Posts Tagged: motherhood

The Impact of Immigration

By Clare Zeschky I emigrated to Canada in 2008 from Scotland, a couple of years before my daughter was born. I didn’t expect to feel any sort of culture shock arriving here. After all there’s no language difference, the same TV programs, the same literature, the same music. North American culture was familiar, these were… Read more »

Motherhood: Myth vs. Reality

By Erika Mitchell   Myth noun: myth; plural noun: myths A traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events. There are so many myths surrounding parenthood and motherhood in particular. There are countless blog posts and opinion pieces… Read more »

Erika’s Story Part 1

By Erika Mitchell I had the perfect birth. It was exactly what I had hoped for: a peaceful home water birth with my husband, doula, and midwife all present and supportive. I labored beautifully and transitioned through my ‘gates of great doubt’ with a whimpered “I don’t think I’m doing very well” followed by 20… Read more »