Motherhood Articles

Tips and resources to help moms create healthy lifestyles for their families through natural pregnancy and birth, positive parenting and natural living.

Top 7 Natural Baby Gifts for Summer

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It seems like most of my friends are pregnant of late... and for the first time in a long time, I'm not pregnant along with them, so I'm enjoying going to their baby showers and spoiling them with … [Read more...]

Natural & Organic Baby Formula Options

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I have a confession to make... and I feel like it makes me a terrible mother... I've never enjoyed nursing my babies. In fact, it pretty much drives me crazy. And I feel guilty that I don't enjoy … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to Moms on Mother’s Day

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Last year, a video called "The World's Toughest Job" went viral.  In this video, people came in to interview for a job for "Director of Operations" and were told that it required 135+ hours per week … [Read more...]

Reasons to Hire a Doula + 14 Questions to Ask First

Benefits of a doula and reasons to hire one 365x274 Reasons to Hire a Doula + 14 Questions to Ask First

If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it. ~ John H. Kennell, MD I've had the privilege of serving as a doula dozens of times, for many different types of births, and each time I … [Read more...]

Mommy Hacks – Tips for Moms

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I've had a running list in my phone of tips I found that saved me time or money (or made my life much easier). My hope was to work them into posts so I could share them, but the list was getting … [Read more...]

The Bored Jar – Tip for Moms

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At our house, boredom is not allowed and is never an excuse to watch TV or complain. My children know all too well that complaining "Mom, I'm bored," is a fast way to get assigned an extra chore or … [Read more...]

Natural Ways to Help C-Section Recovery

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Giving birth to a baby is tough work, no matter how the little one decides to enter the world. Having had a c-section and natural births, I can say that while natural birth can be harder pre-birth, … [Read more...]

How to Have a Natural & Gentle Cesarean

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One of the single most difficult moments of my life was as I was being wheeled down the hall to an emergency c-section and I hugged my husband good-bye and we said our "I love yous." He was able to … [Read more...]

Best Natural Toys for Kids

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It wasn't until I had my first child that I ever really thought about the ingredients used to make many common household objects or their potential dangers. Once I had a little one who completely … [Read more...]

Homemade Baby Balm Skin Cream

Homemade baby balm recipe with all natural ingredients 365x274 Homemade Baby Balm Skin Cream

When I was pregnant with my first child, I was given literally 11 bottles of baby lotion by friends and relatives. The smell reminded me of my own childhood and I loved that it was a lotion specially … [Read more...]