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Gratitude: Tina

November 25, 2015 |

When you read about the things Tina is grateful for, you see a pattern. Family. Nature. Living life. Love.   Her joy is palpable and the love in her life is visible to all!   When your child proudly brings you their art and proclaims “I am an ARTIST!” proudly and you’ll know this piece…

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Product Review: Chef’s Daughter Baby Food

November 22, 2015 |

So we have been trying out this product for a few weeks now, as you may have noticed on our Instagram. Here is our product review: We love it!   With our first, I made all my own baby food. Almost everything was made from scratch. But with two kids, two cats, a dog, and…

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Bonding When You Aren’t Breastfeeding

November 19, 2015 |

It can be hard in the early days of your baby’s life. You have waited nine months to meet this special person, but they want to eat or sleep, and mom is the source of food. It can be tempting to offer to bottle feed your baby, both to help your partner, and to be…

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Gratitude: Amber

November 17, 2015 |

I love living in Toronto. I grew up on the east coast, but I love the bustle of living in downtown Toronto. I am so grateful that I get to spend every day as a doula, working with and getting to know all of the amazing people who contact Toronto Family Doulas. The life I’ve…

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Breastfeeding Your Older Baby

November 12, 2015 |

We all know that breastfeeding a newborn comes with unique challenges. Latch problems, low milk supply, cracked nipples, and engorgement are all common. But what happens when you’ve got those problems figured out? What happens when your not-so-new baby surprises you with new tricks and troubles in nursing? Many of the most commonly talked about…

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Gratitude: Meaghan

November 6, 2015 |

This week, there is an influx of posts on Facebook about gratitude. The idea is 30 days of gratitude, for different things, shared with friends, family, and colleagues. After all, what you focus on, expands. If you focus on gratitude, the things you are grateful for will expand and grow.   This concept is wonderful.…

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When labour lasts FOR-EV-AR

November 4, 2015 |

Image by Willian Warby. It seems like you’ve been in labour forever. Days or maybe even weeks of contractions that start and stop, come and go. Sometimes the get longer, stronger, and closer together. Only to fade away a few hours later. It may seem like your body is broken. Why is this happening? Your…

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First Boo!

October 29, 2015 |

    Photo by Juhan Sonin.   Boo and a Happy Halloween to you! This week is full of celebrations and parties, all leading up to Trick or Treating! If you are taking your little one door-to-door, it is important to remember some safety tips.   1. Be bright or wear reflective clothing: This goes for parents…

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I HATE Informed Choice

October 28, 2015 |

Seems strange to hear that from a doula, doesn’t it? I’ve honestly written this blog a hundred times, and have never been able to find the right words. So I’m going to give you the words of others: Doula A: I’m so upset! My client’s OB is saying _______________, so they have scheduled a caesarean.…

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I Put My Baby In The Trunk

October 27, 2015 |

Don’t worry! I didn’t leave him there! This is a blog about a life hack that made things so much easier for me.   Recently, I was headed for the car after my oldest had skating lessons. The baby needed his diaper changed, but the rink is cold and not the easiest place to change…

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