Baby Care, Pregnancy

Facilitated Blessingways

A Blessingway is for a soon-to-be-mother to gather other women and celebrate the life inside and the process of becoming a mother. By passing on ceremony's from Native American wise women of yesterday and wise women of today, a mother is blessed with song, rhythm, and loving hands that at times give massage, braid hair,… Continue reading Facilitated Blessingways

Baby Care, Breastfeeding, Parenting

How to draw the line between passion and pest?

Nature is my teacher. I have strong instincts that are backed by nature, not medical personnel or books. Yet every time I turn around these days all I hear are, "This doctor says do this" or "This book says do that". Time and time again I hear the wrong advice. I am certain there is… Continue reading How to draw the line between passion and pest?

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Feeding Your Baby: Part 2

If your baby looks healthy, then I would not introduce anything except mothers milk till the baby makes a mouthing type chewing motion. This is usually around five to six months. If you feel like it might be time to try foods, put a tiny bit on the end of a baby spoon and see… Continue reading Feeding Your Baby: Part 2

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Feeding your baby. Part 1

The human race wants to survive and since nature designed us to feed our babies via the breast, you would be surprised how well the whole system works. Barring all the unwarranted fear that our society has created, mothers love to nurse. And the great news is that your baby loves nursing too. We just need to get women back on board. The best tool I can recommend is this one word. RELAX

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LUVS new breastfeeding commercial.

Breastfeeding in public can be a bit awkward for some women. Some women hide behind a blanket, some are discrete with their clothing covering the breast a bit and others pull it right out. I was in the middle. Love it. Thank you LUV even though I would stay away from plastic diapers as best… Continue reading LUVS new breastfeeding commercial.

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Baby Explains- Normal Newborn Behavior

Is something wrong with your new baby or is this normal newborn behavior? A letter from a new baby, whats normal. via Baby Explains- Normal Newborn Behavior. By Diana Cassar-Uhl, IBCLC  Dear Mommy, Thank you so much for breastfeeding me!  You probably already know that your milk is designed especially for me, and is better… Continue reading Baby Explains- Normal Newborn Behavior

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Breastfeeding- all the facts!

Want some breastfeeding facts? Green Med Info is a website that gathers info/facts, so when you are searching for a subject you can go to there site and find what you are looking for. This is just one example of their many research items. Exclusive breast-feeding during the first months after birth is associated with… Continue reading Breastfeeding- all the facts!

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Cloth Diapers

Four babies later and the youngest in her teens; would I use cloth diapers if I had it all to do again? Definitely! You might be thinking, "Oh, she used cloth diapers because she mothered her children in a different time." Let me tell you that I was out numbered even then. It was very… Continue reading Cloth Diapers