• Mom the Martyr: Here’s the Problem With That

    March 11, 2020 by

    By Megan Day, MS, CLC  It is all too easy to take on the role of martyr. The archetype of mother as a martyr has screwed many of us up royally. What do you think of when you think of a martyr? I’ll tell you what I think of: a pushover, a selfless saint, a… Read more

  • One Actionable Step I’m Taking to Stop Mom Burn Out

    March 4, 2020 by

    “Just go play!” I growled between gritted teeth for the fifth time. I wasn’t doing anything of importance that required my child to ‘go play’ but it was the only thing I could think of saying. I swept the floor and she asked once again to help me or watch me or play with me…it… Read more

  • Trauma after childbirth

    January 24, 2020 by

    Before I had kids, I always thought of childbirth as a natural, magical and joyous experience. Yes, I knew it was going to be extremely painful but I also thought I had a pretty high pain tolerance. I was excited about giving birth. It was going to be the happiest and most memorable experience of… Read more

  • A Sitter’s Perspective

    November 8, 2019 by

    I wish I found Sitterhood sooner! I’ve basically been on MAT leave for the last 3 years, my 2 girls born 15 months apart. Yeah, crazy right? To top it, I’m also new to living in the Hamilton area so I didn’t have many “mom friends” around in the thick of learning/supporting how to be… Read more

  • I Couldn’t Do It Alone and Neither Could She

    October 29, 2019 by

    ‘Do you want to swap days to take all the kids?’ We didn’t know each other very well yet. All we knew is that we both had two kids, relatively the same ages, and we were both drowning with the responsibility of being stay at home moms.  Her words were exactly what I needed to… Read more

  • Modern Mothering + The Importance of the Village

    October 2, 2019 by

    A village wasn’t something I needed before I became a mom. Before kids – I got by with a little help from my friends. A group of girls that had had my back since the 9th grade. They knew everything about me. Well, almost everything. And those things – the things I struggled with and… Read more

  • Asking for help shouldn’t be so hard

    September 15, 2019 by

    While I was on maternity leave with my son, I struggled to find a balance between caring for my kids, managing the household, and caring for myself. I know. “Caring for myself.” I’ll wait while you laugh. More than anyone, moms know that “caring for yourself” falls so far down the priority list, that it… Read more

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