Want my tips for avoiding constipation as you recover from your cesarean? Watch the video below! If you had a c-section comment below: what home constipation remedies worked for you?
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: C-Section Recovery on October 06 2022.
How to stay on top of your pain in the hospital.
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: C-Section Recovery on August 09 2022.
Three things you should know before you have a cesarean! I have a free mini-class for people having a planned c-section. Comment below or DM me if you want access to it:)
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: C-Section Recovery on July 07 2022.
I’ve had this question sooooo many times over the years, but Sam from BabyReadylgbtq answers it so well. Watch the 1 minute video!
2 Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Childbirth on July 05 2022.
Sometimes just getting an email from Laurel with an opener like that is enough to take your stress away!
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Wellness on July 05 2022.
Check out the video and leave a comment if you're interested in a free online c-section prep course for moms!
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: C-Section Moms on June 28 2022.
Share all of your experiences here! I wish I’d never done it myself, and I had nobody to talk with because I was embarrassed.
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Tubal Ligation (Tubes Tied) on May 18 2022.
First of all, I can totally relate to crying as a first response to hurt or anger! It sounds like this woman is really insecure. It’s not normal to use children against each other or as a way to criticize another mom’s choices, and it sounds like this lady has done both. That being said, confrontation is hard for a lot of people (🙋🏼♀️). I’m not sure if you need to have a conversation with her at first- maybe just take as much distance as possible for now. Write a letter to her about all the ways you feel, all the things she’s done to piss you off, but don’t send it. Just have it on your computer so that if she doesn’t take the hint by the distance, you could use it as a guide for the “break up”. (In person, on the phone, by email- no judgements!) As far as telling the other moms what she’s said about them- I would probably decide on a per case basis: will it change anything if they knew? (Other than them not liking her anymore) Finally, I hope you understand that this woman’s words and negativity aren’t about you at all- she’s probably not going to change, no matter what you say to her anyhow. I hope you can find some other cool moms to hang out with because you sound like a good friend!
1 Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Toxic Mom Friends on May 18 2022.
Guess what? You can serve breakfast for dinner again if it makes your life easier!💗
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Mom Inspiration on April 05 2022.
Moms around the world stand united with Ukraine. Feel free to use this space to decompress, ask for help and connect with others❤️
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Ukrainian Moms on March 28 2022.
Join MamaSoup's FREE email info-series and learn what to pack in your birth bag, how to make a cesarean birth plan and the importance of getting a postpartum plan together for a smoother recovery! http://blog.mamasoup.ca/i-need-to-have-a-c-section-what-do-i-need-to-know
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Birth Bag on March 07 2022.
I remember this well! Things I would do: Waking the babe to do a feeding around 11-11:30pm, don’t turn on lights when the baby wakes at night (except a nightlight for diaper changes) and minimal eye contact and talking at night. Also, i tried to put baby down for naps when relaxed but not totally asleep so i could do the same at night! I think it’s important to remember that it’s really normal for babies to wake at night for many months (even though it sucks!) Good luck, Mama!!
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Infant Sleep on February 23 2022.
8cm dilated. Transition. One of the toughest parts of labour, and when you may wanna give up. I know I asked for a c-section at this point during both of my unmedicated births. Thankfully, it's usually the shortest stage of labour to get from 7-10 centimetres because it is INTENSE. But it's a good intense because every contraction is getting you closer to your baby. When you're in transition: 🌹You need a lot of reassurance to keep going. 🌹You need to let your body tell you how to move to deal with this stage. 🌹You need safety and silence to ride the waves of your contractions. 🌹You may even need someone to look you straight in the eyes and breathe through the surges with you. A lot of untrained birth partners find transition hard to watch because they believe the birthing person is suffering. But this pain is different from regular pain. This pain has a distinct purpose in normal birth and it means that something is going right, not wrong. What have you heard about labour pain? Comment below and let's have a conversation about it!👇
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Childbirth on February 23 2022.
