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 …

A Mama Coaches’ View of the Growth Curve

Your doctor turns from his computer and says “your baby isn’t following a growth curve”. This statement is usually followed by instant mom guilt, panic, and compulsive Googling. Before we arrive home from the doctor’s appointment, we have researched every serious illness at traffic lights, and likely planned for how our child is going to stay in their 40lb booster …

How to Donate Expressed Breastmilk

Donating expressed breastmilk is becoming a more common practice in Canada. The benefits of breastmilk are so valuable that physicians give this to premature and sick babies and they often have less complications associated with being born early. To say I had an oversupply of milk when I had my babies was an understatement. I remember having a 3 week …

Love and Resilience— A Story of a Supermom

I love to write about inspiring women, their motherhood journey, love and resilience. These are the women who you see in the grocery store. Women who wake up every day knowing they are human and strong. This incredible woman, is Brittany. Brittany has graciously offered to allow me to write about her son. We have discussed this piece at length …

Returning to Work and Coping with Separation Anxiety

If someone could create a living example of separation anxiety in a toddler, my little girl would be your case study. Before having my daughter I couldn’t have truly understood how children so young can struggle with such strong fears with seemingly no known cause. Then after learning and growing along beside my daughter, I realized that this can happen. …

The Importance of Your Birth Story

  As a Mama Coach and Registered Nurse, I have the opportunity to work with women from many different backgrounds and cultures. I have the privilege to be a small part of their journey and I am always excited to learn about new ways I can help and support women. My personal practice has a mandate to always discuss the …

Don’t lose sleep over daylight savings

The time has come.. again. Daylight savings time. I remember being younger and loving the idea of an extra hour of sleep. My fond thoughts of daylight savings came to an abrupt halt when I became a mom. My babies (like all babies) do not care that the clock has “fallen back” and will wake at their regular time.  It …

Take the stress out of starting solids!

Watching your babe grow and experience their “firsts” is exciting as a parent. First smile, first roll over, first sleep through the night. But when should they first start solids? There are so many opinions on this (as well as every other parenting topic), and parents are often confused on the best time and strategy. The Canadian Paediatric society recommends six …

Too much stuff! How to pack what you need for the birth of your baby!

“You are huge!”  “You look like you’re going to pop!” “Wow do you have twins in there?” Comments so many women have heard as they reach the end of their pregnancy. You are almost there, nine months pregnant, and  on the home stretch. Have you started thinking about the big day? It is probably on your mind most of the …

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 …