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…]

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…]

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…]

Meet the Community Members…

September 8, 2016 TheSpanishMom 0

I recently got really excited with the idea of joining a local Moms Community Forum. The excitement was mainly caused by two reasons: I would have the chance to meet new moms close to my area and (maybe) find a good “tribe” of moms to connect with, get together, share similar experiences/anecdotes and have a good time and secondly, because I would have the chance to (hopefully) do some good networking that would help me [Continue Reading…]

Breastfeeding is NOT Erotic

August 31, 2016 TheSpanishMom 0

When it comes to my blog I usually try to follow a schedule so I only write twice a week (keep in mind that I have a 3 months old baby that I need to take care of and enjoy with!). However, I have something in my chest that I have to put out there because I’m so upset that I’m about to lose it! Rant mode ON: Yesterday I was looking for an image [Continue Reading…]

Completely exhausted

Mums are baby fueled

August 22, 2016 TheSpanishMom 4

2.03 am in the morning and I wake up because I hear my little munchkin crying in his bassinet right beside my bed. I know he is hungry so without hesitation I jump out of bed and start the feeding and changing diaper routine. By the time that I am done it will be around 3 or 3.30 am and I know that you have to pump immediately if I want to improve my insufficient [Continue Reading…]

Back to work

Back to work and other horror stories

August 20, 2016 TheSpanishMom 2

I was right now looking at my little munchkin and thinking “I can’t believe it’s been three months already“. And yes, time flies and it flies extremely fast. While it is awesome to see the little one growing and developing his new skills over time, it is scary and overwhelming seeing how quick everything is going and how close I am getting to the end of my maternity leave. And to be honest, just the [Continue Reading…]