Sleep solutions for every family

Sleep solutions for every family

“If it works, it works. If it doesn’t, change it.” Words of wisdom from my friend and colleague Sylvia Otvos. Sylvia recently hired me on to work as a doula with Rock the Cradle. Once a month, along with our other doula, Yvonne, we host the Montreal Pregnancy and Birth Circle. It’s a place for […]

Limiting ourselves, limiting our kids (or how I stopped rocking Bug to sleep)

Limiting ourselves, limiting our kids (or how I stopped rocking Bug to sleep)

Every day we’re given the chance to start over. To be and do anything we want. I believe that it’s our limiting beliefs that hold us back from greatness. Once we start to tap into these ideas–that we are the ones in control of our own lives, we can start to recognize the way we […]

Giveaway! Lifenest Breathable Bumpers

Giveaway! Lifenest Breathable Bumpers

We didn’t know we’d have a family bed or we’d have done some things differently. For example, when Babe was a few months old, we probably wouldn’t have bought the thousand dollar Queen pillow-top. King, no frame was the way to go. When it was just Babe, Papa and I, the new Queen was plenty […]

Relax-a-bye Baby book Giveaway!

Relax-a-bye Baby book Giveaway!

Receiving mail and parcels is a big part of our day-to-day. Sometimes we’re home and Babe excitedly runs to the door to see what has been delivered. Sometimes the doorbell rings just as Bug has fallen asleep and I get a little frustrated! Other times, we make an outing of getting to the post office […]

The portable family bed

The portable family bed

We recently took a vacation to Ottawa, where I’m from. In seven days we visited all kinds of friends and family and stayed at four different houses! While nighttime for Babe wasn’t always smooth sailing (she really wanted to fall asleep nursing) I’m still amazed at how easily my two kids adjusted from house to […]

Family Bed

Family Bed

10pm. I’m alone with the two kids, writing this post on my iPhone. I’ve just nursed them to sleep. Bug first, in the Boba, while Babe read and watched Thomas the train. I laid him down gently in bed. Then, snuggling him in my right arm,  I nursed Babe to sleep on the left. Papa […]

Ways to Help Protect Your Baby while Co-Sleeping

Ways to Help Protect Your Baby while Co-Sleeping

Guest post by Rachel Thomas Many parents are proponents of co-sleeping with infants because it enhances bonding and helps encourage children to become more self-assured and independent individuals. The practice has raised controversy in the nation due to possible safety concerns that have been raised. If appropriate safety measures are followed, co-sleeping can be a […]

Roll with it

Roll with it

It’s no secret that tandem nursing hasn’t been kittens and rainbows for me. Mostly I hate it. I have very little energy because I am breastfeeding around the clock. The feeling of two suckling makes my skin crawl and feeding one at a time is logistically hard when I’m alone. I have some nice moments […]

Night Weaning Night Four and beyond

Night Weaning Night Four and beyond

I will start this post off in real time. Here we are: I don’t remember the last time Babe woke up at night and I don’t remember the last time she asked for milk at night. Anyone who has been nursing a baby, especially a toddler to sleep for his or her life, will appreciate […]