Dear mom, you’re not a failure

Every day there are a million ways women are told they’re failing as moms. Maybe it's the article that says your baby should already be sleeping through the night at [insert ridiculously low number of weeks here]. Or the chart at the doctor's office listing all the developmental milestones your baby should hit at specific … Continue reading Dear mom, you’re not a failure

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10 Practical Tips for New Moms

I previously dropped some new mom truths to shed light on what first-time moms can expect in those early weeks. Well, since then, I've also picked up some serious survival skills that I'm eager to share with new moms and moms-to-be. Enjoy! *Note: I can't take credit for all of these as my mommy village has been … Continue reading 10 Practical Tips for New Moms

The Pregnancy You Never Hear About: What It’s Like to Experience a Miscarriage

While I've wanted to talk about this for a long time, the thought of doing so also terrified me. I was afraid if I verbalized my previous loss while I was pregnant, it would somehow jinx the baby I was carrying and something terrible would happen. Crazy, I know, but it's just one of those … Continue reading The Pregnancy You Never Hear About: What It’s Like to Experience a Miscarriage

Breastfeeding Sucks. So Here’s Some Unsolicited Advice.

Breastfeeding always seemed like the most natural thing in the world to me. A precious bonding moment between mom and baby with the added benefit of some incredible nutrients and antibodies for baby (and calorie burn for mom!). Before I gave birth, I pictured myself going about town with some fashionable breastfeeding scarves and becoming … Continue reading Breastfeeding Sucks. So Here’s Some Unsolicited Advice.

The Final Frontier: A First-Time Mom’s Labour and Delivery Tale

In case you were wondering, yes, the final frontier is a euphemism for my vagina. **WARNING: For anyone delivering within the next two months do yourself a favour and scroll past this blog post. Ignorance is bliss at this point. I think. Chapter 1: And so it begins Once I hit 39 weeks, I started … Continue reading The Final Frontier: A First-Time Mom’s Labour and Delivery Tale

What I Look Forward to Most About Not Being Pregnant

I'll be the first to admit I'm not one of those people that particularly love being pregnant. The end result obviously makes it all worthwhile and I wouldn't trade feeling my little guy move in my belly for literally anything, but just about everything else that comes along with pregnancy I would happily do without. … Continue reading What I Look Forward to Most About Not Being Pregnant