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 simple self-care practices for busy moms

No matter where you are in your journey as a mama or what path you’ve chosen for yourself and your family, mothering is exhausting. Of course, it’s so many more things –good things – too. But, caring for the physical, mental and emotional well-being of another human being requires physical, mental and emotional energy. If […] Read more…

Maternity leave: Are you ready for your return?

Earlier this week, we celebrated Thanksgiving Day here in Canada. I must admit I’ve never been a fan of turkey or stuffing or cranberry sauce or gravy … basically, the whole traditional Thanksgiving meal:) BUT … I do love any excuse to bring our families together. Every year, it seems, our family table changes – a gap made by […] Read more…

How to stay professionally fit on maternity leave

I used to be physically fit. I spent a lot of time in the gym. I ran road races and even finished a half-marathon once. I did yoga and walked almost everywhere, even up stairs. I ran up until my sixth month of my first pregnancy and got back out there shortly after she was […] Read more…

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

“I’m not your best friend.” Those were the words Frank said to me the other day. In our usual style, I quickly retorted, “No worries, you aren’t mine either.” And with that, we went back to watching TV. It was Friday night and I was watching one of my fav guilty pleasures – Say yes […] Read more…

How to survive after having a baby + FREEBIE!

No matter where you are in your pregnancy, it’s never too early to watch today’s episode. Because we’re talking about the POST-birth plan. It’s so essential, yet not all of us mamas put much time or effort in planning for our survival the days after the baby is born. Like the selfless mamas we become, […] Read more…