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Returning to Work AND Breastfeeding? It can be done!

Returning to Work AND Breastfeeding? It can be done! Ahhhh! and Waaaaah….. your maternity leave is almost over! It’s hard to believe that a year has passed, and you will soon be heading back to work. So much has happened over the last year, and as your baby’s first birthday and your return to work […]

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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.

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 […]

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

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We get one day…. One frigging day for Mothers to be celebrated, acknowledged, validated and pampered. 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 […]

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

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Facebook mom groups are full of breastfeeding questions from desperate new mothers, who are asking things like : “how long will my nipples feel like fire?”…. “when will breastfeeding feel better?”…. “is breastfeeding supposed to hurt so much?”… What follows is usually an onslaught of answers from well-meaning moms who remember their own struggle. Their […]

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So Easy Kids Can Make It – Best Mother’s Day French Toast Casserole Recipe

so easy the kids can make it!

Here’s a tried and true (by me personally) recipe for Easy and Yummy French Toast Casserole. It’s great for any breakfast or brunch, but I love it for Mother’s Day and my Birthday, because it’s easy enough that the kids can make it (with help if they’re a bit younger) so they can help! It […]

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