Welcome Home: Managing Dogs and Babies Together Safely

Welcome Home: Managing Dogs and Babies Together Safely

Today’s blog is Part 2 to “Scoot over Fido, here comes baby!” Thank you to Pitter Patter Parenting on helping families prepare for the safe transition of baby and pet relationships. You know that there are probably lots of things you can do before baby comes home to help prepare your dog for the transition. But what are the specifics? Find out more in today’s blog post!

Read More

4 ways to self-care without changing your schedule (or leaving your home)

4 ways to self-care without changing your schedule (or leaving your home)

Self-care doesn’t need to be an extravagant event - well planned in advance, consist of expensive pampering, or even require a babysitter. Let’s vow to incorporate self-care into our daily routine in simple but powerful ways. Here are 4 ways to allow for self-care without needing to change your schedule (or leave your home)!

Read More

Scoot over Fido, here comes baby!

Scoot over Fido, here comes baby!

Thank you to Pitter Patter Parenting for being this week’s guest blogger! Are you expecting your first child and are wondering how your beloved dog is going to handle sharing your attention with the new baby? This is a common concern for many dog owners who are ready for two-legged kids to join the family. Find out how to set the stage for a wonderful new friendship between dog and baby in this blog!

Read More

Importance of Crawling: 5 reasons why crawling before walking is critical

Importance of Crawling: 5 reasons why crawling before walking is critical

Cross-crawling tends to be overlooked on the list of milestones for a child’s development.
But we encourage you to not skim over or rush your child’s success. Cross-crawling is one of the most important milestones to pave the way for future growth and development,
and in this blog you can find out why! Our friends over at Pathways to Family Wellness have outlined
5 reasons why crawling before walking shouldn’t be overlooked.

Read More

22 uplifting things to tell your child

22 uplifting things to tell your child

We have heard the saying, “Raising children is not a distraction from our work. It is our greatest work.” HOW POWERFUL IS THAT? What a great reminder that everything we say, every action take, and the way we prioritize our time should be intentional and uplifting as we raise our children. Here are 22 things to say to your child to remind them that they are important, valued, and loved on a daily basis.

Read More

Baby-Led Weaning 101: 5 Ways to be Successful & Safe

Baby-Led Weaning 101: 5 Ways to be Successful & Safe

There is no single, right way to feed your baby. Despite what your mom friends, relatives and even your pediatrician say, the only right way to feed is whatever way leads to an enjoyable and trust-building relationship between you and your child. Find out the top 5 essentials to baby-led wean successfully and safely in today’s blog written by Andrea O’Donnell, RDN, LDN!

Read More

What produce should you ALWAYS buy organic?

What produce should you ALWAYS buy organic?

When it comes to the food you buy, and fuel your family with, it's always best to keep yourself informed! Whether you shop organic or conventional, decreasing toxic load from pesticides is very important for your family's growth, development, and overall health and wellness. You will never guess the #1 fruit you should buy organic… you may have been missing the mark for a while!

Read More

Lauren's Top 10 Birth Affirmations (with free printables)!

Lauren's Top 10 Birth Affirmations (with free printables)!

From your 1st contraction to the 1st time you hold your baby in your arms- childbirth is definitely a rollercoaster of emotions. Whether this is your 1st child or your 10th, no childbirth is the same! So to help bring a sense of calm to your birth environment, and remind you of just how amazingly strong you are, here are 10 PRINTABLE affirmations that I used at the end of my pregnancy and during labor.

Read More

A lesson from my 14 month old: MAMA, YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS!

A lesson from my 14 month old: MAMA, YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS!

I know your plate is full, your hair might be a mess (like mine below), your schedule is just plain crazy, and all you want is a constant IV of coffee. BUT THIS MESSAGE IS ONE YOU NEED TO HEAR! My 14 month old son seriously smacked me in the face with a wake-up call the other day and my life is better because of it. This message is from me to you, fellow mama!

Read More

This family of 5 wants you to know this health tip!

This family of 5 wants you to know this health tip!

These parents coin themselves as "health freaks". They eat clean, exercise daily, and use non-toxic products... but something was missing! Ear infections, constant sickness, low energy, pain, and more were leaving these parents worn out and searching for answers for their family. Hear from these real parents who experienced real results for their 3 boys (and for themselves) by adding just ONE thing!

Read More