Top Five Must-Haves For Fall Babywearing

by adminon September 13,2014 in Baby Carrier CoverBaby_Wearing

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Fall is almost officially here, are you ready? While some people are sad to say goodbye to summer, if you’re a carrier or wrap fanatic, you know this is optimal babywearing weather. Sure, we wear our babies year-round, but something about that crisp weather, walking through crunchy leaves with a pumpkin spice latte in one […]

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The Five Senses And Your Birth

by Nicholeon August 05,2014 in BirthHealth and WellnessKangaroo CareMommy Care

  Whether you are laboring at home, or in a hospital or birthing center, with a little planning and preparation, you can create more comfort, pleasure and support for yourself during your labor and after your birth. A great place to start is to focus on the five senses: sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. […]

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Daily Affirmation: They Don’t Need Perfection

by Heatheron August 05,2014 in Family JourneyParenthood

  We know there’s no such thing as perfect, right? We know, too, most of us that imperfection is the perfection. But still, I know I push towards a perfect. I am pushing for perfection when I’m rushing around the kitchen preparing dinner and shooing my toddler towards her dolls. I am pushing for perfection […]

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Ode To My Soft Tummy

by Heatheron August 05,2014 in BirthHealth and WellnessMommy CareUncategorized

Daily Mom Affirmation: Tummy

  Ode to My Tummy Oh sweet softness, you are the cuddleWhen my media-conditioned mind doubts your power, Your jiggles are met with toddler kisses and you bless us with giggles Oh sweet softness, you are the proofWhen there are second-thoughts about whether or not I was the one,Your stretched loveliness reminds me of my life-making […]

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Daily Affirmation: Lost Myself

by Heatheron July 29,2014 in Family JourneyHealth and WellnessMommy Success StoriesParenthood

Mother Daily Affirmation: Lost Myself

Some days I have thought, “Where did I go?” I have wondered what happened to my dreams along with my character. I have wondered if they would ever find their way back to me, or me to them. I have wondered at times if this losing of myself is a sign that I made the […]

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Daily Affirmation: Speak Kindly

by Heatheron July 25,2014 in Health and WellnessMommy CareParenthood

Daily Affirmation: I Will Speak Kindly To Myself

Mostly, I was raised to be nice. I’ll admit I retained a certain amount of my feather-ruffling tendencies, but for the main part I got the message: be liked, be nice, be popular. So, I’ve spent a lot of energy in my life trying to modify my behaviors to be in line with this. Over […]

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Daily Affirmation: I Don’t Have To Justify

by Heatheron July 24,2014 in Family JourneyNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

Daily Affirmation, Justify

    You know that moment when you get the oh-so-subtle slant eye from someone as you’re caring for your child the way your body and mind leads you? If you’re like me, you sometimes hesitate in their glare or blurt out some reason to quiet them, to deflect criticism. I’m always left with a […]

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Three Natural, Easy Mosquito Repellents

by Nicholeon July 03,2014 in Health and WellnessJust For FunParenthood

For many of us, it’s summer time again- the time of year for running through the sprinkler and chasing down the ice cream truck as it sings and lumbers down the street. Unfortunately, it also means the reappearance of the universally despised mosquito. Even the Dalai Lama is rumored to smack a biting mozzie. They […]

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The Trifecta of Easier Mothering: 3 Basics Every New Mom Should Know

by Heatheron June 17,2014 in Baby_WearingChild DevelopmentCo-SleepingFamily JourneyHealth and WellnessMommy CareNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

I’m sometimes blown away by the sheer volume of products and practices marketed to new and expectant mothers. I’m sort of the eye-rolling type, so I get a little cross when I see lists to the effect of “THE Top 100 Lifesaving Inventions Every New Mom Needs to Not Go Crazy and Take Us All […]

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10 Good Reasons to Breastfeed Past One Year (And How to Know When You and Your Child are Done)

by Jillon June 11,2014 in BreastfeedingFamily JourneyNatural Parenting Style

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    1. “Nursing makes the job of mothering easier, not harder.” Norma Jean Bumgarner This has got to be one of my favorite reasons. Of course it’s so good for the child but also what mom doesn’t need  her life to be easier?! The good old reasons like “it’s always perfect and ready” still […]

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