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A Farewell Post

January 26, 2019

I’ve always been thirsty for information and an avid researcher. That kicked into full swing when my husband and I decided to start a family almost nine years ago. It doesn’t seem that long ago but things were quite different back then. Buzzwords such as holistic, organic, and non-toxic were more obscure… and alternatives to the mainstream weren’t readily available. I had to dig deep to find good information to make healthier choices for my body, baby and home. I became…

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ENERGY MUSE Mindful Mom Mala Necklace Review & Giveaway

April 24, 2016

Hey mamas! I’m starting off the week with a giveaway and special offer you don’t want to miss! A long-time Energy Muse devotee, I was excited to receive their new Mindful Mom Mala Necklace and Bracelet. Co-created by Lori Bregman (fellow doula, life coach and author of The Mindful Mom-to-Be) and Heather Askinosie, these pieces help to promote mindfulness for mothers during pregnancy and motherhood. As a birth doula, wife and mother of two boys, I give a lot of energy to others. Practicing self-care,…

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Hands Free Mama

October 26, 2015

I first came across Hands Free Mama and her journey to slow down in a post called, The Day I Stopped Saying Hurry Up. Her words hit like a ton of bricks: “When you’re living a distracted life, every minute must be accounted for. You feel like you must be checking something off the list, staring at a screen, or rushing off to the next destination. And no matter how many ways you divide your time and attention, no matter…

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Bringing Sexy Back… After Baby

February 3, 2015

Let’s face it. I’m exhausted and overwhelmed by the demands of being a new mother… so feeling sexy isn’t the first thing on my mind.  It’s easy to get stuck in sweats and breastmilk-stained shirts, but taking some self-care has helped boost my confidence and reignite my inner spark. Start the day off right Take a small amount of time for a morning routine. Even if it means putting baby in a bouncy seat in the bathroom, start off the day with…

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Breastfeeding Tips for New Mothers

August 30, 2013

After overcoming many breastfeeding challenges with my older son, I became a Lactation Educator and Counselor to help support other mothers and babies on their breastfeeding journeys.  In addition to my formal training, I learned a lot from experience, so when my younger son and I hit some bumps in the road, we were able to move past them quickly. Here are some tips for getting breastfeeding off to a good start! Prepare ahead of time by taking a good prenatal breastfeeding class and reading…

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Interview With Motherhood Artist Katie m. Berggren

September 19, 2012

I am so honored for the opportunity to interview internationally recognized award-winning painter and mother Katie m. Berggren. You may be familiar with her beautiful paintings or perhaps you are discovering her here for the first time. I am so drawn to the warmth, love and magic between mother and child that she beautifully captures in her paintings and I know you will be too! Hi Katie! Can you please share a little bit about yourself? I grew up in the…

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Words of Wisdom for New Mothers

July 21, 2012

A heartfelt hank you to all my wonderful mama friends for contributing to this post by sharing your personal experiences and sage advice for new mothers! Listen, and look into the eyes of your child. He or she will tell you what they need. Consider joining a new mothers group and/or breastfeeding support group like La Leche League. It is a place to find understanding, sisterhood, knowledge and support. Together you can problem-solve and share the wisdom that you collectively have…

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