A real look at postpartum depression 

Postpartum depression (PPD) is often talked about as something that is normal following childbirth. While PPD is definitely something that can happen after childbirth and is fairly common, it is far from "normal" and should not be taken lightly. The term PPD is used synonymously with "baby blues", and generally just overlooked and under treated. [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 July 3rd, 2015|Postpartum Depression|4 Comments

Moo Moo 

My business cards came in the other day. They are incredibly simple cards that were incredibly easy to make online at MOO. I only ordered a small amount, but I'm looking forward to strategically placing them around the city. First stop, Babes in Arms!        Those pics are of my two youngest babies, who [...]

By | 2017-02-26T23:54:30+00:00 April 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy 

A few weeks ago I signed up for a Square Reader. Well, today it showed up in the mail, and I am happy to say that I can now accept payments made with credit cards!   Just like that, paying just got a little easier. And this little thing is crazy easy to use for me too! [...]

By | 2017-02-26T23:54:32+00:00 April 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Healing from the inside out

 **pic from www.roguemama.net I have been encapsulating placentas for over five years now. Each and every time, I am blown away by how amazing this vital organ is. Each and every time, I feel blessed to have played a small role in a mother's post-partum experience. These feelings never get old. Each placenta is unique [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Placenta Encapsulation|0 Comments

Hug a Doula today!

World Doula week started yesterday (March 22) to coincide with spring equinox, which represents the return of fertility in various cultures. "The purpose of World Doula Week ("WDW") is to empower doulas all over the world to improve the physiological, social, emotional, and psychological health of women, newborns and families in birth and in the postpartum [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|Doula, World Doula Week|0 Comments

Down, but not out.

I moved to Calgary in August 2012.  Since moving I took on a few births, a handful of placenta clients, and provided birth pool rentals to people who heard of me through the grapevine.  There were great plans of continuing my Doula work while working towards a Midwifery degree.  Well, as it turns out, a 3.85 GPA [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 June 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Close enough to kiss

I have written about "babywearing" before, but it's been quite a while, so I think we're due for a recap.  One of the things that I have become extremely passionate about is "babywearing".  The back story on this is... I was pregnant with my third child and I may have been a little concerned about [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 August 28th, 2012|Babywearing|1 Comment

Make that a double

Introducing the "green smoothie".  If you are not acquainted with the green smoothie, there is no better time than now.  For reals.  Initially when I started drinking green smoothies it was because I did not particularly like spinach, yet wanted to reap all the benefits of the leafy green.  Now I drink green smoothies because [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 July 19th, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Last night my rollerderby team played an Edmonton team in Calgary.  It was fun, although several players left being hurt physically and drained emotionally.  While the bout may have physically ended on the track, after every derby bout is an afterparty, and in true derby spirit, we showed up to win the afterparty.  Out of [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 July 15th, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment