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Recover, Reshape & Reinvent your Health after Birth

Recovering After Birth with Essential Oils Whether you are a new mom and have just giving birth to your first baby, or you are celebrating the birth of your second, third or 15th, one thing that is always on the recently post-delivery moms mind (beside that whole “caring for another human being thing”) is how…

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Steam Or Dance Your Period Away!

Menstrual cramps are probably the number one reason why many women hate their periods.  Menstrual cramps are caused by the contractions of the uterus as it breaks down the uterine lining and expels the menstrual blood through the cervix. Also, many hormonal changes affect the position, height and texture of your cervix, sometimes causing extreme sensitivity in the inside…

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Is there a conspiracy behind attachment parenting?

There is just too much to rebut in the recent controversial blog post asking “Is Attachment Parenting a Plot to Force Women Back Into the Home”?  – but what annoys me the most is the discussion around the motives of those who promote attachment parenting, as well as the inaccurate description of what attachment parenting is, so I will…

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Racism or Overreaction?

Is the new GapKids ad racist or are social justice warriors going too far?! The racially charged advertisement from GapKids by Ellen DeGeneres that was released this week has started a social media frenzy. Gap spokeswoman Debbie Felix has apologized for the ad in a statement earlier today. The concerns come from the latest in…

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Hair Dye While Pregnant? What You Need to Know!

Does pregnancy mean that all your beauty routines go out the window? Can you bleach or dye  hair while pregnant? Well, we talked to Senior Master Stylist Toni Warren from Life Salon Spa in Halifax to get you the answers. Life Salon Spa uses all Aveda hair dye products which smell flippin’ delicious and are made from…

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Mama Needs a New Vagina – Part I

Crappy OB + Skate Kick = New Vagina Ok, ok this may be a bit of an overshare, I have been known to do this sometimes, however, I would want to know about this if it was someone else’s journey… so, I am sharing the steps I had to take to get a new vagina.…

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Let’s Get It On: Aromatherapy for the Bedroom

Getting Ready for Vday with Aromatherapy With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, no doubt many of you are gearing up to plan the perfect date night. If you’re a parent, this might look something like a Jedi knight willing your children to sleep then morphing into Harry Potter, throwing on your cloak of invisibility and hightailing it…

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Are You Choosing the Best Baby Carrier For Your Newborn?

The benefits of babywearing are endless! Not only does it give you back the use of both your hands, it gives your baby a nice snuggly place to sleep. It truly is win-win for you and your baby, but how do you know what the best baby carrier is before your baby arrives? That’s a tough…

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Can we just move past new Barbie's looks?!

  New Barbie, New Body!  The new Barbie bodies Mattel launched yesterday has everyone talking! As if we have not been discussing Barbie’s body and her unrealistic proportions for decades now, the conversation is continuing, and at least shifting slightly. Mattel has been slipping down the ranks for the last several years and recently was…

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Leaving my job to become a doula

Luck is when hard work meets opportunity! Sometimes I can’t believe how lucky I am. I am a fitness instructor, turned visual effects artist (oops), turned fitness instructor again, turned doula, turned pre and postnatal fitness instructor. I get to work everyday with some of the best women I have ever met, I get to witness their…

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