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Scholarship Winner: Single Mama Fulfilling her Dream!

  Hi everyone! First I just wanted to say how excited and thankful I am to have received this scholarship and enroll in the Maternal Support Practitioner Program . This has been on my heart and mind recently, so when this opportunity presented itself, it just felt meant to be. My name is Miranda and I…

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Scholarship Winner: A Mama Bridging the Economic Gap

I’m Ashley – a mother, wife, and DOULA! I’m living in a rural town in Nova Scotia where I work part-time as the prenatal & postpartum support person at the local Family Resource Centre. I have an adorable, intelligent, hilarious “threenager” (her name is Luna!) and a husband, whom I’ve loved since I first laid…

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You Might Just be an Attachment Parent…

Attachment Parenting has become a huge ‘buzz’ word over the last few years, it may even be said that it has become a bad word. The mommy wars are intensifying at a rapid rate and some attribute this to the intense over-parenting or ‘helicopter parenting’ of the attachment parent. Those who feel they cannot live up…

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The Truth About Perineal Massage

At some point during my first pregnancy, I read about perineal massage. What I remember reading was something like ‘Get out the olive oil and massage with firm and increasing pressure. Or, try dimming the lights and ask your partner to do it.  Who knows where it will lead!’  I can tell you that it…

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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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