Written by Sherrie Cook, Contributing Writer There are many reasons to choose cloth diapers for your baby. Many mums choose cloth to aid in the prevention of diaper rashes. Cloth diapers are breathable, allowing air to flow freely through them. This constant air movement provides a natural, dry environment without using harsh chemicals next to baby's skin. In most cases, rashes are "gone with the wind". Unfortunately, not even using cloth guarantees a rash-free childhood for your little one. Rashes in the diaper area can [...]
It’s a rare day that goes by in our home when we don’t make a fruit smoothie. Call us addicted. It’s a wonderful addiction to have! Since I have 3 little ones and a husband that rely on me to help them get in maximum nutrition with each and every bite they take, I frequently use our family’s beloved smoothies as a way of getting that nutrition in without fight and without fuss. One of our favorite ways to do this is by adding fresh [...]
Guest Post Written by Angela While many exercises are considered to be safe during pregnancy, some are a lot more beneficial than others. Exercises that are especially important for the expectant mother are those that will help support Mom’s changing body pre- and postpartum and increase strength and flexibility to the muscles needed during labor. With increased joint laxity during pregnancy, it is more critical than ever to have well-toned, balanced muscles to increase joint stability and decrease pain. The Transversus Abominis Muscle Probably the [...]
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Written by Emily McClements, Contributing Writer If there's anything you should know about me, it's that I'm all about taking baby steps. Most of the changes that we have made in our lives and around our home, have been made by making small changes that add up to much bigger overall change in our lives. Sometimes I wish I was one of those people that dove head first into something and went all out, changing everything seemingly overnight, but that's just not really practical or [...]
Are you one of the countless women who has suffered from infertility or miscarriages, and is looking for natural help with conceiving or carrying a baby to term? Or are you currently pregnant or planning for future children, and wanting to know how to best prepare your body and give your baby the very best chance of a healthy start? For women in either situation, I am so excited to announce to you that my dear blogging friend, Donielle of Naturally Knocked Up, has created [...]
Guest Post by Katie Fox I know it goes against everything we hear these days about healthy eating, but I'm here today to tell you that I don't eat soy products, and I don't think you should eat soy products, either. There. I came right out and said it. Might as well get the controversy right out in the open from the start, right? (wink) Honestly, I'm not looking for a fight. In my real off-line life, I almost never talk about dietary choices with [...]
Written by Anne Elliott, Contributing Writer As my family increased in size, I started trying to figure out more inexpensive ideas for breakfast. It had nothing to do with health back then. Later I found out that making breakfast at home was also one of the easiest and most influential things we could do to improve our health. But making breakfast from scratch, from non-processed foods, can be really intimidating at first. If a woman is also battling chronic health problems, she might fear that [...]