mom and baby

15 Fun (and Random) Facts About Me

I’ve shared some of the ins and outs of myself before, more so in a professional and/or parent role, so today I thought it would be fun to share a variety of things about me that are a little more fun than the typical fare.

1.I don't have a middle name, which seems weird in the Canadian culture, but is actually quite normal in the Estonian culture......except for my younger sister does have a middle name lol (as do both my kids). It bothered me when I was a kid, but now I think it is kind of cool!

2.I have always known that I wanted to be a mom and have lots of kids.....like since I was 4. I was SOOOO excited when my sister was born (I was 6 then) that I basically told my parents she was my baby and proceeded to take care of her......that is until I entered the teen years and then was so annoyed that she followed me around everywhere

Help! My Child Won't Sleep!

We ALL need sleep, so when our child is not sleeping, it affects the whole family!

As parents we are somewhat prepared for the sleep exhaustion that comes along with a newborn, but what we struggle with is when our babies won’t nap, seem to fight falling asleep, need the comfort of mom/dad next to them to fall and stay asleep, nurse for hours before bedtime and during the night,  needing to be rocked/bounced/shushed to sleep, and/or the 3am ‘party/play-time’.  And those struggles become even harder when our 6+ month old, or even toddler, is still not ‘sleeping through the night’. 

It takes a village to raise a child: how Occupational Therapists can support new moms!

Since having my first child just two years ago, I developed a strong passion for pre-natal/postnatal women’s health, the bonding/attachment between mom and baby, and supporting moms to support their child’s development from the beginning.  My newfound courage as a mother recently propelled me into starting my own business, as an entrepreneur and Occupational Therapist, called Play & Bloom Therapy. 

My goal is to become a part of their (moms) 'village', to foster their support network, which will positively impact the health and well-being of both mom and baby.