Health and Wellness
Three Natural, Easy Mosquito Repellents
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 […]
The Trifecta of Easier Mothering: 3 Basics Every New Mom Should Know
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 […]
Three Keys to Staying Present with Your Child
We all want to be more available, less distracted, more tuned in to our children. We know it helps them and it helps us. Being present is really at the heart of choosing parenting methods that are considered more “conscious”, more “AP”, but many of us notice that we can’t just apply attachment parenting methods […]
Three Tutorials For Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs
Happy Easter! Most of us who celebrate this holiday grew up hunting through bushes and our homes for decorated eggs. It was always so much fun to imagine the Easter bunny leaving goodies for us.
Now that we’re parents ourselves and know that the food coloring traditionally used to dye eggs isn’t the best option and we find ourselves at a crossroads.
Five Cough Remedies You Might Not Know About
It’s that time of year again. Each year as winter melts into spring at least one of my three children will develop a cough. Not just any cough, the kind that keeps them up through the night. The thick liquid cough remedies of our childhood are no longer recommended so I’ve polled friends and experts […]
Traveling Family: Meet the Kuuhotti Family
You may recognize Ali, the mom from our latest family in our Traveling Family series, as the mom from past promotions for our Boba Wrap and the Boba Carrier. Since shooting photos with our team, she and her husband, Greg, have added two daughters to their family of two boys. I caught up with […]
Building a Community With Babywearing
It’s not unusual to find me swaying slowly in the grocery store while browsing different brands of crackers. Or bouncing slightly through the produce aisle. Or humming softly. Sometimes I just say “shhhhh” and rock my body back and forth. I know you do this too, so you’re probably used to the confused glances and […]
Traveling Family Spotlight: The Adventures in Parenthood Project
Meet Meghan! She and her husband love to hike and climb around their *gorgeous* town of Banf, Alberta, Canada. They strive to continue this love and pass it on to their baby daughter. Their enthusiasm for the outdoors goes beyond pleasure as they both also work in the field and have contributed much writing […]
Is There a Right Time For Baby no. 2?
As my daughter heads towards 19 months, my fertility in full swing, my age continuing to rise, I am thinking a lot about when to have our next child. In all honesty, I also feel a little spirit knocking on the door a bit, so am thoughtfully weighing how long I’d like to ask him/her […]
Embracing Our Post-Birth Forms, The Fourth Trimester Bodies Project
Postpartum weight. Stretch marks. Scars. Changes in breast size and shape. Differences in sex drive and sexual pleasure. These are just a few of the body-mind-heart centered issues on the plates of new (and not-so-new) mothers. For many, not much of what comes after pregnancy is deeply explored or educated upon. First things first, the […]