My Honest Breastfeeding Journey, Part 1: The Early Days

As I continue to breastfeed a toddler, I felt compelled to write this. I should mention that I have truly loved our breastfeeding journey but it hasn’t been picture perfect from beginning to end (and no end yet). The early stages were not without their challenges and these final stages (as I think they may…

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The 411 On White Noise and Baby Sleep

I honestly never thought a lot about white noise before having a baby. I have always been a pretty heavy sleeper who never really struggled to fall asleep, so sleep aids weren’t something I’d put much thought into. When I saw a ton of people recommending white noise machines as a must have item for…

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New Podcast Episode: Ep 16 Teaching Special Education During COVID

Another new episode of the podcast is now available – a career experiences interview with Kaitlyn, who is sharing her experiences teaching special education during the COVID-19 pandemic. As always, you can check out the newest episode on all major podcast platforms! Please note that these opinions are our own and do not reflect the…

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Happy International Women’s Day & 14 Months to Maggie!

February felt like it went by at the speed of light, so here we are already at 14 months! A quick update and a few things we’ve got up to this month. Also just wanted to give a quick word to International Women’s Day. Having a daughter has made me even more passionate about women’s…

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Hand, Foot, and Mouth (or That Infection Your Kid Might Get at Daycare)

If you have a child in daycare, this might be something you’ve heard of. Hand, foot, and mouth disease. The name sounds all sorts of confusing and very much scarier than it is. If you haven’t heard of it before you may be thinking – what the heck is that?! So let’s take a closer…

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Mask Misinformation and Myth Busting: A Quick Look at Common Claims and Current Data

We are basically one year into the COVID-19 pandemic yet I’m still seeing a ridiculous amount of misinformation around mask wearing, safety, and guidelines. I hit a breaking point today when I read a bunch of posts on a local Facebook group about how masks cause low oxygen saturation and how the government is trying…

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New Podcast Episode: Postpartum and Delaying the Initial Bath with Dr Heather DNP RN

The newest episode of the podcast is available! We’re talking postpartum and delaying the initial bath for baby. As always: the new episode is available on all major podcast platforms under Elephant in the Womb! Click here to access our anchor page, or check out the PODCAST page above! *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The…

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Who’s Who Series: Social Work

I feel like social workers are often under-appreciated as well as misunderstood. So many people hear social worker and associate their job with either only one aspect of it, or just something that is not exactly correct. Social workers could be involved in your life at any point really – even pregnancy and postpartum. There…

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Maggie’s Picks: Sort, Stack and Nest Toys

Around 12 months of age, Maggie became obsessed with her sort and stack toys! She would play with them for long periods of time and was very determined at being “successful” at them. So I thought I’d share some of her favourite ones for those with babes around the one year mark – keep in…

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GUEST POST: Sample Activity Plan for 0-24 Months by @trishgoodbye R.E.C.E

Hello caregivers of the tiny humans! My name is Trish Goodwin and I am an educator, and a mom. During my maternity leave in a pandemic, I have realized just how difficult it can be to fill the days with an infant, especially without the support of family, friends and parenting groups. I yearn for…

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