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  1. Baby
    The decision to be 'done' is a hard one. A personal one. One that often leaves people judging or questioning, no matter what you decide. We remember the thoughts of a mama who was real and vulnerable for us. --A Guest Post By A Mama Who Wished To Remain Anonymous-- I have five children, and...
  2. Green Goods
    From plastics containing endocrine disruptors to chronic stress, there's no shortage of reasons why hormones may fall out of balance. Seed cycling may just be one gentle solution for restoring hormonal harmony. Many women swear by seed cycling. From promoting regular menstrual cycles to fewer...
  3. Toddler & Child
    In the past few months, opening myself up to life's simple joys has been absolutely mood-boosting. I don't know about you, but I've been on an emotional roller-coaster ride lately. Some days I feel energized about all of the silver linings I've found during the current pandemic, and other days...
  4. Family Life
    Creating a family meditation practice is much easier than you might imagine. And now is a perfect time to do so! I know what some of you may be thinking. "No way, no how will my child sit still for a moment, much less to meditate. Family meditation? Ha!" I hear you. I have two live-in wiggle...
  5. Toddler & Child
    I used to worry about the lack of date nights my husband and I had. I don't anymore, and our marriage is stronger than ever. I now realize that, for us, they aren't necessary for a fulfilling marriage, and we are soaking up more time with our little ones because of it. No, we don't do 'date...
  6. Baby
    We were rushing out the door, scrambling to get big kids to the babysitter so that I could attend my six-week postpartum checkup. No one was listening. I had asked them repeatedly to follow instructions, but it hadn't seemed to register. I resorted to bellowing, adopting the distinct inflection...
  7. Toddler & Child
    Practicing yoga with your children is not only pure joy but extremely beneficial for yogis of all ages. Here's why we think you should be practicing yoga with kids. Katie Page, owner of the children's yoga studio, Wren's Nest, believes practicing yoga with your children strengthens family bonds...
  8. Toddler & Child
    A series of life events inspired Azin Lazzuli to create The Safety Rock, a book that teaches children to meditate with stones specifically chosen for their therapeutic properties. Azin recalls picking up rocks from the ground as a child and setting intentions with them. She remembers requesting...
  9. Baby
    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...
  10. Baby
    Catie Atkinson, the artistic mama behind the small shop SpiritYSol, is inspired to share a collective journey of motherhood through beautiful imagery. Catie created her premier piece of birth art during an intense first trimester with her second child. Titled, "Believe," this work, featuring a...
  11. Green Goods
    Yoni steaming (or vaginal steaming) is an ancient practice used all over the world for self-care, postpartum healing, and to address gynecological concerns. I took part in a yoni steaming ceremony six-weeks postpartum. When I first heard about vaginal steaming, I had no idea how beneficial it...
  12. Family Life
    The New Moon occurs when the sun and the moon are aligned. Many believe this moon phase is ripe for connecting through ritual and planting seeds of intention. The next new moon falls on August 11th, 2018. My family and I set intentions at both full and new moon gatherings. The gatherings we...
  13. Green Goods
    In many cultures, the weeks following the birth of a baby are rich with ceremonies and traditions allowing new mothers an opportunity to heal. I will never forget a birth story I heard years ago. The mother shared that she gave birth to her son in the morning and was back on the floor for her...
  14. Baby
    Many mamas-to-be spend hours researching and drafting their ideal birth plan, which is great. But I believe that making detailed preparations for after baby arrives is just as important. Nearly halfway through my second, and likely final, pregnancy, I began to ponder how I wanted to savor slow...
  15. Green Goods
    There is a lot of varied information on the topic of "getting pregnant." I spoke to my friend and reproductive health mentor, Dawn Leonard, about her important role in helping women understand their reproductive health. Here's my interview with Dawn Leonard: Q.What are the benefits of working...
  16. Green Goods
    While I am not a fan of the trendy phrase "clean eating," I love the idea of clearing out habits that don't serve me and replacing them with habits that do. Since we make countless decisions daily about the foods we eat, there are many opportunities to "spring clean" our choices. I can't...
  17. Family Life
    Holding space requires becoming completely present for someone else. When we hold space for our partner, we walk alongside them hand-in-hand, free of our own judgement, ego, and anxieties. One of my intentions for the New Year is to hold more space for my husband. More than anyone else in my...
  18. Pregnancy & Birth
    The month before your new baby arrives might be the longest in history. You can't wait to see your new baby! Here are seven things you can do to prepare (and make the time go faster)! The final weeks before baby comes tend to feel like an eternity. Your hips are aching, the heartburn is...
  19. Green Goods
    I must confess. I am a former exclusive coffee drinker, who recently fell in love with the health benefits and relaxation that comes with preparing and sipping a cup of hot loose-leaf tea. While I still pick up the occasional cup of Jo, my go-to morning beverage is now a black tea with the...
  20. Family Life
    Intentions are direct conscious reflections about desires, actions, and relationships that you wish to manifest. The New Year provides a fresh opportunity to set intentions for the months to come. Everything starts with an intention. I set an intention to sit down and write to you today. When I...
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