Are Doula’s Only about Natural Birth? – Mindful Mommy

By Giovanna Aiello | September 26, 2017

It’s time that women begin to feel empowered and supported in the birth world again. Almost every time I tell someone that I am a doula, they assume that Doulas are only advocates for natural birth and natural birth only. That could not be further from the truth. This has really made me realize how…

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What is the Perfect Fuel for Your Labour? Mindful Mommy

By Giovanna Aiello | September 19, 2017

Besides its amazing taste and culinary uses, broth is an amazing source of minerals and is the perfect fuel for labour! And that’s not even the best part…broth is also considered to be a “clear” liquid, so it is on the approval list in most hospitals, as most hospitals do not allow eating during labour.…

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Finding My Purpose – Mindful Mommy

By Giovanna Aiello | August 31, 2017

I once read somewhere that as children the games we play the most a reflect what we are going to be when we grow up. Looking back on my childhood, I remember playing “house/mommy” with my dolls, “dress-up”, “cashier” (I ended up spending 10 years in retail) and “office” (I worked in an office too).…

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Postpartum Care: New Mom Anxiety – Mindful Mommy

By Giovanna Aiello | November 7, 2016

Becoming a new mother is a very momentous event and one that includes significant changes to your body and your mind. After Giulia was born, along with feeling that I was hit by a Mack truck, I developed a lot of anxiety! As if the hormones weren’t bad enough! It was terrifying to experience these new…

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Time to Let Go – Mindful Mommy

By Giovanna Aiello | October 29, 2016

The best thing I have done since giving birth is letting daddy help. I should note: it was never up to me to “let” him help. However, as a brand new mom, I found myself wanting to be in control of my daughter all the time. It was important to give daddy the space he…

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Reuse your Maternity Pillow! – Mindful Mommy

By Giovanna Aiello | October 27, 2016

I fell in love with my maternity pillow and so did my hubby ? Sometimes we would fight over it! So not wanting to get rid of it yet, I found a new way to utilize it. When my baby was around 2 months old and not yet able to sit up on her own but…

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Making Time to Meditate – Mindful Mommy

By Giovanna Aiello | October 18, 2016

Is it Possible??A friend of mine once told me that when I have children, I won’t have any time to meditate. I have spent so much time integrating meditation into my life – researching, learning, training – and now it was all just going to disappear?!  Just because I had a baby?! I understand that children are time-consuming and exhausting,…

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Balloon Babysitter! – Mindful Mommy

By Giovanna Aiello | October 15, 2016

One of the best ways to promote your baby’s healthy sensory, motor & cognitive development is through simple floor time play. One of the ways that babies play in first 4 months is by kicking their legs, this strengthens their belly muscles & leg muscles. This also helps baby to learn the cause and effect skills needed later in life &…

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Enjoy Today, Mama – Mindful Mommy

By Giovanna Aiello | October 12, 2016

You will never have this day with your children again. Tomorrow they will be a little older than they were today. Today is a gift. Breathe & Notice. Smell & touch them; study their faces & little feet Pay attention. Relish the charms of the present. Enjoy today, Mama❤️ It will be over before you…

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Postpartum Care: It’s Okay Not to be Ok all the time – Mindful Mommy

By Giovanna Aiello | October 11, 2016

This is one of the hardest things for myself, as a new mother to accept. It’s okay not to be okay all the time. When I first read this quote it really made me feel better because it is so true. Motherhood is exhausting but it’s those cheeky smiles from our babies that help us…

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