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…

Nesting Into the Heart of Pregnancy with Scrapbooking
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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…

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…

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? …

The Most Essential Nutrient You Never Knew You Needed
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The Most Essential Nutrient You Never Knew You Needed

The Most Essential Nutrient You Never Knew You Needed By Eliza Leggatt, Nordic Naturals Educator   Most pregnant women know that omega-3 essential fatty acids are important, but many don’t realize how essential they truly are. In fact, omega-3s are crucial not only for baby, but for mother’s own well being too. Often called the “good…

#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…

Hydration: Getting Enough of the Good Stuff
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Hydration: Getting Enough of the Good Stuff

Staying hydrated is at the top of most “Staying Healthy While Pregnant & Nursing” lists, and rightly so. Over 70% of the human body is comprised of this life giving liquid, which aids in some of our body’s most essential bodily functions, especially while nursing or pregnant. Water helps dissolve the nutrients your body intakes,…

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…

Are You Full Yet Mama? Morning Sickness and Food
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Are You Full Yet Mama? Morning Sickness and Food

  Image by Ingrid Franz Moriarty, all rights reserved We are officially in the throes of the official hunger games for families and children….the Holiday Season!  I personally couldn’t believe how much I could stuff my belly this past Thanksgiving, and remembered the time when I was in the middle of my first Trimester, preggo,…

Thirsty? What Do You Reach For?
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Thirsty? What Do You Reach For?

When we think about healthy products for ourselves and our growing families, soda isn’t usually one that comes to mind.  So what did a group of passionate, health conscious, soda-loving people do about it?  Create an alternative! ZEVIA is the original, zero calorie, all natural soda safe for expectant mothers, children, diabetics and everyone in…