An accurate study of life before and after kids.

I wrote this post about parenthood on my personal blog a few years ago and it showed up on my memories on Facebook. I had a good laugh remembering the day that this all became clear to me, so I thought I would share. I am not going to delve into the over talked about differences between people without kids …

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 …

#Fedisbest: A Lactation consultant’s perspective

  Why a Mama’s mental health trumps breastfeeding I walked up the snow covered steps of a quaint bungalow, excited to meet a 2 month old little boy and his mama. I received an email from her a few days prior, and all it said was “I need help with my babe, he’s crying all the time, and can you …

The Sweet Spot- How to get longer naps with less crying!

  Any mamas out there have a babe that USED TO fall asleep so easily for bedtime and naps, but now it involves a whole lot of crying? Or maybe you feel like you are doing everything “right”, but she still cries each time you put her down? The answer may be in your timing. Babies grow like crazy and …

Breathing and Birth

  “Don’t forget to breathe” might sound like the most obvious piece of advice you can give someone, but learning special breathing techniques for labour can help you get through each stage, stop you from involuntarily pushing (which is important- you don’t want to push when you aren’t fully dilated!), and help you feel more centered throughout your birth experience. …

Bring extra colostrum with you to the hospital: Here’s how!

Colostrum is the yellow, first milk women produce from about their 20th week of pregnancy. It is the ideal first food for your baby. Known as “liquid gold”, it’s full of immunoglobulins that provide the vital initial framework for your baby’s immune system. Ideal circumstances would ensure all babies receive colostrum after birth. Being a labour and delivery nurse, I know health …

Make Your Nursery Beautiful AND Functional

  As The Mama Coach™, I get to step inside many beautiful nurseries. It is obvious that care and time was taken with each detail to make it a stunning safe haven for their little one. The paint is carefully chosen, the furniture and each accent piece makes most rooms I see look like they are from a magazine. When …