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The only way is throughThe only way is through.

I was recently reading a new book called The Business of Baby. It was right before bed and I found myself getting angry. I put the book down, took a few breaths and went to sleep. The next night, I tried again. This time, tears came hard and fast. It was a chapter about c-sections, […]

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follow your gutHow to follow your gut

I’m sure you’ve had times like this, when upsets in your world collide and multiply, leaving you feeling like there’s nowhere to go but down. I’m here to tell you that following your gut is your way out. Your way up.

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collardsWhat to feed your toddler

It’s tempting to give toddlers anything and everything to keep them from whining. And I feel my job as a parent is to allow him the power of (limited, guided) choice.

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rawkalesaladSuddenly on the radar: A well-fed thyroid

Thyroid issues and new motherhood just seem to go hand-in-hand. Hmmm. No one ever mentioned that during childbirth class! My doctor sure didn’t say anything. So let’s take a quick look at why thyroid disease and being a mom go together.

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momenoughEveryone’s got an opinion on breastfeeding, huh?

We are moms who pick crumbs off the floor. We forget to wash our hair, battle illogical tantrums, and at the end of the day enjoy a calm moment in our child’s embrace. We give our time, our energy, our patience and our love. We are no different than mothers who have weaned, or who never breastfed at all. We are all doing our best.

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Get back on track after a big life change

I’m noticing how many interesting habits I’ve picked up through this whole pregnancy/breastfeeding thing. I’m assuming a big life change throws off anyone’s game, right? Time to bring back some mindfulness.

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placentaTop 10 Reasons To Eat Your Placenta

“You didn’t eat your placenta did you? I am just reading about January Jones doing that. Dude, i have seen that thing up close and personal and I just don’t think I could do that.”

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It’s ok to only eat broccoli and bananas. Really. Here’s why.

Just because I talk about kids liking real food does not mean, in any way, that Danny eats everything I give him. Sure, he likes green smoothies. But he’s discovered the power of choice, and makes sure to exercise it at each mealtime. For me, it’s an exercise in patience. Case in point: A month […]

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