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Community Supported Postpartum

If you are a parent you already know that all the cute onesies given to you at your baby shower/birth blessing paled in comparison to the home cooked meals delivered to your door postpartum. The diaper wipe warmer and stuffed elephant were sweet, but the friend who picked up your groceries and washed your dishes…

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Gather, Nurture and Connect

  I believe that when a mother feels acknowledged, resourced and a sense of belonging, her health and well-being can truly flourish. I don’t just believe it, I know it. After nearly 20 years of working with families, a strong sense of community is a powerful remedy for healing, bonding and belonging in the postpartum…

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Mothering As An Art

  Mothering As An Art Did you know that you are an artist? You are! Mothering is certainly an art form by definition; an outer expression of an inner feeling. Mothering Arts supports each mother on her unique path of mothering by nurturing connections to herself, to her baby and to her community. As parents there are…

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February

Parents, you are extraordinary, don’t doubt that for one minute! This month’s newsletter is focused on Love and Self-Care. In this Newsletter you will find: Fun games, crafts and activities to share with your child A poem and thoughts on love and self-care A free printable collection of meal time blessings Nourishing Recipes Good News and…

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October

The month is October, the air is getting cold. The leaves are all changing to red and to gold. The month is October and pumpkins I’ve seen, they’re out trick-or-treating for now it’s Halloween. Happy news to share! Our Heart of the Home one year online course has started with an amazing and engaged group of…

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Time Outs For Parents by Michelle Welch LMFT

Time Outs For Parents: 6 Steps on How to NOT ‘Lose Your Cool’ With Your Child By Michelle Welch, LMFT Whether it is holding an inconsolable crying newborn during the ‘witching hour,’ trying to muscle a willful toddler into the car seat, or being told ‘I hate you’ in an argument with an older child,…

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Postpartum Tea

This formula should be made as an infusion – an herbal preparation that draws out vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and aromatic oils. It is deeply nourishing plant medicine. Peaceful Mama Formula a tonic to balance the hormones, build blood, ease after-pains, and calm the nervous system. 1. Combine the following herbs: 2 parts lemon balm 1…

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Seaweed and Sitting Moons: Nurturing the Fourth Trimester

The first four months after childbirth can be considered the 4th trimester. This time has a far-reaching impact on the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of both parents and their children later in life. Many mothers have a blissful postpartum period, but for others who lack appropriate support or have preexisting risk factors, it is…

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Trusting the Moon Cycle by Barbara Hanneloré

  This month I find myself in the midst of huge transitions, as I am rather unexpectedly moving to a new home and needing a new car, all while creating a new website and taking advanced massage training so I can qualify for the new California state license! Wow, what a rush – I would have never dreamed all this…

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Baby Ergonomics, 4 Quick Tips

You know how many companies have OSHA come in and teach how to lift heavy things? Well, mamas are notoriously hurting backs, necks and other body parts while just caring for baby day to day. A few years back, my friend Indira actually came to my home after I gave birth and gave me a…

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