Anxiety After the Incident: When Mom Needs to Realize She’s Not Okay

Even if you were fortunate enough to never experience true, debilitating anxiety before having children, I’m sure you’ve realized by now that motherhood comes with quite a bit of baggage in the stress department. It seems as if all we do as moms is worry about our kids… then worry some more. We lose sleep […]

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Your Baby’s Rice Cereal: The Shocking Truth

I recently had a conversation with a new mom about when to start solids. She was surprised to hear that I started Liam at 6 months with a wide range of foods (pretty much everything but honey, nuts, and shellfish!), and not 4 months with rice cereal only. Current recommendations indicate that “breast milk or formula […]

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Baby Eczema: 5 Simple Changes You Can Make to Soothe Your Baby’s Skin

Around the 18 month mark, Liam started developing baby eczema. He never had particularly sensitive skin, diaper rashes, or reactions as an infant, so we were a little surprised to hear from our pediatrician that it was, in fact, a mild case of nummular eczema. The reality is that about 20 percent of babies and young […]

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6 Popular Snacks That You Should Stop Feeding Your Child

All moms face the same struggle: finding the perfect, non-messy, healthy snack that can be packed on the go. The easier it is, the better. Unfortunately, though, food manufacturers and marketing teams know that very well. They focus their efforts on making their products enticing to moms, concealing the fact that their ingredients are absolutely awful for our kiddos. […]

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8 Genius Mom Hacks for Life With a Toddler

Life with a toddler isn’t always easy. Some days are better than others, sure, but in the end, we can all admit that we’re exhausted when bedtime comes along (or, what I call it, Mommy Happy Hour!) I’m not going to deny that I count down to bedtime sometimes, and literally do my happy dance when […]

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Our First Holiday Photoshoot as a Family

Anyone who knows us knows that we aren’t the most spirited people. We don’t really decorate for any of the holidays and always keep it very minimal if we do. This year, however, something very bizarre happened: We got in the Christmas spirit.  It all started with the matching Christmas pajamas my sister in law bought for us […]

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Natural Pain Relief for Pregnant and Nursing Moms

There is nothing worse than getting sick when you’re pregnant or nursing. Why, you ask? Because when it comes to pain relief, your safe options are beyond limited; whatever you put into your body (even popping a seemingly harmless Advil pill) goes right to your baby, whether through the placenta or directly in your breastmilk. Some […]

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Juicing and Why It Should Be a Part of Your Busy Life

Our lives have been hectic lately between summer engagements, planning for the fall semester (4 syllabi and everything that goes along with that) and dealing with a toddler who recently found his voice and thinks it is socially acceptable to scream in public places, I’ve had a lot on my plate. It doesn’t help that […]

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5 Mantras For Happy, Productive Moms

Let’s all be real here: after tough days with our little ones, we often wonder how we’re going to do it all over again the next morning without losing it. On those days, what we forget is that a lot of it has to do with our mindset: we have the power to make it […]

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Why I Love the Idea of Slow Parenting

After reading this post in the Boston Globe, I realized that this “thing” I could easily describe to friends and family actually has a name: slow parenting. These lines from the article really stuck with me: I encourage parents to take some time to just watch their children, whether they are playing, doing homework, or eating a snack,” Duffy […]

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Road Trip With Baby (The Easy Way!)

  Hi guys! We’re back from our mini getaway in Narragansett, Rhode Island, and Mama’s happy because she’s unpacked, showered, and relaxing on the couch writing this post while baby’s out for the night 🙂 Oh, the simple things in life. We had such a good time exploring the cute little Newport wharfs, devouring raw oysters & clams, […]

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4 Skincare / Beauty Lines to Fall For This Summer

During my first pregnancy, I  cleaned out my makeup drawer and decided to purchase simple, healthier beauty products to use from that point forward. I bought popular organic brands like Dr. Hauschka, but also some less popular ones like Watts Beauty, Earth Science, and Ecco Bella. Why? Take a look at some of these frightening stats […]

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10 Ways to Naturally Increase Your Fertility

Before becoming pregnant, I was so afraid of not being able to conceive. I kept thinking about what I would do if, month after month, the tests kept coming up negative. Would we look into other options? IVF? Surrogates? Adoption? I am grateful every day that nature cooperated and made us both fertile. That I was able […]

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Why You Should Always Eat What’s in Season

I don’t know about you, but GMOs scare me. They really do. The idea that my fruits and veggies are being messed with so that they unnaturally grow in seasons when they aren’t supposed to (among other frightening things) is not right… yet, somehow, most of us encourage this process by buying foods simply because they are available year round. Fruits and vegetables […]

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Summer 2016: Sun Safety, Backyard Fun, and Zika Virus Concerns

With summer quickly approaching (the rainy forecast must mean it is, right?), I thought it was time to write about some of our summer essentials for Liam. All moms are concerned about too much sun and mosquito bites, especially with the Zika Virus hype in the media lately. Hopefully this post will make you a little more […]

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Amber Teething Necklaces: Do They Really Work?

My mom swears that raw baltic amber helped me through some of my worst teething moments as a child. Although we haven’t experienced the worst of teething with Liam quite yet (not excited about those canines and molars!), it got me thinking that I should probably invest in a necklace for him, too. You know… just in […]

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Supplements For Pregnancy & Nursing

If you’re currently pregnant (or have been in the past), you know how important it is to take a prenatal vitamin throughout your pregnancy, and even while you breastfeed your baby. But do you know why? Pregnancy and nursing are times in a woman’s life when it is essential to get enough nutrients to nourish her baby. With […]

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Rebuild Your Body With Mat Pilates

When I started working out in college, I mostly did high intensity interval training workouts and weights. This was fun for a year or two, but after a while I got bored of the same thing every day. I lost both the motivation and passion for the gym and stopped going as regularly as I used to. […]

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