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Veterans Moms Tell All: Advice for Moms-to-Be

By Carmen Calvo | March 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Veterans Moms Tell All: Advice for Moms-to-Be
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In today’s information age, preparing for motherhood can sometimes be an overwhelming and daunting experience. It can be incredibly challenging to find  unbiased information for many topics related to pregnancy, birth, infant care, and the postpartum period, and it seems like just when you think you have the answers you’re seeking, someone in your life … Read more…

The Call for Limiting Ultrasounds During Pregnancy

By Heather Pladna | February 28, 2019 | Comments Off on The Call for Limiting Ultrasounds During Pregnancy
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Fetal ultrasound is a method of viewing a fetus while in the womb. Ultrasound technology uses sound waves, that bounce off the baby’s mass, to produce a picture of the baby. While both the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) and the Food and Drug Administration both agree that limiting fetal ultrasound is important, … Read more…

Real Talk: Screen Time Struggles

By Kristie Graybill | February 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Real Talk: Screen Time Struggles

Let’s real talk. I’m a mom of two under three. It’s the dead of winter. I live in a two bedroom Baltimore City row home. I have no yard. Not telling you this to commiserate with me, although I’ll take any pity you sling my way. But simply saying the screen time struggle is real. … Read more…

5 Amazing Benefits of Placenta Tincture

By Kristie Graybill | January 29, 2019 | Comments Off on 5 Amazing Benefits of Placenta Tincture

Did you know that the healing properties of the placenta can be stretched even longer than the postpartum period? Tinctures are potent substances extracted from steeping some of the fresh or powdered placenta. This powerful solution can be used in any time trauma, emotional distress, through sleep deprivation; transitions back to work, or even as … Read more…

Placenta Print Art

By Kristie Graybill | January 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Placenta Print Art
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The placenta is an amazing organ that gave your baby life for the 9 or so months that s/he lived inside of your body. Most often this organ is discarded as medical waste with a total disregard for it’s important work. Instead of tossing it, how can you honor the birth of your baby and … Read more…

Using Elderberry to Boost Your Child’s Immunity

By Kristie Graybill | January 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Using Elderberry to Boost Your Child’s Immunity

Having sick kids is nothing we look forward to come winter time. Snotty noses, unstoppable coughing, and grumpy attitudes. Not to mention the worrying a mama goes through about the illness. It’s truly a lose-lose situation. And then if mama gets sick, then the whole ship sinks. This winter, I wanted to try to give … Read more…

A Memorable (and cheap) Baltimore Winter

By Kristie Graybill | December 14, 2018 | Comments Off on A Memorable (and cheap) Baltimore Winter

Winter days are frigid and short but children still seem to find the energy to bounce off the wall. They don’t quite understand the beauty of a slow and relaxing morning with a good book and big cup of coffee! Dreamy, right? Ever wondered how to make the most of those blustery, winter months without … Read more…

Babywearing: The Holiday Helper

By Heather Pladna | December 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Babywearing: The Holiday Helper
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With the holiday season in full-tilt, those of you with new babies may be feeling a bit hesitant about taking your little ones to holiday gatherings or to community events. Concerns range from not wanting Aunt Susan to sneak your baby a taste of that pumpkin pie to trying to avoid kisses from every well-meaning … Read more…

Protein in Pregnancy: What’s the big deal?

By Kristie Graybill | December 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Protein in Pregnancy: What’s the big deal?

Have you ever wondered just how important your diet is for your growing baby in your belly? Have you ever allowed craving after craving to drive your food intake? Have you ever felt like your body only wanted to eat carbs, carbs and more carbs? If you have answered yes to one or all of … Read more…

Spanking: What’s the Research Say?

By Kristie Graybill | November 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Spanking: What’s the Research Say?
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The age-old debate has recently surfaced yet again. The hot topic issue of spanking as a means of discipline continues to divide parents across our country. While most Americans think that spanking is simultaneous with parenting, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) points to insurmountable evidence that spanking may actually be harmful for a child’s … Read more…

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