Pregnancy and Beyond

15 Tips I Wish I Would Have Found When I Was Pregnant

If you are pregnant or have had a baby, you have scoured the Internet for all of the tips and tricks that will help you to survive pregnancy/choose the most useful baby registry items/pack the ultimate hospital bag/find natural and effective recipes and magic spells to induce labor/avoid pooping on the delivery table/pick the most… Continue reading 15 Tips I Wish I Would Have Found When I Was Pregnant

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The 7 Best Things About Being an Auntie

While I was on maternity leave, I was incredibly lucky to have one of my oldest and best friends come to stay with us for a week-long stay not once, but TWICE. I couldn’t ask for a better BFF or honorary auntie for Beckett, not just because she spoils us both rotten, but because she brings… Continue reading The 7 Best Things About Being an Auntie

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An Open Letter to the Person Who Decided to do a Burnout Right Outside my Window at 3 AM Two Nights in a Row

Two weeks ago, Stu and I took Beckett to the Calgary Stampede with some friends of ours and their one month old baby. We ate expensive fried food, walked past skill testing game booths where you could win hats that look like the poop emoji (my most used and favourite one), and contemplated buying a… Continue reading An Open Letter to the Person Who Decided to do a Burnout Right Outside my Window at 3 AM Two Nights in a Row

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Attending a Baby Shower Vs. Attending a Shower With Your Baby

Once upon a time I had a delusion that bringing my baby into the shower with me would be a great time-saving alternative to giving him his nightly bath. What could be simpler? He would sit on the floor while I lathered and rinsed, the suds washing over him as he laughed and played at… Continue reading Attending a Baby Shower Vs. Attending a Shower With Your Baby

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Why Babies Should Never Travel on Airplanes

Before Stu and I had Beckett, we traveled quite a bit. I collected new destinations like coins in my pocket; I carried the memories of each one everywhere I went and liked the way they sounded as they clinked together. Paris. London. New York. Clink. Adding new ones made me feel rich. Basically the only thing… Continue reading Why Babies Should Never Travel on Airplanes

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How to Make the Most of Your Dwindling Maternity Leave in 7 Easy Steps

Back in March, I remember sitting in the dark of B’s room during one of our many late night rendezvous, counting how many months I had left of my maternity leave. Five. Well, five and a little bit. How was it even possible that I had a six month old already? And what could I… Continue reading How to Make the Most of Your Dwindling Maternity Leave in 7 Easy Steps

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The Aspiring Something

As I put my ten month-old down for his nap which, as any parent knows, can range anywhere from twelve to two hundred minutes, I started to think of all of the important tasks that I need to complete today. I can’t remember the last time I scrubbed the toilet, and there is a glistening puddle of cat… Continue reading The Aspiring Something