Pregnancy

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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Wordless Wednesday: Improving Birth Rally 2013

Wordless Wednesday
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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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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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The Tuesday Baby Link Up – Week 20

Natural Parenting

Read and link up posts related to pregnancy, birth, adoption, baby, toddler, and child, and enjoy this week’s featured post about tips for writing a birth plan.

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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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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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The Tuesday Baby Link Up – Week 8

Tuesday Baby Link Up

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

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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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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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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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What’s Essential to Me and a Nordic Naturals Contest

Healthy Mama Healthy Baby

Nordic Naturals is sponsoring a What’s Essential contest to inspire people to share what is essential to them in living a healthy life. Here is what is essential to me: Nordic Naturals was kind enough to send me a bottle of Ultimate Omega-D3, as well as some other fantastic samples, and I was so glad […]

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5 Ways to Create a Non-Toxic Environment (Green & Natural Mamas Bloghop)

Green & Healthy Living

Scroll to the bottom of the post to link up your post about natural parenting or green living and to visit other fantastic posts! Each week, I feature one post from the previous week’s Green & Natural Mamas Bloghop. This week, the featured post is: 5 Ways to Help Create a Non-Toxic Environment by Stephanie […]

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