Many of us curl up into a ball when we may be at our wit’s end; there is something soothing and comforting to it.¬† Countless artists have sculpted and painted adults in the self-soothing fetal position. It‚Äôs no secret that babies love it too. When you carry your baby with his knees flexed against your…read more >
I am a mother, a wife and an entrepreneur. Together, my husband and I have built Boba from the ground up with blood, sweat and tears, and lots of laughter. We have grown. I simply revel at our remarkable and dedicated team who makes it happen. Although still involved in strategic decisions, I have taken a step back to be able to devote my time to living and learning everyday with with my children.
I am constantly intrigued by their inherent desire to figure out the world, how it works, and their place in it. I marvel at their new discoveries which inspire me every single day to discover something new. A spiral of inspiration. Russian Literature, historical fiction, the loom of Romance and Slavic languages and the origins of words themselves, fascinate me. I love clay. I cook everything from scratch. I can crochet a hat in an hour. And my wanderlust sometimes consumes me. Yet my real passion lies in discovering the science that backs up intuitive parenting or mothering, what I already know deep in my heart.
So I read, and I research, and I design, and create and now I‚Äôll write a little. And let me tell you that my heart is there. I am so honored that families are changed by babywearing. I am so touched that families are receiving the message that ‚Äúfreedom together‚ÄĚ is possible. It truly is!
In the NICU, the primary value is high tech nursing.¬† The preemie is the patient. ¬†His care is the priority. ¬†He is considered as independent of the mother when he leaves the womb.¬† Mother often stands on the periphery as an outsider while the nurses take control and care for the baby.¬† But, get this.…read more >
Six weeks out of the year about 40 horses run wild in the open space behind my house. While attempting to lure them close to the barbed wire with carrots and long green grass, I met two ten year old twin boys and their mother. After complementing me on my three kids, she went on…read more >
I remember when I was still involved in print advertising with our graphic designer in Miami. ¬†The copywriter tried to come up with some slogan for our full page ad. I remember coming up with, “Sleepy Wrap, the best place after the womb”. We all know that babies crave the familiar containment and pressure of…read more >
Conventionally grown “cotton fabric does not contain pesticide residues”, says the queen of green Debra Lynn Hadd.¬† Pesticides and other chemicals wash out of your towels, your jeans and cloth diapers.¬† And yes, the dye on your t-shirt is “color fast” – it is chemically stable.¬†¬† Contact with conventionally grown cotton fabric is not toxic…read more >
No, the babies just don’t pee all over the floor and on your couch. ¬†No, it’s not just ¬†for the mama with dreadlocks, or for obsessive compulsive personality types. ¬†It’s as natural as listening and responding to your baby’s need to be held, fed, or consoled. ¬†Although it takes a genius to see out…read more >
In China, nursing a toddler is socially acceptable.¬† It is even perceived as desirable for a woman to nurse her baby for a long time.¬† A study published in the Journal of Epidemiology on lactating Chinese women shows a significant 50% reduction in risk of¬† developing breast cancer when a woman nurses for two…read more >
I saw a picture today of a hairy camel smiling.¬† The little girl in front of him was smiling the same smile.¬† It reminded me of the little Mongolian boy on the movie Babies, when he first steps out of his Mongolian yurt.¬† The priceless smile, the crisp air, almost an innate understanding of the…read more >
Even the most state of the art baby carrier that has incredible weight distribution may not be enough to keep your back from aching.¬† We need to remember that we need to be proactively focusing on keeping the weight we are carrying off of our lower backs. How do we carry our babies without ending…read more >
Calcium is typically transferred from your bones to your breast milk when you nurse.¬† The good news is that most women do return to normal calcium levels after weaning their babes. Want to make it more likely that you’ll be one of those women? Research shows that ‚Äústrength training‚ÄĚ and weight bearing exercise may give…read more >