After years of dealing with uneaten lunches, rotten fruity backpacks and time and money wasted, we've got some tips for you for packing a lunch your kids will eat!
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Healthy Eating on February 23 2022.
Best dog we’ve ever had!
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Dog Appreciation on February 13 2022.
Babies don’t nipple feed!
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Breastfeeding on February 03 2022.
You know how scary it is when you file your taxes because you KNOW that if you screw something up you can't fix it by saying, "I had no idea!"? That's what this Mama Talk is about. Tax season is coming, Mama! I talked with family and disability tax expert, Jon Law from JL Bookkeeping all about those things you need to know. Watch now!
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Mamasoup Talks on February 03 2022.
I teamed up with family and disability tax expert Jon Law from JL Bookkeeping for the second episode of tax information for Canadian parents! It can feeling daunting and overwhelming to apply for this tax credit at a time when you're probably already pretty stressed. Click to watch the video as Jon explains all the details about how to apply and what NOT to do! If you have questions or comments, leave them below!
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Mamasoup Talks on February 03 2022.
Founder of MamaSoup talks to Jon Law from JL Bookkeeping to about childcare deductions and credits you can claim for 2021. It's been quite a year for parents so we want to make your taxes a little easier to navigate. For instance, did you know that if your family members helped watch the kids and you paid them, it's not tax deductible? This is the first in a weekly series of 5 amazingly educational talks about all things parenting and taxes, so make sure you subscribe to our channel so you don't miss a thing!
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Mamasoup Talks on February 03 2022.
Have you recovered from a traumatic birth experience? What resources helped you the most?
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Birth Trauma on January 30 2022.
If you've got a teenager with a part time job, make sure they're filing tax returns! I had no idea that it could affect a parent's GST or baby bonus...watch as I talked with parenting and disability tax expert Jon Law about the importance of teens filing taxes.
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Raising Teenagers on January 22 2022.
After talking to my husband about a mom who'd reached out to me about her teenager's anxiety, we decided to talk about it in a Zoom chat. We're also dealing with it and we felt it was a good time to open up the conversation.
2 Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Raising Teenagers on January 17 2022.
Recently, a mom reached out about her teenager having severe anxiety. To the point of not being able to attend school. Covid has done a number on all of us, but teens have been hit especially hard. They were told that it wasn't safe enough to go to school last year, but they're "frontline heroes" when they go to their jobs serving fast food and coffee! My own kids have struggled this year. I haven't always known what to do to help them and I'm sure at some points I made it worse. I often feel lost when dealing with these sensitive issues because I'm not a psychiatrist! How are you helping your teens deal with depression and anxiety? Do you have any favourite resources?
4 Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Raising Teenagers on January 14 2022.
Are parenting duties ever really equal? With all the talk of the emotional and mental load of motherhood, we had a discussion about how to ask for help and what to do if your partner doesn't naturally 'step-up'. This is a good one!
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Mamasoup Talks on January 03 2022.
We haven’t always been good about managing our kids’ expectations around holiday time and it has caused some major STRESS! What are you struggles when it comes to kids and seasonal holidays? Here’s a link to the full chat: https://youtu.be/_QfB-aiV0kI
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Mamasoup Talks on December 10 2021.
Would you consider using one?
2 Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Baby Website on December 08 2021.
Binged this one yesterday and it was soooo good! Lots of twists and turns, starring Kevin Hart, it's called True Story. Highly recommend it!!
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Netflix Recommendations! on November 29 2021.
Confidence in your body to have a baby starts in your head, Mama. No matter what kind of birth you're planning. It can take nine months to shift your mindset and destroy all of the prior messaging you've been dealt about giving birth. It can take a shit-ton of work to trust yourself enough to speak up and advocate for yourself so you can have a birth that leaves you emotionally healthy (However that looks for you). I'm so, so sorry that the medical system and the media has made it normal for you to feel scared of birth instead of empowered by what your body can do. What's the number one thing you're scared about?
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Childbirth on November 24 2021.
