Crushing on Treesnail Natural Essentials

Christine and Michael never intended to get into the aromatherapy/skincare business. Initially, all they wanted to do was give their small Los Angeles apartment a “fresh” (but natural) smell using essential oils. One Google search led to another, and soon enough, Michael and Christine were questioning all of the ingredients in their everyday products — […]

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My Baby is Breech! Does That Mean a Guaranteed C-Section?

I went to Buy Buy Baby yesterday to return a $180 Motorola baby monitor. Why, you ask? Because Sunday, during his first nap, Liam got on his knees, in his crib, and knocked his i-Baby monitor off the shelf. Just like that, it stopped working. Broken. I spent a good half hour lowering his crib and […]

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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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What Pregnancy Really Feels Like, Trimester by Trimester

It’s hard to explain why, because I didn’t particularly feel any different. No tingling, bloat, or weird dreams or thoughts. Nothing. We were sitting eating dinner in our little one bedroom apartment in Yonkers, New York, and I told Joe I was thinking about taking a pregnancy test. He laughed and told me it was […]

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Is Natural Birth a Possibility For You? 10 Tips to Help You Achieve One

To inaugurate MamaNaturelle.com (yay, I’m a domain owner!), what better topic to write about than natural childbirth? It’s been a while since I’ve written about this, but for those who have read my earlier posts, you know that this was a goal of mine throughout my entire pregnancy. I wanted to make sure I was beyond prepared to give […]

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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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