Is It Safe to Use my Cell Phone during Pregnancy?

When pregnant there are so many decisions that you make on a daily basis in order to keep your baby safe and healthy. New emerging research is now finding that how you use your cell phone might be added to the changes that you’ve already made, like abstaining from alcohol and […]

Creating a Wellness Routine

Would it be ok if I shared with you one of the strategies that has really worked for me in creating a healthier home? Of course, there are many ways to do this, but I’ve found that creating a wellness routine is a really simple and sustainable way to do this. […]

Parenting Corner: Guarding my children’s free time

As my children have grown, they are now ages, 6, 8 and 10, I have felt increasing pressure to overschedule them.  Part of this is coming from me.  I LOVE being busy!  For all those of you who know me, this comes as no surprise.  I was that kid at […]

Yoga and Essential Oils

We hear about yoga seemingly everywhere these days.  The same can be said for essential oils.  Both are becoming SO popular.  This is because they are BOTH awesome, and when you combine them, something pretty magical happens.  (If you are unfamiliar with yoga or essential oils – scroll down for […]

How to Choose the Right Diffuser for You and Your Family

Diffusing essential oils is one of the nicest and HEALTHIEST ways to make your home smell good.  In addition to just making your house a more pleasant place to be, essential oils also have the ability to clean the air, to open airways, and to positively affect your mood.  (If […]

Hypnobirthing Babies are Calmer!

Time and time again as HypnoBirthing Educators, we meet babies born using the HypnoBirthing method who are alert, calm, and content from the moment they are born. Even in cases where the birth didn’t go according to plan, these babies seem to be well-adjusted and ready to embrace life on […]

On Being the Mommy

In my line of work, I come across a fair number of reflections about motherhood, and while I enjoy most of them, this one remains my favourite. I’m deeply grateful for Anna Quindlen’s wisdom and I hope to always remember who the experts truly are. I hope you enjoy it […]

Welcoming Emmett: Our Labour and Birth Story

There were a few different ideas of when our “due date” was.  According to the pie chart at the doctor’s office – the one that calculates a due date based on your last monthly cycle, our baby was to be born on June 21st – the summer solstice.  Our first […]

Why I love Clary Sage Essential Oil

It’s no secret that women are different from men. Women give birth, have menstrual pain, breastfeed, have hot flashes, and are sometimes known to have the occasional mood swing. Clary Sage essential oil then should also be no secret to women! This is one of my all time favorite oils.  […]

DIY : Lotion Bars for Extreme Skin Hydration

My kids and I made these lotion bars as Christmas gifts this year.  I absolutely LOVE them and so did everyone we gave them too.  So I decided that they are worth blogging about. Here are some of the ways I think they would be awesome to use. 1. Dry […]

Harper’s Birth

I went to sleep Thursday night feeling really restless. I had a bit of cramping and uncomfortableness but ended up finally falling asleep around 3am. My husband got up to leave for work around 6 am, shortly after he left I decided I get up to use the washroom. As […]

Make Your Own Poo-Pourri

I love this great idea and super duper marketing campaign.  The ad is worth the watch just for the laughs! If you are up for creating your own version.. here is a great recipe. Here what you’ll need: 10 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil 10 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil 10 drops […]

Henry’s Birth

I woke at 5:00 am on July 8th with regular surges, nine days past my guess date. I was very excited that things were finally starting, but I still tried to sleep or relax until a little later in the morning. Finally I woke my husband, Kris and we went […]

Parenting Corner : Grab the Kids and Get into Nature

Did you know – recent studies are showing that kids are losing touch with nature.  Yet when children were given the opportunity to be out in nature all kinds of good things happened. More JOY : who doesn’t want more of that!  🙂   Exploring a pond and watching all […]

Kinley’s Birth

My guess date was Jan 12th 2013.  A week passed with no real sign of labour. I tried just about everything possible to get things going. After three acupuncture sessions and trying some Clary Sage essential oil from Marie, I finally started feeling some surges at 1:00am on Jan 23. […]