Post-Birth Body Image: Celebrating Self Acceptance, Daring for Self-Love
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 […]
Zen and the Art of Staying Out of Online Mommy Wars
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 […]
What is a Blessingway Birth Ritual Celebration?
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 […]
Pregnancy and the Nutrition of Our Experiences
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, […]
Natural Birth With Multiples: Yes You Can Do It!
[youtube]cDteQp2mfuI[/youtube] When I found out I was pregnant with twins six years ago, my first emotion was happiness but the second was fear. How would I manage a natural birth and practice attachment parenting with two babies at once?! Having a natural birth with multiples is absolutely possible despite the lack of support from mainstream […]
How Not To Hurt Your Back When Using a Baby Carrier
Even the most state of the art baby carrier that has incredible weight distribution may not be enough to keep your back from aching. We need to remember that we need to be proactively focusing on keeping the weight we are carrying off of our lower backs. How do we carry our babies without ending […]
Slow Bone Loss During Breastfeeding: Strap on a Baby Carrier!
Calcium is typically transferred from your bones to your breast milk when you nurse. The good news is that most women do return to normal calcium levels after weaning their babes. Want to make it more likely that you’ll be one of those women? Research shows that “strength training” and weight bearing exercise may give […]
Independence vs. Freedom vs. Closeness
Two weeks ago, my adoptive country of Chile celebrated the anniversary of its hard-faught independence from Spain. Chilean flags have been flying everywhere, traditional Cueka music is all around us, and a very simply long lovely weekend was granted to all. I spent mine in a beautiful mountain home with my partner, the married […]