Embracing Your Authentic Self for Your Child’s sake

I have been able to slowly shake off doubt as motherhood grows on me. This came in many different ways. At first, I believed it was important to embrace my more authentic self for my child’s sake. I knew that I had to let go of some insecurity to represent the woman I knew I…

Normalizing Sexual Orientation From Day One

I rarely discuss this topic due to the fact that every single person takes this opinion quite personally. But, as we’re in the midst of International Pride Week, I find there is power in hearing other’s parenting techniques and views on a very touchy, somewhat political subject matter. So, brace yourself. I’m going to get…

Embracing Your “New” and improved Body Postpartum

Postpartum: the time in which we discover a new version of the body we once loved and lived in. Within moments it became the vessel for new life. Within minutes we lost an immense amount of weight through the delivery of our child(ren). We are often overwhelmed with the emotion of proudness; of pure and…

The Importance of Creating Space

Dealing with all the emotions and how to manage the stress and responsibility of motherhood in the early days. It’s no easy feat. No one prepares you for the overwhelming amount of juggling it takes to simply live (in an attempt to live well) while welcoming motherhood. Here you stand (or sit, or lay) while…

Eating Disorder and Motherhood: Taking Care of Others but Not Ourselves

Motherhood is the pinnacle of selflessness. From pregnancy through growth we strive to meet our children needs. We sacrifice our wants, desires, and sometimes self-care to be present for our families. Motherhood is beautiful, fulfilling and a gift but nothing is perfect. Motherhood can be overwhelming, both physically and mentally. For a mother who is…

Here and Then Gone—Losing an Early Pregnancy

At just past five o’clock in the morning, I couldn’t wait any longer. Quietly, I snuck out of bed and into the washroom. As my partner slept, I took the third pregnancy test I had in 2 days since missing my period. This time, a dark second line confirmed what I had been suspecting. This…