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...

January 5, 2019

If you're social media savvy, you've most likely come across a meme about the new Netflix movie "Bird Box."  If you found it intriguing, you may have watched the movie or read one of the MANY theories behind it.  Well, like most of you, I also caved and watched it for...

November 12, 2018

Don’t get me wrong, there is a VERY real opioid crisis in this province and I certainly don’t want to take away from that; however, there is another very big problem that people suffering with substance abuse and mental health are also subjected to, and consequently dy...

August 25, 2018

Before I was a doula, I worked in the addiction and mental health field for almost 8 years.  My job, working in the jails of Edmonton AB or the outreach programs in Hamilton, ON, left me feeling full.  I woke up ready to take on the day and went to bed tired but gratef...

June 3, 2018

It’s been 3.5 months since you’re beautiful baby was born. You’ve established a pretty decent sleep routine. Every night you bath her, followed by comfy pajamas, a bedtime story and a good feed. On the whole, your precious little bundle sleeps for 5 or so hours before...

May 26, 2018

You're a first time mom. You're scared and apprehensive and a little unsure what to expect.  There are a million questions running through your head from hospital bags to surviving contractions to how to keep a tiny human alive.  Dad (I will refer to this person as dad...

I officially gave up all parenting when she pulled off her shoes AND socks so that she could get a "proper rest on the floor."

March 13, 2018

It is very powerful to see a women take her pain into her own hands and make an informed choice to ease her suffering. Know the benefits and risks to make the BEST decision for you.

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