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.
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.
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!