Parenting toddlers is definitely not easy

Parenting toddlers is definitely not easy

Parenting pushes you to places you didn’t know existed ‘Caca, pee-pee and your shirt is ugly!’ Yup. Those are the exact words that came screaming out of the mouth of my 3 and half year-old daughter a couple of years ago when I wouldn’t give her a juice box....

Video: Should you be taking baby out during the holidays?

Taking baby out after birth Hi, there. Sylvia here from Rock the Cradle. Today we’re talking about the holidays. The question we keep getting in our prenatal classes is whether or not new parents should be taking baby out to holiday gatherings. Having had two...
6 ways for parents to survive the after work frenzy

6 ways for parents to survive the after work frenzy

I actually don’t remember my first day back to work after each of my three maternity leaves. They must have gone really smoothly! Or I have perpetual mommy-brain (I know I do!). What I do remember, however, are the stressful weeks that followed my return to work. As...
Can you pursue your career and raise a family?

Can you pursue your career and raise a family?

It’s that time of year again. As soon as the sun is warm, out come the sandals, sun dresses and beautiful baby bumps. They are everywhere! Before I had my first baby, I remember seeing those lovely bellies year after year and not thinking much of it. Until one day. I...
Five Ways Dads Can Bond With Baby

Five Ways Dads Can Bond With Baby

Is feeding the only way dads can bond with baby? A couple of years ago, my friend Dana and I were talking about our pregnancies. She was expecting her first baby and I was having my third. We exchanged notes on the latest strollers and carriers, the showers people...
Mirrors Of My Childhood

Mirrors Of My Childhood

Through my daughter, I am reliving my childhood Recently we were visiting my parents and as usual the kids love to play with my dad. I watched as my three-year-old daughter ran into his arms giggling with little girl laughter as he tickled her. When he stopped, she...