No. 8 // Healthy Head Space

The first step in taking care of ourselves, of our children, and in activating worthwhile change in our lives is to have a healthy head space. What I’m talking about more specifically is how we speak to ourselves, how we calm a brain that won’t shut down and the ways we celebrate the good things.

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No. 7 // True Holiday Joy

With Christmas behind us, what better time to reflect on how the season went for us? By defining expectations, not comparing, and staying true to ourselves, we can experience true holiday joy.

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No. 6 // Slow it Down

By guest writer Jessica Gustafson – owner of Reverie Acupuncture, mother, down to earth wealth of knowledge. We live fast-paced lives. We use GPS to get from point A to point B as quickly as possible. We text and email instead of writing letters. In general, we Americans are always go, go, going. It’s natural…

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No. 5 // Trick? Or Treat?

We’re going to a Halloween get together in T-1 hour, and I have yet to decide what, or if, I’m even going to dress up this year. What happened to the days of being a kid and knowing what my costume would be months in advance!? What happened to the high school parties and dance club costume contests of my twenties?

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No. 4 // Planning for a Doula

Preparing for a baby can add up quickly, to the point where spending any extra can seem like too much. You want the support, but how do you possibly afford a postpartum doula? While it may initially seem like an additional expense, having a doula can be absolutely invaluable. Here are some ways you can plan to get the support you deserve. 

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No. 3 // Breastfeeding While Sick

Let’s say you catch a cold, get the flu or experience the misfortune that is food poisoning. Can you pass any of those or other common illnesses to your baby through breast milk? The answer is NO. It is extremely rare for any common illness to be passed through breastmilk and unless you have explicit…

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No. 2 // Express Yourself

Whether you plan on breastfeeding, bottle feeding, feeding with formula, all or none of the above – the truth is that your breasts will produce milk; and that milk needs to make its way out. Although electric pumps are the most commonly used tool to make that happen if your baby isn’t doing the work…

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No. 1 // But Why?

“You have your baby and then there you are, home alone for the first time with this totally dependent (and obviously adorable) little bundle of joy. The majority of us don’t have adequate help in those early days and parents are still working to find their collective voice to say ‘hey, I’m going through this right now too; it’s hard and you’re not alone.’ “

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