April 12, 2014

Going back to work

By / advice, Back to Work, Balancing life, family, identity, mothering, parent-child bonds, Separation Anxiety / Add comment

So, you’ve made your decision: you’re going back to work after baby. For some it arises out of necessity, while for others it’s a choice. No matter what your reasons, going back to work will probably be one of the hardest things you will ever do. Here are some tips I’ve collected—as one working mother to another—that I hope might help make your transition a little easier.

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April 05, 2014

What to do when you’re “overdue”

By / advice, Carseats, doula, Labor, Mama Time, Music, nesting, Pregnancy, pregnancy, Preparing for Baby / Add comment

What is it about the end of pregnancy that seems to makes time stand still? Those final weeks can seem particularly eternal. And it doesn't help when every single person you encounter wants to know, “When are you having that baby?” It’s been a hot topic in our private Mama Seeds Community, [https://mamaseeds.com/signup/] so we thought we’d share some of our favorite suggestions for what to do when you’re past your due date.

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March 21, 2014

Mamas, let your babies grow up to like sunbutter

By / allergies, Food, Parenting, Picky Eaters, solid foods, toddler, vegetarian / Add comment

Times have changed since we were kids. Food allergies are on the rise, and severe peanut allergies are a scary part of that statistic. As a result, many schools and summer camps have gone completely nut-free, meaning that this one-time lunchbox staple is now completely banned. So what’s a good old-fashioned PB&J mom to do?

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March 15, 2014

Infant massage for fussiness, colic, and sleep

By / Babies, Baby, Baby Massage, Colic, Fussy Baby, gassy baby, Massage, Sleep / Add comment

We’re always looking for ways to help new moms get things done. So what if we told you that in 15 minutes or so a day there was something you could do to calm your fussy baby, ease colic, relieve gas pain, encourage sleep, boost your baby's immune system, and promote brain development and bonding? Would that get your attention? Studies have shown that infant massage may do all of these things—and more. And that's some serious multi-tasking!

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