When Breastfeeding is NOT the Best Choice

Monday, June 19, 2017 By Cheyenne Bell

If you are a mom or thinking about becoming a mom, you’ve most likely heard about the benefits of breastfeeding your baby. In the past few decades, breastfeeding rates have risen steadily, likely due to the increased understanding of breastfeeding by medical professionals, combined with the efforts of organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, WHO and the Le Leche League that have been working hard to promote breastfeeding and support breastfeeding mothers. While there is no doubt that the rising rates of breastfeeding is a very good thing, there are some circumstances in which breastfeeding may not be the best…


Mommy Chick of the Month | Jessie Hale from Hello My Love

Monday, June 5, 2017 By Nina Spears

June is here! And we have one fabulous mama that we’d like to introduce you to. She’s our June Mommy Chick of the Month, Jessie from Hello My Love Blog! I’ve been following her on Instagram for a while now. You’ll immediately notice and admire her beautiful photos, but soon you will feel like you are following a friend. I love how real and down to earth she is about life with kids, marriage, living a healthy lifestyle and more. She is also an event planner! Please meet our new Mommy Chick, Jessie. 🙂 Nina: Hi, Jessie! Tell us a little bit about Hello My…


My Unplanned, Unassisted, Home Birth

Thursday, June 1, 2017 By Alayna Pagnani-Gendron
unplanned natural home birth

As my son’s second birthday is quickly approaching I am reflecting on his unplanned, but awesome home birth. I had an easy, healthy, low risk pregnancy, which made me a great candidate for a natural birth center birth. I prepared hard for my birth by practicing yoga, taking hypnobirthing classes, squatting regularly, and eating a high protein diet. But, of course, I would slip in some chocolate chip cookies here and there! I also got chiropractic adjustments regularly to keep my spine in good alignment and the baby in the ideal birthing position. I remember the day I went into…


10 Bad Habits Moms Need to Break

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 By Nina Spears
10 bad habits moms need to break

Motherhood is not for the weak. We all know that. It’s a tough job; if not the toughest. You have so much on your plate including molding a child into an independent, honest human being that will be a good member of society. No big deal. The problem that I have noticed though is that some moms have a few bad habits that they need to break. No one is perfect, but we all need to slow down sometimes and take a step back to look at the important things in life. So mama, if you know you are struggling…


6 Reasons Why Training for a Marathon and Bedtime are Basically the Same Thing

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 By Quinn Kelly
baby chick, marathon, bedtime

The other day a friend asked me, “Would you ever be interested in running a marathon with me?” And before I could emphatically scream NO—in Spanish, French, and Italian for added fervor—she began to describe the 18-week training program she had in mind. But as she talked, I came to a shocking realization: I have somehow been tricked into marathon training for the last EIGHT YEARS. And no, I don’t mean marathon training in the traditional sense of the word because the only running I do is when my toddler escapes from me at the store. Instead, I’m talking about…