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  • 5 Easy And Feel Good Pregnancy Exercises

    5 Easy And Feel Good Pregnancy Exercises

    Itching to do some stretching even after your belly has expanded? Doing exercises while pregnant is not only safe but very much recommended for those moms who want to relax, improve their mood and body image, as well as have an easier time during labor and childbirth. Before you get started, all you’ll need are your doctor’s go signal, some comfortable and loose-fitting clothes for exercise and a well-ventilated area and you’re good to try these 5 easy pregnancy exercises. […]

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  • 10 Things You Should Know About Breastfeeding

    10 Things You Should Know About Breastfeeding

    Breastfeeding can be considered an option for most new moms, especially since many veteran ones have had a hard time keeping it up after two months or so. This is because nursing not only takes a lot out of you (like you ran a marathon, only this time while you remain stationary with an infant sucking on your breasts) but it also gets pretty difficult when your child develops baby teeth and your nipples become sore. We’re not even including […]

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  • Foods You Should Avoid For A Healthy Pregnancy

    Foods You Should Avoid For A Healthy Pregnancy

    Your pregnancy could be the best time of your year. If you’re like me, you definitely enjoy not dieting and heading to the nearest fast food chain for a burger fix whenever you want and thankfully, being pregnant allows you to do that. Bearing a child literally gives you a chance to eat for two, and that you should. Everything you take in literally passes through your little fetus, which also forces you to think twice about what you put […]

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  • Giving yourself permission to formula feed

    Giving yourself permission to formula feed

    Full disclosure: I am pretty much what you would call a breastfeeding advocate. A former OB nurse, a mother who has breastfed all three of her children exclusively, one even past the holy one year mark. (Does that make me officially “crunchy?”) There was never really a doubt in my mind that I would breastfeed, especially because I became a mother while I was still in nursing school and working in labor and delivery at the time. Can you imagine? […]

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  • First foods for baby: Beyond rice cereal

    First foods for baby: Beyond rice cereal

    You have made it through the early months and even found your groove with your baby! You can’t believe that your tiny one is already a half a year old and starting to take notice of everything you eat! Should you run off to the baby food aisle and stock up on jars  and boxes?  Buy a complicated baby food making device? Beat yourself up for not being a gourmet chef? Choosing first foods for baby can be simple so stop stressing […]

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  • 3 ways to exercise after baby

    3 ways to exercise after baby

    Deep breath, new mama. Here’s how to get back to exercise after your baby is born. You glowed (or at least made it) through pregnancy, had your beautiful new addition and even survived the first few sleep-derived weeks of motherhood.  You may be now wondering how to start exercising after baby. First of all,  I am not going to encourage you to  lose the “baby weight” as fast as possible. There are plenty of websites, books and tabloid magazines trying […]

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  • 5 best yoga poses for new moms

    5 best yoga poses for new moms

    After the first few weeks of new parenthood, many moms are curious how to return to exercise.  Yoga offers poses (asanas), breath work and meditation with a focus on holistic wellness that is appealing and beneficial for new moms. While moms who are new to it might feel overwhelmed, the beauty of yoga is that it really can be accessible to everyone.  The main tenant of the practice is the union of breath and movement–keep breathing slow and steady throughout […]

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  • Chia Seeds: Turn a kitchen activity into a delicious, healthy treat for kids!

    Chia Seeds: Turn a kitchen activity into a delicious, healthy treat for kids!

    Does your child enjoy those little foam dinosaur toys that, when placed in water, grow to several times their original size? If yes, and I have never met a kid who didn’t, then your little one will love chia seeds. Place them in a bowl of water, juice or milk (coconut milk is our favorite) and watch them grow! This is a fun kitchen activity, and you can take it a step further by making a delicious chia-seed dish that […]

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  • 10 Helpful Hints to Change Your Baby Blues to Baby Bliss

    10 Helpful Hints to Change Your Baby Blues to Baby Bliss

    So, you’ve just had a baby. Now is the time when you think back to all of those people who kept telling you to sleep and enjoy it while you were pregnant- yea, as if there is some sleep storage button you can use to save up for a later date. Wishful thinking! Although you cannot even begin to describe the journey you have just embarked upon, the true wonder you feel when you look into your new little creations eyes, […]

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