Mummy Madness

I got married and had two children all in 3 years. My son, also my first child, was born with a health condition that required surgery and we spent our first 6 weeks of parenthood in a NICU at a children’s hospital. It was the most difficult time of my life. Even after he came home I struggled with anxiety, depression, fear and anger. I turned to writing and my words slowly allowed me to crawl out of the hole I had dug myself into. I was forever changed. I began to realize that I had the ability to help others who were struggling with their journey in parenthood. As parents, we all have moments where we aren't sure what we are doing. I continue to write and share my experiences in hopes that I can help part the clouds for someone who is struggling.




How Pregnancy Made Me Clumsy

It’s not like I have ever been the most graceful person in the world. I sometimes trip on things and have slipped on ice a time or two. But never in my life have I ever felt as clumsy as I did when I was pregnant. Maybe it was the change in my body; the bigger belly, the wider hips, the sore feet, something made me much more accident prone. In the early days, before anyone could even tell that I was pregnant, I would hop on the train at...

April 26, 2016 Read Blog


Why Pets Are Not Like Babies

I often hear pet owners comparing their fur babies to real babies. Before I had a pet of my own I used to roll my eyes and think how ridiculous it was to compare an animal to a baby. Now, here I am, just a few months into being a dog owner and while I may not be as judgmental about the idea, I stand by my original opinion that pets are not at all like babies. There may be some similarities but I just don’t feel as though caring for a pet...

April 19, 2016 Read Blog


Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

I feel like an evil genius. I've created a lazy, delicious and sneaky mac and cheese recipe! Combine butternut squash soup with cheese and voila - mac and cheese with hidden veggies that is delicious!     Ingredients About 4 cups of butternut squash soup (use my recipe here) 1 cup shredded sharp white cheddar 1 cup shredded sharp yellow cheddar 1 tsp paprika Fresh spiral pasta Salt, to taste   Fill...

April 17, 2016 Read Blog


How to Choose Your Baby’s Doctor

  Before your baby is born, you should choose a health-care provider to follow your baby’s growth and development after birth. You may choose to have your own family doctor, a pediatrician, a nurse, or a health clinic care for your baby. Some pediatricians, who are specialists in child health, do “well baby” visits, while others only follow children with health problems. Here are some points to consider when making your...

April 13, 2016 Read Blog


Temper Tantrum Triggers

Since writing my recent blog on having 'Threenagers' in our house, I've heard from a lot…and I mean A LOT of my parent friends who are going through the exact same thing. The consensus seems to be that the most random of things can set these kids off.  The struggle is REAL and there's no predicting when, where or why it will happen. Last week was a doozy in our household.  It seemed as though there was a meltdown every second day.  So...

April 12, 2016 Read Blog


Ask Kat: Teaching Empathy

As the mum of three small boys, an expert in baby products and a no-nonsense parent, resident blogger Kat Armstrong always seems to be called upon by friends, family and strangers to answer tough parenting questions. We thought it was high time she shared this knowledge with you, and her series Ask Kat was born. If you have questions for Kat, you can email her at askkat@ohbabymagazine.com. Kat, How do you teach empathy in toddlers and...

April 7, 2016 Read Blog


Ask Kat: City Living with a Baby

As the mum of three small boys, an expert in baby products and a no-nonsense parent, resident blogger Kat Armstrong always seems to be called upon by friends, family and strangers to answer tough parenting questions. We thought it was high time she shared this knowledge with you, and her series Ask Kat was born. If you have questions for Kat, you can email her at askkat@ohbabymagazine.com. Kat, How do people do it? We live in a tiny condo...

April 7, 2016 Read Blog


Ask Kat: Surviving as a Parent of Three

As the mum of three small boys, an expert in baby products and a no-nonsense parent, resident blogger Kat Armstrong always seems to be called upon by friends, family and strangers to answer tough parenting questions. We thought it was high time she shared this knowledge with you, and her series Ask Kat was born. If you have questions for Kat, you can email her at askkat@ohbabymagazine.com. Kat, What tips do you have for parents of three?...

April 7, 2016 Read Blog


The Stroller Dilemma

Back when we were expecting our twins we (like many others) did a lot of research into strollers. We went back and forth on which model, features, prices, brands you name it, we considered it. We decided to get one that had multiple seat configurations, big rubber wheels, a big storage basket…not to mention a big price tag! Over the past three years this thing has been through the ringer; it's been tossed in and out of the car and the...

April 5, 2016 Read Blog




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