My Journey with Breastfeeding, Exclusive Pumping, Formula and Bottle Feeding | Invaluable Resources

YEP, I’M GOING THERE. The world is becoming more and more pro-breastfeeding, and that is an amazing thing. After having my daughter I was inundated with resources for breastfeeding – online groups, weekly lactation consultant-led meetings, in house lactation consultant visits, public health nurse visits, the Le Leche League… We…

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The Damage Mom Guilt and Burnout Can …

IN MARCH I MADE THE DECISION TO LEAVE MY 18 YEAR CAREER AND WORK FREELANCE FROM HOME AS A STAY AT HOME MOM. I’VE NEVER BEEN SO EXHAUSTED. Now I say I made the decision, but in all honesty, the cost of childcare in Vancouver made it for me. In…

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4 Life Changes I am Making to Better …

Since becoming a mom, I’ve been exceptional at prioritizing everyone else’s health and well being. But I’m pretty terrible about my own.  I’ve never been a vitamin or supplement person; I don’t tolerate multivitamins. When I was pregnant, and oversight at the hospital left me unaware that I had very…

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Honesty Hour | Being a Mom Can Be …

I have never been a social butterfly. In fact, I’ve suffered from social anxiety terribly since I was a teen and it’s really hard for me to make friends. And while I suffer from social anxiety, I’m not anti-social; That can be a hard concept for people to understand. I…

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Thoughts For A New Year | Authenticity and …

This is me. At 35 I am probably 10+ years older than most beauty ‘influencers’ (can we stop using that term in 2019 BTW? ‘k thanks). I don’t have a Pinterest-worthy apartment, and my Instagram feed isn’t countless shots of me posing against graffiti murals in designer clothing.

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Wherein Girl Loves Gloss Has a One …

  A letter to the one who made me a mother: You really didn’t want to join us on the outside, Little Bird. I was two weeks past due, three days of failed induction in, and you were still showing no signs of joining us! Heck kid, you almost were…

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3 Months Postpartum | The Babe, The Blues and …

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s a weird thing having a baby; One day you wake up and a few months have gone by. During that time, some days seem to go on for weeks, and some weeks seem to go on for months. All the same, I want time to slow down – it…

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