What If I Don’t Choose to Breastfeed?
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What If I Don’t Choose to Breastfeed?

We are rounding the last lap of the National Month celebrating Breastfeeding.  We have shared stories and been inspired by women all month in our twitter parties and FB chats on their experiences nursing.  We have supported a day of public nursing in in LA County, #Boobolution.  And we have provided vital information and linked…

Summer Holiday Safety Tips for the Preggo & Post Partum Mom
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Summer Holiday Safety Tips for the Preggo & Post Partum Mom

What first comes to mind when I ask you about summer holidays and safety?  I’m a product of my generation and immediately think of car accidents (aka drinking and driving) or when it comes to the 4th of July, firecracker safety.  What do either of those activities have to do with pregnancy and post partum? …

#ThankfulThursday – Pregnancy is Internal
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#ThankfulThursday – Pregnancy is Internal

Photograph by Ingrid Franz Moriarty, all rights reserved What does Pregnancy is internal mean? Kind of like what does Pregnancy Awareness mean, right?  It’s 1 part “duh” and another part “ahhh”.    There is so much happening inside our bodies when we are pregnant, think of it for a moment.  Life is being created, inside…

Quick Tips to Reduce Pregnancy Leg Cramps!
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Quick Tips to Reduce Pregnancy Leg Cramps!

We have all suffered from it, the painful, stop everything, nothing else matters I’m having a LEG CRAMP, OWWWW!  The pain is excruciating, and it takes 110% of your focus in that moment, but it feels like forever.  Heck, I even have trouble breathing or catching my breath sometimes with the dreaded leg cramp!  And…

Baby Knows Best – Why RIE? A taste of this amazing method in parenting.
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Baby Knows Best – Why RIE? A taste of this amazing method in parenting.

Anna and I had the wonderful experience of participating and being taught parenting education classes through the RIE method in Los Angeles with all of our children. It is a method that is focused on parenting infants through the 2 year of life. My memories of those parenting classes was that they felt more like…

A Refreshing Breakfast for the Pregnant & Nursing Champion!
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A Refreshing Breakfast for the Pregnant & Nursing Champion!

Image from Anni Daulter’s book: Ice Pop Joy Anna and I just adore author, Anni Daulter and all that she has done to support women in the kitchen!  As well as pregnancy!  She has a baby food cookbook, Organically Raised, that Anna used a lot with her 2nd child.  And need I remind that Anni…

Sneak Peak of New Baby Gear Showing at ABC Kids Expo
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Sneak Peak of New Baby Gear Showing at ABC Kids Expo

Each October practically every baby gear/food/product company in America (and some international) gathers, along with pregnancy and baby magazines, to display their merchandise.  It is typically THE time of the year where they launch new products or reveal future launches.  Most of all the Mom Bloggers are at the show too, as are Mommy Clubs,…

Five Organics Food Benefits, Pregnancy and Beyond
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Five Organics Food Benefits, Pregnancy and Beyond

Image by Alisa Donner It is not surprising that many women begin learning about organic food options during pregnancy. By now you have probably already eyed the organic grocery store options and have friends who feed their babies exclusively organic produce. Whether you are already buying organic food or you are just considering the options…

In the Glow: Pregancy, Birthing, & the Wisdom of Dr. Michel Odent
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In the Glow: Pregancy, Birthing, & the Wisdom of Dr. Michel Odent

Earlier this Spring I had the amazing opportunity to listen to Dr. Michel Odent, MD speak at BINI Birth in Sherman Oaks, CA.  A French surgeon who is  a true pioneer in the history of childbirth, well known as an advocate for natural birth, champion of the innate capacity of a woman to know how to…