Pregnancy

5 Products Your Children May Be Using That Impact Their Health

Green & Healthy Living

As parents we do everything we can for our children. We love them, we support them, and we do everything in out power to keep them safe. Unfortunately, every year, our duty to protect our children becomes more and more difficult. If you have three and a half minutes, this video courtesy of Healthy Child […]

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10 Ways to Make Your Hospital Birth Experience More Natural

Carnival of Natural Mothering

This article is a part of the Carnival of Natural Mothering hosted by GrowingSlower, Every Breath I Take, I Thought I Knew Mama, African Babies Don’t Cry, and Adventures of Captain Destructo. This month’s topic is Natural Birth Choices. Be sure to check out all of the participants’ posts through the links at the bottom […]

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3 Tips for Breastfeeding After C-Section (and a Breastfeeding Supplies Giveaway – 8/30; ARV $88; US & CAN)

Current Giveaways

In celebration of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, I wanted to share my tips for breastfeeding after C-section and stimulating milk production, as well as to offer you a breastfeeding supplies giveaway.

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The Tuesday Baby Link Up – Week 36

Pregnancy

Read and link up posts related to pregnancy, birth, adoption, baby, toddler, and child, and be sure to check out this week’s featured post from Everything’s Abuzz – 7 Natural Morning Sickness Remedies.

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What Does Breastfeeding Feel Like? (And 8 other questions I wanted to ask before becoming a mama)

Natural Parenting

Here are the questions that I secretly wanted to ask before I entered motherhood – and my personal answers based on 19 months of breastfeeding my son and 9 months of breastfeeding my baby girl so far.

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How to Create a Safe and Healthy Baby Nursery

Green & Healthy Living

Do you know that a new report finds risky chemicals in nearly EVERY product found in the typical baby nursery?? Here are some brand new resources to help you make safe choices.

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Win a Nursing Necklace from Monkey Mama Necklaces! {ARV $20; 11/25; Worldwide}

Current Giveaways

Win a Mama Monkey necklace: beautiful, safe, functional, and ethical necklaces created with nursing and babywearing mamas in mind.

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The Ultimate Babywearing Resource

Natural Parenting

Babywearing resources including benefits, how-to’s, carrier info, wearing a toddler, babywearing stories, photos, history, and more!

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Making Babies Book & DVD Giveaway: Fertility, Pregnancy & Birth the Natural Way {ARV $110; 4 winners; US & CAN}

Green & Healthy Living

Welcome to the Fall Into Green Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering and Happy Green Mama through the Green Moms Network. Each participating blog is hosting a green or eco-friendly giveaway worth at least $25. You can find the list of participating blogs at the bottom of my post. Whether you are a mama-to-be or […]

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Top 5 Essentials for Baby’s Good Night Sleep

Green & Healthy Living

The baby has finally come home from the hospital and reality is starting to it hit you. I’m sure it’s been a big adjustment and you want to make the first few days go as smoothly as possible. Here are some of my top 5 eco-friendly products to help your baby have a good night […]

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How to Create a Green and Natural Nursery

Green & Healthy Living

Preparing for a new baby can be the most exciting time for a new parent-to -be but it can also be the most overwhelming. I remember being pregnant with my first child and the amount of “must haves” I was told I needed in order to have the _____________ (happiest, fullest, smartest, most independent….fill in […]

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Little Sister’s Birth Story: A VBAC Adventure

Memoir & Poetry

Welcome to the June 2012 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Embracing Your Birth Experience This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have written about at least one part of their birth experience that they can hold up and […]

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10 things I am glad I did NOT know before becoming a mother

Natural Parenting

During pregnancy, experienced mothers cannot help but share their pearls of mommy wisdom. Soon to be first time moms soak up this information hoping that the right bits of advice will flood their brain when they need it most. No matter how much advice and encouragement you are given, every mama always has lists about […]

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Caring for Your Toddler in the Last Weeks of Pregnancy: 7 Things That Work for Me

Natural Parenting

When you’re in the last weeks and days of pregnancy, it can be difficult to care for an active toddler. If you’re anything like me you feel big, slow, and tired – very tired – and that can be challenging when you want to make the most of your child’s last days with your undivided […]

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How to Rock Your Baby: How-To’s & Advice From Real Life Moms – Giveaway! {U.S. & CAN; 5/15}

Pregnancy

With my second baby due very soon, it was a pleasure to read Erin Bried’s new book, How to Rock Your Baby and Other Timeless Tips for Modern Moms. This was a funny and heartwarming read. Although it is based on Erin’s experience as a first time mom, I thought it was so helpful for […]

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Wordless Wednesday: My 9 1/2 Month Baby Bump (LINKY)

Pregnancy

When I was pregnant with Baby, I had Hubby take monthly baby bump pictures of me, but this time around, I’ve completely neglected to do that. I’ve gotten a lot of requests for pics of the baby #2 bump, so here are a few pictures from this past week where you really can’t miss the […]

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