November 6, 2019

As a postpartum doula, I talk a lot about infant sleep to new parents.  You see, what sleep trainers and veteran moms don't tell you, is that infant sleep is fluid and ever changing.  That's right.  You can "train" your baby to fall asleep on their own, self sooth...

September 26, 2019

I know, I know you - you've walked around the baby store aimlessly adding things to your registry.  You're up to well over 150 items, but what do you actually NEED? Well, here it is.  The list you've been waiting for.  Here are the items I found I needed most as a firs...

September 7, 2019

It might be that you have a fussy baby, or maybe you are going through one of those dreaded sleep regressions.  Either way; doulas, parents and baby whisperers everywhere swear by the 5 S's to help soothe, calm and even put your baby to sleep!

Part 1: SUCK - T...

July 30, 2019

I don't sugar coat labour and delivery and I don't sugar coat life with a newborn.  Yes it's beautiful and magical, but it's also damn hard.  I am a firm believer that education is power and the more REAL information I can share with you, the better.

June 27, 2019

You all remember it from the movies...HEE HEE HOOOO, HEE HEE HOOOO. This type of breathing in labour is both not effective AND stress inducing.  That's right, the quick pace and lack of focus on the inhale can cause your heart rate to increase and a depletion of oxygen...

June 24, 2019

Before I was a doula, I worked as an addiction and mental health counsellor.  The "Wheel of Life" was a tool I used with almost all of my clients with great success.  Basically, its a visual aid that lets you focus on each of the different components that make up your...

May 25, 2019

Okay, so you have one baby, one dresser, and approximately 56 onesies, right?  In helping one of my postpartum clients prepare for a family vacation with their baby, I showed them a different way to role their onesies to save space. So whether you are taking a tri...

April 22, 2019

As many of my clients know, I struggled to breastfeed my oldest child, Charlie.  But to be honest, I didn't know we were doing anything "wrong" because I just assumed breastfeeding was supposed to be painful. 

Tip #1: Breastfeeding should NEVER be painful.  In fact...

March 26, 2019

I recently helped a family prepare for there first vacation with a new baby.  We came up with a pretty solid packing list and I realized how essential this list is for people.  This list was designed for a baby around 1 year old and they were traveling to a hot climate...

January 24, 2019

For starters, I have two girls who aren't the best sleepers.  In fact, I'd go so far as to say they are pretty terrible sleepers.  From one sleep deprived mom to another, I see you.  Recently, I've been lucky enough to work with many families who ALL just so happened t...

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