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.

Enjoying Spring

It has been a long long winter. In reality it actually hasn’t been. I remember being at the park on Christmas Eve and the sun was shining down something fierce. But it felt long. It feels like we have been cooped up in the cold, dark and damp forever. I am beginning to see the light. The sun is starting to rise a little earlier and go down a little later. I am beginning to be leave the windows open, at least during the day. I...

May 5, 2016 Read Blog

Surviving the Flu

We've all heard of the 'man cold'… that dreaded runny nose and coughing accompanied with whining…not from our kids, but from our husbands. Well let me tell you, the 'man flu' is even worse! My husband recently got slapped in the face with the flu. It hit fast and left him on the floor…literally. He slept on the bathroom floor. When someone is sick with the flu it's terrible. When your significant other is hit with the flu and you...

May 4, 2016 Read Blog

Parenting Approaches

There are no hard-and-fast rules when it comes to good parenting practice. Your own approach to parenting will emerge in time. Before you had your baby you may have had some fixed ideas about the right and wrong ways to bring up a baby. The reality is that as you settle into your new role, some of the ideas about parenting you thought were non-negotiable suddenly become less important, while others move up the agenda. Beyond the fundamental...

May 3, 2016 Read Blog

Five Days of Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

We love moms. We dedicate our lives to helping women become mothers and continue to grow as people and navigate through parenthood. We think moms should be celebrated every day, but Mother's Day is an opportunity to give mamas some extra love. Give your mama some extra love with a gift (even if it is last minute)!   We will be sharing one Mother's Day gift idea a day, but to make it easy for you all five ideas will be here in one...

May 2, 2016 Read Blog

Ask Kat: Postpartum Depression and Paranoia

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   Dear Kat, Ever since I had my baby, I...

May 2, 2016 Read Blog

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