Archive for the ‘Mamahood’ Category

September 6, 2017

Try a little tenderness

As I lay her down one last final time, I saw her eyes flutter closed. I heard her breath get a little deeper and I felt her finally relax. And then I felt myself relax. And then I heard this song explode in my ears and all I wanted to do was dance.

It was like the ultimate mom win and it felt so fucking good. It honestly just made me want to wake her up and be like HEY! We did it. We both chilled out enough to finally let this all sink in. Two hours later, who even cares. We’re here and I’ve just laid you down and it worked.

It amazes me that I still harbour nap anxiety.

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August 9, 2017

When you’re ready to not be ready

This post is dedicated to everyone who wonders if I’m writing about them. I am. 

Two and a bit years into motherhood and I finally feel back to myself.

A year and half after struggling through a long immigration process, I feel grounded.

Three years into this place, I feel ready to start talking about what making babies feels like again. Because as much as I like to keep some of these things to myself, there are still so many of you that are starting from the ground up ( which is a great place to start ). Coming off birth control, thinking about wanting to get pregnant, sitting waiting and hoping to be pregnant,

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June 12, 2017

LOVEFEST COMMUNITY UPDATE – Kylie McGregor, Holistic Nutritionist and co-founder of Wellspace Co.

Kylie McGregor is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, Culinary Nutrition Expert and co-founder of Wellspace Co. After four years working in Toronto as a publicist, Kylie’s passion for nutrition, a desire to learn more and share this knowledge with others led her to enroll in Meghan Telpner’s Culinary Nutrition Expert Program, which provides an in-depth education around the healing properties of various foods and how to prepare them. Upon completion of this three-month program, Kylie decided to further her education and enrolled at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Vancouver, where she completed the one-year diploma program. Kylie hopes to share the knowledge she’s gained on her own journey, and encourage others to take control of their own health, wellness and happiness.

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May 17, 2017

Reconnecting to the earth

When I walked in I was in pain. I was tight and I was holding tension. I wasn’t in tune with what was happening in the bottom half of my body.

My cycle came yesterday. How fitting, one of the bigger days I’ve been anticipating and holding on for – her two year birthday.

I’ve been sitting with this idea that it should somehow be perfectly, exactly, wonderfully 28 days long. I have been holding on to that thought for a long time. The reality that it might be 50 to 60 days just doesn’t always seem like something I can sink myself into. I’ve been trying for so long to morph my body into this perfect mold of what a cycle should look like and feel like.

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