Marriage, Motherhood, Pregnancy + Baby

4 Ways To Stay Connected with Your Husband After Having a Baby

Becoming a mother has been a transformative experience. I can live on a lot less sleep than I thought, I can be awoken from the deepest of sleep if I hear my baby stirring and I care much less about my needs or wants now that I have this little life depending on me. However,… Continue reading 4 Ways To Stay Connected with Your Husband After Having a Baby

Life, Motherhood, Personal Growth, Pregnancy + Baby

5 Ways to Stay Strong Mentally as a Mom

As a mom or really anyone leading a busy life, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by one's present circumstances. Maybe you feel stuck or like things will never change or improve. I feel these same feelings all the time. However, a goal I have for this year is to overcome my mental outlook… Continue reading 5 Ways to Stay Strong Mentally as a Mom

Motherhood, Pregnancy + Baby

My Favourite Baby Products Newborn to 3 Months

Being a first-time mom I did a lot of research on what baby products to have ready for when Lyla arrived. However, you don't really know what works until your baby is here. For our family, these products have worked well, were mostly inexpensive and made caring for a baby easier. A major goal I had… Continue reading My Favourite Baby Products Newborn to 3 Months

Pregnancy + Baby

Everything No One Told Me About Postpartum

Lyla is six weeks old and I finally feel like I'm emerging from the postpartum fog. I expected birthing her to be hard but I was not prepared for the unique and unexpected trials of postpartum life. Of course, I'm so happy to have my sweet daughter but I'm not enjoying the challenges postpartum has… Continue reading Everything No One Told Me About Postpartum

Pregnancy + Baby

Baby K’s Birth Story Part 2

To read Part 1 click here We arrived at the hospital at 1pm and met our primary midwife in the maternal triage area (we also had a second midwife assist during the birth). She lead us across the hall to the delivery room where I changed into a gown and laid down on the bed.… Continue reading Baby K’s Birth Story Part 2

Pregnancy + Baby

Baby K’s Birth Story

Welcome to our family Lyla Dawn Kramer <3 The past two and half weeks have been filled with so much change, so much love and a lot of learning! We are so thankful for the safe and healthy arrival of our sweet 7lb 9oz, 54 cm Lyla Dawn. She is truly the greatest blessing me… Continue reading Baby K’s Birth Story

Pregnancy + Baby

What to Eat While Breastfeeding

A few posts back I wrote about Healthy Pregnancy Snacks and some general guidelines of what and how much to eat during pregnancy based on recommendations from Health Canada and Registered Dieticians. In response to that post, I was asked to create a followup post on what to eat while breastfeeding. Like pregnancy, lactation requires increased calories… Continue reading What to Eat While Breastfeeding

Pregnancy + Baby

3rd Trimester Update

In lieu of being 37 weeks tomorrow and officially early term over preterm, I thought it was time to give one last pregnancy update. I was thinking about my third-trimester experiences compared to previous trimesters and I think this trimester just may be my favourite. Although at times I feel really uncomfortable, hot, tired and don't… Continue reading 3rd Trimester Update

Parenting, Personal Growth, Pregnancy + Baby, Relationships

I’m Scared to Have the Sex Talk with my Daughter One Day

Can anyone else relate? I know I'm a long way off from having to answer any awkward questions about sex just yet. Still, the thought of navigating this tricky subject makes me nervous! As I've gone through pregnancy and the closer I get to having my baby the reality of parenting sets in more each day:… Continue reading I’m Scared to Have the Sex Talk with my Daughter One Day

Lifestyle, Pregnancy + Baby

Everything No One Tells You About You’re First Pregnancy (Part 2)

In part one of this series, I talked about everything I didn't expect during the first and second trimesters of pregnancy. Now that I'm nearing the end of my pregnancy I thought I'd share a few more tidbits I've been learning about pregnancy and birth. To read Part 1 click here You Don't Need a… Continue reading Everything No One Tells You About You’re First Pregnancy (Part 2)