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Make-up Free Selfies and the Fight Against Cancer

Originally posted by MotherWise     An awesome sticker I saw at a natural foods co-op. You can get them here.   There is a new social media trend going around, the premise being to post "makeup-free selfies" to raise awareness and money for Cancer Research UK.  Headlines all over the web express excitement (and some dismay) that women, especially celebrities, are willing to go bare-faced for all to see.  It is considered noble and heroic in the name of curing cancer.   I think it's a neat idea, and I think everyone should advocate for what they believe in... read more

Your Two-Year-Old Knows Squatting is Better

This post is brought to us by Aly Brooks and Squatty Potty Aly holds a B.S. degree in Human Development. She blogs at Entirely Eventful Day where she writes about everything from Parenting Advice to Interior Design. She has three children and is married to her best friend. I have kids. I have been on more late-night diaper runs than I care to count. I have wiped more runny noses and bums than I care to remember. Fortunately, my kids are all old enough to use the toilet these days. While, on rare occasion I still hear, “somebody wipe my bum!” coming from the bathroom,... read more

Probiotics and Your Little Ones

This article is brought to us by WellFuture, maker of WellBelly and VacciShield   We have been hearing for some time now about the importance of probiotics and the benefits which come from including them in our diet. Recently, a lot of research has been done concerning the benefits of probiotics for infants and children and how this affects their health later in life.   Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria that line our digestive tracts and support digestive health as well as health throughout the body. Diets low in probiotic rich food or supplements, consuming... read more

Vaccine Flexible Pediatricians

Looking for a pediatrician who will respect your wishes when choosing what vaccinations to take, if any? Here's a community-created list that should be of help. Do you know a practitioner who is vaccine-flexible? Send an email to administrator@mothering.com and we'll place him/her as a featured practitioner.      ALABAMA   ALASKA     ARIZONA Jessica Mitchell, N.D. Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center 8010 E. McDowell Rd, Suite 111 Scottsdale, AZ 85257 (480) 970-0000 Provides Vaccination information and administration of most but not all... read more

Why Squat? Squatting For Pelvic Floor Health

This article is brought to us by sponsor Squatty Potty and thanks to Barbara Loomis from AlignmentMonkey!   Squatting regularly is important for pelvic floor health, but not all squats are created equal. In a natural squat (natural as in how nature intended) the pelvis is neutral relative to the spine.  This means that you would maintain a lumbar (low back) curve during a squat.  But because we have been sitting in chairs since first grade through high school or college, and then commuting to and from work in a car, sitting in chairs for meals, sitting on a toilet, and... read more

Vaccinations: Why All the Fuss?

Probiotics or Antibiotics?

This post is not medical advice and is not intended to replace medical advice.  I'm not a doctor.  I'm just a mother with a story to share.  The last few weeks have been a lesson in parenting my own daughter through medical issues.  Have we figured everything out?  Not really.  We do, however, have another piece of the puzzle.  Interestingly, this piece of the puzzle even has the doctor prescribing more natural remedies.  Here is our story.   It all started with bed-wetting.  My seven-year-old daughter, AJ, usually sleeps well and wakes up dry.  Now she was wetting the... read more

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe

This post is brought to us by Bob's Red Mill     Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 50 - 60 minutes Yield: 8 servings   It's not Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie. Now Celiac-sufferers won't miss out thanks to Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Pie Crust Mix.   1/2 package Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Pie Crust Mix, prepared and chilled 15 oz can Pumpkin Puree 12 oz can Evaporated Milk 2 Eggs 2 oz Butter, melted and cooled 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract 3/4 cup Brown Sugar, packed 1 tsp ground Cinnamon 1 tsp ground Ginger 1/2 tsp ground Allspice 1/4 tsp ground... read more

Fight the signs of aging, naturally!

Uli Jacob of True Natural shared this blog post with us, sponsored by True Natural.     Say Good-Bye to Chemicals!   There are plenty of natural solutions for every skin issue to prevent and protect, from fine lines and wrinkles to dryness, dullness, dark spots and skin thinning. By adopting an anti-aging skincare regimen in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition, achieving a radiant complexion is absolutely attainable.    Lifestyle Healthy skin is equated with a healthy lifestyle for good reason. Do the following and you’ll look younger for... read more

Four Great Homeopathic Remedies for Postpartum Mothers

by Katharina Sandizell   There are several homeopathic remedies that are a great relief for post-partum mothers while hormones are still shifting. They can help with many of the typical complaints that new mothers experience. Below is a list of several remedies that I have found very useful when treating mothers.   During this special time when the body is navigating so many changes, women often experience headaches, exhaustion, problems with nursing, and mood swings. Since many remedies can express similar physical symptoms, I have first and foremost described the... read more

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