Guest Post: Something for Nothing - The Value of Free Play

Dec, 19 2016 by Du La

Note from Joy: I was so happy to read this article from Du because it immediately made me feel less mom-guilt! I've noticed that Vienna is perfectly happy to play in her bedroom or look at books by herself. But it's not uncommon for 30-45 minutes to go by where she is completely immersed in playing by herself. After reading this article, I know this is beneficial for her development. Phew! Free play, or unstructured play is when children are allowed to direct play themselves, engaging in activities of interest to themselves, and as much as is possible, resolving conflict on... Read more

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Guest Post: Something for Nothing - The Value of Free Play

Note from Joy: I was so happy to read this article from Du because it immediately made me feel less mom-guilt! I've noticed that Vienna is perfectly happy to play...

Dec, 19 2016 by Du La

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6 Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu Seasons

Cold and flu season is upon us and the whole McJordan family relies on safe and effective natural remedies for fighting symptoms of a cold. The common cold is caused...

Oct, 18 2016 by Joy McCarthy

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Soothing Tea Bath

Is there anything more calming than a nice cup of herbal tea? Well, maybe a warm bath. Hmm . . . imagine if you could take a warm bath in...

Sep, 22 2016 by Joy McCarthy

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10 Frequently Asked Questions I Get as a Mama

I get a lot of questions through social media on being a mama. So today I am going to share my answers to the most frequented asked Q’s about food,...

Nov, 23 2016 by Joy McCarthy

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Best Baby-Friendly Snacks + a Giveaway!

It's probably not a big surprise to all you Joyous readers that I was super excited to start introducing Baby Vienna to solid foods. I'm still breastfeeding, but I love...

Oct, 8 2016 by Joy McCarthy

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Woman Crush Wednesday: Meet Jamie Kalynuik of Toronto Yoga Mamas

Welcome back to Woman Crush Wednesday! I've mentioned before how yoga was a huge help in getting me through my pregnancy as joyously as possible. I know plenty of mamas...

Sep, 14 2016 by Joy McCarthy

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Vienna's Favourite Foods

Due to reader request and people asking me through social media I thought it was time I did an update on what Vienna's been eating for the last few months since...

Nov, 17 2016 by Joy McCarthy

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Guest Post: 5 Postpartum Symptoms you Should Never Ignore

As busy new Moms, we are commonly guilty of a very strange behavior: we often sweep health matters associated with our quality of life under the rug. Why do we...

Oct, 1 2016 by Vanessa Ast Billier

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Supplements for Nursing: What I am taking

I get asked this question all the time: "What supplements do you take, Joy?" It's a great question! I already talked about what superfoods I ate while pregnant and important...

Sep, 6 2016 by Joy McCarthy

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