After 9 months of hearing about how you are never going to sleep again, just the title of this post might be a little jarring. Isn't lack of sleep just par for the course when you have a baby? Well, no. It doesn't have to be. There's a secret that many Calgary parents have been keeping and it means they're sleeping through the night (or waking only to feed their baby and then going directly back to sleep), resting throughout the day, keeping their homes and family running efficiently, and even showering and eating a balanced diet. What is this secret mommy magic?Read More
I often wish I had known what I know about sleep now when I had my first baby. I would have felt a whole lot more peaceful about being a new mom.
Postpartum hormones seem to have this way of tricking us into believing we are invincible, and we don’t rest as much as our bodies need in those early weeks. We also tend to lack the support and care we need after having a baby, all resulting in exhaustion. New parents often reach out to me because their baby is a few weeks old and they have hit a brick wall of tired.Read More
Us working moms do a whole lot of talking about just how hard it is to have it all!
So often we read about the drudgery of being a working mom: the early mornings, long days, late evenings, and short nights. The never 100% for your kids and never 100% for your work. There’s just not enough time for your family, your home, or your career but some how you’re expected to be the star of the show in each area of your life. Finding the balance can feel completely impossible at times but somehow, you’re doing it!Read More
Good riddance to 2018.
We achieved goals and survived turmoil and even managed to keep our little people alive! #goals
Don’t get me wrong: Amazing things happened this year, but the general consensus seems to be that 2018 was a year for facing adversity and coming out the other side stronger, albeit a little bruised and worse for the wear! But we did it, Mommas! We made it to 2019!Read More
You’re tapped out. Your emotions are raw and anxiety high. You love snuggling with your little one but you are completely touched out. Your mind is cloudy and racing. You’re grateful for your partner and family but you feel like you’ve lost yourself.
You have an overwhelming urge to run away.Read More
There is no better way to get your little one to sleep well than to keep them active during the day. Toddlers crave adventure and activity just as much as they love routine and predictability.
Calgary is a beautiful city filled with parks and pathways. You can always head outside, visit the local playground, or just go for a walk and on nice days those are simple options for days when the weather doesn't want to cooperate (first, wait 5 minutes, as they say around these parts) or you need something a little more exciting, I have a few suggestions for fun activities you can do to tire your busy toddler out!Read More