Beyond Babywearing …Or Really, Before by Rachel Ullman

As a babywearing educator, I often present my typical “Babywearing 101” schpiel to groups of parents.  I go over all of the reasons to consider using a baby carrier (especially, in lieu of lugging around a big car seat that was designed, truly, for use in the car, only), the biological instincts and reflexes that…

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March: Self-Care

Another gem to keep in your treasure box by our dear friend and author, Jessica Malone Latham. This Month’s Journal/Conversation Prompts: What is coming to light in your parenting that you weren’t able to see through winter’s darkness? What seeds of intention are you planting? What part of you needs clearing to allow for new growth?…

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Self-Care for Parents for the Holidays

  Self-Care for Parents Practice a pause throughout your day.  Create space for quiet and stillness. Model the importance of slowing down during our shortest days and longest nights. Light a candle or a fire. Walk beneath the stars. Unplug. Write a letter of gratitude to yourself. Say no to an event. Say yes to…

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Self-Care Invitations for November

  Self-Care Invitations for November make or buy a few new candles for the table and light them at breakfast time if hosting a Thanksgiving dinner, make it a potluck women, give yourself a Yoni steam (here’s how) jump in a pile of leaves..I dare you! hire the neighbor to rake up your leaves(or shovel…

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Congee – An Energy Tonic Stew

This is my favorite postpartum dish! I bring it to families for every Meal Train. Congee is an Asian-style rice porridge or stew that is a nutritious and comforting dish. What I love about this recipe is that it’s very flexible. You can add whatever veggies or meat you prefer, and you can keep it…

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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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Postpartum Depression: What You Need to Know

The birth of a baby brings about a range of emotions-joy, relief, elation, and feelings of being overwhelmed, tired, and sometimes, depression. The hormonal fluctuations and changes after a woman has given birth is powerful, and real. Many women I work with often say,“I didn’t think taking care of a baby would be this hard.” …

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