Just a moment in time

Just a moment in time

Every so often I like to write an update on my family’s breastfeeding story. Breastfeeding is, after all, something that affects the entire family. A new mom who wants to breastfeed needs support from everyone around her. Especially her partner, but also friends and family. Looking back, my husband was an incredible support. With Babe, […]

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 […]

Call me Peppermint Patty. 5 ways I beat the heat

Call me Peppermint Patty. 5 ways I beat the heat

The other day a friend came over for a hug and a couple cheek-kisses as is customary in Montreal. “You smell like toothpaste,” she said. She was right. It was another stinking hot day and I did one of the things that best helps me stay cooler in this hellish weather– doused myself in coconut […]

Gratitude's the best attitude. (Thinking about Aparigraha and Santosha)

Gratitude’s the best attitude. (Thinking about Aparigraha and Santosha)

I’ve been decluttering lately. Something I sometimes find challenging. It goes in waves. I cling to a lot of things “Just in case,” and then all of a sudden I’m filling up garbage bags en route to the nearest friend or charity shop. One of the most cluttered places chez nous is the kid’s room. […]

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 […]

Fear, pregnancy and how yoga can help

Fear, pregnancy and how yoga can help

Fear is a subject that comes up a lot in a prenatal yoga class, birth workshop, or meeting with a doula client. And with good reason! When we give birth for the first time, we are entering uncharted territory. Most of the time, when we do something for the first time we are at least […]

The one you feed. How happiness relates to outlook.

The one you feed. How happiness relates to outlook.

We spontaneously found ourselves out for Chinese food the other day. The kids ate loads. I discovered General Tao tofu tastes just as good as the chicken. The highlight was fortune cookie time. We’d recently seen Freaky Friday and the kids were excited about the magic of the fortune. Bug’s read, “You will get new […]

Once in a Pink Moon?

Once in a Pink Moon?

Once in a pink moon? Happy Solstice everyone! I’m going to admit, I was looking forward to the moon being pink tonight, but it seems the term Strawberry Moon refers to strawberry picking season and hasn’t conicided with Solstice since the 60s! What does it mean? 17 hours of daylight. Babies will be born. Toddlers […]

The obligatory retreat (or, leaving my family again)

The obligatory retreat (or, leaving my family again)

Recently, I did something that I was absolutely dreading. I went on a five day yoga retreat in Sutton, Quebec. Sounds brutal, right? In it of itself, I wasn’t dreading the retreat. 5 days of yoga and workshops with a solid group of people I love. No need to cook, I’d be served glorious vegetarian […]