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Beautifully Imperfect – Loving the Pregnant Body You Have

Beautifully Imperfect – Loving the Pregnant Body You Have

I confess I'm a huge Instagram fan. Beautiful pictures inspire me, from the restoration of 1950's farmhouses, to vintage interiors, new raw vegan meals, to world travel with kiddies in tow. I enjoy reading the captions carefully crafted by those that I follow – who doesn't love a little peek into other people lives? I'll admit it: scrolling through my Instagram feed is my guilty pleasure before going to bed at night.

It may just be because I’m pregnant (baby number 4 is due July) that I’m drawn to the seemingly endless beautiful pictures of pregnant women popping up on my feed daily, at the moment. These women appear positively glowing, confident, exuding health and happiness with tanned shapely bumps, sporting sun dresses with thoughtful expressions and protective hands on their bumps. 

Maternity photography is now a huge industry, with women, couples, and families keen to capture precious memories before their new babies arrive. But what if our bodies are not shimmering with hormones, or sporting perfectly formed baby bumps? How do these pictures affect our self image? How do they make us feel about our own pregnant bodies?

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Choosing Your Priorities

Choosing Your Priorities

Are you spending your time on your priorities? 

Life is unpredictable. We may try to plan and plot the course of our lives, but things come up that we could not possibly expect. It’s because of this unpredictability that I’ve decided to be mindful of the choices I make and how I spend my time.  

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Surviving the Dreaded Four Month Sleep Regression

Surviving the Dreaded Four Month Sleep Regression

Remember those days when your little newborn would sleep forever in the stroller, on your shoulder or the carrier? Even 10 fire trucks flying down Queen Street wouldn’t wake up your peaceful sleeping beauty. This is the sleep of newborns! They can sleep anytime, anywhere.

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9 Tips to Help Struggling New Moms

9 Tips to Help Struggling New Moms

There is still stigma associated with mental health difficulties, despite much research and a growing number of people willing to talk about their struggles. Stigma around mood and anxiety problems during pregnancy and postpartum seems even more punishing and unfair – it isolates new moms and robs of what is supposed to be a joyful experience.  

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7 Health Tips for Tired Moms

7 Health Tips for Tired Moms

Fatigue is a common concern I see in my practice, especially in new moms and caregivers. When you’re raising a young family, you’re often leading a very busy lifestyle, with less than ideal sleep quality and quantity, so a certain amount of fatigue is expected! The best thing you can do for yourself is acknowledge the amount of work you’re doing for your family and allow yourself time for self care. This can be challenging for new moms but taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do for the health and happiness of your family. Read on for 7 tips to take care of yourself and improve your energy levels:

1. Eat a healthy diet. 

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