Pregnancy + Baby

The trials and tribulations of trying to conceive, pregnancy, labour and delivery as well as life with new baby.

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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Hero Products | Top 5 From Clarins

CLARINS IS A BRAND THAT HOLDS SOME OF MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE, HOLY GRAIL PRODUCTS. In fact, two of these products are what sparked me to start writing Girl Loves Gloss. How’s that for special? I was thinking the other day about products that I never want to be without.…

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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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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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One Year Postpartum | The Hair Products I …

As someone who already had fine, very straight hair, I really couldn’t afford to lose loads of hair postpartum, and yet that is exactly what happens. Contrary to popular belief, I never got that glorious pregnancy hair either. It’s been kind of a lose-lose.  Not only can you use loads…

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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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Things New Mothers Would Love You to …

Any first-time parent will agree that life changes considerably in the blink of an eye. Whether you birth a baby or adopt, any new parent can attest to the utter exhaustion that comes with taking care of a tiny human. As a new mother this year myself, I know there…

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