Out & About · Ponderings

Embracing the community to raise our children…

Do you remember growing up as a kid and being allowed to hang out in the neighbourhood and do what you wanted, where you wanted, and with whom, as long as you were home before sundown? You didn’t own a mobile phone, there was no social media, and plans were made in advance at school,… Continue reading Embracing the community to raise our children…

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Health

I will be exonerated from sugar’s evil clutches

When it comes to being body positive, I’m all for it. However, even I have my limits, and right now, I’ve reached a level of self-disgust. The cellulite doesn’t bother me, nor does the slight arm jiggle. I’m cool with them. We’re friends. What does bother me are two things; 1: I now weigh more… Continue reading I will be exonerated from sugar’s evil clutches

Health · Safety & Awareness

Keeping it real about breastfeeding with Heidi & Ruth

Breastfeeding is a topic that can fiercely pit people against each other on either side of the fence. Common rhetoric such as “fed is best” is slung back to combat the “breast is best” phrase campaign (and actual legal responsibility for formula companies to declare on their tins). Personal vindications abound as feelings are thrown into the crossfire; all the meanwhile, expectant mothers are bewilderingly trying to navigate through it all as they anticipate their own feeding journey with their impending newborn. Enough already! It’s time to cut through the emotional drag and present some simple truths in a friendly non-confrontational manner. So without further ado, it is my pleasure to introduce my friend and breastfeeding savior, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant [IBCLC], Registered Nurse [RN] and Midwife, Ruth Carson. I’ve asked Ruth to answer some questions surrounding the wonderful journey that is breastfeeding (obvious bias intended) in the hopes that it may answer some of your questions you may be too afraid to ask. Or perhaps you just weren’t aware of. Enjoy!