My article was published on Motherly!

My article was published on Motherly!

Hi friends,

I just wanted to share an article I wrote that’s been published on Motherly. For those who don’t follow it, Motherly is a wonderful, beautiful website full of inspiring and fun content for moms: https://www.mother.ly/st/about.

Here’s the post. Hope you enjoy!

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How was your postpartum experience? I’d love to hear from you, so leave me a comment below!

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17 nontraditional songs to sing to babies

Singing to newborns

Babies love songs. For whatever reason, it’s just the way it is. Whether you’re musically gifted or, like me, usually reserve your vocal stylings for the shower, having a baby turns just about every parent into a singer out of necessity.

For the first six weeks of his life, my colicky baby could only be soothed by my dancing and singing around the room. Unfortunately, I quickly realized that most of the songs I wanted to sing had lyrics that weren’t exactly kid-friendly. And, well, let’s face it: there are only so many times you can sing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” before you just. can’t. any. more.

Out of desperation, I sat down and made of some songs that are baby-appropriate and also fun to sing. 

Here are a few of my personal favourites. Continue reading “17 nontraditional songs to sing to babies”

Hello, there

Hello, there

Hi friends,

Welcome to my newly renovated site!

I’m way overdue for posting anything, for several reasons. 

Since having my son, J, last summer, my priorities and interests have shifted. For the first few months, motherhood was all I could focus on. Those of you who have children can understand how all-consuming the newborn period is! After that, I managed to make time for my pressing deadlines, housework, and family—but still not for hobbies like blogging!

Continue reading “Hello, there”