11 ways to support a new mom

If you're a mom, you'll know how motherhood can be challenging, especially in the first couple of weeks after giving birth. New moms don't usually know how to ask for help or don't know what they need. You probably want to help the new mama, but you don't know how to assist. Here's a list of 11 ways to support a new mom. Organise food drop-offs It's natural for a new mama to forget about their needs because they're so preoccupied with the baby. As a result, they may skip meals, so help them out by organising food drop-offs.  You could achieve this by cooking a little extra when you're...

15 Important habits to avoid mom burnout

15 Important habits to avoid mom burnout

As moms, many of us have packed schedules. Between work and taking care of our families, life can be a little overwhelming on some days. You love your family—of course you do. But when the tired feeling sits heavy on your bones, that's when you feel close to burnout. However, there are ways to fight it. By being intentional, you may find ways not just to survive but thrive! Here are 15 important habits to avoid mom burnout. Get comfortable with saying no Saying no doesn't come naturally for most of us. We might fear the other person's response or feel guilty for saying no to someone close...

Things I’m working on to be a better mom

Things I’m working on to be a better mom

I don’t believe in perfection in motherhood. In fact, I don’t believe in perfection in any aspect of my life.  When we start aiming for perfection, that’s when the wheels start to come off.  However, I’m committed to growth in every aspect of my life, including motherhood. We’re not perfect, but I believe in doing the best I can as a mom. That can mean different things to different people, for me it’s all about being open to learn and grow. Here are some of the things I’m working on to be a better mom. Playing with my kids  I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t do enough...

8 Tips to help blended families

8 Tips for blended families

The process of forming a blended family can be both a rewarding and challenging experience for all family members. As much as you and your partner might approach your union with great enthusiasm, your children may not be as excited.  However, there is hope. With open communication, love and patience, you can develop a strong bond with your new blended family. Here are a 8 tips to help blended families. Don’t rush into things This is one thing that I wish my husband and I had done differently. We met in March. By April the following year we were enjoying our honeymoon. What can I say,...

9 mistakes to avoid as parents

9 mistakes to avoid as parents

As parents, we don’t start out wanting to make mistakes. No matter how conscious a parent may be, they’re bound to make mistakes here and there. While parenting is a personal journey, there are certain behaviours we should try to avoid. Here are 9 mistakes to avoid as parents. If you happen to identify with any of the following, don’t be hard on yourself. The most important takeaway here, is that we need to continue learning and modestly improving where we can. Living vicariously through our kids We all genuinely want our kids to succeed, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that....