A Letter to My Daughters on their Birthday

7 years ago I became a mom. Just thinking about that brings tears to my eyes.     To think that I grew 3 babies inside of me, delivered them and have nurtured them for 7 years (my twins will almost be 5) still feels surreal.  Where has the time gone? Are we raising our […]

Motherhood: What Are We Trying to Prove?

No one warns you how hard mom life can truly be.  No one prepares you for all the obstacles, ups and downs and all the emotions you go through being a mom … and this all takes place within minutes after your baby is born. Then we bring our baby (or babies) home. Now what? […]

Mother’s Day … A Day Full of Emotion

Mother’s Day is a day full of emotions for me. When I was 7 years old, my mother passed away from a brain tumour. She was diagnosed when she was pregnant with me, child #5.   She fought long and hard for 7 years to conquer that tumour, but lost the battle.   Heaven gained an angel […]

MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH

DID YOU KNOW … – An estimated 1/5 women worldwide will experience perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD) – Sign and symptoms can be present during pregnancy and for up to 1 year post baby (if not longer) – An estimated 7-10 women will hide their symptoms in fear of of being labelled having a disorder […]

Being a Mom and going for a CT scan is SCARY

My mother was pregnant with me when she found out that she had a brain tumour.  She was only 33 years old and pregnant with child #5. I couldn’t even imagine what she was thinking or going through when she found out the news of having a brain tumour.  The thoughts of possibly leaving behind […]