Sometimes We Just Talk

Postpartum Doula support might be my favourite thing about my job. Working with families to help with baby after birth is deeply satisfying. It makes a big difference in their lives. What does a Postpartum Doula do? A Postpartum & Infant Care Doula is someone who...

Sleep Training Makes You A Horrible Parent

Babies don’t sleep when you want them to. Some babies don’t even sleep when they want to. Like teenagers, they want to stay up all night hanging out and socializing. Even when they feel so tired they could cry. Well, they do cry. And they can’t get...

The President’s Advice For New Parents

You wouldn’t think the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, would be the person to turn to for good postpartum parenting advice.  But he is! Along with all the other things he does well, Obama is pretty good at advising expectant parents. I...

The HFD Difference: No Shaming

Are you pregnant or a parent? Ever had someone tell you how you should give birth to or feed your baby?  Of course you have!  And that sucks. The Globe and Mail recently published a story about birth shaming. It spoke to the problem of natural childbirth activists...

Is It Selfish To Want To Sleep?

It seems like newborns never sleep.  Until you have a toddler to chase after.  Then it seems like all newborns ever do is sleep!   The truth is somewhere in between and that’s not great news for most new mothers.   Babies sleep for most of the day in...