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You can’t ruin a baby {grace for the mom feeling confused & overwhelmed}by  

Feeling overwhelmed and afraid? New momma, don't fear – you can't ruin a baby! Here's grace for new moms, and any other mom feeling confused and stressed! Note: This post might not be saying what you think it is. It... Read More

What I Wish I Could Have Told My Pregnant Selfby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer This post is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical conditions; talk to your doctor or midwife about pregnancy, postpartum and newborn concerns. You know how hindsight is 20/20? I wish I had a... Read More

5 Practices of Natural Motheringby  

Please note that today's post is not intended to make any mother feel "unnatural" or that this way of mothering is "better" than or superior to other ways. I am friends with plenty of mothers who do not chose these... Read More

Taking Care of Mom After Baby’s Arrivalby  

By Contributing Writer Brandy Ferguson Most moms will admit that those first few weeks after giving birth are the most challenging, and as a mom of a newborn myself, in spite of the fact that he's our eighth, I am... Read More

10 Decisions for Parents of Newbornsby  

Guest Post by Christina Szrama Getting to the birth of your child took a dozen medical decisions at least, some small, some large.  Well, your baby’s been born, you’re recovering (or trying to), and the decisions just won’t let up. ... Read More

The Nursing Basket: A Breastfeeding Mother’s Helpby  

  Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer The birth of a new baby brings an abundance of joy and excitement...and lots of rest, for both mom and baby. Frequent nursing keeps a new mother from extending herself too much, forcing her... Read More

Feeding Babies: A Relaxed, Common Sense Approachby  

This post was originally published over a year ago, but I continue to find questions on feeding babies and introducing solids in my inbox, so I thought that this was worth re-posting. And with another year to see how Johanna... Read More

Prevention and Treatment of Mastitis: Natural Alternatives to Taking Antibioticsby  

As any breastfeeding mama can tell you, mastitis is one of the nastiest things to deal with. These infections (which stem from a clogged milk duct) can come on quickly, bringing with them raging fevers and achy, fluish feelings, as... Read More

Results and Thoughts on the Survey: Breastfeeding vs. Return of Menstrual Cycleby  

At long (long) last, time to analyze this survey on Breastfeeding vs. Return of Menstural Cycle that just blew me out of the water with all of the responses it received! So... what is the relationship between breastfeeding and the... Read More

Take my Survey: Breastfeeding vs. Return of Menstrual Cycleby  

As a mom who delays solids, nurses for an extended period of time and offers nighttime nursing for most of the first year, my cycle takes its sweet time returning. However, I know that this isn't the case for every... Read More

Diary of Nursing a Low Milk Supplyby  

Struggling with a low milk supply can be tough. It's disheartening to know that you're not making enough milk to satisfy your baby and it takes real work to bring that milk supply back up to where it needs to... Read More

Cleansing and Detoxing: A Few Simple Ways to Do Itby  

One of the things about living in a polluted world, full of toxic chemicals in the water, air, food supply, etc. is that they don't just stay on the outside but many of them end up on the inside, too.... Read More

Herbs for the Fussy Babyby  

 Johanna at about 1 month old, during the worst of her colic and baby acne Colic and fussiness in young babies just isn't fun for anyone. Not for the baby. Certainly not for the parents. It can be downright exhausting,... Read More

Herbs for the New Mamaby  

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Breastfeeding for Heart Healthby  

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Two Reviews: Helps for Breastfeeding Mamasby  

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Sweet, little nurslingsby  

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Q & A: On a cleanse while breastfeeding?by  

This week I received an excellent comment:"On a cleanse diet"? are you still breastfeeding?  do the toxins leach in to breastmilk?  I'm just curious, because I'm interested in doing a cleanse and I'm breastfeeding my baby.  Any info you have... Read More

Raising healthy eaters- Getting off to the best startby  

Before we are off and running on topics such as healthy snacks and lunches, getting your kids interested and involved in nutrition, and help for picky toddlers, I thought that we would touch on this all important subject of what... Read More

Just another reason…by  

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