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Tag Archive: motherhood

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),

 
Mothering the Mother in the Fourth Trimester
April 24, 2017 8:33 am | by
Mothing the mother - how to handle the fourth trimester when your loved one has given birth.

Any mother will tell you that having a new baby can be quite the adjustment. In fact, those first few months are full of so many physical and emotional changes that they are often referred to as the “fourth trimester” of pregnancy. During this time, a new mother often needs some mothering herself! What’s so hard about the fourth trimester? Physical challenges: After nine months of growing and nourishing a baby, going back to a non-pregnant body is no small task. A changing body shape, weight loss needs, breast engorgement, leaking breasts, postpartum bleeding, and sleep deprivation are just a

 
Postpartum Nutrition for Breastfeeding Mothers
January 18, 2017 8:00 am | by

How does postpartum nutrition differ from nutrition for a postpartum breastfeeding mother? Postpartum, the time following childbirth, can range from 6-12 weeks. It is often referred to as the “fourth trimester”. This is a time of healing for mom and bonding with baby and getting breastfeeding established. Due to the changes that pregnancy and childbirth cause to a woman’s body, her nutritional needs change during the postpartum period. It is a time for her body to recuperate. The nutritional focus during this time is focused on foods that promote healing and establishment of breast milk. Foods that promote healing and

 
Accessorizing + Breastfeeding
January 12, 2017 2:42 pm | by

A mama’s wardrobe may need some revamping once baby arrives… Especially during the breastfeeding stage. From nursing-friendly tops to minimal accessorizing, a mama’s whole mindset changes when it comes to choosing her outfit for the day. It becomes all about baby… but who says mama can’t dress stylish and baby-friendly? Enter MilkDaze Nursing & Teething Jewelry. Our MilkDaze Jewelry line was made to fill the needs of both mama and baby. Mama stays trendy and feeling good, while providing baby-friendly entertainment for your little one while teething and feeding. For mama: The three chic necklace and bangle designs come in a variety of

 
Calm Mama Tea – A Blend for Postpartum and Beyond
January 4, 2017 8:00 am | by

We all know the children’s tale of Peter Rabbit whose mother gives him a cup of Chamomile tea after having a hectic day. Mama Rabbit is very wise. This calm herbal tea blend is a DIY mix especially for moms to help us relax after a long day of pouring into our children’s lives. Making tea in itself is telling our bodies to slow down for a moment and make something for yourself. Take care of yourself with herbs great for your nervous system by creating a Homemade Calm Mama Tea blend (or course, dads can enjoy this as well!).

 
Bringing the Baby Home With Free Baby Announcement Printable
December 30, 2016 8:00 am | by

Bringing home a new baby from the hospital can feel overwhelming. You have all the right baby stuff, but now you need to figure out the actually-raising-a-baby thing. I feel like I was better prepared than most first-time moms as the oldest of 8 children. I wasn’t new to babies but I was new to this baby. Yet even still I remember when the midwives left thinking to myself, “They left me with this entire human being. Shouldn’t there be a test for this?” Settling into the new routine of parenthood can be a tough transition, I’ve been through it five

 
Pregnant Mama Must-Haves
December 14, 2016 8:00 am | by

Here we go again… It’s time for baby #2! This time around, I feel like I have a better grasp of what I do and do not need.  I’m so grateful that I held on to a lot of my favorite products from my first pregnancy, but there are still a few things I’ve discovered since then that I’d like to get. So with these products in mind, here is my list of must-have items I’d recommend for pregnant mamas. My Must-Haves   1. Comfy Maternity Pants. This is a must. I’m only a few months pregnant and I’ve already busted them out this time

 
Doula’s Guide to Packing a Labor Bag
December 13, 2016 10:00 am | by

You’ve taken your childbirth classes, breastfeeding classes, and newborn care classes. Baby showers are done, and you have all the sweet newborn clothes washed and put away. You are seeing your care provider weekly and your magical due date is inching closer on the calendar. You are feeling ready to welcome your sweet new baby into the world, but… what do you pack in your labor bag?? As a doula, this is one of the questions I am asked most frequently. When I do prenatal visits in my client’s home, they will show me their bag and ask me to tell them what

 
My Christmas Wish List: A Gift Guide for Kids 1-6 Years Old
December 6, 2016 1:58 pm | by

The holidays are quickly approaching and for some, that means buying gifts! I’m super excited to buy Christmas gifts for my kids because they’re at such fun ages! Here are some things on my wish list for this holiday season. My Wish List for My One-Year Old 1. Manny + Simon Wooden Train This push train has built-in easy grip handles, so it’s perfectly made for a small child’s hand. It also has an eco-friendly construction, painted with non-toxic, water based paints and made out of 100% pre-consumer reclaimed wood residuals. It’s going to be our “big gift” to Jackson this year

 
5 Simple + Natural Household Cleaning Recipes
October 28, 2016 8:00 am | by

I love a good homemade, natural household cleaner. Not only because it’s safe to use around my little guy, but also because they are much more affordable than pre-made cleaners. I’ve almost completely tossed my store-bought cleaners and replaced them with ones that are safe and easy to make! With that being said, here are a few of my go-to everyday household cleaning recipes that I love to use! To make these recipes, you will need a few different products. All are natural and affordable and most you probably already have around the house! Spray Cleaning Bottles –  Plastic or