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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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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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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My 2020 In Review: New Life & New Learnings

I did a massive photo dump on my Instagram stories of 2020, but I realized that this year in particular deserved a bit more of a review. It was a very challenging year because of the pandemic (and y’know, being a new parent during a pandemic) but it was also a year of growth (in…

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My Pelvic Physio Experiences and How They Made Me Realize What Postpartum Care is Missing

Prenatal care can be pretty thorough – you’re seen pretty regularly (even moreso if you are considered high risk, had IVF, or have a medical condition that requires extra monitoring) and I’d say overall most important topics are covered (depending on your provider). I am not saying it is perfect – because really, there are…

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A Thank You to the Best Teachers I’ve Ever Had

It is clear, I think, from my blog that I enjoy teaching. I like to learn and for whatever reason, I truly enjoy sharing that love for learning with others. Motivating others to want to know more. Giving people the tools to make informed health decisions. My passion for these things definitely grew for my…

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Gifts for a Mama (or Treat Yo’self for the Holidays 2020)

Just sharing a few items I have really liked for myself lately. I feel like I often buy for Maggie and not myself – not that I don’t shop, because I do but I buy a lot of stuff for her, or the house vs actually for me. So here are a few things I’ve…

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One More Month Till ONE: 11 Months of Maggie

I feel like I say this every month lately but really – how did we get here?! Maggie was born just before the pandemic really begun, so time has gone both slow and fast at different points. Looking back – it feels like the past 11 months have flew by in many ways though, especially…

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