Blog Posts

March 14, 2023

Embracing Simplicity in Motherhood: Goal Setting Edition

Mama, do you want to feel less overwhelmed and more organized, but you don’t know where to begin? Have you ever set a goal but didn’t accomplish it? We have all been there before.
February 22, 2023

4 Things I Did To Help Me Prepare For My First Birthing Experience

I always tell people that I trained for the birth of my first born like a marathon.
February 22, 2023

Starting the New Year on a Mindful Note

The New Year often brings grand resolutions to change our lives in one capacity or another. This year, I’d like to suggest that we try something different. Instead of going from zero to 100, let’s dial it back by tuning into our needs in the present moment and taking baby steps from there.
December 23, 2022

Celebrating the Holidays with Intention

This Christmas, I invite you to redefine what it means to you and create a tradition that you all can look back on for years to come, maybe even something that outlives you; a legacy being passed on for generations to come.
November 6, 2022

How To Survive Uncertain Times: Political Protest Edition

There are lots of resources available to navigate the uncertainties around CUPE protests impacting school education and childcare.
October 6, 2022

Things I Wish I Knew: Fourth Trimester Edition

Don’t hesitate to reach out for help when you need it. It takes a village to raise a child!
September 6, 2022

Collective Care: How We Can Better Support Moms

Becoming a mother is a joyous milestone and while this is true for some, it is not true for everyone.
August 31, 2022

Embracing Your New Identity as a Mother

Who Am I? - Mama, have you ever asked yourself this question at any point along your motherhood journey? I have asked myself this question many times throughout mine.
August 20, 2022

How to Be Successful After a Setback

Have you ever made plans and then life happened and just like that, there went your plans? How did you handle those situations? Did you succumb to your circumstances or did you set yourself up for a successful comeback?
August 20, 2022

Why I Don’t Enact Corporal Punishment On My Children and What I Do Instead

Prior to having children, I always knew if I ever decided I wanted to have them that I would parent them differently than how I was raised; more specifically, I wouldn't hit or spank them.
August 20, 2022

Embracing Simplicity in Motherhood: Morning Routine Edition

When life feels chaotic and you feel the heaviness of everything going on, it can disrupt our routines or sometimes, for whatever reason, we just may not feel like doing them.
April 10, 2022

Celebrating Black Motherhood as a Millennial Mama

To me, celebrating Black motherhood is acknowledging the past, parenting in the present, and creating opportunities for future generations to flourish.
April 10, 2022

3 Mindset Shifts to Help Mamas Juggle it All

Why I released the notion of a balanced life in favour of a harmonious one instead.
April 6, 2022

Locked Down as a Single Parent

In this blog post, I sit-down with a working single mother to learn about her experience navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 10, 2022

Holding Space for Difficult Emotions - Mom Edition

Mama, on the days when it all feels like too much and you have been struggling under the weight of everything going on, please know that it is perfectly within the range of your humanity to feel this way.
February 13, 2022

Mom Friendships: The Good And The Bad

Mom friends can help you feel less alone. But in some friendships, the reverse is true. Here’s how you can navigate friendship with parents that make you question your own parenting decisions.
February 9, 2022

4 Simple Ways Black Moms Can Cultivate Self-Love

Black love is a revolutionary act and what better way to participate in the revolution than by loving ourselves.
January 26, 2022

The Benefits of Hiring a Doula

I strongly believe that having a doula during my pregnancy was one of the most beneficial things I’ve ever done for myself. Especially during a pandemic.
January 24, 2022

Learning to Embrace the Present

I took notice of a lot of changes within myself in 2021, including higher levels of demotivation, fear, and irritability. But things shifted for the better when I changed my perspective.
January 15, 2022

7 Wellness Tips to Help Mamas Preserve their Mental Well-Being During Stressful Times

If you’re a Mama who lives in Ontario, you’re going to want to read this.
December 12, 2021

Supporting Your Emotional and Mental Wellness Over the Holidays

If you are struggling with anxiety this holiday season, here are some simple tips to help you prioritize your own well-being!
November 11, 2021

