Working dad stigma: Here’s what you can do about it

“Had to take this call. Can’t leave. Will meet you there. Sorry.” It’s Tuesday night — soccer night in our house — and I’ve received yet another frantic text from Frank. The soccer season started four weeks ago, and every Tuesday since, Frank has sent a text not too dissimilar to this one. Practice starts […] Read more…

Stay professionally fit on maternity leave

Maternity leave and more specifically taking care of a newborn transports us far far away from the world we once knew. Sleepless nights, never-ending feeding sessions and the deep immersion into the world of new mommyhood quickly severs us from the reality we once lived. Yet, too often, we expect to bounce back to the […] Read more…

5 working mom hacks to prevent decision fatigue

Decision fatigue: weariness from mental exertion in making too many decisions. A result of the 35,000 conscious decisions we make every day. Or so says the internet. I had no luck finding the source for this stat, so this number may not be based on any factual evidence. No matter, because it’s pretty safe to […] Read more…

10 natural ways to de-stress during pregnancy

Pregnancy, all on its own, can be stressful. We feel it in our bodies as it changes to accommodate a new life. The stress also weighs on us emotionally and mentally, too. When we add other factors from our life – even the very best things like other children, family and friends, as well as […] Read more…

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…

Why having a baby after 35 is smart, according to science

There’s no right time to have a baby. Sure, doctors continue to suggest that women have their first baby before age 35. But what makes sense biologically isn’t always ideal from a social, emotional, financial or career standpoint. At least that’s the case for the majority of today’s new moms. Last year, for the first […] 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…