Taking Care of Your Back

Taking Care of Your Back nicBecoming a new parent is hard work; your body gets put into all kinds of positions that you have not previously had to worry about. During pregnancy, 50-90% of women experience lower back pain (Study from the Journal of Orthopaedics). Often, this pain will continue

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The Importance of “The Village” When Raising a Family

The Importance of “The Village” When Raising a Family We have all heard the saying “It takes a village to raise a child.” This saying is a proverb used in a variety of African countries, which reflects the value placed on the support of family and community in nurturing and

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Our Kids are Spending too Much Time on Screens

Our Kids are Spending too Much Time on Screens We all do it – pass our child or children a screen to keep them quiet, still or occupied so that we can finish a conversation, stand in a line at the grocery store or get our to-do list done. We

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Black Bean Brownies

RECIPE Finding simple recipes to keep your energy up is critical for new mothers. This black bean brownie recipe is taken from the Recipes For Resilience section of my newly released book, Raising Resilience. I’ve adapted it a bit for stressed-out mothers by adding maca, which will bring you valuable

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Labour Induction with Acupuncture

Labour Induction with Acupuncture Acupuncture has become quite common as an adjunctive treatment option for a variety of health conditions. In fact, the Traditional Chinese Medical (TCM) system utilizes acupuncture for a vast range of conditions. The small acupuncture needles are approximately 0.25mm in diameter can be used to help

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Prenatal Nutrition

Prenatal Nutrition You’ve peed on the stick…waited the agonizing 2 minutes…and holy heck you’re pregnant! Suddenly the take-out pizza on its way to your house for dinner seems woefully inadequate because you’re growing a tiny human now! For the record, I think pizza is awesome. But if you’re pregnant, you

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Five Tips to Getting Healthy Sleep Starting Today

Five Tips to Getting Healthy Sleep Starting Today As a sleep consultant, I get asked questions about everything from Daylight Savings Time to crib jumping, and everything in between that could possibly affect your little one’s sleep. However, the most common question I receive is about how families can get

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Estate Planning 101 for Parents

Estate Planning 101 for Parents Death is an inevitability few of us want to think about. However, everyone over the age of 18 should have a will. If you’re a parent, this is of particular importance. There are issues to address when doing your will, including who should look after

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Mod Mom

Mod Mom: For the Glowing Mom on the Go By Crystal Skiehar | Back in Balance A Centre for Wellbeing It’s easy to slip into hibernation mode and become a couch potato during the winter season. Hautemama’s active wear collection is sure to put a spring in your step and

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Pregnancy and Infant Loss: Remembering the Butterfly Babies

Pregnancy and Infant Loss: Remembering the Butterfly Babies Pregnancy is supposed to be a time of excitement and anticipation of the future. Unfortunately, pregnancy and infant loss (also known as perinatal loss) affects 1 in 4 women and their partners and families. Perinatal loss is defined as the death of

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