Fertile and Fit: Best Prenatal Workout Tools
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Fertile and Fit: Best Prenatal Workout Tools

Fertile and Fit: Best Prenatal Workout Tools Originally posted by Amy Tara Koch on bumpitupstyle.com Fudge, not fitness, is usually top of mind when you are pregnant.   But, let me tell you from experience, exercise makes a huge impact on how you gain the baby weight.  I hardly exercised in my first pregnancy and the…

Fever Fever on the Wall ….. One Mother’s Journey
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Fever Fever on the Wall ….. One Mother’s Journey

Fever Fever on the wall….One Mother’s Journey Caring for my child last weekend with a high fever confronted me with the reality that I have “fever phobia”.  A blog I was reading on Dr.Greene.com described me perfectly; basically panicking that the fever my child was exhibiting would somehow be the end of her.  Of course…

Your Well Being Depends On This One Simple Thing
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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…

Dr. Alyssa Berlin’s 5 Key Principles for Happy Parents and Effective Parenting
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Dr. Alyssa Berlin’s 5 Key Principles for Happy Parents and Effective Parenting

I want to share some principles for happy parents and effective parenting. But before I do, I want you to know that I am a firm believer that your ability to care for others, be it a partner or a child, stems from nurturing yourself. If you are completely depleted than you have nothing to…

Parenting in Front of Your Parents: Helpful Tips
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Parenting in Front of Your Parents: Helpful Tips

Whoever came up the old saying “you can’t live with them, you can’t live without them” must have been referring to their parents or in-laws. Nothing challenges your relationship with your parents more than joining their ranks and becoming parents yourselves. Having your own child often stirs up feelings about both the positive and negative…

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…

PAM 2009
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PAM 2009

PAM 2009 is underway.  The PAM Team is gearing up for a fabulous LA kick-off event, this year’s “Motherhood Begins Now” event will be on Saturday May 2nd.  We purposefully chose a weekend so that working mom’s/mom’s-to-be and their families can also join in the fun.  We will have our Mommy Lounge with wonderful spa…

Birth Doulas – An Essential Presence in Modern Maternity Care
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Birth Doulas – An Essential Presence in Modern Maternity Care

Birth Doulas – An Essential Presence in Modern Maternity Care By Ana Paula Markel Photo by Ron Hamad  In his last visit to Los Angeles, Dr. Michel Odent spoke beautifully about birth professionals having the ability to be bilingual. What an amazing concept! Doulas are bilingual. The role of the birthing doula gained popularity from…

What Exactly Is Mindful Parenting Anyway?
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What Exactly Is Mindful Parenting Anyway?

What does it mean to parent mindfully? There are many definitions on mindful parenting, and while they are indeed valid, I often feel they end up sounding vague. For example, “Parenting mindfully means parenting consciously with awareness of what the present moment requires.” Now while this certainly is true, what exactly does this mean? Another…

How can YOU have a PAM Party or Event in your town?
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How can YOU have a PAM Party or Event in your town?

For a few years now, there have been these events, celebrate mama!, that happen in local communities. Celebrate mama weaves together all the best resources for moms, connects organizations that cater to moms and families, and do it in a lively and unique setting. Celebrate mama! was founded by a mom who wanted to give…

Kelly Ripa Goes Green
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Kelly Ripa Goes Green

Check out this link to Kelly Ripa’s interview with Anna Getty, Josie Maran and Zem Joaquin. Three powerhouse mom’s in the green world who were inspired to choose a eco conscious lifestyle while they were pregnant – and what fabulous careers followed suit! FOR EVERY COMMENT on their website through 4/30, Electrolux will donate $1…