Up in the Air – Advice for your baby’s first flight

November 3, 2016 TheSpanishMom 10

Flying with a kid is never easy, but if your kid is just a 5-month old baby and you add “flying alone” and a “9-hour flight” to the equation the results can be a complete disaster if you are not well prepared! As most of you already know, I am from Spain but I live in Canada so every time that I decide to visit my family I have to spend almost an entire day [Continue Reading…]

Spain is Different - Things that I won't miss back home

Spain is Different – Things that I won’t miss back home

October 31, 2016 TheSpanishMom 2

I’ve been in Spain for less than one week and (shockingly enough) there are plenty of things that I already miss from Canada. When I first considered coming back “home” to visit my family and friends and introduce them to my little one I thought this was going to be the perfect vacation. I would stay at my mom’s with my young sister, enjoy the nice weather and delicious food, family and friends would spoil [Continue Reading…]

3 Tips to put your baby to sleep

October 20, 2016 TheSpanishMom 0

Oh motherhood! So perfect, so happy… so exhausting! If you are like me, you may have lost count of the sleepless nights that you have spent taking care of your little one. In my case, I don’t mind waking up to feed the baby, change diaper or comfort him. The problem is getting the little munchkin back to sleep once the feeding/diaper/comfort routine is done! Wouldn’t it be lovely to have the ability to put [Continue Reading…]

The funny behavior of my 4-month old baby

The funny behavior of my 4-month old baby – MomGiggles #2

October 10, 2016 TheSpanishMom 24

Today I was quietly watching my 4-month old baby and he made me chuckle quite a few times. Watching our babies evolve and master their new skills not only make us feel proud about their incessant development but also make us enjoy and laugh with their behavior. I guess that being a first-time-mom makes me sigh at every single thing that he does but I can’t help but giggle with some of his funny actions [Continue Reading…]

Letter to my previous self - Some advise for future mother

Letter to my previous self – Advise for a future mother

October 8, 2016 TheSpanishMom 2

Lately I’ve been thinking about how my life was before having a baby… It amazes me how clueless I was back then about what it takes to be a mother and how hard it is to take care of a baby. Obviously I’m not an expert now (I’ve only been a mother for three months)  but it is just a fact that you don’t know what you are dealing with until you are muddling through [Continue Reading…]

Diary of a non-breastfeeding mama – Episode 2

September 29, 2016 TheSpanishMom 0

Previously on “Diary of a non-breastfeeding mama – Episode 1“… … 24 hours after we left the hospital a nurse came home to check on the baby and to make sure that we were doing fine (I know! Canadian system is just amazing!) and she gave me some bad news… Baby had dropped more weight than expected so we needed to keep an eye on that. She referred me to the postpartum lactation group so [Continue Reading…]

Diary of a non-breastfeeding mama – Episode 1

September 26, 2016 TheSpanishMom 0

I have lately looked with a little bit of envy to the breastfeeding mamas out there because I have always wanted to be part of that “tribe”. Not breastfeeding my little baby was something unthinkable to me while a was pregnant, it was never an option in my head: I was going to breastfeed him no matter what. There were not many things written in my birth plan but one of them was to have [Continue Reading…]

MomGiggles #1 – The unexpected “peekaboo”

September 21, 2016 TheSpanishMom 0

Parenting is not only about sleepless nights, nappies, feeding and raising our children, it’s also about having fun. Actually one of the perks of being a parent is having tons of funny anecdotes to share with friends and family and, in my case, to share in my blog. For this reason, I’m going to start a new series called “MomGiggles” where I will share some funny anecdotes of being a first-time-mom. If I’m able to [Continue Reading…]

Prenatal Classes in Calgary – Part 2 (Classes with a fee)

September 19, 2016 TheSpanishMom 0

One of my subscribers recently asked me about the continuation of the post about prenatal classes in Calgary. When you don’t have that many subscribers (one of them your husband, ha!) you definitely have to take good care of them so it’s time for me to write the second part of this series!! In case that you don’t remember, in the first post I reviewed the free prenatal classes so in this one I will [Continue Reading…]

5 Reasons to Go to the Calgary Public Library Programs

September 15, 2016 TheSpanishMom 0

Yesterday I went to my first “Baby Rhyme Time” class offered by the Calgary Public Library and it was a great experience. I had previously heard about these free programs for babies (such as Mother Goose) but this is the first time that I actually go and check it myself and let me tell you that this is definitely worth it. For those of you that are not familiar with these programs, the Calgary Library [Continue Reading…]

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