a big priority in the summer! Your baby may want to feed more frequently, but for shorter durations. This is ok since he may become uncomfortable …