Mom Moments

How to Support a Friend Through Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Loss – Parents Article

The day my best friend called to tell me that her baby had died is etched into my memory. We’ve been friends since we were four years old – raised our Cabbage Patch Kids together, took the babysitting course side by side, and grew into young women who sometimes wondered what life might be like if we had kids of our own one day. In all our years of friendship, we never imagined the day when her baby would become…

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There’s No Timeline For Your Grief – Parents Article

The month of October has been designated as National Pregnancy Loss & Infant Loss Awareness Month.I had a miscarriage soon after my first child was born. My loss was accompanied with some guilt, too – finding out I was pregnant while caring for a newborn left me horrified. But, I quickly adjusted to the thought of my “Irish Twins” and was devastated when I miscarried. Then came the guilt. How could I have initially greeted this pregnancy with such little…

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One Mama Wrote Strict Rules For Visiting Her Newborn. Here’s My Problem With Them – Parents Article

I came across this image on a few Facebook mom groups recently. A new mom wrote this set of rules for anyone visiting her newborn in the hospital and it went viral. The public reaction to it seems to be generally similar: Good for her for defining her boundaries and setting expectations. My reaction, however, was not as warm and fuzzy as that of other mamas. Why? Well, frankly the letter made me react like this:

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Mamas, Here’s the Difference Between Self-Love and Self-Care – Parents Article

Self-love and self-care are hot topics on the social scene right now. And they sound so similar, but how are they different? If you’ve pondered this question, I’m going to explain the key differences between the two. I am a huge advocate for BOTH and love to incorporate them into my life as much as possible. Self-care may not happen on the daily, but I sure to try to squeeze in a little self-love every day. Here’s what each means:

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10 Great Organizational Tools for Moms – Parents Article

  With the start of a new year, comes big expectations and a push to get organized. Did you make a resolution to get organized but don’t know where to start? Here are my favourite organizational products for the 10 places that tend to get disorderly in a busy mom’s life. And the best part is that they can all be purchased at the click of a button on Amazon or in the App Store! 

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