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icon-heartI’ve tried every baby carrier so you don’t have to — these are my favouritesbaby carrier

I’ve tried every baby carrier so you don’t have to — these are my favourites

I might as well have named all three of my kids ‘Joey’ because they are basically tiny baby koalas that would give anything for me to carry them in a nifty built-in pouch. Unfortunately, for them (and maybe for me?), I’m not a marsupial and thus, have to outsource my baby carrier needs. Not to brag, but after babywearing three deliciously chunky, clingy babies for the past six years, I’m kind of a baby carrier...

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icon-heartFourth trimester tips for supporting a new mother

Fourth trimester tips for supporting a new mother

Imagine swimming peacefully in a calm ocean. You are expecting a few waves that bobble you up and down a bit every few minutes. It’s calm; you can handle it. So you keep floating and appreciate the sun’s rays as they dance on the surface of the ocean. You breathe and take in that salty breeze from the warm ocean. It’s lovely—maternal bliss. But suddenly, a huge wave comes crashing, and sends you under. You...

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icon-heart10 Lessons I Learned About RSV in the NICU

10 Lessons I Learned About RSV in the NICU

I’d vaguely heard of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) prior to having my third baby. From my understanding, it was a rough virus for babies and of course, something to be avoided if possible. Many parents, including myself, have learned the hard way this year that RSV can be quite serious. This is particularly true for young babies whose airways can become clogged with mucus and because it can cause bronchiolitis, an inflammation of the airways....

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icon-heartHot topic: What you need to know about heat rashheat rash

Hot topic: What you need to know about heat rash

Having kids gives you a unique perspective on a lot of …erm… things that you never paid much attention to. One of these things is bodily fluids like pee, spit, snot, and sweat. In all your years on earth, you may not have thought twice about them, but once that baby lands in your lap, you truly start to see, observe…. and, in some cases, even appreciate how complex our bodies are.  Take, for example,...

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