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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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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New Podcast Episode: What It’s Like to Be a Lone, Single Parent… with @mybodycouture, Janis Isaman

What is a lone parent? It is a form of single parenting – where you have no support from a partner. No one to have your back or cover your me time. This can be due to a variety of reasons such as the loss of a partner, or maybe lack of interest in raising…

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Flu Shot FAQ: This Weeks Summary

So if you didn’t know, I am currently running a Flu Shot FAQ Reel Series on Instagram! Every day for about 3 weeks I will be debunking a flu shot myth or answering a flu shot question using facts + information from credible and reliable sources. I chose reels to do this because they’re short…

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New Episode of the Podcast: Sleep Specialist Talk!

For SIDS awareness month, I had Cayla on the podcast (we’ve talked before) to chat about SIDS and safe sleep, as well as to answer a ton of questions I had submitted regarding sleep struggles. There is probably information relevant to you, whether you asked a question or not! Either way, it’s a good listen.…

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It’s SIDS Awareness Month!

October is such a busy month for awareness. Though I think people should make an effort to be aware 365 days of the year, months like this do help to boost overall, long-term awareness (or it seems like they do!). Among other issues/concerns being brought to light this month (and I’ll be talking about another…

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Things To Do With Your Littles in Ontario This Fall (In the Middle of a Pandemic)

It’s hard being a mama on maternity leave sometimes – you keep having to rack your brain for things to do everyday. Not even so much for baby (depending on their age), but sometimes for your own sanity! I like some full days at home a week (we still get out for walks around the…

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Why the Parenting Series is So Great

I’ve been lucky enough to be able to collaborate with the Parenting Series for multiple posts recently (see here and here) and as a show of appreciation, I wanted to share why I love it so much. *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The information on this blog should not be used as…

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Motor Milestones From 0-12 and 12-24 Months: What They Are and How to Encourage Your Child to Move!

Once again, I was ever so lucky to get to see another Parenting Series webinar (I missed the live version because of teething but got access to the recording!). This week Kasha Pyka, a Pediatric Physiotherapist (PPT) working out of Toronto, Ontario was talking about motor milestones in children ages 0-12 months and 12-24 months.…

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How to Prepare For a Positive Childhood Immunization Appointment Experience

As some of you may know, a big part of my job as a Registered Nurse is to do well baby vaccine appointments (as well as see people across the entire life span for other vaccinations – I also do a lot of other stuff, but that’s a topic for another post) since I work…

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