If you’ve been home raising kids, what are your 3 biggest tips to transitioning back to work? Drop them below👇
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Working Mom on November 15 2021.
Hi there! I just interviewed a Registered Early Childhood Educator for the blog and she gave a couple of strategies for helping your child develop their speech! Check it out here: http://blog.mamasoup.ca/doing-childcare-right-an-interview-with-a-registered-early-childhood-educator
4 Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Speech Delay on November 14 2021.
Mamasoup has a free download for anyone unsure about perinatal/postpartum depression. Use it between 28-32 weeks pregnant and in the 6 weeks following your birth. If you have a higher risk of developing depression or anxiety (past history, birth trauma, etc) you can take the test once every 7 days. Don’t suffer alone! Cut and paste the link to download the test now: blog.mamasoup.ca/suicide-is-the-second-leading-cause-of-death-in-postpartum-women
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Perinatal Mood Disorders on November 14 2021.
This is so good and you can make it with pasta, zucchini noodles, over steamed broccoli or even use it as a cracker dip. https://www.adventuresofanurse.com/2016/10/04/instant-pot-crack-chicken/
3 Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Recipes on November 14 2021.
Moms with lots of kids will relate😂🙋♀️
1 Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Funny Memes on November 14 2021.
You can do ANYTHING for 30 seconds. Just take labour 30 seconds at a time.
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Childbirth on November 14 2021.
All of your relationships are going to change after you have a baby! I can show you how to prepare for it.
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Postpartum on August 04 2021.
What kind of pain can you expect in your postpartum? It may surprise you! http://blog.mamasoup.ca/vaginal-vs-c-section-how-your-recovery-is-different
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Postpartum on July 21 2021.
A recent study found that, " while the majority of women felt prepared to care for their baby, 92% said there were parts of the postpartum period they were not prepared for. Nearly two-thirds or more were unprepared for breastfeeding, mental health concerns, lack of sleep, and physical recovery."
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Postpartum on June 29 2021.
As a nurse, doula and Lamaze childbirth educator, you'd think that my favourite part of birth was the birth part... but I LOVE to support women after their babies are born. Do you have any questions about postpartum recovery?
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Postpartum on June 22 2021.
This doesn’t seem like too much to you?😂
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Social Isolation on February 19 2021.
If this isn’t accurate, I don’t know what is.
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Social Isolation on March 27 2020.
I’ve recently started running and I’m doing a couch to 5 km. Would love any tips and inspiration to stay strong!💪
3 Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Self-Care on February 24 2020.
I just saw this on Instagram...
1 Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Breastfeeding on August 27 2019.
Has anyone tried it? Do your kids enjoy the food?
1 Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Healthy Eating on August 15 2019.
You didn’t mention whether or not you’re breastfeeding, but this is pretty typical behaviour for a breastfed baby. The one thing I would try is to wake her more often during the day for feedings. Unswaddle, undress her and do whatever it takes to wake her up. Try to cram in a few more feedings during the day, especially in the evening. Make sure she stays on the first breast until she decides to unlatch so she’s getting the fatty hindmilk (it will keep her full longer). Good luck!!
2 Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Newborn on July 29 2019.
Hey there! Hope you find some friends here!!
Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Looking for mom friends! on July 16 2019.
Wow are you ever amazing, Mama- you are worried about screen time and so many other moms aren’t! Honestly, my last 2 kids LOVED those videos and they were a lifesaver for me! My kids would stay glued to the tv while i made school lunches for the older 2 kids, showered and even made dinner. I’m sure Baby Einstein was on for more than 12 minutes a day at one point! You’re doing great and I don’t think a little extra screen time is going to do any real harm to your babe!
2 Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Screen Time on October 04 2018.
I absolutely ❤️ this free app. I have lists for home, to-do’s, for work...and I can just email my grocery list to my hubby! Highly recommend you give it a try 👍🏻
2 Comments | Posted by: MamaSoup in: Staying Organized on January 28 2018.