6 Ways to Experience a Harmonious Holiday Season

As we gear up for another holiday season, here are some tips to make it as harmonious and relaxing as possible.
October 12, 2021

Fall Wellness: Making The Most of The Fall Season

Our bodies contain innate wisdom; they are constantly communicating with us. It is important that we slow down and be still in order to receive the messages that they are sending us.
September 13, 2021

Wellness Tips for Mamas Transitioning Back Into The World

As pandemic restrictions are lifted, it is completely normal to feel uncertain or even anxious about the current state of things. Here are a few tips to help you navigate through this transition.
September 13, 2021

What I Miss Most About My Pre-Mom Life

One question I've received is "what do you miss most about your pre-mom days?” This is a fantastic question and one I believe every mom should spend some time with.
August 30, 2021

The World is Opening Up and This Mom is a Bit Nervous

With most restrictions lifted and in-person gatherings becoming more common, the new question our family is grappling with is: how much liberty do we give ourselves to go and DO things?
August 10, 2021

Black Breastfeeding Week 2021: Collective Rest for Collective Power

Given the difficulties we’ve experienced during the pandemic, this year’s theme for Black Breastfeeding Week is an important reminder that rest is resistance and something we need and deserve.
July 14, 2021

Black Children Need to See Themselves in Stories

I made an intentional choice to read to my daughter starting from the moment that I learned I was pregnant, and promised to make sure that the stories we read together were ones that she could see herself represented in.
June 27, 2021

Designing a Better World for Black Women

Black women and other women of colour have repeatedly been erased from data collection, research, policy efforts, and representation across all sectors. The result is a world that uses them, but is not designed for them.
June 16, 2021

My Experience with Postpartum Anxiety

Like almost a quarter of Canadian women, I identify as a mom navigating a postpartum period plagued with worry and sadness. This is my story.
June 9, 2021

Supporting Black Youth in Entering STEM Fields

Supporting Black youth in entering STEM fields is more than just outreach programs for children and youth. Resources and programs supporting their journey from elementary school to post-secondary studies and careers are important for success.
May 9, 2021

Mothering Ourselves

This Mother's Day, I invite you to take some time to mother yourself. Give yourself the love, care, and compassion (and whatever else you need) that you deserve.
April 13, 2021

April Showers Bring May Flowers

In the past, I've shared tips on how to move through difficult situations, but now I would like to take a moment to create space to honour the uncomfortable emotions.
March 11, 2021

Well-Being During COVID-19: Spring Edition

With spring just around the corner, we are eagerly looking forward to the brighter days ahead, and invite parents to think about this time as a period for emotional renewal.
March 7, 2021

Celebrating Black Women Pioneers in Medicine and their Lasting Impact on Healthcare

This International Women's Day, we want to highlight a few of the important contributions made by Black women to the advancement of equity in healthcare.
February 21, 2021

To Vaccinate Or Not To Vaccinate: A Brief Look at Anti-Black Racism in Medicine

News of the COVID-19 vaccine has been met with apprehension among Black communities. A brief look at historic events will provide some insight as to why this is the case.
January 30, 2021

Meet Pearl Cicci: A Black Female Entrepreneur Helping Other Racialized Women Live Their Healthiest Lives

Pearl Cicci has built an incredible business from scratch, all on her own, and embodies the modern-day entrepreneur. Read about her journey, and discover some resources for Black entrepreneurs!
January 26, 2021

New Year, New You?

After the difficulties of last year, it’s important that parents take the time to care for themselves in 2021!
January 19, 2021

Not Just Hidden Figures: Spotlight Series on Black Innovators in 2020

We take a look back at some exciting projects by Black innovators in technological, scientific, and social spheres in 2020.
December 23, 2020

Well-Being During COVID-19: Holiday Edition

Here are a few things that you can do this year to navigate the upcoming holiday season and maintain your sense of well-being.
December 16, 2020

COVID-19 and the Holidays: Can We Navigate Both Safely?

