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Part 1: A Guide to Managing Night Time Wetting with GoodNites Canada

I am going to do a 2 part series on managing night time wetting with Good Nites Canada and Michele Kambolis, Child & Family, Therapist.  Today we’ll talk about managing night time wetting.   Have your kids headed to camp this summer? Do you have a child that would love to go but is feeling held back due to his/her night time bed wetting? A…

5 tips from @NutritionHouse to beat colds this year!

Eeny meeny miny moe, choose healthy habits to halt a cold Congested sinuses, headaches, coughing, and a sore throat; symptoms of the common cold, also known as a virus. Colds can be caused by many different viruses – hundreds to be sure. And that is why we may never be free of them. The immune system has to first recognize the virus and then neutralize it. If that not…

TD Life Insurance. It fits. Are you covered?#Ad #InsuranceThatFits @TD_Insurance #sponsored

Life insurance. It’s one of the necessary topics of conversation that a family has to have, but no one wants to talk about. I have even procrastinated just writing this blog about it! We are a one-income family. I stay at home with our kids and my husband works long hours running a busy pub in downtown Toronto. Even with my small income from blogging and the wonderful…

Jacha Minerals: Organic MakeUp

These Canadian beauties pictured above are made up using my friend, Angie Normans’ make up line , Jacha Minerals. Will you look at their lashes? It is really hard.  Really hard to find a good, natural mascara.  Especially one that is organic and better yet reasonably priced.  What I love about Jacha Minerals Mascara is that it gives a clean, non clumpy fresh lash love look.  I love putting it…

Homeocan: Homeopathy for kids

Homeocan has come to the rescue many times this year for us.  From teething to cough and colds and flus and most recently my son was complaining of a sore throat and Homeocan sure seemed to nip that in the bud with their new formula Throat Ease.  Also one of my twins had the flu over the holidays and taking the kids Flu Buster for day and night was great…

What is Mummy Tummy anyway?

10928760_10155107983810032_1274171872_nEvery Month we are going to have Natasha Marchard, Everything Mom and Baby’s Fitness Guru answer all your fitness questions, guest post on our site and heck..we might even have a Facebook party with some great chats and giveaways.  Please give Natasha a warm Everything Mom and Baby(EMB) welcome!

‘Mummy Tummy’ has certainly become a buzz term these days, especially in the world of pregnancy and postpartum. We hope the term hasn’t become cringe-worthy just yet because it is a hugely important topic and we’re happy it’s finally part of the conversation.

If you are hearing the term for the first time right now, you may be thinking we are talking about the extra weight that remains after the birth of a baby, you may even think we are being a bit rude! I promise you, we are not!

When we talk about ‘Mummy Tummy’ we are talking about that stubborn paunch that remains after birth. It is most common during the first year postpartum, but can last for years. This ‘paunch’ is most often caused by weakness in specific core muscles, but it is often mistaken for ‘baby weight’ that won’t go away, no matter how hard you try.

Diastasis Recti = Mummy Tummy

Fixing this Mummy Tummy is much more than just how you look on the outside (although it will flatten the paunch), its about how you feel on the inside. This weakness in the core can cause separation of the rectus abdominis muscles (your six pack), also known as diastasis recti. Diastasis can cause a whole host of other issues such as back pain, weakened pelvic floor, incontinence (peeing a bit when we sneeze!), and hernia. Yikes!

The picture below is a great example of Mummy Tummy. This wonderful woman was 8 months postpartum when she took this photo, it is very clear that there is not much weight left for her to lose but the weakened core created a paunch. Once she closed the separation and strengthened her core, the paunch completely disappeared.

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Is it common? You bet! We have a whole support group on Facebook dedicated to it. Can it be prevented in pregnancy and fixed postpartum? Another big YES!

Our ‘Mummy Tummy Tune Up’ program is by far our most popular online program because it is full of the information you need to say bye bye to mummy tummy for good, or even better, prevent it.

An amazing offer for you!

We normally offer this program for $49, and it is worth every bit, but we want to extend a limited time offer that will make this program more accessible to our community. It is important to us that this information gets out there, not only for vanity reasons, but because having a strong core is important for our overall health. It’s going to make life easier as you take on the challenging task of raising active babies!

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All you have to do is use the code mummytummydeal on checkout to claim your deal, we will make it available until the end of January!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns you can contact us anytime,  we are always here to answer your questions. We look forward to hearing what you think about the program, you are going to love it!

– See more at: http://babyandmefitness.com/what-is-mummy-tummy-anyway/#sthash.HIk7gFBH.dpuf

Discussion-“Your baby doesn’t look like you..”

Okay moms, how many of you have had family and strangers comment on how much your child doesn’t look like you?  Raise your hands.Have you gotten the “He/she looks just like your husband”, or “baby looks like your husbands sister”, or even “Baby looks just like Great Grandma Ethel” of course it’s the in-laws making that…

Discussion Topic: Do children = happiness?

I do plan on writing about topics pertaining to our roles on motherhood and interesting articles I come across and form some sort of discussion area on this, I am new to blogging, it’s been a great 3 weeks.   Right now it’s all about shopping and great stuff to get your kids.  I have a 16 month old running around our apt so…