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This is a question that has been circling around in my brain for quite some time. I definitely do it as well, and don’t have all the answers, but I am interested to hear all of your thoughts on the topic as well.  Recently, there has been a big push on for self-care. While I don’t disagree that mom’s indeed do need to look after themselves, I fear that the push for self-care is yet another item added to the already never ending “to-do” list. When mom’s feel like they aren’t doing a “good enough” job with self- care it becomes...

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  Are you experiencing mom burnout? I have to admit I was feeling burned out and overwhelmed over even writing this blog post! Mom burnout is so prevalent today for many reasons Raising Tiny Humans is a demanding 24/7 job Add in work responsibility We are in “Covid Times” where many moms are working from home with no childcare Moms tend to shoulder the burned of most child/household responsibilities, even with a supportive partner Mental Load- This is means everything that is swirling in a mom’s head every day with respect to her family: booking doctor’s appointments, making sure your...

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fatigue, first trimester, food, ginger, iron, Mom, morning sickness, nutrition, Ottawa, Pregnancy, protein, Toronto, Vitamin B6, women -

  From the moment you get a positive pregnancy test your whole world changes! Excitement, fear, worry, most women run the gauntlet of emotions. It can be hard to even believe or conceptualize that you are actually pregnant because you still feel like your normal self. Then suddenly it hits. The morning sickness and fatigue. Why did no one warn you about this? One of the hardest parts about being pregnant for some women is that they can no longer use their go to medicines. It is a time in life when you are forced to try a more natural...

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Baby Show, Mom, Ottawa, Pregnancy, Toronto, toxins, women -

The Toronto Baby Show is a great spot for new and expecting parents to talk to parenting experts face to face, discover the best eco-friendly products for your baby, get a free massage and shop till you drop! You should plan on stopping by the Enercare Centre, Hall D at Exhibition Place on Oct 1st from 9 am- 6 pm and Oct 2nd from 10 am- 5 pm. This is my 4th time attending this show so I thought I would do a spot light on my favorite booths. Be sure to stop by the Eco Chic Movement booth and...

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adrenal glands, Anxiety, babyblues, hormones, mom, Natural, naturopathic medicine, Nutrition, Ottawa, postpartum, postpartum anxiety, pregnancy, tired, vitamins, women -

It seems that today in our society all of the focus is on pregnancy, and the time immediately following the birth of the baby. It is part of our culture to plan baby showers weeks in advance and plan a visit to come see the baby as soon as he or she is born. But what happens after a few weeks? All too often now, after a few days to weeks the partner has to go back to work and mom is left on her own with the new addition. All those people who were at her baby shower are...

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