3 Absolute Must-Haves for the New Mom

There are tons of lists out there about the must-haves for your newborn baby. I didn’t even bother with my second. Because I know from experience that all you really need is a bassinet and your boobs. Everything else – you can probably do without. So out comes my little guy and lo and behold…a completely different baby. Everything you thought you knew, doesn’t really help. But what I did find…

Gender Disappointment - The Ugly Truth

I have always wanted a second child. My husband, on the other hand is an only child. He thinks it’s greedy to want another, when one is perfectly fine. In any case, I longed for another so badly. Over the years, I might have even resented him a bit. Hoping he would one day change his mind. I knew it was unfair and had to put it to rest. And the only way I knew how, was to simply pray about i…

Winter ready for the pregnant professional woman

Here’s the dilemma.  It’s starting to get chilly out there and those summer dresses just ain’t cutting it anymore. But you don’t want to invest in a jacket or coat you’ll only wear for a few months. So what do you do? Dig into that pile of hoodies. Or grab that old pre-pregnancy jacket and leave the front open. Been there. Done that. What’s the most annoying part? It’s windy in the belly…

Body Positivity during Pregnancy

Pregnancy is definitely one of those changes to your body that has you amazed. BUT harmless comments can have you feeling uncomfortable in your own skin.  Here's what I've heard so far. My all time favourite are:“Are you having twins??” “Wow you’ve really popped”“Damn, you’re huge, girl” – from loving husband (apparently).I’ve never been one to obsess or care too much about body weight.…

The reality behind my pregnancy journey

About a week after the launch of Viemère the most unexpected thing happened. I found out we were pregnant. Was I thrilled?  Yes. BUT also no. The desire of my heart was always to have a 2nd so my son would have a sibling. A friend. A family member. Poor kid doesn’t even have cousins. The idea has been off the table for years, with a few occasional power struggles that I won. But nothing…

​Tips on Hiding the Baby Bump

Today might just be 'one-of-those-days'. You’re really not in the mood to work that baby bump. If you have to hear another, “Oh the belly has grown!”. You might just have to hurl (oops...reference to the first trimester nausea!). So what if you want to take a break from all that unsolicited attention from strangers? Or you’re chairing this Friday’s board meeting? Here are 3 fool proof w…