Now, before we jump into this post I just want to throw out a disclaimer. This is mine and my husband's personal experience of becoming parents for the first time. We're approaching our son's first birthday (YAY) and the impending birth of our daughter (Lord help us!) all within a few months. PLEASE read this… Continue reading You Will Never Be Ready For It: The Reality of Becoming A Parent For The First Time.
I roll over and look at the clock on my phone for the twentieth time-it reads 3:34 am. My almost ten month old son has been waking up every two hours since we put him to bed at seven pm. I immediately begin to calculate the amount of sleep I haven't gotten on this very long night/morning… Continue reading Working Through PostPartum Anxiety As A Stay-At-Home-Mama And Making The Days Count.
After a never-ending winter, the beautiful weather has ARRIVED. One thing I've learned about living in south-western Ontario in Canada is to appreciate, relish and make the most of our warm weather season. Fall is still my favorite season here but Summer comes in a quick and close second. I LOVE Vitamin D. After all,… Continue reading
Skin. It's the body's largest organ and makes up for 16 percent of our body weight! I'm really excited to share with you how I practice non-toxic skin care and how easy it can be. Before we dive in, lets talk about how much skin changes and how different our skin can become as we… Continue reading Let’s Talk Non-Toxic Skin Care!
"I have an oil for that." Essential oils are everywhere today. I have to chuckle because when I started using oils years ago, they weren't the trend that they seem to have become today. When I started getting into essential oils all I could think was that I didn't want to be the weird, hippie chick… Continue reading My Top Five Essential Oils And What I Use Them For.
"I wouldn't be letting him fall asleep with a soother if I were you. That creates bad habits." "You should give her a soother so he'll sleep better. It's the only way my baby slept well." "Have you had this (fill in the blank) checked out?" "Why isn't your baby eating solids yet?" "You shouldn't… Continue reading Handling Advice, Comparison and Criticism As A New (or not so new) Mama.
Body image. What do you feel when you read those words? Chances are you feel something. If you're anything like me you feel confused, sometimes frustrated and tired. Body image alone, apart from any life altering event ,is a huge topic for human beings-women in particular. In definition body image is: "The subjective picture or mental image… Continue reading Dealing With Postpartum Body Image.
Babies. Dollar signs? Cha ching cha ching? Does $41,603 per year sound about right when it comes to the cost of raising a child? This number comes from Lowestrates.ca which based their final numbers on things like childcare, transportation, food, clothing, gear, RESP's, recreation and more. You can read the full article here. I'll… Continue reading Can You Afford To Have Children?
7 hours of active labour, 45 minutes of pushing, no medication and one beautiful baby boy later-I was a mama. I don't remember much right after he came out. I know that one of my midwives plopped him on my chest and I remember a moment of looking into his very clear, bright eyes. He… Continue reading My Journey With Post Partum Anxiety.
Cozy. That's how I would describe where live. You can't get much cozier than two adults, two cats and a baby in 600 square feet. We live in a 600 square foot basement apartment of a modest, brick home. We have 6 windows, which is actually a lot for a basement! My son's room does not… Continue reading How We’ve Learned To Live In 600 Square Feet and Tips for Small Space Living.