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

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10 Reasons Why Midwifery Care Was Right for Me

Had you told me a few years ago that I would be using a midwife for my pregnancy, labour, and delivery I probably would have snort-laughed in your face. Ha! Like I wanted to have my first baby at home in some sort of water contraption with candles and incense burning while chanting Kumbaya until … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why Midwifery Care Was Right for Me

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

The 5 Beauty Products I Couldn’t Live Without During Pregnancy

Ah, pregnancy. The time in a woman's life when she's sporting that natural, beautiful glow while growing a human life inside of her. Except what people DON'T realize is that 'glow' is likely the result of raging hormones that can also cause acne, swelling, skin pigmentation issues and unwanted hair growth. And for those of … Continue reading The 5 Beauty Products I Couldn’t Live Without During Pregnancy