Back to Work and Pumping: How to Prepare and What to Get

I felt very torn about returning to work because of breastfeeding, as I had been basically exclusively breastfeeding (I say basically because M did have formula within the first few days of life due to weight loss and my milk not coming in until day 5) up to 10.5 months when I was scheduled to…

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Mastitis: What to Look For & More

My recent face-to-face encounter with mastitis made me realize – although I have written briefly about in other posts, I’ve never really covered it in-depth. I also wanted to share my story of my experience with mastitis, because it wasn’t exactly what I expected to be like so I thought it might be valuable for…

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Maggie’s Christmas and Birthday Haul

I’ve had a few people ask what gifts Maggie got over the holidays and her birthday and what she has really enjoyed so far, so I thought I would share! I also don’t strictly buy “neutral” toys for her (I talked about this on stories recently) – some stuff I get is neutral coloured, but…

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A Reminder For the Mamas: Be Your Own Advocate

As I do some review of the literature around perinatal social support for my Masters course, I started thinking. I mean – thinking about more than what I was reading. I was thinking about the purpose of this blog and I wanted to highlight something really important. Advocacy. And you – what you want, need,…

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Don’t Forget About Oral Health in Pregnancy (and You Know, Always!)

I feel like are mouths are (sadly) often a part of us that is overlooked. I hope most people brush their teeth, but I know a lot of people probably don’t do it enough. I know that a lot of people either don’t floss or don’t floss enough, or don’t floss “well” or “properly” according…

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DIY: Donut Grow Up Birthday Theme (& Photos!)

I promised I’d share the details of Maggie’s birthday “party”, so here I go. I had no idea what theme to do for M’s birthday because honestly, I wasn’t sure if anything was going to happen for her birthday. 2020 was such an unpredictable year, with changes happening every few weeks or months, and so…

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Maggie is ONE-derful!

Don’t worry – I did not forget about Maggie Monthly! I’ve just been so busy with her festivities and going back to classes this week that I haven’t had a chance to sit down a write this one up. As you can probably gather from the title, this was a big month. Maggie is now…

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Prenatal Vitamins and Folic Acid: What, Why, and When

Prenatal vitamins. I feel like I had one million questions about them pre-pregnancy and in first trimester. What are they? Why are they recommended? What are the differences between available brands? When do I stop and start taking them? If I don’t take one or I forget to take one, what will happen? They make…

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The Starting Solids Starter Kit: The Dinnerware We Love

Lots of questions about baby nutrition lately and I’m hoping to be able to address them all soon. For now, please refer to my three past posts on child nutrition: Crash Course on Baby Led Weaning with Modern Munch, Reducing Stress at Meal Times based on a presentation by Ahuva Magder Hershkop RD, and a…

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The Quick Scoop on Vitamin K for Newborns

Parenting is full of decision-making and it starts before your child is even born. One of the questions you will get asked during a prenatal appointment is whether or not you want your child to have the Vitamin K injection. To make this decision, you need to be informed about what this injection is for,…

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