Girls Just Wanna Have “Sun”

Confession: I was an avid sun worshipper in my younger years and I was guilty of the occasional tanning bed session. Yikes! I also never wore sunscreen unless I was on vacation. Today, it’s a whole different story. Read on as I share how things have changed and how @Olay Total Effects SPF 15 is now a staple in my journey to healthier skin.

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Introducing a Bottle To Baby Noa

Did your baby have challenges taking a bottle? You always hear so many different stories on this topic. Some babies just outright refuse it! I partnered with #MAM to test out their MAM Anti-Colic Bottle and guess what? It was a success! On the blog, I share some advice on giving a bottle and what we loved about MAM. Plus, now that Noa is willing to take a bottle of breast milk, my hubby feels much more involved and they can have their own bonding time too!

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Don’t Let Anyone Rain On Your Parade

For the second year in a row, I’ve partnered with Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) on their “Excuses Campaign”. Like most women, I have a soft spot for shoes and it is just hard to say no to a good pair! Truth: I can always find an excuse to get shoes. But this time around, Harper and I set aside the running shoes and trainers and we’re focusing on rain boots instead!

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6-Weeks Postpartum. Now What?

This is me 6 weeks postpartum. My body is softer and my skin is looser; sure, I'm excited to get back to my fitness routine, but I just made a beautiful little human which took 39 weeks to bake, so I'm in no rush whatsoever. Although this week my OB told me my "recovery was quick" and that I was allowed to get back to the gym, I am still following my own advice about taking it slow. Here are some tips to help you ease back into it too. 

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I Said YES to Cord Blood and Tissue Banking

We opted to bank baby #2’s cord blood and cord tissue and to be honest, I really didn’t know much about the benefits of banking 5 years ago, which is why we hadn’t gone this route with Harper. However, this time around, Americord had recently launched here in Canada and I was given the opportunity to have a more thorough discussion with experts at Americord about the benefits. As a result, there was no doubt in my mind than to say YES to cord blood and tissue banking. Read on to learn more about why we made this choice.

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Chiro and Pregnancy

There’s still a lot of stigma around chiropractic care during pregnancy, so that’s exactly why I’m writing this post. I wanted to share my positive experience, but also share Dr. Aliya’s answers to some frequently asked questions about receiving chiro care during pregnancy. I’m sure you have had some of these questions yourself and hopefully after reading this you will have some reassurance!

 

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What to Expect When Expecting #2

It's always just been Harper the past 5 years; it's crazy to think that soon enough there will be another "mini me". I asked some of my fave mamas on the gram for some advice on going from one to two kiddies. They give me the low down as I prepare for our second bundle of joy any day now!

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Go With the GLOW

I’ve been working with Olay for over a year now and when asked to give their new Cleansing Infusions a try, it was a perfect time to share not only my review on their new cleansing infusions, but also give you my must-do tips on achieving healthier and more glowing skin. Read on for all the details!!

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Tell Me More About My Pelvic Floor!

I promised I would continue the conversation on pelvic health by interviewing an expert in the field. Read on for the full interview with Lamiya, who is a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist at Toronto Yoga Mamas. Plus, I share my experience with pelvic floor physiotherapy! 

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Should You Start a 'Mom Blog'? YES!

Do you want to start a mom blog? I was on mat leave with Harper when I started blogging. Time flies! I never thought it would evolve to where it is today. I’m still learning as I go and there is still so much more I want to do. I’m hoping new ideas come to me while on my mat leave with baby #2. I just shared a blog post on starting a “mom blog” and some of the simple tips I’ve learned along the way. If you’re thinking about starting one, I’m hoping this post might help!

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New Year, New Sleep Habits and Newfound Energy!

Resolutions are in full swing and I’m sure getting into optimal shape is a priority for you. But there’s also no better time to shape up your sleep routine and improve your energy levels too! Read my tips to help you up your sleep and energy game; plus I’ve partnered with Jamieson Canada to help shed some light on the benefits of Vitamin B12 and Melatonin and how these two supplements can support this goal. Please note that melatonin should NOT be taken during pregnancy or breastfeeding and you should always consult your healthcare provider prior to taking B12 and/or melatonin. 

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