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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

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My Husband Bought Me Donuts and I Cried…

My husband bought me donuts and I cried. Maybe it's because I'm hormonal. Even though I'm six months postpartum. I cried because of his kindness. These six donuts were around $20. These were not ordinary donuts. They were locally made foodie, novelty, bakery donuts. That we drove 20 minutes to get at a chic downtown… Continue reading My Husband Bought Me Donuts and I Cried…

Marriage, Personal Growth, Relationships, Singleness

Sex, Jesus and Conversations the Church Forgot Book Review

What is one topic you wish the church talked more openly about? Perhaps it's sex? I'm not talking about the standard chat of don't do this until you're married or don't look at porn or don't dress a certain way. Why can't we have an open, judgment-free conversation on sex? Can we for once celebrate… Continue reading Sex, Jesus and Conversations the Church Forgot Book Review

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

Life, Marriage, Relationships

Letting Go of Unmet Expectations in Marriage

A lot of the time life can feel unfair. Part of this feeling comes from expectations being unmet. I certainly expected my present circumstances to be different. I thought I'd work before having a baby, that I'd be in my own home, that I'd live near my family and friends. However, that's not how life… Continue reading Letting Go of Unmet Expectations in Marriage

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