20 Old Wives’ Tales to Predict Baby’s Gender

Thursday, March 23, 2017 By Nina Spears
old wive's tales to help you determine the gender of your baby

There wasn’t always a way to find out the sex of the baby before they were born. Now people can take a blood test at 12 weeks or get an ultrasound at 20 weeks to determine if they’re having a boy or a girl. Pregnancy is one of the only times in life that you can truly experience a real surprise (if you choose), but if you’re curious about the gender and want to compare your symptoms to some fun Old Wives’ Tales we’ve got you covered! None of these tales are scientifically proven, but they are fun to try. I mean, there is…

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The Benefits of Imaginary Play

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 By Brittany Johnson
baby chick, imaginary play

The demands of parenting are endless. Ensuring that a child (or two or three or four) has what he or she needs to grow and thrive can be as thrilling as it is demanding. We want to give our children all the things we didn’t have, to guarantee experiences to shape them into humans that can take on the challenges of the real world. But the truth is, sometimes we overdo it. Sometimes, instead of adding another toy to the toy box or downloading another educational app on the iPad, all we really need to do is let our children reach…

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Pajama Party with KicKee Pants

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 By Nina Spears
kickee pants with baby chick, best sleepwear for kids and moms

This post has been sponsored by KicKee Pants for an honest review. Thank you, KicKee, for partnering with us and thank you, Hotel Sorella, for allowing us to have our pajama party in one of your beautiful penthouse rooms. Read our policies page for more information. Have you ever seen or put something on your child and immediately wished they made it in your size? If so, you may already know about the company KicKee Pants. That certainly was my initial reaction when I first discovered them. I was introduced to the company by a previous client of mine years ago who had her son wear…

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3 Ways to Relieve Stress Naturally

Monday, March 20, 2017 By Ange Finn
ways to relieve stress, baby chick, busting stress by using tapping technique

If you’re reading this, you’ve got one or more of these: a new baby, a busy job, friends, family, social activities, and more . . . it’s no wonder you’re stressed! Yoga, deep breathing, exercise, meditation—you know all of these are great natural ways to cope with stress, but you barely have time to brush your hair, much less get on the mat or om your way to total bliss. If only you had a fast and effective way to stop stress in its tracks. Turns out—you do. At your fingertips. In my work as a tapping coach using Emotional…

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Curbing Pregnancy Cravings

Friday, March 17, 2017 By Amanda Davies
how to curb pregnancy cravings, baby chick

For many women, the first trimester of pregnancy is rough. Nausea, vomiting, food aversions, and exhaustion (to name a few) can really put a damper on the excitement of the precious little one growing in your belly. I was positive that as a Dietitian I would not let any of those pesky pregnancy problems get in the way of my healthy eating. After all, everything I was putting into my body was now going to affect not only me, but my child, too! Several weeks into my first trimester I was in for a big surprise: the nausea and exhaustion…

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