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The Green Mom Pregnancy Diet – 1st Trimester

I don’t know about you, but for me…the first trimester sucks! I am tired all the time and have that underlying feeling of nausea all day, but yet I am hungry too. If you think about it, its kinda cruel. Plus, who the hell came up with the term “Morning Sickness”? I feel sick all day long. So, if you are like me and are “green” all the time those first 16 weeks or so,... read more

Is it really illegal to have a homebirth in New York State?

When I became pregnant with my first child, Evalee (now 3) I was told that home births were essentially illegal in New York State. A very dear friend of mine who is also an nurse told me this awful story… Back in the early nineties (I think) a young couple were planning a home birth with their OB/GYN. The pregnancy was going along just fine but at about 36 weeks or so the OB saw something that was... read more

Review – The Baby Book by Dr. Sears

There are three things I always give as a baby shower gift: A Sleepy Baby Wrap Carrier, a copy of Elizabeth Pantley’s The No-Cry Sleep Solution and a copy of Dr. Sears The Baby Book. These three items, collectively, made my first months as a new and clueless young mom much, much easier. I often refer to Dr. Sears The Baby Book as my parenting bible for those initial two years. Like it says on the... read more

How To Balance Work & Attachment Parenting

“Your baby is due in a few weeks, and you have begun your maternity leave. As you clean out your desk, you wonder “Will I ever return? Should I return? Do I have to? Do I want to?” – Excerpt from The Baby Book For the many women in this quandary who do NOT have a choice and must return to work after six weeks, here are some suggestions to help you balance work and being an attached... read more

3 Day Sleep Solution Review

As you can probably assume from the image I have chosen for my review of the 3 Day Sleep Solution program, this is yet another sleep training course using the “cry it out” method. Before I get on my soap box about why allowing your child to “cry it out” is not something I endorse or practice in any way shape or form, I will attempt to review the 3 Day Sleep Solution as objectively... read more

How To Eat Green On A Budget

If only eating organic and green were as easy as buying organic, shopping at your local farmer’s market or using a reusable shopping bag. Although that is a fantastic start there are a number of ways that you can shop, cook and eat out that can have an enormous impact on our environment. Here are 5 tips to help cut down your carbon footprint and well as fuel your body with the best food possible,... read more

Babies with Acid Reflux – Natural Tips & Solutions to Sooth Your Baby

Acid reflux in infants is on the fore front of many new parents mind when dealing with a “colicky” baby anymore. Before, if a baby was screaming bloody murder for no apparent reason, you doctor would call it colic. Now the culprit is infant acid reflux. A friend of mine just had his first child who was 6 weeks premature and although she is now home and doing well, the poor little peanut is... read more

My Birth Plan

Writing a clear, concise and brief birth plan is essential if you want your birth to go well. Not only will a birth plan tell your OB or midwife your preferences, but it will also determine the kind of nurse you are assigned. I believe, quite strongly, that one of the primary reasons why my natural hospital birth went so well was because I had a fantastic nurse. Why did I have such a great nurse? Because... read more

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