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I was stuck on a stopped train for over 3 hours on Canada Day, and it made me love Canada even more.

In canada, Family, Uncategorized by Angela Grant Buechner

Well, being stuck on an unmoving train/crime scene for 3 hours was not exactly how we planned to spend Canada Day as a family… but somehow it still turned out to have a feel-good, totally Canadian, “why I love living here” vibe. After attending a lovely, powerful woman giving birth yesterday as a Birth Doula (I’m also a Registered Nurse …

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Don’t want another crappy Mother’s Day? Take charge!

In Family, Uncategorized by Angela Grant Buechner

I don’t think that sounds selfish. I don’t think we should feel bad or greedy to just want to feel appreciated once in a while. Mothers spend day in and day out sacrificing their sleep, food, patience and energy for their families…. all we want is ONE day!! As Mother’s Day quickly approaches, I start to hear story after story …

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Why breastfeeding can hurt, even when it’s not supposed to….

In Breastfeeding, Uncategorized by Angela Grant Buechner

Facebook mom groups are full of breastfeeding questions from desperate new mothers, who are asking things like : What follows is usually an onslaught of answers from well-meaning moms who remember their own struggle. Their suggestions can sometimes be confusing, because they can be all be so different. Each answer comes from a real wish to help, but what they …

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Kim Kardashian ate her placenta…should you?

In Placenta Encapsulation by Angela Grant Buechner

Updated December 2018: So, likely you’ve heard of this by now. It’s becoming a bit of a ‘thing’ with some modern new mothers. You guessed it, I’m talking about eating your placenta…. Yep, it’s a real thing, and Kim Kardashian just did it. If you really haven’t heard of this, or are going ‘blech, that’s gross, why would I do …

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7 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy Naturally during Cold and Flu Season : and an amazing Recipe for my Immune Boosting Super Smoothie!

In Breastfeeding, Natural Remedies, Nutrition by Allison Martineau

Cold and flu season is officially upon us.  This can be a rough time for many; especially for those of us with kids it can seem as though someone is always sick.  In fact, children under six years average six to eight colds per year (up to one per month, September through April), with symptoms lasting an average of 14 …