New Moms

Mom Shares Powerful Message About Reality Of Post-Baby Bodies

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada Parents

A New Zealand mom is making waves on the Internet for her powerful message about post-baby bodies. After giving birth to her second child, mommy b...

Be Kind and Give Your Seat to a Pregnant Woman

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Parents
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Sadly, in my experience, purposely ignoring pregnant women while riding public transit has become the norm, not the exception. What has happened to humanity? The lack of focus on others, supported by the technological tools to "zone out" or feign ignorance wherever and whenever possible makes this willful blindness not only possible but probable as well.

5 Ways to Really Show Mom You Care This Mother's Day

World Vision | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Impact
World Vision

I imagine there are many moms out there like me who don't want big gifts or a ton of fanfare. But they still want to feel special. I don't really want any one 'thing' for Mother's Day. This may sound sentimental, but it's the truth: I want to relive memories, I want to hear how much I mean to my family, and I want to feel loved.

Things People Have ACTUALLY Said To New Parents

The Huffington Post Canada | Roma Kojima | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

Everyone's been through it. The times when someone says something wildly inappropriate, insulting or downright stupid right to your face and you're to...

What NOT To Say To Bottle-Feeding Mamas

The Huffington Post Canada | Ceri Marsh | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

In my first few months as a parent, I ran the universal new-mom gauntlet of advice. Some was life-saving, some was unwanted and some was downright sil...

So This Is What A Baby Does To Your Marriage

The Huffington Post Canada | Shawna Scafe | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

If you are trying to conceive, seeing that pink line will make your heart burst with cotton candy love and joy. You and your partner will dance in the...

The Lies We Tell Ourselves BEFORE We Have Kids

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Parents

Ah, yes. Those blissful days before your first baby arrives are filled with daydreams, lovely thoughts and splendid plans. We imagine what our baby wi...

Superb, Original Gift Ideas for New Moms

Angie Campanelli | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Living
Angie Campanelli

During my first year as a new mom, I came across, received and rewarded myself with some fabulous gifts that totally transformed my parenting experience. Although you're likely bombarded with gift-giving ideas, there's nothing like finding that one present that someone can't live without and didn't even know they needed.

To All Moms Struggling With Breastfeeding, You're Not Alone

Glynis Ratcliffe | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Living
Glynis Ratcliffe

This is for the mama who expected breastfeeding to be this magical, beautiful bonding experience, and has ended up crying tears of frustration, of despair, of pain, because it wasn't all of that. You. Are. Not. Alone.

8 Things You Didn't Expect After Having a Baby

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 09.28.2014 | Canada Living
Dr Dina Kulik

Before I delivered by first son I knew basically nothing about post-delivery recovery. I knew a minimal amount from medical school. There would be bleeding and soreness. I didn't need a medical degree to assume that. What to really expect was a mystery. These aren't things that moms and moms-to-be discuss very often, at least not in my social circle.

New Moms Should Know: Breastfeeding Is Hard!

Kathy Kaufield | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Kaufield

Tears in my eyes, I looked up from my nursing chair at The Hubster, who had our hungry newborn daughter in his arms. I felt like I was trapped in a cruel science experiment to determine how much nipple pain an exhausted new mother could take in two hour intervals before she cracked. Expectant first-time moms: Breastfeeding is hard.

What Baby Books Don't Tell You About Breastfeeding

Sandra Charron | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

Even though mothers are anxious to see their child latching well and feeding on the breast, to know that their particular experience is occurring in most every room on the ward, does help somewhat to dispel the belief that they have done something wrong, that there is something wrong with them, and/or that their baby will never breastfeed.

Kate Middleton's New Mom Experience Will Never Be Ordinary

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 10.15.2013 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

From the moment it was announced that Prince William's wife, Kate, was expecting their first child, and third-in-line-for-the-throne-heir, many moms and the media have struggled to find commonalities between her new baby experience, and everyone else's. Everyday challenges a new mom faces will always have a slight variance for Kate.

My Six-Week Maternity Leave Was Best For My Lifestyle

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Meghan Walker

It was my choice to go back to work six weeks after having my second child and I won't lie, this week was tough. That being said, I awoke each morning delighted to start the day, hit the ground running and engage in my life's work. I figure if nothing else, being excited to head to work is an important metric in my quest to design a tailored life.

Giving Birth Doesn't Mean Losing Control of Your Bladder

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada
Dr. Meghan Walker

There is nothing on the outside that would suggest that otherwise normal, busy mothers secretly experience LBL or light bladder leakage. Although not the case for everyone, these symptoms commonly arise following the birth of a baby. Even more commonly, women manage the symptoms in silence.

The 4 Biggest Excersie Obstacles for New Moms and How to Overcome Them

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

As a personal trainer, I get a lot of emails from new moms asking me how to lose the weight, how to exercise from home, how to stay motivated and how to maximize their time. I've finally devised a plan for these moms that will solve the four biggest fitness obstacles that new moms face.

Why Moms Should Stop Judging Each Other

Cheryl Kirkness | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada Living
Cheryl Kirkness

We've all heard the saying "It takes a village to raise a child," yet some of us don't understand the full meaning until we have children of our own. Rather than criticize each other for the parenting decisions we've made, let's start to look at ways we can support one another. After all, we're all mothers with a common goal -- raising healthy and happy children.

SavvyMom Roundup: Mom Strike, Inside Google and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 12.28.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It's been planes, trains, hotels and automobiles for me this week and here's what caught my attention along the way. How many times a day do you Google something? It's such a part of our everyday life that it's as important as oxygen at SavvyMom HQ. But have you ever wondered what the "Google machine" actually looks like?