Self Confidence in Breastfeeding for Mama and Babe

Every newborn, when placed on the mother's chest, soon after birth, has the ability to find its mother's breast and latch at mom’s nipple all on their own. This is called the 'Breast Crawl' and it’s far more common when moms and newborns are kept together, undisturbed, after birth.When left alone and in a laying down position mom and baby have perfect skin to skin

Self Confidence in Breastfeeding for Mama and Babe 2017-11-10T03:52:14+00:00

DIY Mommy and Toddler Road Trip Survival Kit

Summer goes by way too fast, and kids grow up too soon! Don’t wait another minute. You can survive a spur-of-the-moment road trip with your toddler and have fun doing it. Here’s my car essentials kit / road trip survival kit. Why not put one together for yourself? One of these days, you’ll wake up and be free to say “let’s go!” Fun in the

DIY Mommy and Toddler Road Trip Survival Kit 2017-11-10T03:32:07+00:00

Is It OK to Exercise If I am Breastfeeding?

We get this question occasionally at FIT4MOM. There are myths or old wives tales that working out when you are breastfeeding is not advised. The concern is that exercising could affect the quantity or quality of the breast milk. Here are the facts... Moderate exercise will not affect the quality of your breast milk - There is no marked increase in lactic acid, which was

Is It OK to Exercise If I am Breastfeeding? 2017-11-10T03:32:07+00:00

Breastfeeding Tips from an Expert

image via Jennie Quicksall Photography Congratulations. You are expecting a new baby and among the many decisions you will make is how will you feed your baby. If you are considering breastfeeding you may be a bit apprehensive about stories friends and family members may have told you about nipple pain, low milk supply and difficulty with feedings. Questions abound as to whether it is

Breastfeeding Tips from an Expert 2017-11-10T03:32:07+00:00

DIY Nature’s Pregnancy Pain Relief Kit

Who doesn’t have the occasional sore back or achy feet with pregnancy? Here’s a great little kit you can make yourself to help soothe yourself when your maternity massage therapist is on vacation. It’s a great money-saving quick fix, too. It’s especially fun to use when your significant other can help! What You Need -Essential Oils: I like to use a blend called Valor from

DIY Nature’s Pregnancy Pain Relief Kit 2017-11-10T04:07:10+00:00

Second Month of Pregnancy: Survival Mode

Image by Ingrid Franz Moriarty By the second month, most moms-to-be know they’re expecting. This stage may seem a bit surreal in your mind, while your body faces reality head-on. Many experience fatigue, breast tenderness, digestive upsets and “morning sickness,” which can honestly be “all day sickness.” Nausea and throwing up lie on a spectrum of never to all the time for some

Second Month of Pregnancy: Survival Mode 2017-11-10T04:07:10+00:00

Nesting Into the Heart of Pregnancy with Scrapbooking

A friend of mine created this beautiful one-of-a-kind quilted binder cover many years ago, and it was so pretty I didn’t know what to do with it! She knew I loved warm, bright colors and designed it just for my personality. It sat in my closet waiting for a special occasion. The time finally came when I became pregnant with my little miracle baby. My

Nesting Into the Heart of Pregnancy with Scrapbooking 2017-11-10T04:07:10+00:00

Uncertainty, Surprise, and Anticipation: Pregnancy Month 1

  Image by Classic Kids Photography Did you know that the first two weeks of pregnancy, by U.S. standards, are not really “pregnancy” at all, but the week leading up to ovulation and fertilization? Yes, by the time most moms-to-be learn they are expecting (around the days of the first missed period), they are considered one month into the game. Some women, especially

Uncertainty, Surprise, and Anticipation: Pregnancy Month 1 2017-11-10T04:07:10+00:00

Your Well Being Depends On This One Simple Thing

If you’re reading this, you’re at least a small part of the disconnect we, as mothers and fathers, have with nature. Many of us are first-generation digital natives, having been brought up with technology as part of our daily lives. We have begun to lose touch with ourselves, as Dr. Carl Gustav Jung implicated many years ago, even before the internet and smart phones were even

Your Well Being Depends On This One Simple Thing 2017-11-10T04:07:10+00:00

Simple Changes, Big Payoffs: Eliminating Toxins for Baby

  Image by Ingrid Franz Moriarty No one is perfect, and we can’t prevent exposure to every toxin out there. However, we can all do our part to reduce our babies’ exposure to harsh chemicals that could damage their health now and in the years to come.  This can start as soon as you are pregnant, no need to wait until the baby

Simple Changes, Big Payoffs: Eliminating Toxins for Baby 2017-11-10T04:07:11+00:00