The Real Reasons You Can’t Quit Your Unhealthy Habits

"If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won’t get you there.”  – Benjamin P. Hardy Willpower won't help you quit unhealthy habits. Yet, here we are. Trying desperately time and time again to exercise our willpower to make positive changes. Sure, the change may last for awhile, but over the longterm … Continue reading The Real Reasons You Can’t Quit Your Unhealthy Habits

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Embracing #NoFilter: Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of Getting Real On Social Media And In Real Life

As you scroll through your social feed, you see yet another picture of a glam mom sharing her favourite smoothie recipe, travel pictures or DIY kids costumes. Then, you stare down at your own breast milk stained shirt, and your mind instantly shifts to: What am I doing wrong? The undeniable truth is we're not … Continue reading Embracing #NoFilter: Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of Getting Real On Social Media And In Real Life

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How To Make Your Child Feel Truly Loved

As parents, we spend so much of our time and energy agonizing over what is best for our children. Before they are born we spend countless hours researching the best baby cribs, monitors and toys. As they grow, we strive to find the best daycares, schools and extra-curricular activities. Along the way it's easy to neglect the one thing we have the most control over. The one thing our children need most from us. Love. Children need to feel loved. The need for love doesn’t change as they grow, but in the busy world of parenting how we show it often does.

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Letting Go Of Guilt

“You’re doing a great job," our family doctor said after my youngest daughter’s one-year checkup. Tears welled in my eyes because I felt that couldn't possibly be true. Sure, I made homemade organic food, practiced attachment parenting, did plenty of reading and singing all while also taking care of my three-year-old, but it never felt like enough. There was always a lingering heavy feeling.