Category: Parenting

Afraid to Say the Wrong Thing: How to Support a Friend Who Has Experienced Pregnancy or Infant Loss

It is estimated that 1 in 4 pregnancies will end in a loss. Some people will experience more than one pregnancy loss or infant loss in their lifetime. These losses mean different things to the people who experience them, depending on the circumstances and what the pregnancy meant to them. For many, the experience has an emotional and physical impact.

Top 5 Ways to Be a Good Friend to a New Parent

by Erin Bockstael Becoming a caregiver of a vulnerable little human – by birth, fostering, or adoption – can really turn a person’s world upside down. When that person is your good friend, the changes parenting brings can ripple into your life. You don’t spend time together the way you used to! Maybe you’re wondering,

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What breastfeeding taught me about imperfection.

In Canada, we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week from October 1st to 7th. This year, let’s acknowledge that even though breastfeeding offers benefits, it can also be hard. Let’s talk about the stigma that surrounds formula feeding and the guilt that comes with “imperfection.” And let’s support mothers – without judgment – for the choices they make for their families.