5 Reasons Why a Postpartum Care Package is the Best Gift for a New Mom

5 Reasons Why a Postpartum Care Package is the Best Gift Ever for a New Mom

Imagine a world where postpartum care packages are as common at baby showers as Sophie the Giraffe. So many beautiful mamas are growing and birthing tiny humans, and folks gather ‘round offering… a squeaky, rubber baby toy? You’re cute, Sophie, but seeing as you aren’t soothing any vaginas or making any midnight snacks, I have something better in mind. A …

Kate Middleton isn't to blame for our unrealistic postpartum expectations.

Don’t Blame The Duchess: On Kate Middleton + Unrealistic Postpartum Expectations

There’s been much ado about the arrival of the latest royal bub. In particular, the chatter that Kate Middleton’s postpartum perfection upon leaving the hospital sets an unrealistic expectation for new moms.  Well, my goodness, people! Do you compare yourselves to Kate Middleton in any other aspect of life? And if the answer is yes, then I must kindly ask …

Mama’s Heart | A Care Package for Pregnancy Loss

One afternoon, my best friend called me as I was walking home from a yoga class and told me that her baby had died. I remember her voice, a calm and steady flow of disbelief, recounting how she had been waiting to feel that reassuring movement inside her belly. How she drank some juice and laid on her side and waited again. …

Mama Says Series: Tracey Ho Lung | Love, Mom

Mama Says is a monthly series where I catch up with cool women to talk work, play, life and (you guessed it) motherhood. Here I connect with Tracey Ho Lung, co-founder of Love, Mom , a mom-based lifestyle blog that profiles career moms and takes a peek into how they live and work. An accomplished career mum herself, Tracey previously held editorial posts at Canadian fashion and …

Sage Woman Series: Brittany-Lyne Carriere | Placenta Encapsulation

Welcome to our first Sage Woman Q+A: Placenta encapsulation! In this new series, wise women share their knowledge with Tenth Moon Mother Care readers, in the spirit of empowerment and sisterhood. In this first installment, we talk with Brittany-Lyne Carriere, a full-spectrum doula who supports families in all reproductive journeys including fertility, birth, abortion and pregnancy loss. Brittany-Lyne and I sit together on …

Mama Says Series: Jennifer Chua | Hip Mommies

Mama Says is a monthly series where I catch up with cool women to talk work, play, life and (you guessed it) motherhood. In this first installment, we meet Jennifer Chua, creative director and co-owner of Hip Mommies, a Canadian distribution company on a mission to do better business. Think: innovative products for babies, kids and pets, manufactured responsibly by suppliers who support good causes and do business ethically. (Hooray for that!) She shares her …

Let’s Talk About ‘Postpartum’ and What it Actually Means

Did you see the first episode of Working Moms? The new CBC comedy series about four women teetering to balance motherhood with everything else premiered last week and it’s a breath of soiled diapers and sour milk – unapologetic, honest and in-your-face funny. When I watched it, what struck me most about the opening scene wasn’t the trio of bare-breasted women …

Turmeric Tea for Mama’s Wellness

Have you tried turmeric tea? Yep, that same bright yellow spice used in curry also makes a wonderfully spicy, warming elixir. The health benefits of turmeric are many, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, improved brain function and lowered risk of heart disease. It may even help to fight cancer, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and depression. It’s also DELICIOUS. For an extra wellness boost, be sure to …

DIY Nursing Top: Budget-Friendly, No-Sew, Totally Stylish

When you’re breastfeeding, you really need to think about what to wear. (I know; like we don’t already have enough to think about.) You’re out. Your babe is hungry.  Having easy access to your breasts is essential and can essentially eliminate half of the clothes in your wardrobe. (Toodle-loo, turtleneck.) While there are plenty of practical, stylish nursing tops available, they …