Baby's First Year · Parenting

A picture is worth a thousand words

A child may find it hard to cope with new situations, routines, or experiences because they do not know what to expect. When this happens, it is common for children to have breakdowns and tantrums. So, how can we prevent these behaviours from happening? How can we help our child understand our expectations? By using… Continue reading A picture is worth a thousand words

Baby's First Year · Emotional Health · Parenting · Pregnancy

Express yourself: Better communication after baby

After a baby, everything seems to be different; from sleeping patterns, to eating habits, and especially how communication happens. As a nurse who works with parents adjusting to life after baby, I've seen countless times how things can keep changing- the good and the not so good. Understanding yourself and getting the support that you… Continue reading Express yourself: Better communication after baby

Baby's First Year · Parenting

6 ways to keep your relationship strong after having a baby

'Baby's arrived and now we argue more than ever, I don't feel very romantic!'  One complaint that I hear is that the relationship has changed now that baby is on board – "we're more like great roommates than romantic partners". Life has been transformed.  Once, there was lots of couple time and much needed "me"… Continue reading 6 ways to keep your relationship strong after having a baby