Surviving The First Two Years Of Twins

Over the last few weeks I have been reflecting over the past two years as I have been overwhelmed with the realization that I have two year old twins.  We just celebrated their 2nd birthday.  Where did the time go and how did we get here?  I am so proud of the little girls these two beautiful blessings are becoming.  …

The Dreaded Overtired Baby…

Put simply, being overtired means that your child has passed the point of being ready for sleep. I talk to my clients a lot about finding their child’s “sweet spot”. That point that they are relaxed and have enough “sleep pressure” built up that they are able to fall asleep easily, and stay asleep. Missing that small window of time, …

Bottle Feeding Your Breastfed Baby

If there’s one thing that surprised me as a newbie nurse in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), it was how awful I was at bottle feeding babies! Seriously though… I can’t tell you how many times I had to call on my more experienced colleagues to feed a child for me. Bottle feeding is an art, and thankfully I …

To swaddle or not to swaddle?

To swaddle or not to swaddle is one of those hot topics of motherhood. Swaddling is one of the oldest baby traditions there is, but recently it has become a controversial topic. Swaddling is a technique of wrapping up a baby that gives the baby a feel similar to the tightness and security of the womb.  When my kids were …

Newborn Jaundice – What You Need To Know

Well first, let’s talk about bilirubin. Bilirubin is an orange-yellow coloured substance that is created while our bodies go through the normal process of breaking down red blood cells. Bilirubin passes through the liver and leaves the body through stool (poop!).  Jaundice is the accumulation of this bilirubin in the newborn, which causes their skin and whites of their eyes …

Allergy moms are like investigators!

I had just turned a year old when my family began our investigation into the world of allergies.  To successfully manage an allergy you have to be on constant alert for potential danger.  You need to be aware of your surroundings, have good communication skills, read ingredients on everything…basically you do more research than the FBI!  And like the FBI, …

If I Could Keep You Little

When my daughter, Vaida, turned one, she received a book, “If I Could Keep You Little”, by Marianne Richmond. Every time we read it, I’m reminded that my babies are growing, and there is a lifetime of treasured stages to come. Those precious moments of today will become something different tomorrow. I try not to let it weigh me down, …

Building Connection with a Family Physician

Finding a family physician can be a difficult task as a mom. Often, we are sent to family doctors because they are accepting patients and you are made to feel like there is no choice when deciding who plays a role in the health of your family. Sometimes we see the same doctor for years because our busy lives have …