New Mom

As a new mom, it’s likely you have a lot of questions. This collection of articles offers you trusted insights and practical strategies to support and encourage you as you begin your journey into parenthood.

You’ll also find articles that will set you up for success and ease your transition as you prepare to return to work after your leave.


 

5 ways to financially plan for baby’s arrival

Having a baby is expensive. There are plenty of estimates of the additional expenses babies bring to families per year. In one study, families would spend an additional $12,000 in baby’s first year. Another put that figure closer to $15,000. These numbers don’t include any medical costs you may be responsible to cover. And, I […] Read more…

Baby proofing your relationship

Here’s something you may not have known about me: I started dating my partner, Frank, when we were fresh faced 16 year olds. Technically, he was 15 at the time, but since it was just days before his birthday, I usually round up. Our start could have been a scene from any teen rom-com (my […] Read more…

How to get daddy on duty: Your co-parenting guide

Millennial dads are changing the face of daddy-hood. Unlike previous generations, their role isn’t limited to financially providing for their families. Instead, they want to fully participate in raising their children. We’re seeing it in the rising number of stay at home dads. In Canada, stay at home dads accounted for 1 in 10 families […] Read more…

3 strategies to make pumping at work a success

Breastfeeding and working. How do you feel about it? It’s a hotly debated topic where some think it’s just plain wrong and others would rather not know it’s happening. For me, and countless other mothers who want to work and want to continue to nurse their babies, there’s just no other way around it. The […] Read more…

It’s not all on you: Shifting the mental load

Have you heard about the mental load? You know, all the thinking and planning and worrying that comes with managing a home and caring for children. It’s why it’s easier to make dinner than it is to decide what to make for dinner and make sure you have all the ingredients on hand. The mental load […] Read more…

How to let dad lead in parenting

This past weekend, Frank and six other dads chaperoned an epic sleepover for their daughters at our girls’ school. There were 21 girls in attendance all between the ages of 4 and 7 years old. For my girls, it was their first sleepover with their friends. I didn’t want them to miss out on the fun, […] Read more…

Effective networking tips for working moms

Networking. It’s the one thing I just do not like to do. At least not the way business books, blogs and professional networkers tell us to do it. As an introvert, going to an event and meeting people, let alone talking to them conjures up the same levels of anxiety as someone who’s about to […] Read more…