The Perfectionist Mindset and Embracing Mediocrity

Just in time for Mother’s Day, some thoughts about how I’m not the best mom!  I read this lovely article from MindBodyGreen the other day (thanks Hello Peaceful Mind for the link!). It was full of great advice, but one thing really stood out. It said when you’re depressed, you’re only functioning at 20%, not your usual 70-90%. My […]

Sleep Training 2.0 – Realities of Sleep Training Your Second Kid

I was really really hoping we wouldn’t have to do this again. I was hoping Olin would figure it out on his own, learn to string sleep together into gradually longer intervals. But here we are, Olin turned a year old, and was still only sleeping 2 hour stretches in his crib.  Sleep training Breccan […]

Our Stories: Parenting Through Mental Illness 

Today, Briana from Sollie Studios shares her experience with depression and anxiety, and she has some great coping skills. People who live with mental illness have the same struggles as other parents, plus the added worries about how those difficulties will exacerbate their mental illness. It is estimated that 1 in 5 Canadians experience  mental health and addiction. […]

Our Stories: Parenting Through Mental Illness

Today, Tina from Tina B’s World is sharing her experience with depression and anxiety. People who live with mental illness have the same struggles as other parents, plus the added worries about how those difficulties will exacerbate their mental illness. It is estimated that 1 in 5 Canadians experience  mental health and addiction. Many of those people […]

Our Stories: Parenting Through Mental Illness 

​ Jean McCarthy from Unpickled is a mom in successful long term recovery from alcohol addiction, a problem she developed in large part by self-medicating depression and anxiety with a nightly glass (or three) of wine. Living alcohol-free has allowed her to become more healthy mentally, emotionally, and physically. Her children are grown, and she can offer […]