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The Mommy Report

Hi there!

I'm Jenny

A very warm welcome to my fellow mamas! I'm so excited you've dropped by.

Let me introduce myself.

I'm a pediatrician, child behavioural specialist, and sleep coach. Most importantly—I'm a mom like you.

When not at my day job, you can find me hanging out with my brood  (seven counting pets), lounging in comfy clothes (warm woolly socks a must), and toting around a large cup of coffee.

After years of working with families and as a mom, myself, I know how challenging being a mama can be.

We all need support. And that's where I step in.

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My passion is helping moms—and their families—live their best lives.

This Blog is for you

If you're eager to find more clarity and joy amidst the busyness and clutter of daily life, you've landed in the right place!

Although parenting is a gift, no amount of desire, training, or wishful thinking can quite prepare us for the task.

Raising children is hard. And comparison, doubt, and exhaustion can suck the joy—not only out of parenting— but from all aspects of our lives.

That's where I can help.

Supporting others and learning are what I do best. And I feel so fortunate to combine these strengths here—in service of you.

In this space, you’ll find my informed and heartfelt musings on how to infuse simplicity and intentionality into all aspects of motherhood and parenting.

It’s my goal to provide you with an abundance of information, motivation, and support—so that you, mama, can move towards a life you absolutely love.

I know you want what’s best for your family and your one precious life.

You're here, after all, reading these words.

And you know what. It’s okay to want that good life for yourself.

Because you, mama, are worth it.

So, grab a cup of coffee or tea, get cozy, and stay for a while.

We've got so much to share.

the backstory

The mama behind the blog

My life seemed somewhat under control until kids came onto the scene.

Then things kinda fell apart.

Not all at once, mind you. But rather one strand at a time.

Somewhere in the early months and years of motherhood, I fell into a mindless daily groove.

It looked something like this: wake up, drink copious amounts of coffee, survive, have occasional blissful parenting moments, drink more coffee, survive, go to bed, repeat.

Initially, I didn't question the parenting grind. All mothers feel tattered about the edges, right?

But as the days, weeks, and years passed—it became harder and harder to ignore the constant frustration and tiredness.

The small tears in my life had morphed into gaping holes.

And I found myself stuck on a question, one that kept cropping up over and over again in my head.

What had happened to my vision for motherhood?

The one where I was a confident, present, joyful mama who was building meaningful relationships with the people who mattered most? A mom who prioritized her own health and not just the wellbeing of others?

I knew something had to change.

But what?

Creating

a better life

I'd love to say my life suddenly and miraculously changed for the better. That there was an "Aha!" moment after which I got all my ducks in a row and lived happily ever after.

But that wouldn't be the truth.

Rather, it's been a slow process. One that requires the hard and messy work of deciding what parts of life to keep and what to let go.

There have been steps forward and steps back. But little by little, I've started to repair my life, one stitch at a time.

Where did I start?

I returned to basics, beginning with the essential question—what do I most want from my one precious life?

And then I devoted energy to weaving these values back into my days—even when time was short and demands high.

I began experimenting with ways to bring more joy and intentionality into my life. And to start taking my own wellbeing more seriously.

You see, I believe we can all make a positive difference in our lives, our parenting, and in this world—one step at a time—with patience, courage, and compassion.

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Creating

a better life

I'd love to say my life suddenly and miraculously changed for the better. That there was an "Aha!" moment after which I got all my ducks in a row and lived happily ever after.

But that wouldn't be the truth.

Rather, it's been a slow process. One that requires the hard and messy work of deciding what parts of life to keep and what to let go.

There have been steps forward and steps back. But little by little, I've started to repair my life, one stitch at a time.

Where did I start?

I returned to basics, beginning with the essential question—what do I most want from my one precious life?

And then I devoted energy to weaving these values back into my days—even when time was short and demands high.

I began experimenting with ways to bring more joy and intentionality into my life. And to start taking my own wellbeing more seriously.

You see, I believe we can all make a positive difference in our lives, our parenting, and in this world—one step at a time—with patience, courage, and compassion.

Ready to get started?

So, mama—if you're ready to get more intentional with your life, you're in the right place!

Get started with the blog posts featured below.

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Morning routine for kids: tips for a better AM start

Read these morning routine tips—guaranteed to get your household off to a better start.

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The importance of healthy habits for a better life

Learn about the importance of healthy habits and how to kick-start your journey towards a happier, healthier, more fulfilled you.

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Easy school lunches in 4 steps for busy families

School lunch preparation is stressful. But it doesn’t have to be so hard. Easy school lunches are within your reach with these helpful tips.

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Some fun facts about me

  • 1 I'm originally a small-town girl who at 18 years of age, couldn't get out of her hometown fast enough. During my late teens and 20s, I travelled extensively to the United States, Central America, within Europe and to parts of Africa. But when it came time to have kids, I headed back to my home province. I'm proud to live on the beautiful East Coast of Canada, and only a 15-minute drive from some of the people I cherish most—my parents and my sister. Will I move again in the future? Quite possibly. But for now, I'll remain happily nestled on Canada's eastern shore.
  • 2 I'm a coffee fanatic. At the worst stage of my java addiction, I was drinking eight cups a day. This was during the peak of pediatric residency when 30-hour shifts were the norm. I've since significantly reduced my coffee intake but still love my daily brew!
  • 3 My favourite animal is currently the sloth. There's something completely captivating about a creature that takes life slow. If only we could harness some of the current cultural obsession with sloths and infuse more of that slowness into our own harried lives.
  • 4 I attended three universities during my undergraduate degree, two in Canada and one abroad. Why all this moving around? Reflecting back, I think it was a combination of wanderlust and restlessness. Fortunately, despite all the jet setting, I managed to graduate within a four-year period. Over the years, the restless has settled but I still long to travel. Topping my bucket list? Alaska, Iceland, and New Zealand.
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