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    Child Development & Milestones,  Family Fun,  Guest Post

    8 Best Indoor Activities for Kids Without Using Technology

    I’m a first time mom and for the first year of Little M, I believe we’ve done pretty well when it comes to doing different indoor and outdoor activities together. For the most part, we did a lot for the whole year of my Maternity Leave. Our favourite Indoor Activities include the Mom and Baby Ballet of Balletiques, Baby Lab of Gymboree, Baby Rhyme Time at the Calgary Public Library, Mother Goose Class of Parent Link Centre, the Swimming Classes of Vecova & Vivo, and our meetups with other Moms and Babies of Mommy Connections Calgary! So what benefits did we get? Were they all fun and worth our time?…

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    Guest Post,  Health & Wellness,  Inspiration

    7 Best Strategies to Ignite Positivity when feeling lost

    Have you been feeling off lately that you need some positivity to come into your life? There are days when we feel lost and overwhelmed. There are days when we don’t have the drive to do the things we like. There are days when we just simply become stagnant and blank. There are days when we feel unproductive and useless.Not realizing, we badly need some positivity to ignite in us. In today’s post, I am so happy to share with you an article from our Guest Blogger, Emily of booksbourbonandchocolate. She will share to us her Best Strategies to Ignite Positivity when feeling lost. Here it is. This article contains…

  • Inspiration,  Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 035: The Choice

    At times, we dream of something and we get stuck about it. Yes our dreams can be big or small.  But how do we make it happen? Do we set goals? Or do we just wish for it? In Motherhood, I dream to be the best mom for my son. I try my best to do things that both of us can cherish forever. Small baby steps and we learn to progress with his developmental milestones everyday. A dream doesn’t need to be big. It’s those little moments in life that we attain happiness. So you make a choice. Either you continue wishing without doing something or wake up and…

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    Motherhood

    I am a C-section Mama and it’s okay: the Untold Truth

    I am saddened with the fact that C-section (Caesarean) Mamas face a little judgment when natural birth didn’t go as planned. There’s that feeling of being less than a mother. Is this true? One fact is…the stigma is real and this should not even exist. “A good mother isn’t defined by the process of labor or whether she breastfeeds or not. A good mother is defined by the sacrifices and love she gives to her child.”- Unknown It’s 12:10 midnight right now and it’s exactly the same time when Little M was born. Memories start flashing on how my birth story started. I can’t believe it’s almost a year since I…

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    Motherhood

    A letter to a first-time Mom: the struggle is real

    “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” As a first-time mom, what questions have you asked after your baby was born? It’s now Month 11, Day 335, Week 47 and 5 days to be exact.  Back in August 2018, I gave birth to a sweet little man. All the mixed emotions that I’ve encountered were truly felt. I just had a baby! Of course, I was up and about ‘coz I made it! It was not that hard as I’ve expected! Hmmmmmmm….. Yes, Mama.  It really isn’t.  But guess…

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    MomStar of the Month,  Motherhood

    A Mom of 5 shares the importance of Faith and Self-Love

    “I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” – Oprah Hello hello! It’s a new month and it means I’m sharing to you another inspirational story for our MomStar of the Month section! What is MomStar of the Month about? MomStar of the Month shares inspirational stories of Mothers, no matter what background, ethnicity or race; has a great career or not, is a first-time mom or not, it doesn’t matter.  Any Mom is a star in her own ways and with these stories, we share the journey of women who aim to inspire others and transform lives…

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    Health & Wellness,  Motherhood

    20 Positive Quotes & Self-Affirmations you need as a Mother

    Motherhood takes you to a different journey and with positive quotes, you are giving yourself a reward of self-love. It is a journey that you can never take away and the joy of motherhood is a feeling and responsibility that you cannot give out. Most days we keep our heads up to stay calm and be able to manage the chaos around us. There’s a lot of pressure to hold but you know what? You are a mom. You are rightful of your role and you are doing a great job. RELATED: 50 SELF-CARE IDEAS FOR FIRST-TIME MOMS If you feel lost and down as mother, here are 20 Positive…

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    Inspiration,  Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 034: Struggles of Life

