Parenting

Welcome to the second month of new parenthood. By now, you are probably getting the hang of most things. Yet, as with so many things in general, once you finally get the hang of something, it changes. Okay, so now onto the next challenge right? You may never feel like an “expert” at parenting as [...]

For the past ten months (yes, a 40 week pregnancy is actually ten months!), you thought you had been preparing. You may have read all the books, all the articles, asked all your friends and gotten all the supplies you thought you might need, only to find yourself feeling lost in a new world the [...]

  Come on in mama's, papa's and caregivers. We ask for a $10 donation which goes to a local family in need. If you are able to bring a friend, you are welcome to donate $5 each. We handpick the family. Many are widowed with young children, dealing with a challenging illness, or have experienced [...]

The witching hour….oh every parent relates to this sacred time of intense anxiety and fear. Every baby cries, just like every baby poops, but the more we know about the cry, the better we can handle it. Soothing your baby is as instinctual as feeding them, but let’s talk about how to understand why your [...]

For new moms, we wonder… “Is she hungry? I just fed her….” “Is she in pain? Should I call the doctor?” “Not again… If I close my eyes will it stop soon?” Or even… “He won’t stop crying… I must be a bad mom!” Let’s start by 100 percent squashing any feelings of parental inadequacy. [...]

In 2017, moms are so much different than the generations before them. For one, they have less time, and they want to be unique, rather than stand in the crowd. That means you'll be hearing and seeing a lot more rare names for babies in 2017. One huge trend is unisex names that are gender [...]

1:26 Born to Be Breastfed Podcast host Marie Biancuzzo introduces Rachelle and her company Maternal Instincts as well as the types of services it offers  2:14 Rachelle explains the newborn care specialist, night nanny and postpartum doula (hint: ALL are certified in their field)  3:16 Postpartum doulas are full family care (think groceries, cooking, pets, laundry and more)  [...]

Have you read the stories online about the types of moms you’ll meet on your child’s first day of school? There’s the sporty mom, the organized mom, the all-business mom, the crunchy mom and all of us perfectly imperfect moms in between. We hate stereotypes. They’re rarely spot on and do much more to divide [...]

Becoming Parents As first time parents, my wife and I didn’t really know what to expect. We were used to a selfish, carefree lifestyle and we didn’t expect how quickly our life would be turned upside down. My wife and I both had good jobs and enjoyed working hard and playing harder and I never [...]

Did you know there is no precise manual for preparing a mama to go back to work? There’s no prescription for handling the sleepless nights, nursing, introducing a bottle and then obsessing about leaving this magnificent creation to be cared for by someone else, all the while trying to figure how to take care of [...]

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