Moving For Expecting Moms

By |2022-07-25T12:44:04-05:00July 25th, 2022|Awareness, Healthy Lifestyle|

So the time has come... moving. While it is not ideal to move when pregnant, sometimes life happens. Here are some pre, during, and post-moving tips.   No matter how well you handle stress, everyone becomes stressed when moving. Physical stress on your body can be lessened by getting help whether it be professional or from your support circle. However, emotional stress can be harder to prepare for. [...]

Fashion Revolution Week 2022

By |2022-04-19T12:02:23-05:00April 19th, 2022|Awareness, Environmental Impact, Organic Cotton|

In 2013, the Rana Plaza, a building in Bangladesh, which held five garment factories, and employed around 5,000 people collapsed. The people working in the building were manufacturing clothing for many of the largest global fashion brands. The collapse killed at least 1,132 people – mostly young women – and another 2,500 were injured, making it the fourth largest industrial disaster in history. Five months earlier, 112 workers lost their lives [...]

Fresh Insight For The First Time Mama

By |2022-03-24T12:09:21-05:00March 24th, 2022|Awareness|

Fresh Insight For The First Time Mama Without question, there are so many things that start swirling through your head when you see that pink line. And one quick Google search of “How to prepare for baby?” yields 2.7 BILLION search results. That is a never-ending rabbit hole, and one that is sure to make you think that you will never be as prepared as Google thinks you should be.  [...]

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 [...]

Positive Existential Therapy for Postpartum Depression

By |2020-02-17T14:08:04-06:00February 17th, 2020|Awareness|

Positive Existential Therapy has been proven successful in treating postpartum depression. The American Dream consists of getting a wife and a house, with a few kids in the mix. Having children is considered part and parcel of life, whilst some may abstain due to a lack of financial security or interest, many more reproduce generations. Motherhood is said to be a wonderful thing, and many women are biologically programmed to [...]

What Every Mom Must Know About the AAP’s New Plastic-Safety Guidelines for Kids

By |2020-01-28T14:09:55-06:00January 28th, 2020|Awareness|

The organization is telling parents to be careful when purchasing particular foods. A new policy statement from the American Association of Pediatrics is advising parents to avoid certain types of food to prevent children from ingesting potentially harmful chemicals. The statement, titled “Food Additives and Child Health,” says that parents should limit the number of processed meats, food stored in plastic and canned foods that they purchase—especially if they are [...]

Remembering Isabel On National Pregnancy And Infant Loss Remembrance Day

By |2019-10-14T20:13:23-05:00October 14th, 2019|Awareness|

Q:  What were the circumstances surrounding the death of your daughter Isabel?   A:  I found out I was pregnant at the end of August in 2014. This was my first pregnancy, and I was just shy of my 38th birthday. Due to my “advanced age”, my OB sent me to see a perinatal specialist. From my first appointment, they knew something was wrong.   On the sonogram, they saw [...]