Be Hospital-Prepared With These 3 Things

If you have to take a trip to the emergency department with your kid(s), and you have the necessary health card(s), quickly scoop up these 3 important things on your way out the door:

1. Your phone charger (so you don't start to panic when your battery starts dwindling)

2. Snacks (so they're not hangry during a long wait)

3. A pad of paper and a pen (so you can doodle, make up games, and once you're seen by the doctor, take notes on what's going on with your child)

Everything Moms-To-Be Need To Bring To The Hospital


Annabel is YMC's own Meditating Mummy. But don’t think her life is all lotus petals and incense. From the moment she bolted tearfully out of her first mom and babe yoga class with hysterical infant in tow, Annabel recognized, with great irony, that one of her biggest challenges would be finding the “om” in mom. Now with two kids she is still searching for serenity.

Aside from being a yoga master (teaching yoga and Pilates all over town), Annabel’s a freelance writer and co-author of bittergirl (the play, the book & the musical), a recreational runner, and of course she’s a doting Mum.

Join Annabel as she meditates on the joys and jolts of parenting - through sleep deprivation, snuggles, and tantrums - taking yoga off the mat and into motherhood one meltdown at a time. And with a few good laughs along the way.

You can also visit her at: www.annabelfitzsimmons.com or follow her on Twitter.