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Nourishing Drinks for Pregnancy: Pampering You and Your Baby

By | April 10, 2014

Photo Credit It’s incredible how something so simple can be so relaxing, yet a nourishing drink swirls refreshment and peace into one little cup.   Pregnancy is often a time when the focus is on food, but healthy drinks can help you pamper yourself while benefitting your body and your baby at the same time. Read More

Simple Decluttering Strategies for the Countdown to Baby

By | March 13, 2014

Photo Credit By Kristen, Contributing Writer “Nesting” is an exciting part of pregnancy: it’s when you feel a strong urge to get everything ready for baby!  Different moms feel the urge at different times during pregnancy – some moms really want to simplify and organize early, while others want to wait until the third trimester. Read More

My Prenatal Vitamin Routine

By | February 24, 2014

  image credit By Jaclyn of naturalmommainprogress.com. When you’re pregnant, it’s really easy to get overwhelmed with all of the prenatal vitamin options.  I’ve done things so much differently with this pregnancy than my others, that I wasn’t quite sure how to approach the vitamin situation.  This time around I eat better than I did Read More

Tips for Managing Pregnancy-Induced Eczema

By | February 21, 2014

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Diana at Saving by Making. Eczema, which someone has dubbed “the itch that rashes,” is terrible. The itch-scratch cycle seems never ending, it can interrupt sleep, scratching leads to broken skin which is more prone to infection, and it looks horrendous. If you’re pregnant and are dealing Read More

Ecological Breastfeeding: A Natural Approach to Child Spacing

By | February 18, 2014

Editor’s note: Today’s post is from Danielle Faucher. Danielle is married to her best friend, Nathan, and together they have three young children. She is a music teacher turned homeschooling mom. She has a passion for fun and creative ideas, a desire to feed her family delicious and nutrient rich foods, and loves to fill Read More

How to Build a Strong Bond with Your Newborn

By | February 13, 2014

Written by Kristen Burgess, Contributing Writer The newborn time is a precious time for you and your baby, but it can also be very overwhelming.  A little advance planning can make a big difference in how smoothly your early postpartum days go, giving you time to rest, relax, and truly enjoy your new little one. Read More

7 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy with Multiples

By | January 30, 2014

image credit Nutrient-dense Diet – A healthy, nutritious diet is helpful in any pregnancy but it’s crucial in a pregnancy with multiples. Everything you put in your mouth is divided between the babies in your belly…and you! That’s going to mean eating a lot of nutrients! An adult woman usually falls in the 1,800-2,200 range Read More

Preparing for Baby # 4

By | January 22, 2014

  March 19th is quickly approaching. To most that is simply another day. For me, it’s my due date. If this birth is anything like my others, the baby will be born pretty close to that date. My first baby was born 2 days after her due date, our oldest two 2 or 3 days Read More

31 Days to a Stronger Tummy: Before, During, and After Pregnancy

By | January 14, 2014

Photo Credit It’s true that a mother’s body is beautiful and your tummy shows your love and devotion to your little one.  It’s also true that strong belly muscles are helpful throughout your life, and especially while mothering little ones!  I’ll outline simple steps to tone your belly, relieve pain, and restore core strength.  They Read More

The Top 10 Ways to Survive the Holidays While Pregnant

By | November 19, 2013

The holidays are a joyful time to be pregnant, but with food, family, and fun comes a lot of fatigue (and more than a little stress). These tips will keep you feeling festive – and feeling healthy, calm, and rested. Stay Hydrated Keep a water bottle with you at all times – and top it Read More

A Birth Story: When God’s Plan is Different from Your Plan

By | November 12, 2013

If you want to hear more about what I experienced in my first pregnancy, you can read about my first trimester and second trimester. I never got around to writing about my third trimester, even though I had plenty of time. Here’s why. I had been planning a natural birth at a local birth center Read More

Gentle AP Method for Teaching Your Baby to Sleep

By | May 31, 2013

I have had four babies. I have had babies who slept well, and babies who slept terribly.  I have been crazy sleep-deprived, and sleeping most nights.  And I have learned a lot about teaching babies to sleep. The first thing you should know is that I generally subscribe to “Attachment Parenting.”  I don’t let my babies Read More

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