A Doctor and Dad’s Guide to Lounging in Style with Your Child Safely

Baby bouncers (aka baby rockers) have been around for as long as any of us can remember.  Most of the old ones were metal and plastic contraptions that swung back and forth on a timer with very little regard to positioning or safety.  These were designed essentially as simple pendulums that rocked back and forth…

From Sand to Stone: Building a New Foundation for Black Breastfeeding

Plato said, “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” How something starts often impacts if and how it thrives or falters.  This is certainly true of the Black breastfeeding experience. Ever since we arrived in this country as enslaved people, our breastfeeding journey has been systematically undermined. Our milk was often not…

5 Ways to Ease Your Child’s Back to School Anxiety

5 Ways to Ease Your Child’s Back to School Anxiety By Bryana Kappadakunnel, LMFT, IFECMHS @consciousmommy Jump to a Section: Create a Calendar Validate Their Feelings Utilize Books or Stories to Explore Fears Avoid Morning Screen Time Prioritize AM/PM Connection Returning to school can be an exciting time for some children.  But for others, Back…

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