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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....

Surviving Seasons Of Solo Parenting

One of the many efforts to “keep them busy!”. A Valentine’s Day cake made by the author and her three sous chefs. When’s the dad’s away, the mom will… survive Throughout fall, my husband and I were waiting for official word that he’d have to take a...

Capturing the Moment : Choosing a Birth Photographer

Capturing the emotion and imagery of labor is a priority for many expectant mothers. Choosing a birth photographer to join your team can be a daunting task. How do you choose a photographer? What can you expect from the experience? Laura Fifield, a photographer from...

The Three R’s: Relax, Rhythm & Rituals

We offer a huge thank you and deep appreciation to Penny Simkin for her original text and article that can be found here. All credit is due to Penny Simkin and these ideas are her brainchild! Thank you, Penny, for making childbirth just a little bit more relaxing....

The Happiest Baby on the Block

The Happiest Baby on the Block is Dr. Harvey Karp’s unique approach to infant care. His explanation of newborns is that their transition from the womb–a place of immense comfort, warmth, and safety–to the outside world should be considered an extension of...

The Work Out You Haven’t Worked Out

According to Meredith at Mother Figure, not all kegels are created equal. I, for one, was taught that they’re a super easy, brainless exercise that one MUST get into the habit of. Then, my obstetrician, an older gentleman, told me quite bluntly that they’re totally...

How I survived two 19-hour days of flying in the First Trimester

My husband and I are frequent travelers. Last spring, about three weeks before I found out I was expecting our first child, we booked flights for a bucket list trip – Greece – and combined it with a trip to Germany for a wedding. I wasn’t too concerned. After all,...

Tips for camping with a picky eater

Getting picky eaters to eat in the feeding clinic or in their own home can be challenging enough, when you add planning, preparing, cooking, cleaning and eating outdoors, you have another set of challenges! Here are a few tips for camping with a picky eater. S’mores:...

Fighting Cabin Fever in the Inland Northwest

Oh, February. Any lingering excitement from the holidays are gone. The weather is chilly and drippy with limited sun. In my house, the cabin fever is real, for kids and adults alike. We need fresh air. I’m trying not to let the weather keep us indoors. It’s a great...

Soothing Your Baby: The 5 S’s of Sleep

The Happiest Baby on the Block is Dr. Harvey Karp’s unique approach to infant care. His explanation of newborns is that their transition from the womb–a place of immense comfort, warmth, and safety–to the outside world should be considered an extension of...

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...

Not Just Bras: Nursing Moms Need Support

Motherhood comes with more than its share of change and responsibility. Community support during these changes is crucial for new moms, especially as they establish and build a breastfeeding relationship with their new baby. The World Health Organiziation (WHO) and...

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