The Story of My Birth Trauma

It was a beautiful Fall day in 2011 when my “fake” labour finally turned into real labour. I was exhausted, I was excited and I was completely unprepared for what happened next. It was probably about the third or fourth trip to the midwives office when they finally said, your 3-4 cm lets go to the hospital. So off we went to the hospital excited that finally after 8 days of “fake” labour it was finally the real thing!!!...more

Anxiety: Learning to Let Go

I have always been an anxious person. I honestly think I was born with it, or that it was passed onto me from my mother, in the womb. I think that being a mom increases our anxiety too. You always have something new to think about or obsess about. Is the baby gaining enough weight??? Does this poop look normal??? Did my baby really just eat that thumb tack???What do you do with it??? How do you control your anxiety and not let it control you???...more

This Holiday Season, Give Yourself The Gift Of Self-Care

The Holiday season is upon us. When you are a Mother, that means “busy” and “stress.” But does it have to? Are you really doing anyone any favors if you burn yourself out before the Christmas dinner is served? What are you teaching your children about self-care and kindness? If Mommy has a nervous breakdown Christmas Eve, is it really going to be a Silent Night? I for one am taking back the holidays and saying yes to self-care this season. ...more
Love this! Self-care is where it's at! I love the idea of being your own best friend. I have ...more

Memoirs of a Reformed Control Freak

I just looked at my almost 11 month old son and he has food in his hair, he has more food on his sleeper and some dried up milk on his face and his diaper probably needed to be changed about an hour ago. He smiled at me and went back to playing and I continued on writing this blog post. Now I can tell you that when my daughter was born 3 years ago that this realization would have resulted in an immediate bath time where she would have been scrubbed clean and then had a fresh diaper and fresh cloths. Who am I kidding; this scenario would have never happened 3 years ago....more

What Postpartum Depression really looks like!!!

I’d like to think that most of us can say that we have heard the signs and symptoms of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, crying all the time, panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, rage......just to name a few.Most of us even know someone that experienced it since it is estimated that between 10 and 25% of new moms experience PPD. But what does that really mean??? How does Postpartum Depression and Anxiety really affect your life and what does it take to get better??? What can you do to help yourself and how can other people help you???...more

Reforming Play-dough: What to Do with Other Peoples' Expectations???

We all do it, we expect things from other people and when we don’t get what we were expecting we feel disappointed. Now this blog isn’t about how we need to keep our expectations in check although that is true, it’s about other people’s expectations of us??? How should we handle what others think about us and expect from us???...more

The Myth of Motherhood: Why being a Mom is not supposed to make you “Happy”

Do you ever wonder why being a Mom isn’t as fulfilling as you thought it was going to be??? Do you feel like there is something wrong with you because hard as you try you feel like a failure as a Mom??? Do you constantly feel guilty because you don’t enjoy this wonderful world of Motherhood??? Well I have a little secret that no one wants to tell you...........more

Overbearing Mother In Law!!!

This is my first time blogging and I decided that I need an objective third party to give me advise and thought this would be an awesome way to go about it.So here it goes.....My husband and I have been married for about 3 years and we have a beautiful 13 month old daughter. The problem is that my mother in law is a very controlling, overbearing and manipulative person and my husband does not see it. I didn't realize how bad my MIL was until after my husband and I were married and we decided to relocate closer to his family....more
It sounds like you have are having a very tough time setting boundaries. Perhaps, the best thing ...more