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June 16, 2019

People can be all over the map when it comes to the idea of adding a doula to their support team. Sometimes the pregnant person is certain that they need extra support, but their partner is hesitant. Sometimes the person who will be giving birth feels like they'd be al...

January 20, 2019

Every time I see a post featuring a "rainbow baby", with a blissful mother and her newborn baby covered in rainbow colours, I find myself cringing. For those who are new to the term, it refers to a baby born after a miscarriage or stillbirth. I think part of my unease...

September 25, 2018

Some of you may know the song 'For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her' written by Paul Simon and sung by Art Garfunkel on their 1966 album. It's one of my favourites of theirs; it's so soft and pretty to start, and it ends with such a passionate and pain-filled declaration...

May 10, 2018

Well, it's done. My husband got 'snipped'. Vasectomy: accomplished. As long as we are careful for the next couple of months, we won't be having any more kids. That's good. Right?

A relief! Right?

That's what I wanted. Right?

Right! 

For now.

I am pretty sure that at some...

March 9, 2018

I recently re-watched Forrest Gump. It's a great movie every time I watch it, and I always find myself getting something new from it. This time, it was the scene with Forrest and his Mom seeing doctors and professionals, who end up telling her, "Your boy's... different...

February 23, 2018

Some days I wish I could just call in sick from momming. People with "real" jobs have that option, but us stay-at-home parents are stuck doing what we're doing, day in and day out. No holidays, no vacation, no 9-5, no weekends off; we are always on duty. I know that I...

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