One Mom’s Adventures in Breastfeeding and Nursing

by Nicholeon July 10,2012 in BreastfeedingHealth and WellnessMommy Care

The nursing relationship that I share with my 19-month-old son is precious to my family. Growing up in a rather conservative mid-western environment, I saw women breastfeed their young babies until about six months, but I mostly remember babies being fed with bottles of formula or with cow’s milk, not their own mother’s expressed milk. […]

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Ease Postpartum Depression and Discomfort with Belly Wrapping

by Nicholeon June 19,2012 in BirthHealth and WellnessLearningMommy CareNatural Parenting Style

During my pregnancy, I planned ahead for postpartum support that would benefit my mind, body and spirit. Along with healing and rejuvenation, avoiding postpartum depression and promoting my breastmilk supply were two biggies for me. My son was born in early December, which is a winter month for us here in Colorado. It was just […]

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Diaper Free in the Summertime with Elimination Communication

by Jillon May 01,2012 in Family JourneyHealth and WellnessNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

    Have you ever wanted to try Elimination Communication (also known as Diaper Free or Infant Potty Training) but were intimidated by lots of wet bulky clothes and cold weather? You don’t have to make a full time commitment to practice this method with your baby or child. Summertime is the perfect time to try […]

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What the Fetal Position Does for Your Baby

by Elizabethon April 10,2012 in Child DevelopmentGrowthHealth and Wellness

Many of us curl up into a ball when we may be at our wit’s end; there is something soothing and comforting to it.  Countless artists have sculpted and painted adults in the self-soothing fetal position. It’s no secret that babies love it too. When you carry your baby with his knees flexed against your […]

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Cooking & Babywearing: Safety First

by Bunmion March 28,2012 in Baby_WearingFamily JourneyHealth and WellnessHow-To TipsNatural Parenting Style

One of the main benefits of babywearing is that it allows caregivers to go about their daily routines while simultaneously caring for their children. A huge part of my life is cooking. Morning, afternoon, night and often late into the evening, you can find me stirring pots, soaking beans, and baking. Cooking is how I […]

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The Yoga of Babywearing

by Nicholeon March 20,2012 in Baby_WearingHealth and WellnessMommy CareParenthood

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[youtube]video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh3YC2vamqY&feature=related[/youtube] Wearing your little one on your own body, in either a wrap or carrier, is an awesome way to be out in the world together. It creates a peaceful place for your child to settle into, and it harmonizes your breaths and heartbeats; both of you benefiting from the closeness of one another. […]

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10 Reasons to Breastfeed in Public

by Bunmion March 18,2012 in BreastfeedingHealth and WellnessNatural Parenting Style

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Breastfeeding in public is, sadly, still a controversial topic. Every day I read comments, blogs, and tweets that seem to think that nursing a baby is akin to urinating on a public park bench. Huh? In 2012? If you’re wondering if you should breastfeed in public or just stay home to avoid potential awkwardness, here […]

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Preemie Care: Mother’s Impact is Awesome

by Elizabethon March 14,2012 in Baby_WearingBirthFamily JourneyFeatured BlogHealth and WellnessKangaroo CareMoms Who Inspire

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In the NICU, the primary value is high tech nursing.  The preemie is the patient.  His care is the priority.  He is considered as independent of the mother when he leaves the womb.  Mother often stands on the periphery as an outsider while the nurses take control and care for the baby.  But, get this. […]

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All Sorts of Things To Do With That Placenta After Birth

by Heatheron March 11,2012 in BirthHealth and WellnessNatural Parenting Style

My partner and I took a long road trip to visit friends in the south of Chile last week. They live in the country surrounded by dairy farms and sprouting fields. We visited one of the farms to buy some of their great cheese and enjoyed the fields filled with pasturing cows. Apparently as part […]

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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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