But who mothers the mother? Sometimes we need to ask for help

But who mothers the mother? Sometimes we need to ask for help

I was laying in bed, off work and feeling very unwell. I’m not used to doing nothing. I texted a friend to say I was sick and he asked where my caregiver was. I had no idea who he was talking about. My mom lives in BC… I am my own caregiver. Turns out he […]

The postpartum pelvic floor: Prolapse and tearing 101

The postpartum pelvic floor: Prolapse and tearing 101

Guest post by: Amadea S. Kezar M.Sc. PT – Pelvic Health Physiotherapist The pelvic floor. We know it’s there but it often isn’t until something goes wrong with it that it becomes a presence in our daily life…and unfortunately this becomes a reality for about a third to half of women postpartum. The pelvic floor […]

3 reasons to brew your own Kombucha tea NOW!

3 reasons to brew your own Kombucha tea NOW!

If you’ve not yet tried kombucha (fermented tea), that’s step one. There’s a great company here in Montreal that brews RISE Kombucha. I love it. But it’s not “donner.” It’s a good one to try though, if you’re wondering what all the fuss is about. Once I was hooked, I bought a kombucha starter from […]

Massaging our babies and children

Massaging our babies and children

Have you ever massaged your child? Sometimes we give them a little squeeze of the shoulders or rub of the feet, but have you ever intentionally sat down with them for a quiet moment to connect? In a recent post, I mentioned I’d recently taken a training in Shantala massage for infants and children. Babe […]

5 reasons to make your own Nutmilk

5 reasons to make your own Nutmilk

Whether you’re vegan, sensitive or intolerant to lactose/dairy, or just looking to add a little variety to the breakfast table, I promise you, making nutmilk is easy. Way easier than you could imagine. Here are 5 reasons to learn how to DIY. #1 Purity Homemade nutmilk is made fresh and kept in the fridge. There […]

The REAL difference between vinegar pickling and fermentation

The REAL difference between vinegar pickling and fermentation

I’ve been making my own fermented food for ages, but recently upped my game because of the Naturale Living Workshops I’ve been hosting. My friends know that I’m quite clearly on a fermentation kick, and this question has come up often in social situations: what’s the difference between pickling in vinegar and fermenting? Well, let […]

Your kid on a food strike? Try this

Your kid on a food strike? Try this

Babe was going through some things. Something. No idea what. 4.5 and she was feeling all the things. Tantrums, which had seemed to have disappeared, returned with a vengeance. And started to become pickier with food. I guess she’s still going through some of these things, but the picky eating, we “fixed.” As a couple, […]

Giveaway! Amazing DEET-free, organic bug repellant by Dr. Fedorenko

Giveaway! Amazing DEET-free, organic bug repellant by Dr. Fedorenko

We recently took a family trip to the beach in Maine. We packed hats, a parasol, UV suits and Green Beaver sunscreen. We had planned on being on the beach for most of the trip, but I was also hoping to beat the heat and find somewhere to go hiking. With the huge Lyme disease […]

Alignment tips for mamas to be

Alignment tips for mamas to be

Guest post by Bill Boland and Anita Halton at BodyFix Method You’re excited to feel your baby growing inside you. But you also feel the physical stress that extra belly weight is causing. Your body is constantly adapting and not always in good ways. You feel it in your back, your neck, and your legs. […]