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13 New Baby Must-Haves That Will Give You the Best First Year

When prepping for a baby’s arrival, whether you’re a first-time mom or having your third, shopping for must-have new baby items ranks at the top of your to-do list. But it can be overwhelming learning (or remembering) just how many essentials a baby requires during his first year of life and which baby products are…

How Quality Baby Gear Saves the Environment and Your Wallet

Baby gear is expensive. I know that firsthand. I’m about to have another baby, and it seems like with each child that prices keep going up. I’m not a coupon clipper by any means, but I do like finding good deals and I’m not opposed to buying off-brand products or accepting hand-me-downs that are still…

6 Ways to Be a More Eco-Friendly Family

Have you ever stopped to think about how your everyday choices impact the planet? From your eating to your shopping habits, here are six ways you can become a more eco-friendly family. 1. Choose reusable items over disposable ones. Families today are busy. Between soccer tournaments, piano lessons, haircuts, homework, meal planning, and work meetings,…

Which Baby Carrier is Best For My Family? Part 1

As an expecting parent, there are so many decisions to make. What do I need? What can I do without?  There are so many benefits to babywearing, including calming a crying baby and allowing parents to be hands-free, that the decision to get a baby carrier is a no-brainer as far as we are concerned!  We…

10 Easy Ways to Create Sacred Space for Healing and Support During the First Forty Days

The following guidelines represent an intention to create a Sacred Space for the new Mother to heal, to protect the newborn’s immune and nervous systems, promote a healthy breastfeeding relationship and allow for the new family to bond without outside expectations or projections. I encourage each woman to do as much as she can, or…

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