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    As we're growing little humans in our bodies, the weight can really, well...weigh on us. It can affect us in different ways, and supporting our growing bellies can really make a difference in our joints, ligaments and back. Belly wrapping can even help baby find a comfy position, and that's good...
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    There are countless lists of what you need for your birth and in your birth bag. You can find a ton of different options on the internet and on Pinterest. You might spend your third trimester days on Amazon looking up postpartum essentials like a peri-bottle to spritz your "down-there" after...
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    The decision to circumcise your son is a personal one, and one that's no longer 'the' thing to do just because you have a baby boy. More and more mamas are choosing to keep their sons intact, and more medical professionals have opinions about it as well. What does one pediatric urologist think...
  4. Baby
    Motherhood is one of those openly incredible-but-a-little-terrifying things that no one really understands until they hold their baby in their arms and find themselves in the weeds. All those "things" that people tell you will happen or "things" that people tell you you will be feeling, or all...
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    They say there's nothing like being a mother, and we agree. There isn't. But something we don't often share about motherhood is how hard it is. More, we don't share why new motherhood is so hard, and we think now's a good time to remind mamas everywhere that they're not alone. I spent over a...
  6. Baby
      Bedsharing is something that many parents have done for hundreds of years, and only truly questioned in the last few decades with the advent of direct campaigns against bed-sharing and cosleeping. There are so many positive benefits to bed-sharing for both parents and children, though, and we...
  7. Baby
    It's impossible to avoid: Coronavirus exists and you need to protect yourself! And, if you find yourself pregnant during this global health crisis, you may, out of concern, turn to antimicrobial sanitizer. But research does NOT back that up, and actually suggests that pregnant women should...
  8. Baby
    It's a myth that you have to be completely ready for the baby when they make their grand appearance. In fact, you might be quite surprised at just what you don't need for a new baby! Let's face it. When we get those two pink lines (or find out we're pregnant however we find out), the dreams...
  9. Baby
    When you bring your little one into the world, the last thing you're probably expecting is for anything to go wrong and require the services of Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU). But, such is quite often the case for many mamas and their babies, and having a baby in NICU is an experience that's...
  10. Baby
    Are you curious to see where your child's name ranks in the most (or least) most popular baby names in the United States? The most common names of the DECADE have been compiled. Does your name make the list? Does your baby's? Is making the list something you aspire to or something you purposely...
  11. Baby
    The Social Security Administration has provided its annual list of popular baby names. The list is compiled from data on all U.S. births in 2018 and gives stats on the top 1000 baby names of that year. Most commonly used girls' and boys' names were chosen by as many as 20,000+ families - while...
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    Thank you to Lysa Parker and Barbara Nicholson, Attachment Parenting International co-founders, for this guest post. "Couples who are having difficulties in their relationship will find parenting to be an added stressor, not necessarily the blessing that solves all their problems." ~ Attached...
  13. Baby
    If you were to ask me, the best season to be blessed with a newborn baby is ANY season. Although, when looking through the lens of health risks, research reveals that some birth months may be better than others. I find it quite interesting that researchers have found links between many health...
  14. Baby
    Here's a guest post by Hailie Wolfe on a topic we all can relate to! Everyone poops. It's true. It's a normal, everyday part of life that we don't think twice about. Until we give birth and have our first postpartum poop. True Story -"When Abbie was one week old (Christmas Eve), Kevin went to...
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    When a new little one is about to come into your family, the adjustment can be difficult for the new big siblings. There's a lot of information out there about how to help your children adjust to a new baby once the baby is home, but there's not a tremendous amount of information specifically...
  16. Pregnancy & Birth
    It seems like nine months should be long enough to prepare for birth, but it's not. In fact, even though there are days you think your pregnancy may never end, the time comes where you can't even believe you got there that quickly. And don't be surprised if you think you have it all planned out...
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    What's in a name? Well, a lot, actually, and parents are often looking at the meanings of names just as much as they are the popularity of names when it comes to giving their wee ones lifetime monikers. So just what are the most popular names of the last century? Odds are, you have someone in...
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    In the first few raw days after giving birth to her seventh child, Arianna Alloway noticed that her own interpretation of her birth story felt muddled and confusing. Navigating these feelings led her to create a workbook designed to support anyone working through trauma or heaviness from a...
  19. Pregnancy & Birth
    Choosing a midwife or an OB can be a daunting task, but the right questions during the interview can help you find the support you want during pregnancy and labor. What tests do you require for your mothers? Doctors typically have a long list of prenatal tests they require of patients...
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    The Bradley Method for natural childbirth prepares expecting mothers (and their coaches) for childbirth through education, breathing, relaxation, nutrition, and exercise. When I became pregnant with my first son, I honestly had no clue what to expect from childbirth. I had seen extremely...
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