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5 Wonders of the Placenta

By Kristie Graybill | May 29, 2019 | Comments Off on 5 Wonders of the Placenta
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Let’s discuss some amazing placenta facts about this mysterious, yet mighty organ. 1. The placenta is the only transient organ. This organ comes and goes after its purpose has been fulfilled. It brings oxygen, blood and nutrients to the growing fetus inside the mother’s body. Once the baby has been born, so too will the … Read more…

The 4-1-1 on Breastfeeding with Katy Linda, IBCLC

By Kristie Graybill | May 10, 2019 | Comments Off on The 4-1-1 on Breastfeeding with Katy Linda, IBCLC
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We’ve got the fabulous and incredibly knowledgeable Katy Linda on the blog today asking her all things breastfeeding. With her wealth of knowledge, this is sure to be a treat for all. She is an IBCLC and a mom of 4 amazing kids. She’s the founder of The Breastfeeding Den and has three students working … Read more…

Sleep-Training Considerations: Part I

By Heather Pladna | May 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Sleep-Training Considerations: Part I
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If you’re a parent, you know sleep-training is a hot topic. Fueled with passion from both sides, some swear by it and claim that it’s the only thing that can be done to teach a child to sleep, while others say it’s not necessary and that baby will learn over time, without it. There’s so … Read more…

Spring into Baltimore!

By Kristie Graybill | April 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Spring into Baltimore!

The long awaited winter has come to an end and Baltimore is gleaming in all its beauty. This spring, make sure you take part in all that Charm City (and the surrounding area) has to offer. Below you will find several outdoor, kid-friendly events that are bound to entertain the entire family. April 26 & … Read more…

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…

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