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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

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

Spirit-Led Parenting: How Motherhood Calls Us to Lay Down Our Livesby  

I vividly remember those weeks so many years ago, when I began my journey as a brand-new mom. I was clueless. I spent my pregnancy reading all sorts of good books but I somehow skipped over the very important topic... 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 Decision of Newborn Parents, Part 2by  

  Guest poster Christina began by sharing the first 5 decisions... today she continues on with 5 more decisions for parents of newborns. Please note: We do our utmost to offer the best and most accurate information that we can,... Read More

Postpartum Rest and Recovery Tips (From a Mama Who Learned the Hard Way)by  

The following question came in my e-mail box a couple of months ago: I am a mother of a one-year-old girl, and I am due with our second in June 2012. :) After I had my daughter, I was told... 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

Basic Necessities for a New Babyby  

Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer I'm not a child expert or anything. I've had a few babies. I've learned over the years that there is a lot of paraphernalia out there you could purchase or register for to get... Read More

Healing Ear Infections Holisticallyby  

Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer Last year this time, I prided myself on the fact that my 2 year old had never had a full-blown ear infection. A strong proponent of breastfeeding and having nursed her until she was... 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

The Handbook of Vintage Remedies: Review and Giveawayby  

This year I've committed myself to studying up on herbs in greater detail, learning how to use them for treating sicknesses, discomforts and other ailments, as well as for boosting our overall health. It's been fascinating so far and I... 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

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