Touching, Unguarded Portraits of Sleeping Parents-to-Be

by Nicholeon November 12,2013 in Health and WellnessJust For FunParenthood

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I first came across Jana Romaova and her work in September, when Jordan G. Teicher did a feature for Slate.com on her totally captivating photographic series, Waiting, in which Romanova photographs 40 couples during their pregnancies. One photo of 40 different couples, one for each of the 40 weeks of what is considered a full-term […]

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Using Positive Birth Affirmations to Heal Birth

by Nicholeon November 27,2012 in BirthGrowthHealth and WellnessLearningMommy CareParenthood

Affirmations are uncomplicated tools that literally change our thoughts, therefore changing our experience and as a result will change our lives—for the better. They are simple truths that we can reintroduce into our lives, either by repeating them aloud while charging them with prayer or powerful intention, or written with the same energy behind them […]

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Post-Birth Body Image: Celebrating Self Acceptance, Daring for Self-Love

by Nicholeon March 08,2012 in BirthHealth and WellnessMommy CareParenthood

Every woman comes to pregnancy with a body that is uniquely her own, and with a mind and personal history all her own. Some women come into pregnancy with a body that they love being in. Some begin with something a little less than love; maybe with a strong like for your legs, or another […]

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What is a Blessingway Birth Ritual Celebration?

by Jillon February 26,2012 in BirthFamily JourneyMommy CareNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

Not sure what a Blessingway is? Imagine being in your final weeks of pregnancy surrounded by the women you love – fellow moms, sisters, friends (I decided to have my two daughters attend mine). They are gathered to celebrate you and encourage you on your journey to motherhood. As opposed to a shower where the […]

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Pregnancy and the Nutrition of Our Experiences

by Nicholeon February 07,2012 in BirthHealth and WellnessMommy CareParenthood

When we are pregnant, it is easy to think of feeding our bodies a diet rich in clean, healthy foods. We try to avoid processed foods for the most part, instead choosing whole foods to keep our own bodies strong and healthy, and to keep our absorption and digestion functioning well. The quality of water, […]

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Top Five Gentle Parenting Baby Shower Wish List

by Heatheron February 05,2012 in BirthFamily JourneyNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

At sixteen weeks pregnant to date, I’m feeling my baby move a bit and getting a little more horizontal in the belly region. We’ve interviewed a great doula, are considering midwife-assisted vs. unassisted birth, and starting to talk about the stuff we might need before the baby arrives. In pondering baby shower registries and requests […]

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