Working while pregnant is no joke! It’s really, REALLY hard! Of course there are always exceptions and some people seem to skip around the work place with a little basketball bump feeling awesome. If this is you, congratulations, you are about as rare as a unicorn and honestly A-M-A-Z-I-N-G…I’m both jealous and happy for you.… Continue reading Pregnant at Work: Like a BOSS.. even if you don’t feel like it.
You will always be our first.... You find out you are going to be parents again, your little one is going to be a big sister or brother. Your family is growing, it’s a happy and exciting time....so why do you feel so guilty? This is very common when your expecting your second child. Deep… Continue reading You will always be our first…
So you have joined the exclusive club that no one really wants to be a part of…The OVERDUE club. Most people know that a due date is just a guess and only 5% of babies are actually born on their estimated due date but that doesn’t make it any easier when your guess date (that… Continue reading Welcome to the “Overdue” club..
Do you know the difference between a good latch and a poor latch? The truth is many expectant and even experienced parents don't. A good latch is key to a successful and enjoyable breastfeeding experience. Signs baby is latching properly: •latching onto the entire nipple and most of areola (1 inch or more in mouth)… Continue reading Good latch vs Poor latch?
Around six months you will notice your little one starting to show signs of readiness to eat…in fact, it will start to become difficult to keep your food away from them! Once they are physically able they will start reaching for EVERYTHING on your plate. They are old enough, eager and have hit the appropriate… Continue reading Food for Fun… Until One! Baby Led Weaning
Night Two…SUCKS! If you have had a baby ( even if it’s only 3 days old), you know exactly what I mean…and if you are expecting you really need to keep reading! Seriously, this is IMPORTANT and I cannot tell you how many new parents are surprised by the hell that is night two. Allow… Continue reading Night Two Sucks!
There is literally a product for EVERYTHING these days so I can’t blame new parents for feeling overwhelmed by all the choices. I am asked all the time “what baby items do I ACTUALLY need?”. Before I start I would like to say there is a difference between a NEED and a WANT and I… Continue reading An Honest and Practical List of Big Ticket Baby “Essentials”
You spent months visualizing your labour while designing the perfect birth plan. The only problem is no one told your baby. Here it goes, Im going to say it...I hate "birth plans"! Don't get me wrong, I am a huge believer in birth strategies, goals, wish lists and tools to help prepare for labour but… Continue reading Birth is Birth…no matter how it happens!
Is this normal?! I can't tell you how often I have been asked this question! For most parents these three words nicely summarize life with a newborn. When it comes to initiating breastfeeding the answer to the "is this normal?!" question is....NO! Hear me out on this one.... Yes, breastfeeding is NATURAL and within a… Continue reading Why Breastfeeding Isn’t normal..
The moment my kids were born I swear I started counting time in seconds instead of minutes. I’ll l be honest, occasionally I’m desperately counting the seconds until bedtime but mostly it’s because I want to slow down the clock. Every second that goes by they are that much older and I can’t even fathom… Continue reading “The Day’s are Long but the Year’s are Short”