We’ve all been there, or seen it, so many times (well, at least as many times as we’ve navigated security to get to our departure gate): families struggling with babies and toddlers, and all their stuff, namely the big bulky stroller that sometimes barely fits through xray and leaves mom or dad (or both) holding…read more >
Mother, Mom, Mommy, Mamacita! You inspire us!
Mothers of all kinds are doing amazing things – always have! They are raising special little ones, cooking or ordering great take-out, working or staying at home (or both), breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, picking their little ones up from local schools or unschooling – the list of choices moms make for their lives and their families are endless. And the lucky ones are we who get to hear all about it when they share with us their stories via blogs and news. Here, we feature mom bloggers, mother entrepreneurs, mommy epicureans and more to help spread the word about those who are especially inspiring to us.
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When we become mothers… the whole balance of our life is completely different. From having to quit our jobs sometimes, to adjusting to the new demands of night feedings, more laundry and waking up to someone always needing you. It is a process. A process that takes balance… A few years back I decided to…read more >
In the NICU, the primary value is high tech nursing.Â The preemie is the patient. Â His care is the priority. Â He is considered as independent of the mother when he leaves the womb.Â Mother often stands on the periphery as an outsider while the nurses take control and care for the baby.Â But, get this.…read more >
You may remember her as the young cigarette-smoking CC Bloom (Bette Midler) in Beaches and from the 90â€™s TV hit Blossom, but these days Mayim Bialik is making a name for herself as not only a current-day TV and film actress with a PhD in neuroscience, but also as an Attachment Parenting advocate and author…read more >
A recent article at Mothering.com by Laura Grace Weldon talks us through a very compelling five reasons why forgoing expensive life and child-raising bells and whistles is good for our families, namely their littlest members. Her article Five Ways Frugal Living Benefits Kids asserts among other things that living â€świth lessâ€ť simply makes us and…read more >
On a recent episode of the popular television show â€śUp All Nightâ€ť about a couple navigating through new parenthood, the topic of traveling with young children was tackled. The mom and dad were at a crossroads: were they going to give up traveling until their baby was up and out of the house, or would…read more >
One of my favorite YouTube homebirth videos features a laboring woman singing. You can see on her face when sheâ€™s having contractions and itâ€™s beautifully clear that her song is helping her work through the tension. I find this video wonderfully calming. Itâ€™s an affirmation in itself. The birth process can be full of faith,…read more >
We were all kinds of happy when we watched Kelly’s video highlighting her reasons for loving the Boba Carrier 3G. Her smile, those pigtails, that music, all the fab info… well, here you can see for yourself why it’s so groovy! Kelly’s creative upbeat baby carrier video won her the grand prize in our “My…read more >
We loved each and every one of the submissions we received for the “My Favorite Baby Carrier” Video Contest. We had moms, dads, babies, toddlers and pets (oh, my!). There were songs, there was dancing, there were baby wraps and SSCs! And above all, there were smiles, smiles, smiles! Thanks to everyone who submitted and…read more >
When I found out I was pregnant with twins six years ago, my first emotion was happiness but the second was fear. How would I manage a natural birth and practice attachment parenting with two babies at once?! Having a natural birth with multiples is absolutely possible despite the lack of support from mainstream media.…read more >