8 days ago, I was writing a letter to my postpartum self.
Today, I have a 7-day old little girl. Our pink buddha. Our fraggle. I can’t stop inhaling her. I can’t get enough of her little squeaks, her tiny toes. She sneezes and the roof lifts and she farts like a trucker. We are smitten.
So…my little pickle’s birth story… Continue reading
Dear Formidable You,
In little more than 36 hours from now, you will be holding your daughter for the first time! Continue reading
…if your Baby Mama is on the brink of giving birth or has recently sprung your offspring from her loins.
You see, no matter how well your partner has coped with pregnancy, the entire game changes once Baby arrives. Your life could be at risk. This is a life line, my friend. Take it. Continue reading
Let me set the scene:
It’s 3am, and my bladder has awoken me for my nightly pilgrimage to the washroom. I ricochet off a wall or a doorway on my way to the en suite because I keep my eyes closed and the lights off in hopes that I don’t wake up my mind. Do you know what’s worse than a fully alert mind at 3am? A fully alert pregnant mind. Continue reading
The first year of a child’s life is jam-packed with milestones and firsts. Whether it’s your first child or your fifth, you probably have it on your ‘Mama Projects’ list to create a memory book that chronicles all the special moments, all the growth and development, all the magic. Without question, it will be a book to treasure and enjoy with your child for years to come.
But damn if those books aren’t a massive undertaking for a busy mama*! Continue reading
Remember that time back in 2016 when I said I was calling it a day on this whole blogging deal?
I seem to find myself in similar circumstances as I was when I first began my blog, back in 2015. That is, pregnant.
Here in Canada, mamas now have the option of taking a mind-blowing 18 month maternity leave. While the financial implications of this option are not exactly enticing, my husband and I agreed that the numerous benefits of staying home with my kids while they are so little just couldn’t be overlooked. Continue reading
It’s hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that my maternity leave is nearing its end. Continue reading