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[GUEST EDITOR] Yakira Giger: It’s Okay to NOT be Okay

by Yakira Giger Are you okay? My automatic reply is always “Yes, I’m fine.” *Smile and wave, smile and wave…* But why? Why do we feel so CONCERNED about voicing the way we REALLY feel? When in fact, what we really want to say is: “Actually, no – I’m not. …

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[GUEST EDITOR] Mindi Palm: Why I Stopped Writing Birth Plans

By Mindi Palm If you’re anything like me, you imagine your BIRTH EXPERIENCE to be transcendent, right?! Low light, soy candles, essential oils puffing out the scent of lavender and mint, pan flute (or jazz flute, whatever floats your boat) playing in the background and a birthing bath set at …

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11 Ways to Support a New Mama

by Sarah Lyons Adjusting to having a new baby in the house can be difficult for the whole family. Sleepless nights and a change in routine can leave a mama feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Offering support to a family with a new baby can help them adjust to their new normal, …

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8 Steps to Positive Self Love

by Natalie Bascur ‘Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, I’m possible.’ ~ Audrey Hepburn Life is tough, and often the struggle is all too real, but our vulnerabilities don’t make us weaker, they teach us to be strong while circumnavigating the challenging journey that is life. With studies showing that …

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13 Self-Love Tips for New Mamas

“The overwhelming responsibility for the life of this tiny person means you naturally put yourself firmly at the bottom of the pile. But a little self-care goes a long way, meaning you don’t just survive but thrive.”