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Favorite Books for Babies & Young Children

By Heather Pladna | March 16, 2020 | Comments Off on Favorite Books for Babies & Young Children
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As a mother of six young children, I’ve read my fair share of children’s books. It would truly be impossible for me to pick one solid favorite for each age-range but I do have particular books both my children and I enjoy greatly. Read-on to see my top-picks. Ages 0-2 Years Old While not a … Read more…

The Birth of Olive June

By Kristie Graybill | February 7, 2020 | Comments Off on The Birth of Olive June
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Birth has the tendency to unveil your greatest fears and expose areas of strength that you never knew existed. For me, this third baby has freed my soul and changed me in ways I’m not quite able to put into words. But before the days of toddler messes and newborn cuddles cloud my memory, I … Read more…

5 Car Seat “Don’ts” You Want Avoid

By Heather Pladna | January 30, 2020 | Comments Off on 5 Car Seat “Don’ts” You Want Avoid
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Parents-to-be have so much information to absorb. It’s difficult to keep track of it all. Then, baby arrives and the sleep deprivation sets in. It’s easy to mistakenly do something dangerous, especially when it seems that the safety recommendations are constantly in flux. Even if this isn’t your first go-round, it’s likely things have changed … Read more…

5 Ways to Bring Your Photos to Life

By Carmen Calvo | January 16, 2020 | Comments Off on 5 Ways to Bring Your Photos to Life

Guest post by Niki Jones If I asked you to guess how many photos are on your phone, what would you say? 500? 1,000? More? If I asked you how many of those photos have lived anywhere other than your phone or social media, what would you say? A few? Maybe 10? There’s a major … Read more…

Building Your Birth Team: Part 2

By Kristie Graybill | November 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Building Your Birth Team: Part 2
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Today, on the blog, we will continue the discussion about building your optimal birth team for support both before and after birth. Being fully informed and having the necessary resources during pregnancy (and beyond) could make all the difference in the beginning stages of parenthood. The previous Building your Birth Team post highlighted the importance … Read more…

Building Your Birth Team

By Kristie Graybill | November 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Building Your Birth Team
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When you’re pregnant for the first time, people dart questions at you every step of the way. I had no idea what some of the words meant, let alone how to even begin to answer. “Who is your care provider? Will you have a doula? Do you have a birth plan? Where will you give … Read more…

Immune Boosting Tips for the Whole Family

By Kristie Graybill | October 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Immune Boosting Tips for the Whole Family
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It’s that time of year again. The sounds of coughing and sneezing can be heard in every public place. Airplanes. Libraries. Malls. Grocery Stores. Work places. More and more people start calling out sick and our children usually catch the brunt of it. Is there any possible way to boost our immune systems and avoid … Read more…

Fall in Baltimore (On the Cheap)

By Kristie Graybill | October 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Fall in Baltimore (On the Cheap)
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Fall in Baltimore is here! Summer has officially bid its farewell for the year. Around the Baltimore area, Fall has wowed us with the events and festivities and outdoor activities it has to offer. Below are several Baltimore-based events that will guarantee a good time for all ages!  Fells Point Fun Festival: Oct 3-5. Free … Read more…

Virginia Apgar: An Advocate for Newborn Health

By Kristie Graybill | September 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Virginia Apgar: An Advocate for Newborn Health
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The APGAR test, a standard newborn test developed in 1953 by Virginia Apgar, assesses an infant’s health immediately after birth. At 1 and 5 minutes post birth, the infant is examined and given a score based on the following criteria: heart rate, respiration, color, muscle tone, and reflex irritability. The term APGAR score is a … Read more…

Baltimore Clinical Herbalist Specializes in Women’s Health

By Kristie Graybill | September 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Baltimore Clinical Herbalist Specializes in Women’s Health
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Today on the blog, we have an interview with Melanie St. Ours, an author and Baltimore clinical herbalist who specializes in women’s health and mental health. How did your clinical herbalist passion ignite? Even though I’d had a lifelong interest in natural healing, I didn’t have the courage to turn to herbs until I ran … Read more…

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