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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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How the heck did I end up in a doula training?!

The broken path that led me to my doula training. When I trace my steps back to how I got here, my path was so unpredictable and tumultuous, it could almost be a movie. Starting at the beginning… After a cervical cancer scare in 2005, I was faced with the fact that treatment may leave me…

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Letting Go of My 'Small Christmas' Guilt

Last week this blog post went viral. A mother was made to feel guilty (surprise!) by the number of gifts she had piled around the Christmas tree…and the fire place, and the sofa. As soon as she posted her Christmas photo she was told she was materialistic and that her kids would grow up to be spoiled.…

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Is Pineapple Safe During Pregnancy?

Pineapple is one of those words (or fruits) that makes a pregnant woman’s ears perk up. There are so many conflicting opinions that even a quick ‘is pineapple safe during pregnancy’ search on Dr. Google doesn’t quite help.  Let’s try to answer this question today! Is pineapple safe in pregnancy? Yup…mostly! So why do people worry it is unsafe?…

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Aromatherapy for labour : Taking the Blahs Out!

Image Courtesy of: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/208896736/oil-burner-essential-oil-burner-copper Whether you have chosen to have a home birth or give birth in a hospital, whether you are going for a natural birth without intervention or can’t wait to get that epidural, whether this is your first time to the rodeo or you have season passes to the birth center…essential oils and aromatherapy for labour can…

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