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Seasons of Giving and Receiving
2016-11-16
Seasons of Giving and Receiving
Photo: @audreyblake_   Seasons of Giving and Receiving As women, we are natural-born givers. It is engrained in our being to give to and do for others. When we enter the season of motherhood, this is amplified even more as we have a tiny life that depends on us for so long. We pour into them each and every day: caring, loving, teaching, and comforting. We go to bed at night exhausted from giving until our own cup is empty. If there is one thing I have learned so far in this journey of life, it is that there are seasons of giving and receiving. I want to share this because I know that there are so many mothers out...

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Surprise Uses for Breast Milk
2016-11-14
Surprise Uses for Breast Milk
Surprise Uses for Breast Milk When you become a mom, you discover a whole new set of ailments and health issues in your family. Most of them will happen to your little one—from ear infections to rashes—and you may be looking for natural remedies. If you’re breastfeeding your little one I have great news! Breast milk is not only packed with great nutrients for your baby, but it also has many uses besides nutrition. There are a lot of “old wives’ tales” out there about different remedies for common health issues, but breast milk is definitely not among them. Breast milk has antibodies that help fight infection as well as anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. The healing properties are real and...

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Sleep Safety While Traveling
2016-11-10
Sleep Safety While Traveling
Photo: @beetandbaguette Sleep Safety While Traveling November is Child Safety Protection Month. This was created as an awareness campaign to remind parents, grandparents, friends and caregivers of the potential dangers children face in everyday situations. We wanted to join in the movement and share with focus on infant safety while traveling. It can be difficult when you’re on-the-go to maintain the level of safety that you do at home, but there shouldn’t be any exception to the safe sleep guidelines that are recommended to parents. We have some tips that will help if you’re planning to go out of town in the near future.      Plan ahead and ask questions. Whether you’re staying with friends/family or at a hotel, ask questions!...

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Cooking With Your Toddler
2016-11-07
Cooking With Your Toddler
Photo: @kellie.pardoe   Cooking with your Toddler Cooking is not only an important life skill, but it can also be a wonderful family bonding experience! By including your children in the kitchen while they are young, you’re instilling a love for cooking and nutrition early on. This will help you all to gravitate toward cooking instead of eating out more. Not only is eating out more expensive, but it can also be much less healthy. We’ve got some tips for including your little one in the kitchen as well as a few kid-friendly meal ideas to help you get started.      Start when she’s a baby. Babies can’t help yet, but the kitchen is full of sensory experiences that can expand...

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Child Safety Protection Month
2016-11-03
Child Safety Protection Month
Photo: @raspberryglow   Child Safety Protection Month November is Child Safety Protection Month. This was created as an awareness campaign to remind parents, grandparents, friends and caregivers of the potential dangers children face in everyday situations. We wanted to join in the movement and share with you a focus on infant safety. As a parent, we try so very hard to keep our children safe, but we often overlook some of the small things that can make a huge difference in our day-to-day lives. Childhood accidents can mean lifelong consequences, and while that is a very somber statement we’d often like to avoid talking about, there are easy ways to take preventative action!      Introducing solid food. There will come a...

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