3 Ways to Fix Your Baby’s Flat Head (Without the Helmet!)

Our little guy has been the best sleeper. I’m literally shocked. Recently, he’s been sleeping from 6:30pm to 5:30am, nurses for 10 minutes, then goes back down until 8:30am! Tonight is actually his first night in his own room. It’s bittersweet – in a way I’m happy to get our bedroom back, but in another, […]

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11 Newborn & Postpartum Items I Wish I’d Known About For Baby #1

Update: These past couple of weeks (five, to be exact), all I’ve been doing is prioritizing. In other words, all I’ve been doing is cuddling with my little guy. He’s all about skin to skin and eating (and, by that, I mean every hour or two during the day), so my routine has pretty much […]

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10 Things All Moms Need to Do Before Baby Arrives

I’m almost full term (37.5 weeks!) and it’s checklist time. I have this uncontrollable urge to renovate, clean, organize, and nest, despite everyone telling me to lie down and stop moving so much! But, like I said, it’s uncontrollable. I realized that although there are some basic things we know we have to get done […]

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Mama Naturelle’s Top Picks for New Moms (December 2017)

Hi Mamas! I’m finally in the home stretch (6 and a half weeks to go!) and it’s starting to really hit me that I’m about to give birth. That I’m about to go without sleep for weeks on end and experience bad latches, chapped nipples, and spit up again. The postpartum/newborn stage is a tough […]

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Mama’s Renovation Project: Baby Boy #2’s Woodland-Themed Nursery

Guys… I am so excited to share both our baby’s first name as well as his woodland-themed nursery with you all! If any you were wondering: picking our baby boy’s name was fairly easy since Joe and I only agreed on two names. So Liam and Noah it is!  I’m so glad I was able to […]

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The Truth About Baby Bedding

I am a true believer that simple is always best, especially in the home. I like minimalist designs and clutter-free homes because that’s just the way I feel at peace with my surroundings. If there’s too much “stuff”, I get antsy and claustrophobic. When it comes to your baby’s nursery, the same rule should apply. […]

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Why I Wasn’t Ready To Be a Mom

We were out in New York City with friends when we decided we were ready. A packed bar downtown, the kind of place you forget. We’d both had way too many nights like this one: too many watered down vodka sodas, nights spent shoving through the crowd, competing for the bartender’s attention. This wasn’t the […]

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5 Mistakes I Made as a New Mom (That You Can Learn From!)

With Liam now sleeping through the night and starting to follow a pretty consistent eating/sleeping schedule during the day, we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Goodbye sleepless night and worrying over short naps, hopefully for good? Everything goes by so quickly… It feels like only a few weeks (not months) […]

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12 Terrifying (But Totally Normal) Things About Your Newborn Baby

Don’t get me wrong: every baby is miraculous, beautiful, and perfect. But there are a few small things that, um, may raise eyebrows. If you are an expecting mom, go ahead and make a mental note of the things listed below (the internet can be a scary, scary place!), and if you are a new mom, you […]

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Stocking the Perfect Nursery

Although we did stock up on a lot more things for Liam’s nursery, these are our favorites out of everything we’ve tried so far (the list will most likely be updated as Liam grows and we try out more products). We try to aim for as many natural/organic products as possible and do a lot of research to […]

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Why I (Reluctantly) Had My Son Circumcised

As a French citizen who grew up in the French Caribbean, circumcision was never a “thing” I was familiar with. Almost no boys I knew were circumcised (except those that were for religious reasons), including the men in my family. It was only when I came to New York that I realized how prevalent it really was […]

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10 Things That Will Surprise You as a New Parent

1. You will get very little (or no) sleep the first month. Not much of a nap person? Believe me, that’s going to change. During the first few weeks, you will be sleeping 2-5 hours per night, and that’s if you’re lucky. As your newborn adjusts to the world outside, he’ll sometimes need to eat every […]

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Liam’s Week 1 Favorites

To celebrate, here are three of Liam’s favorite things so far (besides the boob, of course!) It’s been so much fun getting to know our little guy this week. He’s definitely a mellow little dude… as long as he gets his milk every 2-3 hours! Although we were a little hesitant at first to introduce Liam to pacifiers/soothies while breastfeeding, we were […]

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Is Early Breastfeeding Ever “Impossible”?

Liam, 5 days old Even before I got pregnant, I knew I would one day exclusively breastfeed my baby. As I researched the advantages of breast milk over formula during my pregnancy, I hoped that my son Liam would have no trouble latching on and that my milk would come in smoothly a few days after […]

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Baby Gifts We Love

In honor of our beautiful baby shower, here are five of our favorite gifts. I will of course write more in depth reviews when we actually try them out with Baby Riehm (every baby is different and we may return some of these), but in the meantime, here are a few of our favorites: 1. Ergobaby Four Position 360 […]

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