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

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?

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…

8 Stay-at-Home Date Ideas

By Kristie Graybill | October 23, 2018 | Comments Off on 8 Stay-at-Home Date Ideas
Date ideas

Lately, I have been feeling like date nights come fewer and fewer the further we settle into the parenting gig. Who doesn’t enjoy a night out on the town careless and fancy-free? This simple luxury is something parenting robs you of, I believe. You are kept to the confines of your home while the kiddos … Read more…

Confessions of a Potty Training Mom

By Kristie Graybill | October 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Confessions of a Potty Training Mom
potty training

Never in my 33 years would I think that potty training a human would require so much thought and insight. I began thinking of and dreading this milestone shortly after my first was born. I made every excuse possible. I thought my husband would support the argument that if we never trained her, she would … Read more…

Meet Hyeon-Jin Kwon, Baltimore acupuncturist and women’s health practitioner

By Kristie Graybill | September 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Meet Hyeon-Jin Kwon, Baltimore acupuncturist and women’s health practitioner
Baltimore Acupuncture

Today we are discussing acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and women’s health with Baltimore acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine practitioner Hyeon-Jin Kwon. The Nurturing Root has had the honor of serving Hyeon-Jin after the births of all 3 of her babies, and have enjoyed learning about the important work she does to help women conceive and have … Read more…

Fourth Trimester… Oh My! Tips for sanity and survival

By Kristie Graybill | August 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Fourth Trimester… Oh My! Tips for sanity and survival
fourth trimester

Congratulations. You have grown a baby. The 40 or so weeks of waiting are finally over and you are wondering what on earth to expect now. While your body is no longer housing a tiny human, something still feels off. The fog has not lifted. Your energy is low, your hormones are whack, and your … Read more…

An Encapsulator’s Journey

By Kristie Graybill | August 21, 2018 | Comments Off on An Encapsulator’s Journey

“So what do you do?” “I encapsulate placentas.” Conversation just got awkward. It began around April 2016 when I was 27 weeks pregnant with my first baby. I had absolutely no idea what motherhood would entail, however, knew for certain I did not want to experience what I had heard referred as “postpartum depression.” That … Read more…

YUM! Milk Boosting Horchata

By Carmen Calvo | November 21, 2017 | Comments Off on YUM! Milk Boosting Horchata

We’ve taken a timeless Mexican Horchata recipe and adapted it to support lactation in new mothers.  By substituting the rice for oats and using a plant-based milk, this recipe may be helpful with milk production in breastfeeding mothers. Enjoy!   Ingredients: 1 1/3 cup of uncooked oats 5 cups of water 1 cup of coconut, … Read more…

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