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Sharing Immunities through Breastfeeding

Sharing Immunities through Breastfeeding

  I was recently sick with a nasty stomach bug. I worried my daughter would get it, especially since she had something similar a month or so before. As bad as I felt being sick myself, it was much more horrible to watch her little body go through it. It was definitely something I don’t want to repeat anytime soon. With both of these illnesses, mine and hers, I had…

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How To Give Your Baby Probiotics

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One of the most asked questions I get in my inbox is how to give a baby probiotics. More and more parents are getting educated and waking up to the fact that gut health is the foundation of all health and that if the bad bacteria takes over in your digestive system, you are pretty much screwed. But rest easy, it can be fixed with the right tools and some…

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My Kid Has Sensory Processing Disorder

My Kid Has Sensory Processing Disorder

  If you are new here, this is my beautiful daughter, Penelope. She is ah.mazing. So kind and loving, but fierce (hmm, kind of like me!). She has the best memory and you can tell she got her father’s math mind, she can do puzzles 5 year olds can’t do. She loves ballet and cuddling with me. And she loves the beach and mermaids. She is a true water baby,…

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Green Living/ Healthy Kids/ Pregnancy & Birth/ Remedies

Causes of a Displaced Uterus

Causes of a Displaced Uterus

  This is the year of the uterus here at M+BL! I took a life-changing training back in January about how to put a uterus back into it’s proper place. I also learned about all the health issues that can manifest in women who have a displaced uterus and some amazing self-healing tools like Vaginal Steam Baths and Castor Oil Packs. Today I want to talk about things that may…

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Mom, You Lied About Breastfeeding

Mom, You Lied About Breastfeeding

“You’re going to love nursing your baby,” my mom told me as we folded tiny blue onesies and waited for my first child to decide it was time to emerge from the cozy womb. “There’s nothing like it. It’s so special. You bond so much as you breastfeed and it’s wonderful to watch your baby fall asleep so happy and content. When you nurse your body creates hormones that make…

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Is Your Breast Milk Good Enough?

Is Your Breast Milk Good Enough?

The short answer:  Yes and no. There has been hot debate on the internets these last few weeks about the quality of a woman’s breastmilk. Breastfeeding advocates got up in arms, guns blazing at some things that a Real Food blogger said as well as what Sally Fallon, founder of the Weston A. Price Foundation (or WAPF for short), said in her new book. Basically it goes like this: WAPF says…

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The Great Big Baby Carrier Post: Time to Upgrade Your Baby Sling

The Great Big Baby Carrier Post: Time to Upgrade Your Baby Sling

As a brand spanking new mom, I lust after baby carriers the same way fashionistas drool over pain-inducing heels. But with so many amazing baby carrier options on the market, the selection can be overwhelming. Baby sling vs. baby wrap? Which brand is right for my babywearing lifestyle? Gorgeous prints, sturdy fabrics, smart functionality, oh my! Thankfully, I had the support of the amazing Babywearing LA group and its founding goddess,…

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DIY/ Healthy Kids

Save your Toys and Toes with a Pebble Bag

Save your Toys and Toes with a Pebble Bag

One sweet, cherubic-cheeked child = 5011 bits, bobs and playthings strewn about the floor. Perhaps you can relate? When Girl Wonder was little, maybe 5 or 6, it didn’t matter one lick how many bins and baskets I had artfully arranged to collect her debris. Puppy Playhouse pieces (do they even still make those?) would lay in wait for my bare feet. My mum, being the experienced and wise woman…

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The Smart Baby Super Food You’ve Never Heard About

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Did you know that a baby’ first foods should be egg yolk and not a cereal? I don’t know how or why this information slipped through the cracks, and why on God’s green earth that pediatricians and a whole host of other “professionals” recommend you should give your baby rice cereal or oatmeal as their first foods. Rice cereal or oatmeal is about the worst possible thing you could give…

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LEGO Birthday Presents for Penelope

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  Penelope’s 3rd birthday is a few short days away and both my husband and I were super pumped to partner up with Lego and be able to give her first Lego toys. When I checked out the different LEGO DUPLO toy options, I about jumped out of my chair when I saw the Creative Cakes one. Penelope’s favorite thing to pretend play is making a birthday cake and then…

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