I’m Pregnant! (And Maggie is 18 Months!)

I know I have been seriously MIA on here and I apologize to anyone who reads this blog regularly! I just haven’t had the energy or motivation – partly, because I am expecting #2! And partly because I was in a really writing-heavy Masters course that required 3 paper submissions. I’m just finishing it up…

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Small Joys of Motherhood (To Celebrate 16 Months of Maggie)

Maggie turned 16 months (ten days ago now.. I drafted this post last week, whoops!) – and since it was the day before mother’s day I thought, why not do a bit of a special post this month? A mix of Maggie & motherhood? (I also don’t have much new to report in terms of…

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Sending Your Baby to Daycare: How I Prepared & Coped

In Canada, we are so very fortunate that many of us have access to 12-18 month maternity leaves. This is unfortunately not available to everyone (you have to have worked 600 hrs of insurable employment within a period to qualify for maternity/parental leave benefits) – but I hope to see this expanded in the future.…

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Maggie’s Picks: Bath Time

I don’t know about your babies, but in this house we love baths. I loved them when I was pregnant (still do but in pregnancy I was taking a bath almost daily in third trimester) and Maggie has pretty much loved them since she was a newborn. A bath is often one of those first…

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Double Digits: 10 Months of Maggie

Double digits. I can’t believe it – I’ve been somewhat dreading this day, but also excited for it? She is getting so close to the big one year and I can’t help but think, HOW?! How has time gone by so fast? How does each day feel so long, but each month so short? Time…

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What I Loved About Midwifery Care

My obstetrical care during pregnancy was provided by a team of midwives. I loved it – my experience was, from start to finish, nothing short of amazing. My birth didn’t go as I imagined but my care team (and my husband, of course) made it an excellent experience anyways. Now, before I get into why…

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9 Months OUT: A Maggie Update

Someone tell me how it has already been 9 months since I gave birth!? It still feels like yesterday!! Still. But my little babe is growing so fast and so much has changed over these last nine months! *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The information on this blog should not be used…

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Probiotics: Before, During, and After Pregnancy

Wait isn’t this a women’s health blog? Why are you talking about IBS? Well – IBS is more common in the female population than the male population. Some evidence suggests it may be related to the menstrual cycle and hormones in women. So – despite the fact that it doesn’t sound like a women’s health…

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My 4-6 Month Sensory + Developmental Amazon Toy Bundle

I think Lovevery is so cool as a subscription service – however, they are American so the exchange rate and shipping costs are ridiculous for Canadians! We always get screwed over that way! Unfortunately, I do not have 120$+ to spend on toys every 2 months and I have yet to find something reasonable/affordable in…

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How Much Breastfeeding Has Cost Me: An Honest Account (And No, I Didn’t Have Laser Therapy)

There has been a viral Tiktok video going around of a girl comparing the cost of breastfeeding vs formula feeding. Why do we feel the need to constantly compare the way we feed our babies? Breastfeeding vs formula feeding is a (frankly, stupid and pointless) debate I see constantly online. It’s not a competition –…

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