2016 – Magically Suck-ish

The past year was challenging on many fronts. In Alberta, we faced an unprecedented economic downturn, and many Albertans lost their jobs. Financial hardship became more commonplace, as disposable incomes shrank, and we tightened our belts and wallets. Even my fiancé lost billable hours, which was stressful for this momma-to-be. My older friends faced their own […]

Battle of the Breast (Feeding)

When I was pregnant, I was asked, “Are you going to breastfeed?” My answer was a resounding, “Yes.” Science supports the mantra that “breast is best,” and breastfeeding is cheap and convenient. It seemed like a no-brainer, and the purported benefits of breastfeeding on a baby’s immune system and brain development were solid sticking points.  […]