Motherhood

Sweet Baby Jane: A Birth Story

January 11, 2016

Sweet baby Jane, this is how you came to be. Long before you were here, you were loved and wanted, not only by Mommy and Daddy, but by everyone in the family. I still remember when we found out I was pregnant – you were only the size of a poppy seed at the time, a tiny but […]

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The Kowalli Joey Jacket {Review}

October 6, 2015

We recently had the pleasure of checking out this brand new jacket designed specifically for all stages of motherhood. What we discovered is the Kowalli Joey Jacket does have some unique features unlike other pieces of outerwear you may have tried or looked into. You are able to wear it starting in pregnancy as a maternity […]

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I Am Strong – Overcoming Abuse and Addiction for Motherhood

September 29, 2015

I am strong because I fell pregnant with my first son at 14 from sexual abuse. After being physically abused and pushed down a flight of stairs I lost my son at 17 weeks gestation, I was torn. I went off the rails and off the grid, developing a drug addiction and experiencing the worst drop in […]

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5 Benefits of Having a High-Needs Baby {Not a Joke}

September 29, 2015

June 2011 ~ She was soft-spoken and smiling, in the coffee shop on Avenue de Gaspé on a summer morning in Montréal. It was the kind of cafe I would have once loved – a little crocheted hanging seat in the corner, lots of glass, a communal table. Coffee boiling in beakers. And she was […]

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I Am Strong – Enduring 30-Plus Hours of Full Blown Labor

September 28, 2015

I am strong because when I was in labor, I was in back labor for nine hours and wasn’t progressing so I had to go home. I am strong because after laboring another 10 hours at home I went to the doctor to get checked and was in full blown labor but only dilated to 3 cm. […]

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I Am Strong Because I Am FREE!!

September 14, 2015

I am strong because three months after my husband and I got married, we found out we were pregnant, and at 12 weeks, we lost the baby. I am strong because after three months of waiting to try again, we found out we were pregnant for the second time, but at six weeks, I miscarried […]

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Ladies & Gentlemen, Husbands & Wives, Mothers & Fathers: We Are Strong

September 14, 2015

I am Strong because I waited until the age of 32 to have my first child. I am Strong because I saw our would-be son one day looking up at me holding onto the knee of the man who became the love of my life at the age of 28. Dream became Reality. I am […]

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From the Grocery Story to Unassisted Home Birth in 15 Minutes

September 14, 2015

My daughter, Aisha Skye, was born on the 19th of February 2013 weighing in at 8 lbs 11 oz, after an unexpected homebirth. I had my first daughter, Avalon, two years previously at our local hospital. She was born naturally after a few complications and six hours of active labour and pushing. I was expecting a […]

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One Woman’s Successful Frank Breech Vaginal Hospital Birth

September 14, 2015

Let me rewind a little bit…At 37 weeks, we found out via ultrasound that Everett was frank breech. We tried everything we could to turn him. Everything was totally unsuccessful in turning him. He was stubborn and comfortable in his breech position. Typically, a breech baby these days means a c-section. But I was being told […]

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Birth Of Elsie {Homebirth Story With Siblings}

November 19, 2014

We were just waiting for the Braxton Hicks contractions to turn into the real deal so we could get our daughter here.  Sunday morning was spent with the church family and then the afternoon was spent with Greg’s family celebrating his mom’s 55th birthday. I was feeling pretty good and honestly didn’t feel like I’d […]

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