3 Ways to Relieve Stress Naturally

Monday, March 20, 2017 By Ange Finn
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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…


What Every Mom Should Know About Essential Oils

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 By Helen Sanders
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The tradition of healing ourselves with natural plant-based remedies is as old as time, itself. For millennia, cultures all over the world have practiced herbal medicine. Many people still believe it’s a much preferable alternative to drugs. Essential oils have been growing in popularity in recent years. They seem to be able to help with everything from migraines to digestion. But are essential oils a good, natural choice for our children? Read on to find out what every mom should know about essential oils. Even as a small girl I knew I wanted to be one thing—a mom. I mean,…


15 Ways to Engage with Your Baby

Monday, March 13, 2017 By Nina Spears
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Life with a newborn is an adjustment. It’s exhausting, repetitive and at times overwhelming, but it is also absolutely wonderful. Your days pretty much consist of changing diapers, feeding baby, soothing baby, bathing baby and putting baby to sleep. But once babies get a little older they start staying awake a little longer. Parents then begin to wonder what they should do with their babies. It’s not like they can move around, play or babble or laugh with you. What are some things that you can do with your new baby? Here are 15 different great ways to engage with your baby. 1. Babywearing There…


Spring Forward: 3 Simple Baby Sleep Tips

Thursday, March 9, 2017 By Violet Giannone

With daylight saving time just around the corner, it means we lose an hour of sleep, but for your baby it may be more complex than just that. Your baby’s internal sleep clock helps put your baby to sleep at a certain hour, and helps wake her up at pretty much the same time each morning. So it may be a little difficult to put your baby to sleep at the usual bedtime, and have her wake an hour later in the morning. If you have an early riser you may be getting excited about your baby waking an hour later,…


12 Tooth Fairy Ideas

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 By Nina Spears
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We all have fond memories of waiting for the Tooth Fairy and seeing what she would bring us after we lost a tooth. Since today is National Tooth Fairy Day we thought it would be fun to share with you some new ideas for the Tooth Fairy to create special memories with your children. Here are our 12 favorite ideas. 1. Fairy Money At my house, the Tooth Fairy left a different amount of money as I got older. I thought it was particularly fun when she left a $2 bill for me. Those were extra special. But if you want to jazz up…


How To Do Infant Massage

Friday, February 24, 2017 By Nina Spears
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The power of touch is profound. It can strengthen connections, heal, communicate, influence, and soothe when done lovingly. Our skin is our largest organ and it is the pathway for touch–one of our most powerful and important functions. For long-term wellbeing, touch is as important as food and security. It is such a powerful means of communication and is the first sense that we develop and the first language we learn. Done appropriately, massage has a profound capacity to nurture our relationships and our overall well-being. This is why massage–whether performed on adults or babies–has incredible results. Infant Massage As I was completing my birth doula and postpartum doula certifications,…


5 Things Every Mother Should Know Before Baby

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 By Nina Spears
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There are a lot of things that women say they wish they would have known before they had their baby. You obviously know that having a baby is going to change your life forever, but what do experienced moms wish they’d known before little ones came along? Here are the top five things moms have told us they wish they had known before baby: 1. Enjoy your sleep now, like seriously. I think we all know that you are not going to be sleeping very much when you have a baby. But I do think that there are some soon-to-be…


Resolving Infertility Naturally

Friday, February 10, 2017 By Ali Miller, RD, LD, CDE
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This year alone, more than 9 million Americans will experience infertility. Infertility is big business–it’s a 3 billion dollar a year industry that includes synthetic hormones, harmful interventions, and often extended emotional timeframes for families. The expense and stress of infertility along with side-effects of treatments are driving health trends to discover natural alternatives. Using functional integrative medicine, I always start with assessing the root cause of chronic conditions. To start, find a facility that can screen you for inflammatory and autoimmune conditions as well as hormonal imbalance and micronutrient deficiencies. You also want to immediately remove the primary inflammatory foods from…


6 Tips for Transitioning from Working Mom to a Stay-at-Home Mom

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 By Quinn Kelly

You’ve always been the achieving type since high school—straight A honor roll, student council president, and captain of the tennis team—and looked forward to the day you could one-day work and earn a living. And you didn’t waste any time doing after snagging your dream job a few short months post college graduation. And for the past five years you’ve worked your way up the corporate ladder even after having your first baby. But today, as you hold another positive pregnancy test in hand with your 18-month-old on your hip, you can’t help but wonder if the cost of paying…


Book Club | Bringing Up Bébé

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 By Nina Spears
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This New York Times Bestseller has had a lot of parents talking over the years. Can it really deliver on its promise to guide you to raise bright, well-mannered children while maintaining a full adult life? Well we’ve read the book and had a Book Club Live on Facebook discussing it. Watch the video below to learn more. Book Club: Bringing Up Bébé Join us as we discuss the controversial book Bringing Up Bébé and French parenting. We're wine-ding down the evening with a delicious box from Wine Down Box and discussing all the hot topics from the book. Grab a glass and join us…