    Life is unpredictable. Some days are good and some are bad. But what does this quote about life teach us? As a first-time mom, I face challenges every day. I might not get a good sleep or even a good rest during the day. But it doesn’t matter. My priorities have changed and I value what’s best for my baby. But how do you face life’s struggles? As the quote implies. It’s not about the situation. It’s about how we react to it. We can have the worst days of our lives but if we embrace positivity, we can make it feel less stressful. How about you? Share us your…

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    Family Fun,  Motherhood

    15 Weekend Activities to do with a baby

    Sunny days are here and you are now probably thinking about the different weekend activities to do with a baby. “There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues…are created, strengthened and maintained.” -Winston Churchill Last year, I had my son in August and it was a perfect time for me to have a baby around. How time flies so fast? I’m just thankful that I was able to do a lot of activities with my little one while I’m on Maternity leave. Aside from the sunny summer days, I got a chance to do activities while recovering from childbirth. Now,…

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    Inspiration,  Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 033: Be not afraid

    It’s been a while since I published some inspirational quotes. This time, we will focus on what’s stopping us. What are your common fears? Are you scared to fail? Are you doubting yourself to do something you’re passionate about? Recently, I took a leap for an exciting challenge that is eventually leading me towards my goal; to connect with others and inspire them to balance Mom Life and Wellness while doing activities with a baby. I love to focus on this aspect. I realized that I’m passionate about doing activities with my little man, at the same time, I’m also taking care of my overall health. Thus, I’m taking small…

  • Single Motherhood: Mom and Baby playing
    MomStar of the Month,  Motherhood

    MomStar of the Month: Keeping strong with Single Motherhood & Chasing Dreams

    “A single mom tries when things are hard. She never gives up. She believes in her family, even when things are tough. She knows that above all things… a mother’s love is more than enough.” –Deniece Williams June is here and it means I am sharing to you another inspirational story from our MomStar of the Month! What is MomStar of the Month about? MomStar of the Month shares inspirational stories of Mothers, no matter what background, ethnicity or race; has a great career or not, is a first-time mom or not, it doesn’t matter. Any Mom is a Star in her own ways and with these stories, we share the…

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    Health & Wellness,  Inspiration,  Motherhood

    5 Postpartum Fitness Ideas for Mom and Baby

    “Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.”– Christopher Germer If you’re a mom like me who just had a baby, you might be struggling to find Postpartum Fitness Ideas. It’s mostly because your time is limited to do other things or your body is just not ready yet. As we all know, our body goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy. Getting back to postpartum recovery through fitness is even harder to accomplish. THE POSTPARTUM PERIOD When does postpartum begin? It begins after the delivery of the baby and ends when the mother’s body has nearly returned to its pre-pregnant state.…

  • Motherhood

    6 Tips to create a stunning Maternity Photography Session

    Maternity Photography is becoming popular nowadays. Whether you want it done for a keepsake of your beautiful bump or a celebration as a couple, you’ll definitely need Maternity Photography Ideas to create a stunning look and outcome. “A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty”-Unknown It’s 10:59 pm in the still of the night; in the cold breeze of winter. I got this chance to sit back and relax when I found these images and realized they are part of little M’s story. I was on my 35th week of pregnancy when we did this photoshoot. I had 2-5 weeks left and I could…

  • Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day 032: Life

    In your life right now, do you feel contented of your accomplishments or do you feel the pressure to blend with our society? At times, we tend to look for perfectionism. We continuously search for something that is beyond our expectations. Instead of finding what you want in your life, have you actually given time to internalize what you are looking for? Are you continuously searching for your passion? In Motherhood for instance, sometimes we try to do things to feel good as a mom. We have that Mom guilt. We look up to others thinking we are not doing enough. In fact, day by day, we are creating ourselves;…

  • Baby holding a balloon
    Inspiration,  Motherhood

    10 Positive Self-Affirmations for all Moms

    Whether you’re a first-time mom or a Mom of 3, positive self-affirmations can help us counteract the challenges of Motherhood. Being new to the parenting world, there’s no doubt that you sometimes feel overwhelmed. With the fact that you’re staying home with a little one, a lot of things may pop up into your head and you begin thinking what to do, what is going well, what are some of the things you’ve done wrong, and what you can do differently. NEED MOM & BABY QUOTES FOR INSPIRATION? ACCESS IT HERE Since we just celebrated Mother’s Day, I have listed 10 more Positive Self-Affirmations to help moms thrive the struggles of…