With COVID-19 cases rising and the holidays just around the corner, here are some guidelines to help loved ones celebrate together, safely.
December 10, 2020

Domestic Violence Isn’t Always Obvious

A closer look at the way intimate partner violence can unfold, from one woman’s perspective.
November 30, 2020

Everyone Deserves Safe and Respectful Maternity Care

Violence and abuse have no place in prenatal health care or the delivery room, and yet obstetric violence occurs far too often, and disproportionately impacts Black women.
November 26, 2020

We Need to Talk About Gender-Based Violence

Gender-based violence is a leading public health problem that needs to be discussed and prioritized now.
November 18, 2020

How Your Child’s Learning is Negatively Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

The pandemic has had a huge global impact on education at every level, but the effects can also act as a call to action. 
November 13, 2020

How Black Mamas Can Prioritize Their Well-Being

It is now more important than ever that we as Black mothers take the time to look after our own well-being. Here are some tools that may help you navigate these difficult times.
October 30, 2020

We Need To Talk About Black Women and Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an international campaign symbolized by pink ribbons that aims to increase awareness of breast cancer, to raise funds for research, and to educate the public on the importance of early screening, testing, and prevention. In the past 120 years, we have seen leaps and bounds in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of breast cancer. Unfortunately, the degree of progress is not the same across all races and ethnicities.
October 9, 2020

Stopping the Silence: Discussing Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Recently, famous model, Chrissy Teigan and her musically-acclaimed husband, John Legend, shared the death of their third child, Jack, due to pregnancy complications. Witnessing the reactions to the news has been very telling. Many people have reached out to the couple with words of kindness, love, support and gratitude - commending them for their bravery in sharing something that is normally kept private. Others have chosen to respond to the news by shaming the couple. The latter part is why I’m writing this blog post.
September 17, 2020

Motherhood and Mental Health

There’s something I wanna talk to you about today. I’m going to preface what I’m about to share by saying that I know this is not an easy or comfortable topic to discuss, but it is incredibly necessary. There are too many Mamas that are struggling in silence and it’s time for that to stop - today, right now.
August 31, 2020

The Power of Sharing Breastfeeding Journeys (Black Breastfeeding Week)

It is important that we normalize and encourage mothers to share their own breastfeeding struggles and triumphs. To that end, and in honour of Black Breastfeeding Week, we spoke with two amazing Black moms from our Youth Subcommittee on their personal breastfeeding journeys.
August 30, 2020

The Importance of Black Breastfeeding Week

Breastfeeding has amazing benefits for both Mama and baby, but Black women have lower rates of breastfeeding. Why is that, and what is Black Breastfeeding Week?
August 14, 2020

Well-Being During COVID-19: Back To School Edition

With schools opening up in September, we know that Mamas, Papas, and Caregivers, have some TOUGH decisions. Here are some things to keep in mind as we maneuver these tumultuous times.
May 31, 2020

Racial Disparities in Maternal Health: Exploring Preeclampsia in Black Women

Among the most significant risk factors for preeclampsia, which include family history of the condition, obesity, and chronic hypertension, is being a Black woman.
November 12, 2016

A Closer Look at Midwifery

Many women have requested midwifery services, have considered it or know someone who has used a midwife for their maternal needs. Midwives in Canada are regulated by professional colleges, similar to physicians and provide care for low-risk pregnancies throughout pregnancy, labor and 6 weeks following birth.
November 25, 2016

Can social location impact a woman’s pregnancy?: The role of the social determinants of heath

How do the Social Determinants of Health Impact Pregnancy?
July 17, 2017

A night with WeWork Mommy Monitor won’t forget

After a week in Detroit doing interviews and filming for WeWork, the night of the awards finally came.
October 4, 2016

YOUR PREGNANCY - YOUR PROBLEM? Bringing Maternity Health Issues to the Forefront

Bringing a life into the world should not cost a mother her life. It has been said before that women are closest to death during labor, but research studies show that a mother’s risk of death can actually begin early in pregnancy and extend as long as 42 days after pregnancy. Sadly, this trend is common throughout the world, including in developed countries that spend more money on healthcare.