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Angela England

Mother of five living in rural Oklahoma with her husband and children, Angela is the Founder of Untrained Housewife, co-founder of Homestead Bloggers Network and full-time Director of Content and Social Strategy with Element Associates Digital Marketing Agency. She is a CAPPA-trained childbirth educator and labor support doula who loves empowering women through knowledge and understanding to take the next step in their motherhood journey, whatever that step may be.

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Babywearing Guide and Infographic
June 5, 2017 8:00 am | by

Choosing the right baby carrier is a combination of personal choice and practical preference. Wearing a baby the correct way has a number of benefits, and it works best with the right carrier for the right situation. This exclusive Cotton Babies printable will guide you through some of the benefits of babywearing as well as the best types of carriers for a variety of situations. Enjoy! Benefits of Babywearing According to the medical journal, Pediatrics, researchers found babywearing three hours a day reduces crying by infants 43% overall and 54% in those sensitive evening hours. Many parents report that it’s beneficial

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Sling vs Wrap – Which is the right choice for you?
May 10, 2017 8:00 am | by

When you begin to explore your babywearing options, you might find that in addition to a soft-structured carrier like Tula or Ergo, you want a more portable option as well. Most of the moms in our Cotton Babies Mob Group stated that they enjoyed having more than one carrier to choose from. A sling or wrap will be easy to tuck into a car door pocket, or diaper bag for easily portable baby wearing options. Here are the benefits of a sling vs wrap to help you make the best decision for you and your baby. Slings Benefits of Slings

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7 Must-Have Maternity Wardrobe Staples
May 5, 2017 6:28 am | by
Seven maternity fashion must haves

Your body goes through so many physical changes during a pregnancy that often by the time you enter the second trimester, you are ready for some maternity clothes that better fit your baby bump. Thank goodness that modern maternity fashion has come such a long way, allowing you to look stylish and feel comfortable all at the same time. Here are some staple pieces that you can mix and match, layer with pieces you already own like cardigans or sweaters, and some even use into the fourth trimester. Pick up a couple for yourself or add to your baby registry

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7 Trendy and Fashionable Diaper Bags
April 28, 2017 8:06 am | by
Trendy diaper bags for fashion forward moms

Who says you need to sacrifice style just because you need something for all that baby gear? You may be filling it with bottles, diapers, and wipes – but there is no reason to forego your ‘fashion’ factor! Whether you are a fashionista, a working mommy, or even a stylish dad, you can carry fashionable diaper bags that may even be trendier than your handbag! Especially when you have these awesome and eco-friendly choices. timi & leslie Charlie 7-Piece Diaper Bag – The Charlie is functional and fashionable. It is made from vegan faux leather (of course it’s PVC free),

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Baby Registry Checklist Free Printable
April 27, 2017 10:08 am | by
Baby registry checklist - Make sure you don't miss anything you need for your newborn.

When you are preparing for your first baby it can be exciting to start gathering your baby gear and preparing your home for your baby’s arrival. One way you can make it easy for friends and family to figure out what you need, is by using a baby registry. While friends may certainly choose to give something personal, homemade, or not listed on your registry, a baby registry list simplifies the shopping process for those who care about you. Click here to download this free checklist worksheet so you can mark off what you already have, and add what you

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Vivid or Strange Dreams During Pregnancy
April 14, 2017 8:00 am | by

Many women report having more vivid dreams during pregnancy and that seems to be related to a myriad of factors – hormone shifts, increased sleeplessness, and wakefulness. Many mothers report that their dreams become more vivid and life-like during pregnancy. Some women who never remembered their nightly dreams before may find they are able to clearly recall dreams now. Other women will experience lucid dreams where some level of interaction with, or control over the dream is possible. The dreams during pregnancy may be more frightening and scary with thoughts of something being wrong with the baby, with their spouse,

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Slow-Cooker Dessert Recipe Round Up
April 3, 2017 8:00 am | by

Slow-Cookers can be a boon postpartum when you need quick-and-easy dinners or side-dishes, but did you know you can make dessert in your slow-cooker also? Who says you have to give up the occasional sweet just because you’re too busy for complicated baking? Chocolate Raspberry Brownies by Marisa’s Italian Kitchen – Fudgy, chewy and just oh so chocolaty! This is what you get with this chocolate raspberry brownies recipe! And yes, made right in your slow cooker. Steel Cut Oats by Dishing Delish – Steel oats are the perfect way to start your morning. Easily set them up in your

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Healthy but Delicious Salad Recipe Round Up
March 31, 2017 8:00 am | by

When you’re looking for meals that will be an easy way to keep good pregnancy and postpartum nutrition. consider some of these delicious options. Here are some healthy and delicious salads. Apple Walnut Spinach Salad by Real Simple Good – Delicious with a hint of sweet flavor from the apples, this is the perfect “fall salad” you can enjoy year round. Roasted Romanesco Salad With Molasses Vinaigrette by Killing Thyme – This unique salad is not only incredibly flavorful but also highly nutritious. The perfect salad for a busy mom who needs a quick and healthy meal. Chicken Paillard Arugula Truffle

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Cloth Diaper Storage Solutions and Ideas
March 28, 2017 4:00 pm | by

As you build up your cloth diaper stash, you might find yourself wondering – where do I put these? In a recent discussion about cloth diaper stashes in the Cotton Babies Mob Group, we saw a lot of cute ideas for storing cloth diapers. Here are some of our favorite ideas that will help you find the perfect storage solution for all your cloth diapers! © Jennifer C Jennifer C uses simple wall shelves which keep her cloth diapers close at hand when they are needed.   © Kalika B. We love these colorful shelves by Kalika B. because the

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Spring-Themed Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
March 24, 2017 8:00 am | by

Whether it’s bad weather, spring break, or just hanging around the house, here are a few screen-free crafts and activities to have some fun with the kids this spring. First, check out this lovely story, The Secret Garden by Babylit that will have your toddlers enjoying blooms and flowers of warmer weather. Then follow up with one of these spring-themed DIYs! These spring crafts for toddlers and preschoolers are the perfect way to have some hand’s on educational time with your family. Felt Easter Basket by Nap Time Creations – Create your own Easter baskets to save money and have fun at the same

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