New Parents

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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Breastfeeding Support: 20 Resources for New Moms

Natural Parenting

Breastfeeding resources galore!

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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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Hidden Dangers in Your Baby’s Nursery

Green & Healthy Living

An infographic from Healthy Child, Healthy World.

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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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The Tuesday Baby Link Up – Week 12

Natural Parenting

Read – and link up – posts related to pregnancy, birth, baby, toddler, adoption, and child!

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10 Ways to Play With Your Toddler While Breastfeeding Your Baby

Natural Parenting

How to entertain your toddler while nursing your little one

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11 Truths I Want to Share With Mamas Expecting Their Second Child

Memoir & Poetry

This is the post I’ve been mentally writing since my second baby’s birth!

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How to Prepare for VBAC

Natural Parenting

My 5 suggestions for preparing for a natural VBAC

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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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A Poem for My Baby Girl

Mama's Musings

Mama’s poem for her baby girl

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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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5 Reasons Why I Love Babywearing

Natural Parenting

If I could only offer one piece of advice to a mama expecting her second child, it would be to find at least one carrier that you are comfortable with and to start babywearing as soon as possible. I literally can’t imagine what my days would be like with a toddler and a baby only […]

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To Sleep or Not to Sleep

Natural Parenting

When I was pregnant with our first child, my mother-in-law commented that we didn’t need the port-a-crib I had registered for because the baby would just wind up sleeping in our bed; after all, that’s what she had done. I about fell over. Of course my baby would NOT be in my bed! Every parenting […]

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Help Baby Sean: A Fundraiser

Natural Parenting

Meet Baby Sean… In May of this year, Caroline, a mother of three began experiencing some very intense headaches. She wrote them off until one day her headache was simply too much to bare. Knowing something wasn’t right, Caroline walked into the ER. Several tests later and she found out that she was 26 weeks […]

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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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Rewriting the Baby Milestones

Mama's Musings

This post was originally a guest post that I wrote for Hobo Mama in summer of 2011, but with 5 week old Little Sister now in our lives, I’m thinking about this topic once again. When Baby was born, I experienced every cliche a new mama expects to encounter. I was in love; Baby was […]

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5 Unexpected Uses for Breast Milk

Healthy Mama Healthy Baby

Thank you to Michelle for guest posting during my babymoon! Breastfeeding has a host of benefits almost too numerous to count but did you know that breastmilk itself has many uses beyond feeding your baby? Here are FIVE ways we successfully used breast milk in an unexpected way! Breastmilk is all natural, cheap, anti bacterial, […]

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What I Discovered About Iron Supplementation

Healthy Mama Healthy Baby

A big thank you to Kat of Loving {Almost} Every Moment for guest posting while I am on my babymoon! A few weeks ago I took my youngest daughter for her check-up. The appointment didn’t start out too well as we are doing an alternative vaccination schedule and so my doctor got a bit defensive […]

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