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Natural Teething Remedies Explored

Natural Teething Remedies Explored

When doing my research on natural teething remedies before Little Miss was born, I read more than a few stories of babies that had amber necklaces in place before teething really got under way and then one day their mothers discovered fully emerged teeth without […]

AIP for the Breastfeeding Mum

AIP for the Breastfeeding Mum

For many of us, our children inspire us to do better, to be better. We want to give them the very best of ourselves, mind and body. Having Little Miss join our family has made that all too real for me. I’m so glad I […]

5 Reasons Why I Love Breastfeeding a Toddler

5 Reasons Why I Love Breastfeeding a Toddler

This time last year, Little Miss was still a helpless, dependent, exclusively-breastfed little squish.  The stress surrounding her birth weight and weight gain were a much more recent memory, and I was just starting to get confident enough in my ninja nursing skills to nurse […]

Eat Dates for a Better Birth

Eat Dates for a Better Birth

Dates, those odd-looking, deliciously chewy and sweet little brown nuggets, have been a dietary staple of many traditional cultures for centuries and often play a significant role in their medical practices as well. And for good reason!  Dates are nutritional powerhouses jam packed with no […]

DIY Montessori Octahedron Mobile

DIY Montessori Octahedron Mobile

I stumbled across the Montessori model of childhood education during my pregnancy.  The focus on supporting the child’s learning and development by meeting him where he’s at, at a given stage really appealed to me.

Why I Chose Cloth (and you might, too!)

Why I Chose Cloth (and you might, too!)

If I’d asked myself ten years ago if I would have ever considered cloth diapering, you would have gotten a pretty accurate rendition of the Sheldon Cooper facial expression suggesting you’d gone mad.  I didn’t even have a babysitting career to speak of because I […]