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Review – Ergo Baby Carrier

When I was pregnant with my daughter, Evalee,  I did all sorts of searching online for all types of product. Cloth diapers, breast pumps, nursing bras, co-sleepers, parenting books, you name it I researched it. I can’t remember exactly  how I discovered the art of babywearing and the many styles of baby carriers…but once I did I went a little crazy. I purchased at least one of every style I... read more

Breast milk but not breastfeeding?

So a few weeks ago my parents were visiting and as usual my mom brought me her back issues of Time magazine. Ordinarily I don’t find an article worth writing about but this was just too interesting not to share. Apparently there are a group of moms who choose to pump and bottle feed their babies rather than nurse them. These moms recognize the overwhelming benefits of breast milk…but for one... read more

Attachment Parenting Element #3 – Breastfeed Your Baby

As we continue to discuss the 7 baby “B’s” of attachment parenting as defined by Dr. Sears in The Baby Book we come to #3… Breastfeed Your Baby “The benefits of breastfeeding in enhancing baby’s health and development are enormous, but what is not fully appreciated are the magnificent effects of breastfeeding on the mother.” – Dr. Sears Here’s whats in... read more

Breast Feeding The Second Time Around…

I have to admit that I thought breastfeeding my second child was going to be like riding a bike, you just get on and go…not so much. For starters, Jeremiah seemed more interested in cooing and “talking” when he was first born, unlike his sister who latched right on as soon as the breast was presented to her. It was unbelievable, he just talked and talked for a solid hour after his birth.... read more

The Green Mom Pregnancy Diet – Second Trimester

I know I’m officially in my second trimester when my energy boosts and my appetite comes back. I use this time to prepare as much as possible for the new baby such as: Sorting through the old baby clothes and washing them Organizing and cleaning closets Exercising (Yoga, walking, swimming are all good) Any of those things you won’t be able to do once your belly gets big and your energy starts... read more

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