Happy World Breastfeeding Week

Happy World Breastfeeding Week! Today I’m pulling an entry from last year’s
archives. 

 

–Originally posted Aug 3rd 2016–

World Breastfeeding week is a time where moms get to talk about their struggles and their own breastfeeding journey.  It can be a week where breastfeeding moms get to feel pride in all they’ve overcome and achieved. Often times breastfeeding moms feel they need to hide, especially after they’ve hit the 12 month mark. So it’s really nice to see breastfeeding in a positive light.

Sometimes WBW comes across as breastfeeding moms trying to ‘prove’ they’re better. Sometimes some breastfeeding moms use this week to shame those who are formula feeding.
Many formula feeding moms feel this week may be an attack on them personally.

None of that is what this week is about.

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Review: Grammarly

Please note, I am an affiliate for Grammarly via ShareASale, I may get a small commission for sign ups/purchases from this post. I also received one month of premium Grammarly in order to review it. This does not influence my honest opinion  of the app/site

I recently learned about a site called “Share a Sale”, a place that connects bloggers, like me, with merchants looking to advertise. Bloggers make a small commission based on sales (and sometimes sign ups or clicks) and merchants get their name out there. Win/Win, right?

As I was scrolling through the merchants I saw that one of my favourite chrome add-ons, Grammarly, was looking for bloggers so I jumped at the chance to apply. Imagine how happy I was when I got the ‘accepted’ email! I’ve been using Grammarly for a while so I knew what they had to offer people and could get behind their services.

What Is Grammarly?

Grammarly is an easy to use, online extension, that checks both grammar and spelling to improve communication, whether it’s through email, online forums, blog entries, or Word projects, etc.

Who Uses Grammarly?

You might be thinking that Grammarly is only beneficial to bloggers, but that’s where you’re wrong. Many people can find ways to use Grammarly to help improve their writing. From simple emails to writing essays, doing homework or writing resumes. They have extensions & apps for chrome, windows and word.

Grammarly Writing Support

 

 

Will Using Grammarly Help Me?

Sure it will!
If you write emails, use Microsoft Word for resumes or letters you’ll want to use Grammarly to ensure your spelling and grammar is accurate.
Are you writing a blog entry? Why not use Grammarly to proof read your entry for spelling, grammar and even plagiarism before hitting post? In the middle of a Facebook discussion? Grammarly will help you debate without having to worry about your grammar and spelling.

 

So now that you know more about Grammarly, why not sign up for free?!

If you’re a blogger looking to become an affiliate with merchants like Grammarly, check out ShareASale!

Music Monday: Totally 90s

This past weekend we had our annual Rock The Park in my city.
Rock the park is a 4-day music fest held in a local public park. This year’s line up was pretty great, but the one that got everyone talking was the I Love The 90s fest that was held Friday night.  With groups like Colour Me Badd, All 4 One, and Salt & Pepa it was a 90’s teen’s dream come true. I didn’t get a chance to go because it was sold out almost instantly, but quite a few of my facebook friends went, so I lived vicariously through their pictures and the snippets of videos posted. The show looked like an incredible walk down memory lane, so I decided that Music Monday this week would be something featuring some amazing hits from the 90’s.

What are your favourite hits from the 90s? 
Which songs bring back memories from your teen years?

Want more 90s music? Follow my playlist on Deezer or Spotify

 

 

My Latest Faves

It’s not Friday, but I’m trying to get back into the swing of things and what better way than to round up some of my faves from the past little while? 

At the end of April we got this gorgeous dress handmade by my friend Lindsay (Check her out on Facebook & IG)  I love her products and Little Miss has quite a few items from her. I’ll do a review soon! 

How beautiful is this dance? 

I helped out on Blue’s end of the year field trip to Ripley’s Aquarium Canada. It was AMAZING.  

If you don’t have baby fever this video of moms meeting their babies for the first time will probably change that. 

This post about mothers around the world is yet another reminder that we thrive best when we have our village to support u. Also check out this reminder that we’re all just trying our best, that there’s no one perfect way to parent. Do you, mamas. It will all work out <3 

What are some things you’re loving lately? Let me know below, or link to your “Friday Faves” 

You Need A Mom Squad!

Making mom friends is hard, in real life and online, especially if you have anxiety, depression or any other form of mental illness. Moms can be more cliquey than highschool sometimes, especially online, but sometimes you strike gold and meet a squad that’s amazing. I’ve been lucky to have struck that gold a few times during my online time.   I think online moms get a bit of a bad rep. We’ve all heard about the crazy that goes on in mom’s groups. How the moms can be judgemental & make you feel worthless etc. And while that is absolutely true for some groups (in fact, one of my momsquad found that out the hard way)  I think that some groups can be supportive and produce friendships that you never knew you needed.  The momsquad I have right now is nothing short of amazing.  They’re just a message away if I need anything, a shoulder to cry on, an ear to vent to. Judgement free. 

                   Why do you need a momsquad?

 

Motherhood wasn’t something you were meant to take on alone. Historically humans have lived in communities, turning to each other for care and support. I am a firm believer in “it takes a village to raise a child.” A child can only thrive when they feel cared for, and the same goes for a mother.  We need each other. We need other mothers to reach out to when we’re worried, or when we feel like we are failing. We need someone to say “me too!” so we know we aren’t alone in our feelings. We need other mothers to learn from.  Our villages may no longer be physical as they were in the past, but with social media we can be instantly connected to a village of our own. Sure, we have to weed out those that are negative, but when you do that you can find an amazing squad to call your own, and trust me – you need it!

 

Do you have a momsquad? 
Tell us about them!

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