Fierce by Chontel Duncan Review: 12 week before and after progress

If you follow Kayla Itsines on Instagram, chances are you've heard of BBG. I did BBG for a year before my wedding and slowly got back into it at 12 weeks postpartum. Fast-forward to 10 months postpartum and I hit a major fitness wall. I hadn't seen much progress in my strength or weight loss … Continue reading Fierce by Chontel Duncan Review: 12 week before and after progress

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How Going Back to Work Made me a Better Mom

I come from an insanely long line of stay-at-home moms. My mom stayed home, her mom stayed home and I can almost guarantee that all the cute little Italian ladies back in Europe stayed home too. So when I broke the mold by deciding not only to go back to work but forfeit my last … Continue reading How Going Back to Work Made me a Better Mom

What No One Told Me about Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

Before I became a mom, I was aware of the "classic" postpartum depression (PPD) symptoms. Severe depression. Crying all the time. Not being able to bond with your baby, etc., etc. I also knew it was a fairly common condition, affecting between 10-20 per cent of moms in the first year of their baby's life. … Continue reading What No One Told Me about Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

Can We Stop Asking Parents If Their Babies Are Sleeping Through the Night?

Look, I get it. People have the BEST intentions when they ask you if your baby sleeps through the night because they ultimately know how important a good night's sleep is to both a parent and baby's wellbeing. But as someone with a VERY wakeful baby, this question always sends me into a complete tailspin … Continue reading Can We Stop Asking Parents If Their Babies Are Sleeping Through the Night?

Your Newborn Baby’s Sleep: What You Need to Know

For most new parents, feeding becomes the first major area of focus as it is essential to their baby's growth and overall development. (If you’re breastfeeding, check out this article on how to overcome some common struggles). Once feeding has been mastered, the next big hurdle parents face is sleep. Or lack therof. If you're … Continue reading Your Newborn Baby’s Sleep: What You Need to Know

Essential “Non-Essential” Items for Your Newborn

As a mom-to-be you often get bombarded with information on what you need and it can be overwhelming to try and decide what's important- especially when you start considering non-essential items (i.e. things that aren't meeting a direct need for warmth, food, safe sleep and a clean bum let's say) that cost a lot of … Continue reading Essential “Non-Essential” Items for Your Newborn