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.
"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.
"I'm never going to sleep again." This was a constant thought in my mind during the first 5 weeks of my son's life. While it was far from the truth, it was a very real thought and feeling that I carried with me until I implemented some important changes. Shortly before I was diagnosed with… Continue reading Getting Baby On a Schedule, More Sleep Tips and How To Survive Without Losing Your Mind!
In the early days of my son's life, when he was around 6 weeks old, I was seriously sleep deprived. When I say sleep deprived, I mean that on a good day I would get 2-3 consecutive hours of sleep. That was when I started thinking about sleep training. Before we go any further, I… Continue reading Tips On Sleep Training and How It Benefited Our Family.
The phrase, "All Natural Birth", can bring on a variety of emotions in people. But before we get into it, I want to say that I didn't have an all natural birth to be a champion or prove anything. It was just something I was interested in trying to accomplish. I approach health from a… Continue reading How I had An All Natural Birth.
Ok, Mamas. You want to increase your milk supply? Are you struggling to get your milk supply back up after illness? Do you just want to be on your game with increasing your milk supply? I've got some all natural ways you can increase that milk supply. Lets.Get.Real.First. Breastfeeding is a journey. It wasn't something… Continue reading 10 Ways To Naturally Boost Your Milk Supply!
Currently on my living room floor is a pile of clean cloth diapers, covers and inserts. They've been clean for 3 days......... Anyways. Let us jump right into the different types of cloth diapers and how they work. I'm not an expert and I haven't used every kind out there. I'm still learning but I… Continue reading My Journey Into Cloth Diapering: Diaper Styles, Inserts, Fit and Brands.