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Great Moms Groups In Metro Vancouver

Great Moms Groups In Metro Vancouver

It takes a village to raise a child. How do you find your village? It can be hard to make mom friends and meet new people. If you’re on Facebook anyways, there are a lot of mom groups you can draw on for support. Here are some great moms groups in Metro Vancouver:

Good Mother Project: Vancouver Mamas

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How To Support Someone Dealing With Perinatal Loss

How To Support Someone Dealing With Perinatal Loss

October 15th was Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. One in five pregnancies end in miscarriage, and six infants in 1000 is stillborn. I wanted to write for those who have experienced a perinatal loss or know someone who has. Whether you have other children or had a subsequent successful pregnancy, the sense of loss does not go away – you cannot get past it, only through it.

Unfortunately, this experience of loss tends to be medicalized in our society, often disregarding the emotional toll it has on a mom and her family. Doctors often try to normalize the loss as part of a normal process of trying to have a baby. While this can be true, it is no less difficult. As well, if it is not addressed and acknowledged in a way that is appropriate to each mother’s experience, this loss may become even more devastating and suffering more prolonged.

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18-month Sleep Regression

18-month Sleep Regression

We all hear about the dreaded sleep regression. This is the term that is used to describe an interruption in the sleep habits of a child who is otherwise a happy sleeper. Sleep regressions typically happen at or around 4 months of age, between 9 and 11 months, and then again at 18 months. It doesn’t always happen with children who are strong sleepers, but even the best sleepers can struggle with sleep around these times. For this post, I’m going to talk specifically about the 18-month sleep regression.

How do you know if your little one is going through an 18-month regression?  Here are a few symptoms:

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“Mama, my ear hurts!” – The Chiropractic Approach to Childhood Ear Infections

“Mama, my ear hurts!” – The Chiropractic Approach to Childhood Ear Infections

Often in my conversations on this subject, I come across the interchangeable use of the terms ‘common’ and ‘normal’. I want to make it clear that ear infections in children are fairly common these days. They are not normal.

As a pediatric chiropractor, I’d like to use this blog post to help you understand why chiropractic care for this common childhood condition is so successful.

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How to “Work Out” With Your Kids at Every Stage of Life

How to “Work Out” With Your Kids at Every Stage of Life

I often get asked how to include kids in a workout. What kind of things do I do with my own kids to get them involved? What do they DO when I am working out?

If I can be completely honest for a sec, I prefer to work out on my own when I can and I have occasionally been known to give my kids an iPad just to get a few minutes of precious sweaty bliss to myself. Just being honest here…

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