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The Village Where Every Baby Nurses

If you had a hard time in the early days of breastfeeding, it’s time to give yourself a break. A recent survey of moms showed that 92 percent of new mothers struggled with latch issues, fears of low supply, and painful or cracked nipples during the early days of...

A Real Mama’s Guide to Bedtime Routine (Or Lack Thereof)

If you’ve ever asked an expert about bedtime, they all usually have a common theme – routine, routine, routine. The details vary but the content tends to be similar. Bath time, pajamas, story time, feed, snuggle, et cetera. But what if you’re like my husband and I,...

Finding My Strength: Pelvic Floor Edition

Making babies: It’s all fun and games until you get a bladder hernia More than 200,000 women are diagnosed with a cystocele annually. When it happened to me, I went to the Internet to read about other women’s stories and was disappointed. It’s so common, but no one’s...

How To Find Your Best Fitting Bra + Why It Matters

Before I had babies, my poor breasts lived in the saddest, cheapest bras I could find. I trusted myself with an armful of random bras in a dressing room, focusing more on how cute they were than how well they fit. Lots of things changed when I had my first child,...

New Mom Essentials Under $50

One of the most overwhelming parts of motherhood is finalizing your baby registry. There are so many products available and you always want the best for your baby. In our time helping moms create their registries, we’ve found that a lot of moms tend to forget their...

Wanderlust Mama: Road Tripping As Self Care

As an attachment mom of three young children, self-care isn’t just important. It’s mandatory. My husband and mother both understand and appreciate this, and they regularly encourage me to get out by myself and just exist as a woman, taking care of no one but myself....

Zen Out Your Birth Room

No matter where you plan to have your baby, you want to be as comfortable and relaxed as possible. For women who plan to have their babies at the hospital or a birthing center, there can be aspects of unfamiliarity, a sense of institution and even sterility that can...

Parents’ Guide to Infant Sun Safety

When is it safe for a baby to use sunscreen? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests that babies should be kept out of the sun until 6 months of age. Use sun protective shades, clothing and hats to block baby’s skin from harmful sunrays. If clothing and...

Doulas: Not Just for First Time Parents

“You don’t need a doula,” said the husband of a former client. “I’ll be there.” They were discussing the upcoming birth of their second baby, dreaming and planning. She made a note to call the doula in the morning, just to chat. A birth doula is a trained professional...

Bringing Home Baby (And Your Bottom)

Birth on TV and in movies tends to be overly dramatic, not-too-accurate scenes of women screaming and swearing while in labor. OK, we got the message. Having a baby isn’t a cakewalk. But the media skips over the healing process that occurs over the days or weeks after...
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