It's NOT the work...it's the worry! It’s not the piles of laundry, the making meals, the picking up toys, the million car seat buckle ups, diaper changes, brushing teeth and washing hair..it’s not the bedtime stories, the million questions, the playdates, the drop-offs or the rocking babies to sleep….I mean yes all these things are… Continue reading It’s not the work…It’s the worry!
I always say everyone’s journey to and through parenthood is different and I pride myself in supporting families on whatever that journey may be…but what does this really mean? This week in particular my discussions with very different families in various stages of their journey has really highlighted what this means and how important it is. Some women’s… Continue reading A Perfectly Imperfect Journey…
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!
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..