Many of my clients express that they are constantly thinking of what their next meal or snack will be but time to prepare a “healthy” meal is minimal. In an ideal world, we would all have time to buy ingredients from farmers markets and make all our meals from scratch. However the reality is, time… Continue reading Convenience foods: How to make them healthy
According to my dictionary the word ‘Parenting‘ is almost 100 years old even though the role has been around for ages. The definition is very simple: “the raising of a child by its parents,” but most parents would agree that this does not properly describe the really complicated and difficult job of parenting. Negative behaviour… Continue reading Language & Discipline: Finding positive words for negative behaviour
Craving a homemade frozen treat? Keep reading. During these hot summer days, you are probably looking for delicious frozen delights to enjoy. No fancy ice cream maker? Not a problem. There are plenty of options that you can make at home that do not require appliances or lengthy preparation. Fruity popsicles, frozen milkshakes and even… Continue reading Easy homemade frozen treats
There is no perfect bedtime routine. The truth is our little bundles of joy were designed to get up and nourish those little developing brains. Night waking is normal and actually very healthy for newborns! Just this week, a client of the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program asked me why they can’t get their child… Continue reading Is there a “Perfect” bedtime routine for babies?
You’ve done all the textbook things you’re supposed to do during your pregnancy – you ate healthy food, exercised, attended prenatal programs, and had regular visits with your health care provider. Yet here you are…sitting in a neonatal intensive care unit gazing through an incubator at your tiny two-pound baby born at 28 weeks. Where… Continue reading Are you blaming yourself for the premature birth of your baby?
When planning a pregnancy, how many times have you heard from family and friends to “just relax, you’re trying too hard.” It turns out that there is some truth to this old saying. With the pressures and busyness of our everyday lives – stress is unavoidable. We now know that managing stress may help improve… Continue reading Can stress affect my ability to get pregnant?
All parents want the best for their children. We envision a future for them that is full of happiness, success and healthy relationships. But, having a fulfilling relationship may feel like a daunting task and maybe even impossible…when picturing your screaming, tantruming toddler! What if I told you that there is a simple, yet powerful… Continue reading The Power of Attachment
In my opinion, parenting is one of the toughest and most rewarding things in life. When I was pregnant I was so worried about labour and birth. I went to prenatal programs to learn what to eat to keep me and my baby healthy, how to manage my nausea and vomiting, signs of labour, and… Continue reading Parenting isn’t always easy: How can we help?
Once you get to the grocery store, you may feel like a kid in the candy store! You may like to walk down every aisle and choose what appeals to you that day. You may go to the store many times a week just on a whim. You may have your kids with you, who… Continue reading 10 ways to save at the grocery store
Your baby is experiencing the world using their senses and growing physical ability. A blanket is something they look at, touch, feel and smell. During the first several months of infancy, they explore and experience but are not yet able to describe what they see, hear, feel and smell with real words. Your child is… Continue reading Play & exploration lead the way to language development