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Shannon McLaughlin

Sleep Deprivation

Dear Mama in the 4th trimester

Being in the industry that I'm in, I'm exposed to a lot of new Moms and babies. Most often that not, I'm rather surprised at how well they're coping. Because in comparison to my memory of the 4th trimester, they seem to be doing pretty good. When I think back,…
Shannon McLaughlin
March 11, 2018
Motherhood

What is it with this Mom guilt?

I'm not going to lie, my 3 year old is currently challenging me like I've never been challenged before. I consider myself a gentle parent, but these past few days... phew, I've had some low moments. What is it with this Mom guilt? Does it ever go away? I watched…
Shannon McLaughlin
October 23, 2017
Support Local

Locally made baby products that rock!

I always swore that my house would NOT be taken over by baby crap lying all over the show. We started out pretty well, but by 6 months of age we had accumulated a ridiculous collection. And it was everywhere! Gifts, silly spur of the moment purchases that I thought would…
Shannon McLaughlin
August 10, 2017
Birth Stories

Coming to terms with my story

Photo by Annie Kruyer. Boobs, sex, birth stories. You might be thinking these are 3 weird subjects to put together. But hear me out. So before I had a baby I loved my boobs. When I fell pregnant, I loved my boobs even more. 2 extra cup sizes? Yes please!…
Shannon McLaughlin
July 25, 2017
Gentle Parenting

How to raise confident little humans

We went away to the Cederberg mountains for a little break this past weekend. I'd been amping Leo up for days leading up to it. "Baby guess what, this weekend we're going to the mountains for Leo's holiday!" Big smiles all round! But when we arrived it was a different…
Shannon McLaughlin
May 21, 2017