Parenting


Normal Infant Sleep & Nighttime Parenting

Nighttime mothering. I wonder how many Mamas are truly ready for the intensity of it.
I wasn’t. I’d always been a person who needed 8 to 10 hours of sleep every night to feel refreshed and ready for the day. I knew as a new Mama that I’d be sleep deprived […]


Connecting with Inner Wisdom: The Labyrinth

Labyrinths have been with us for thousands of years, throughout the world, in a variety of forms – carved into rock, painted on pottery, laid out on the ground. Transcending time, religion and culture, they’ve been long associated with spirituality and ritual – a universal tool that can assist the […]


Into The Unknown With Confidence: The wisdom of mothering.

Growing up, I learned about planning – a tool that created structure on the path into the unknown, towards my goals and dreams.
In order to succeed, in order to reach a goal, I must learn everything I can about the steps required to reach it. I must lay out a […]

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Tapping Into Calm, for Kids!

Not too long ago, I wrote about tapping (EFT) as a wonderful practice for connecting with more ease on our mothering journeys – a wonderful tool for us to use as Mamas, but also so magnificent for us to teach our children! Tapping helps children learn more about their emotions […]


Tapping Into Ease on Your Mothering Journey

The transition to motherhood, along with it’s joys and challenges, provides a beautiful opportunity for growth and healing.
From preconception through pregnancy, birth and early mothering, we’re confronted with shifts and changes in our physical bodies, our emotions and our energy.
How we experience these shifts has the potential to influence our […]


It’s Time to Feel More Rested & Relaxed

The transition to spring brings an energy of newness and creates a beautiful time for us to begin practices that will nourish and sustain us throughout the coming months.
As a self employed Mama, I’ve consistently struggled with making myself a priority, amidst the demands of work, mothering & Life. And, […]


New Infant Sleep Research: Have You Gotten the Whole Story?

Traditional media and social media feeds have been all a buzz this week, sharing the results of a new study published about infant sleep training. The results of the study claim that both sleep training methods tested “provide significant sleep benefits above control, yet convey no adverse stress responses or long […]


Back to Work & Breastfeeding: Easing the Transition

Your breastfeeding relationship doesn’t need to end as you prepare to return to work. In fact, there are so many benefits to continued breastfeeding, including immune and nutritional support for Baby and being a source of bonding and reconnection for you and Baby, after time apart.
In Nova Scotia and many […]


Sleep Regression: It doesn’t exist.

There. I said it. Sleep regression does not exist.
I hear that term often from moms – in my office, at the mothering support group I facilitate, on social media – and it has never sat well with me.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines regression as “A return to a former or less developed state”.
In all of […]


Kids & Colds & Coughs…Oh My!

‘Tis the season. And this year, it seems like many of the cold bugs are heading right for the lungs and triggering some nasty coughs. Contrary to what many may think, a naturopathic doctor’s home is not completely immune to these bugs. In fact, our little guy’s immune system is […]