Moms of Moms

March 13, 2017

Becoming a mom changes everything. Our bodies, our hearts, our energy level. The changes are many, and some are unexpected. One change I had never anticipated was exactly how much my relationship would shift with my mom when I became…

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The Woman Behind the Camera

February 16, 2017

    One of the first goals I had after taking on Mommy Connections Orleans, was finding an AMAZING photographer. We work closely with a photographer, as each session's registration includes a mini photo session. I wanted to find someone…

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Train Your Baby

February 1, 2017

I have always been a huge fan of train travel. Especially in the winter months. But not until I had babies did I know the ultimate benefits of this mode of transport. I decided to share my favourite parts of…

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Sick Mom

January 10, 2017

Last week, one of my fears became a reality. I was helping my baby manage her teething related pain, only to realize that something worse was happening. Her gnawing and rosy cheeks turned into ear pulling and her twinkle was…

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Ottawa Mommy Club

December 22, 2016

Moving from Alberta to Ontario with kids was tough, and I wanted more than anything to support my children and create a life and routine that would allow them to continue to thrive. I researched every possible library group, gymnastics…

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Permission to Seek Help

November 10, 2016

I was so excited to meet Dee Gemme, a warrior herself and Postpartum Depression advocate here in our community. I waited in our front room, with my list of questions, anticipating her arrival. I wanted to soak up all the…

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Not Another Post-Babe Weight Loss Story…

September 20, 2016

When I was my daughter's age, I gazed at my fingers for hours. Just as she does now. Just as all babies do, I too marveled at the amazing things my body could do. The way that my arms could…

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“I think he’s teething”, and other justifications we feel obligated to provide strangers…

September 7, 2016

For the weeks after my son was born, I was in an ulterior universe. Aside from extreme exhaustion, feeling totally overwhelmed and worried about every little breath and poop, I was feeling another emotion I was not accustomed to. One…

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