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Screen Time Rules (and why they matter)

By |2021-06-27T16:28:19-05:00June 27th, 2021|Awareness|

Screen Time Rules (and why they matter) Before I became a mama, there were a lot of things I had ideas about. What to feed my kids, the way we’d speak to each other, the types of activities we’d participate in, the amount of time they’d spend in front of the television. To be honest, I clichély assumed that I could excel as a mother in all of these spaces [...]

Caffeine Consumption Prenatally & Postpartum

By |2021-01-10T11:56:59-06:00January 10th, 2021|Awareness|

Sometimes, when we are pregnant, it feels as if all we are subjected to is rules. Rules for how to exercise, how to eat, how to care for our bodies, how to feel, what to put on our skin. For the mama choosing to breastfeed or pump, the rules continue postpartum, as our bodies are working hard to make the milk meant to nourish our littles ones. As I walk [...]

The Newborn Stomach: It’s Smaller Than You Think!

By |2020-11-01T14:05:37-06:00November 1st, 2020|Awareness|

After assisting countless women give birth, as well as being the mama in the bed at my own two births, I feel that I can say with almost 100% certainty that the question of “Is my baby getting enough to eat?” dominates the thought of nearly every mama of every newborn. Those first few days, the newborn and breast milk system, beautiful though it is, doesn’t always appear to be [...]

Surviving Pandemic And Motherhood

By |2020-05-04T12:19:29-05:00May 4th, 2020|Natural Parenting|

This pandemic has hit me like a ton of bricks. I’m a medical doctor, and I have a background in public health and epidemiology (the study of disease)- This has made me keenly aware of the impact COVID-19 would have on our lives, as well as the lasting changes it would make on our society. In early March, as I saw the tidal wave that was coming for us, I [...]

How Daily Meditation Can Help You Be a Better Mother

By |2020-01-19T11:48:10-06:00January 19th, 2020|Healthy Lifestyle|

You’re a busy mom. You have a lot on your plate, from work to kids’ activities to family relationships. There are tantrums, meals to prepare, daily needs, and so much more that make parenting extremely challenging. In short, it’s not always easy to recognize proper parenting techniques or have the patience you need to get through your day. What’s the solution? Consider meditation. Countless studies reveal the powerful effect of [...]

Keeping the Home Toxin-Free

By |2020-01-13T11:31:07-06:00January 13th, 2020|Healthy Lifestyle|

As parents, we always want the best for our kids. The best food. The best clothes. The best education. You name it! But when it comes to their health, we should always go two steps further in making sure our decisions are well-founded. Given the fact that there are numerous health threats even at home, it's our job to make sure that our kids are able to lead healthier lives [...]

How to Raise Environmentally Aware Children, 3 Easy Steps

By |2020-01-04T11:39:52-06:00January 4th, 2020|Natural Parenting|

The decision to have kids is something that no one should take lightly. Child-rearing is a huge responsibility that demands a lot of adjustments from you and your partner. After all, your parenting has lifelong consequences for your child. Basically, your task is to mold the little ones into productive people who contribute significantly to their communities. Because of this, choosing the right school for them is naturally a major [...]

Have Yourself a Minimalist Little Christmas

By |2019-12-08T12:31:22-06:00December 8th, 2019|Healthy Lifestyle|

Minimalism as a counter-cultural movement has been increasing in recent years. Perhaps you've jumped on the minimalist bandwagon and are happily downsizing, reducing your consumerism, and creating less waste – all of which gift you with more time and energy to enjoy the most meaningful things in life. But now it's time for Christmas. If you've recently begun converting to a more minimalist lifestyle, the holidays present a formidable challenge [...]

Is Polyester Fleece Trashing Our Oceans?

By |2019-11-24T11:32:04-06:00November 24th, 2019|The Environment|

Is it true that polyester fleece clothing is a huge contributor to the problem of plastic in our oceans? —Mickey Walton, Seattle, WA We’re all familiar with the issue of non-biodegradable plastic debris (shopping bags, soda bottles, fishing nets etc.) clogging up our waterways and making its way out to sea—sometimes accumulating in huge “gyres.” But what you might not realize is that even if you are responsible about recycling [...]