Adoption can be a complicated process fraught with bureaucratic tasks. There is often the added complication of different states and countries having diverse requirements and laws pertaining to adoption. Adoption specialists are there to fill in the gaps of information and support people through the process.TypesThere are many types of adoption specialists who focus on … [Read more...] about What Is an Adoption Specialist?
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Winnie Sun also introduced us to Australian based time management specialist, speaker and best selling author of 4 books, Kate Christie. Kate shared with us her mantra that 'Family is a Team Sport' (and happily, we think you are captain of that team!), and taught us all about Insourcing. Unlike Outsourcing, where you identify the tasks around the house you are happy to pay an … [Read more...] about #ModernMomMondays: Episode Four with Kate Christie and Suzanne Brown
Every new parent struggles with baby sleep, but most of the advice out there is wrong - or at least, incomplete. “Sleep when the baby sleeps.” “Put the baby down drowsy but awake.” And I would know - I’ve been supporting parents and newborns for over 20 years and have discovered where things go wrong and how to fix them (or avoid them going wrong at all). I’m a postpartum … [Read more...] about Debunking Common Advice Given To New Moms
Having a baby often comes with tons of complicated feelings you might not have been prepared for. Having a baby during a global pandemic—well, that’s a category all on its own. You may have given birth alone without your partner. Maybe the doula you spent so much time working with couldn’t come to support you during labor. The village you lined up to help you take care of your … [Read more...] about Managing Your Mental Health As a New Mom During COVID-19
As we approach Thanksgiving, we’re all reminded that this time of year is all about feasting. Families, friends, and communities all join together to EAT. I’m also reminded of all the good I see in my community around food insecurity during this season. My girls’ hockey league is passionate about empowering their players to learn about making a difference. These young … [Read more...] about My New Realization About Food Privilege This Thanksgiving