Birth Story: Reese and Dahlia

I needed to birth at home. I would go to the hospital if a life-threatening emergency presented itself, but home is where I am most comfortable. Home, to me, is where my baby belonged when he or she emerged into this world.

How Having A New Baby Has Made Me So Very Angry

Having my baby boy has led to an exponential growth in love in our family, but it has also made me very angry. Not at him or anyone close to us, but at our society that continues to devalue family and children.

I Am A Lactivist

I am a lactivist. It's not because I think women should be forced to breastfeed. It's because I think women ought to have choice and support.

Guest Post: Learning To Trust Our Children Through Sleep Struggles

"In some ways, I wish I didn’t have the story to even share, but the fact that it happened can’t be changed and I hope that by sharing, I’ll encourage other families to listen to their instincts and to their babies."

Birth Story: My CBAC & the Practice of Acceptance

Seeing the phrase “MY CBAC” in print can occasionally have the power to be painfully debilitating. I so strongly yearned for a VBAC. Yet, when I search deeply into my own psyche, I am confronted with the fact that I got everything I wanted for my baby out of my CBAC.

An Open Letter on Support

To all the parents who seem to be coming out demanding we support all choices as equal, this is for you.

Review: The Gentle Parent: Positive, Practical, Effective Discipline

Read for a review of the latest Little Hearts book along with a giveaway of an old favourite...

Guest Post: Living with a Reflux Baby

You know what it's like to have a baby that spits up. But what about when that "spitting up" becomes something much more severe? Too many people have false perceptions about reflux and hopefully this story can help others understand what it means to have a baby with reflux.

Pinky McKay’s Interview With Me

On July 10th (my time), I was lucky to be interviewed by Pinky McKay. Here is that interview!

Why “Delayed” Cord Clamping Should Be the Norm

In today’s modern birthing picture, you finish birthing your baby and the doctor immediately clamps the cord and you wait to expel the placenta before cutting. However, this isn’t actually the norm around the world (though notably there is variability worldwide in clamping practices). Often, mothers engage in what is, in our culture, called “delayed cord clamping” and there’s reason to believe we ought to be changing our norms as well…