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. …

How to transition your baby from two naps to one

I get many emails from mom’s asking how they’ll know if their baby is ready to go from two naps a day to one. Babies are usually ready for this change around a year of age. I have seen babies go as early as nine months and I’ve also seen babies hang on to two naps a day until well …

How you feed your baby is YOUR choice!

Nursing in public is a hot topic. There are many social media posts about flash mobs of breastfeeding women, or women who have been patronized for nursing uncovered in public. There’s also criticism out there for women who choose to nurse discreetly or feed their babe a bottle. I find this extremely frustrating. There are so many different ways to mother and just …

Breastfeeding MUST haves!

Have you made the decision to breastfeed and are knee deep in information and products that all claim to be vital to your success? Take a deep breath. As an IBCLC Lactation consultant and a mom of two little boys, both of which I breastfed, I am here to help. With my first son, I purchased every gizmo and gadget out …

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 …

How to Manage Food Allergies and Birthdays Without the Stress

Sending your child with food allergies to a birthday party can be anxiety provoking for the parent and overwhelming for the host. Here are 5 tips on making allergies manageable at birthday parties, plus my all time FAVORITE nut, egg, and dairy free cupcake recipe. Here are five tips for managing your child’s allergies at birthday parties: 1. Contact the …

If you’re awake like an owl, let the Owlet monitor be your solution!

Bringing my son home was one of the most nerve wracking experiences I’ve had. I was a labour and delivery nurse and had this (ridiculous) notion that it wouldn’t be a problem since I work with babies all the time. Boy, was I wrong. I realised I had the same fears and insecurities as every other mom. I remember setting …