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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Zen and the Art of Staying Out of Online Mommy Wars

by Heatheron March 01,2012 in Family JourneyHealth and WellnessMommy CareParenthood

As a new mom-to-be, I’m fortunate to still live in a little bit of a bubble, sheltered from most of the so-called “mommy wars” just yet. I’m also an expat living most my year abroad, so I’m sort of bubbled to the 2nd power. Though I spend a good bit of time online for work […]

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10 Positive Affirmations for Homebirth and Unassisted Birth

by Bunmion February 12,2012 in BirthHealth and WellnessNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

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Making the decision to have your baby at home isn’t as radical as it was 15 years ago but there will still be a few people who cock their heads and look at you like you’ve lost your mind. If you’ve ever seen a birth reenactment or portray on television, it’s not hard to understand […]

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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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Kangaroo Care Eases Parental Anxiety

by Elizabethon January 29,2012 in Family JourneyGrowthHealth and WellnessKangaroo CareUncategorized

Six weeks out of the year about 40 horses run wild in the open space behind my house. While attempting to lure them close to the barbed wire with carrots and long green grass, I met two ten year old twin boys and their mother. After complementing me on my three kids, she went on […]

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