Mental Health · Pregnancy

Speaking up: How revealing my pregnancy early helped me cope with miscarriage.

I want to start this post by mentioning that this may be a trigger for some readers re: pregnancy loss and miscarriage. It’s raw and somewhat fragmented, but it’s real. Miscarriage is never a light topic. My intention for this post is to remind myself and others that we are not alone in this. I… Continue reading Speaking up: How revealing my pregnancy early helped me cope with miscarriage.

Everyday Parenting · Food Allergies

The perfect on-the-go snack: MadeGood Foods

  This past weekend we were cottaging with our friends in Muskoka. There were a total of fifteen people – five families with five toddlers all under one roof. It was certainly a full house! And with that many toddlers, I’m sure you can imagine the chaos and the mass of emotions we had to… Continue reading The perfect on-the-go snack: MadeGood Foods

Recipes

Recipe: Homemade pizza (with 5-minute dough)

I am constantly on the lookout for easy dinner ideas that don’t take a lot of time. Here at my house, we often get caught up with activities during our day that by mid afternoon, it’s time to start to think about what’s for dinner. Pizza is one of those easy take out options that… Continue reading Recipe: Homemade pizza (with 5-minute dough)

Local Businesses · Parenting · Toronto East · Wellness

My secret to getting my butt out the door and into gear

This week on the blog we are talking about self care. When you’re a parent, it’s so important to carve out some time to attend to your own wellness. It is way too easy to put all your energy into your kids’ health and wellbeing and consequently neglect your own. I know, because that is… Continue reading My secret to getting my butt out the door and into gear

Everyday Parenting · Mental Health · Wellness

Embrace the wild – my mantra for self care, finding balance and making time for what is important

These days, I’m really starting to focus my attention on my own self-care. I am learning more and more that I need to take care of myself to be a good mother and partner, and I’m searching for new ways to improve my daily balance of caring for my physical and emotional state. I know… Continue reading Embrace the wild – my mantra for self care, finding balance and making time for what is important

Mental Health · Wellness

Lessons from my two year old: Postpartum OCD and Anxiety

A year ago I wrote the following post. It was incredibly hard to talk about my struggle with postpartum OCD and anxiety, but I’m so glad I did and it was incredibly therapeutic. I wanted to celebrate my son’s first birthday with honesty, and that’s what I did. Motherhood is not black and white, there… Continue reading Lessons from my two year old: Postpartum OCD and Anxiety

Everyday Parenting · Food Allergies · Parenting

Facing picky eating with food allergies

When I discovered my son Will was faced with food allergies at less than a year old, I knew that this was only the beginning of a complicated journey for both of us around food. With his limitations in food choices due to his allergies, I was anxious that he would start to become picky and… Continue reading Facing picky eating with food allergies