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I shared a similar post on another parenting blog. A lot of Moms reached out to me to thank me for sharing this, so I wanted to share it with you too. When leading my workshop for 9- to 18-month-olds, I’m often asked how long you should breastfeed your child. Sometimes moms are planning to […]

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I was asked by a mom in the Kids In Victoria community to write a post on Vitamin D. Vitamin D is involved in building and maintaining strong bones and teeth. You’ve also likely heard about how it’s being investigated by the scientific research community for a wide variety of other roles in our bodies. […]

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Doula Myths

by Melissa on May 31, 2013 · 1 comment

When I first heard the word “doula”, I had no idea what it meant. When I heard that a doula is someone who supports a woman through her labour and postpartum period (or fourth trimester), I didn’t realize such a service even existed, in fact most people don’t know anything about doulas! To learn what […]

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Did anyone else catch the article on the front page of the Saanich News today about how strollers and parents are selfishly taking up space on BC Transit buses thereby causing disabled people to have to wait for the next bus? I was shocked and dismayed by the article as I think it needlessly pitted […]

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“Please smack me upside the head if I become the kind of mom I hate,” I emailed my sister in law shortly before I gave birth. When I was pregnant, I wasn’t really afraid of that much. I was afraid that the bebe would die inside me, or that he would be unhealthy and die […]

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The Nipple Demon

by Ma Thoughts on June 23, 2010 · 0 comments

The lavender candlelight flickers across the infant’s soft limpid cheek, rocking within the curved caress of the gazing, singing, sighing new mother. The wee one’s dulcet squawk; so gentle yet urgent. Mother smiles and slides her pink nipple into the tiny open mouth that carefully draws the warm milk in an opiate rhythm that soothes […]

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A friend just called me and told me she had read a post on KIV that says Island UltraSound is handing out a paper to clients asking them to not ask the technician about sex determination at all. Apparently, they are suspending the service until they can figure out how best to deal with the […]

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Today I picked up my 3-year-old from preschool and he had a special gift for me. The teacher informed me it was a Mother’s Day gift that each child had worked very hard on. My little guy was very excited to give it to me and when I asked him if I should wait to […]

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