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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NEW Podcast Episode: Induction & Medicated Birth, TWO Experiences

A podcast brought to you by Elephant in the Womb blog (www.elephantinthewomb.ca). The Birth Experiences series is a set of interviews with moms sharing their unique birth story, and answering common questions about their different experiences. What is labor & birth like? Well it’s different for everyone – tune in to hear about all the…

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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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Who’s Who? Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist

Dietitian. Nutritionist. Aren’t they the same? Sometimes they may be, but sometimes no. Are they both important cogs in the wheel that is the healthcare system? Absolutely. I see a lot of confusing information online about these two roles and I want to clarify the difference between them so that if you are seeking services,…

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Holiday Gift Guide: Santa Sack Ideas for Babies Around 1 Year

Maggie’s birthday is about two weeks after Christmas so, this year we’ve decided (since she’s still so little) to do one “big ticket” item and then just a Santa sack full of things she can pull out on Christmas morning! She loves pulling toys out of her toy bin, so I figured – why not…

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Fluoride Facts: Everything You Need to Know About Fluoride and Your Babies

What is fluoride? Is it safe for my children? I hear these questions a lot. I also hear a lot of misinformation regarding fluoride, so I thought it might be a good topic to cover since fluoride is actually really important! *Disclaimer: This blog is intended for informational purposes only. The information on this blog should…

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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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Flu Shot FAQ: Final Week Summary

Check out week 1 and week 2 summaries beforehand! This is the final week of the Flu Shot FAQ series I ran via Reels on Instagram. Every day for 3 weeks I debunked a flu shot myth or answered a flu shot question using facts + information from credible and reliable sources. I chose reels to…

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NEW Podcast Episode: One Slow & One Fast – Midwife, Home and Water Birth Experiences (Episode 10)

Wow – this is an episode packed of so many different birth scenarios! I have previously had one guest one (Rebecca) who spoke about her water birth. I also recently had Kim, the former midwife, on to discuss home births more in-depth. Mary is sort of a combination of the two – she speaks about…

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GUEST POST: Crash Course in Baby Led Weaning with Modern Munch

Hi everyone, it’s Kelsey from Modern Munch here to give you the low down on all things to get you started with Baby Led Weaning!  A quick introduction for you: my name is Kelsey and I have a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Alberta. My degree has led to me to…

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