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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Mothering & Professional Work: The Process of Balance

by Dreaon April 01,2012 in Family JourneyMommy CareMoms Who InspireParenthood

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When we become mothers… the whole balance of our life is completely different. From having to quit our jobs sometimes, to adjusting to the new demands of night feedings, more laundry and waking up to someone always needing you. It is a process. A process that takes balance… A few years back I decided to […]

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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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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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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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Natural Birth With Multiples: Yes You Can Do It!

by Jillon February 02,2012 in BirthMommy CareMommy Success StoriesNatural Parenting Style

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[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 […]

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How Not To Hurt Your Back When Using a Baby Carrier

by Elizabethon November 06,2011 in Baby_WearingHealth and WellnessHow-To TipsMommy Care

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 […]

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