Author: Niagara Mommy

How to Make Time for You: It’s About Balance

Posted March 23, 2017 by Niagara Mommy in Self Care / 0 Comments

Time is a parent’s most precious commodity. But these days, it’s hard enough to find time to breathe, let alone to make time for you.

 

The kids’ list of demands seems never-ending. The day is full of “Mommy, I want (blank).”, “Mommy, can I have (blank)?”, and the ever-popular, “NO!”. Top that off with with play time, laundry, errands, tidying, and maybe even some work demands, and there’s just not much room left for you. By the time the day ends, all you really want to do is crash.

 

If you’re like me though, after a while, you reach a breaking point, where you’re so desperate for some quality time to yourself, you end up cranky, moody and just plain miserable. But it really doesn’t have to be that way.

 

Making time for you can be really hard as a mom. Here are a few ways you can carve out that little piece for yourself all throughout the day.

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Why Self-Care Is So Important for Moms

Posted March 16, 2017 by Niagara Mommy in Self Care / 2 Comments

Hey Momma. I see you there. It’s the end of another long day of parenting your little munchkins. “Mommy, can I have a snack?” “Mommy, can you read me one more story?” “Mommy, can I have a glass of water?”

 

Your little one’s have asked you for everything under the sun, in relentless high-pitched, squeeky, outdoor voices, and you’re just done.

 

I know you probably just want to go to bed, and I know you probably just can’t even anymore, and I know taking care of yourself probably isn’t even on your priority list.

 

I know, babe. I’ve been there.

 

Making time for yourself is as important to raising your kids as spending time with them

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8 Simple Ways to Cope with Postpartum Depression

Posted March 2, 2017 by Niagara Mommy in Mommy Stuff, Self Care / 4 Comments

Bringing a child into the world is one of the hardest transitions a woman can go through. Being thrown head-first into the late night feeds, the crying, the soothing, the epic diapers, and the sleep deprivation, you’re already hanging by a thread. Add postpartum depression to that mix, and coping with motherhood seems utterly hopeless.

I know. I’ve been where you are and you’re not alone. You can cope.

It is possible to cope with postpartum depression

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Baby G and XXXXY Syndrome: The Terrible Two’s

Posted February 16, 2017 by Niagara Mommy in Baby G and XXXXY Syndrome / 2 Comments

I knew it was inevitable. This isn’t my first time with a toddler. It’s just a part of Baby G’s growing up process, but it’s starting: the terrible two’s. If I say the word “no”, I might as well be torturing him. If I hold him in my arms to indicate a behaviour is not acceptable, he starts pinching me to let go. Such is toddler-dom. You know what I say? Bring it, Baby G. I’m ready for you. Even though XXXXY Syndrome is something I’ve never dealt with before, I’ve done the terrible two’s and I’ll do them again. But first, an update:

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