6 Tips for Flying with Newborns and Toddlers

6 Tips for Flying with Newborns and Toddlers

In my oldest daughter’s first year of life, I took her on 17 plane rides. I wanted my family outside of Alberta to spend as much time with our new baby as possible. We went to Ontario twice and to BC six times. At the time it didn’t seem like a big deal, but reflecting back on that first year it occurs to me that it was A LOT of flying! And it gave me the perfect opportunity to hone the process.

Whether you’re facing a quick 45 minute flight or eight (or more) hours, here are my top six tips for flying with your littles.

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The Limitations of New Parenthood

The Limitations of New Parenthood

Stepping into new motherhood, I felt really prepared. I had an arsenal of doulas in my corner and I had a library of resources to draw from (should I need them). I felt quite confident that I could face the unknown and roll with the punches. Even with all the reassurances, it was still an initiation that my heart wasn’t prepared for.

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An Insider's Guide to Gestational Diabetes in Calgary

An Insider's Guide to Gestational Diabetes in Calgary

I have had two sugar babies. "Sugar babies" is a term used online by expectant parents who are pregnant with, or have given birth to, babies when they have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes.

In this post we will explore how gestational diabetes is diagnosed, options for management, options for your birth, and resources to learn more.

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10 Tips For Surviving Baby's 1st Christmas

10 Tips For Surviving Baby's 1st Christmas

We think Christmas is the best. Like Will Ferrell in Elf, it's our favorite. We love it, truly. And we know that it can be awful, overwhelming, and full of crazy moments of parenting guilt and shame. So if this is your first Christmas with your little one, here are our 10 best tips for cruising through the holidays:

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Doula Partnership

Doula Partnership

Most doulas work in a solo practice for their clients.  All interviews, prenatal visits, on-call time, labour and birth support, and postpartum visits are done by the single doula.  Many doulas will work with a select back-up doula (or two) to ensure her clients are covered, if she is called to another birth or is unable to make it.  Both Rachel and I began...

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Dream Boarding: Mapping Reality

Dream Boarding: Mapping Reality

When you’re doing the work you love, it doesn’t really feel like work.  I didn’t buy into that until I started exclusively doing the work I love - full time.  There are a lot of people in my life that were doubtful of the financial stability my new career choice would offer.  There are no RRSP options, added-on health plan, or employer pension plan.  There is no company issued credit card, or vehicle allowance – it’s a pretty bare bones operation… but it’s ours.  It wasn’t until our first pay period came around where I paid all of my bills (and then some) on money we made ourselves.  It was a feeling so satisfying the only comparison I can think of is what it might feel like to be trapped in the woods and to have caught and cooked a rabbit for my family and myself.

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