Aug 16 2012
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< How did you choose your child’s or children’s pediatrician? Since we’re a Navy family and have Tricare Prime insurance, we are limited to the pediatricians at our on-base medical facility. That’s great when we find someone who “matches up” personality-wise and philosophy-of-health-wise, but what do you do when that person moves away? (Since it’s


Aug 13 2012

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to try to get some pictures of Anneliese and Joey together, with my real camera. I have a bunch of phone pictures but not a lot of the two of them together, and not really good quality pictures. First of all? This guy. His hair. It kills me.


5 ways parents can connect with newborn babies.

Newborns often seem like little lumps. Hardly aware of the world outside of their own little “bubble.” And to be fair, the first 3 months of a baby’s life are called “the fourth trimester” for a reason. It’s kind of like being a fetus on the outside … all the baby wants to do at


One way to save on a lot of frustration in the toddler years is to encourage the independence these little people so fiercely desire. When the toddler feels as if, “I can do that,” instead of “The world is intended for people much bigger than I am,” there is less struggle and angst in daily


Today is the last day of World Breastfeeding Week. How did you spend yours? Did you nurse your children, snuggling them close? Did you share your experiences with a new mom or a mother who needed support? Did you donate milk to help another mama and her baby? Did you breastfeed your baby in public,


One thing I hear from moms repeatedly is “I wish I had some pictures of when my kids were nursing.” I take a lot of pictures when nursing my kids, with my phone. You know the ones… arm outstretched, hoping to get a good angle and not shake your hand too much, or settling for


Yesterday, Anneliese, Joey, and I joined several other mamas from our area at our La Leche League leader’s backyard to nurse our children simultaneously along with moms and babies around the world. From www.biglatchon.org: Aims of the Big Latch On Support for communities to identify and grow opportunities to provide ongoing breastfeeding support and promotion.


During World Breastfeeding Week this year, I’m answering a few questions, sharing my resources, and telling my story. PLEASE note: I’m not a lactation consultant. I’m not a doctor. I’m just a mom. I’ve probably spent 5,000 hours breastfeeding in the last 2 years (well, maybe close), and I’m breastfeeding after breast reduction surgery, have


I really didn’t know what to call this. But it’s delicious. Tuna steaks simply grilled and topped with a colorful veggie-olive medley. We ate it with Grain-Free Baked Zucchini Rounds. I really think this would be great for pork or chicken too, if you’d prefer. Print Servings: 4 Author: Joyful Abode Ingredients Pepper-Olives Medley 2


During World Breastfeeding Week this year, I’m answering a few questions, sharing my resources, and telling my story. PLEASE note: I’m not a lactation consultant. I’m not a doctor. I’m just a mom. I’ve probably spent 5,000 hours breastfeeding in the last 2 years (well, maybe close), and I’m breastfeeding after breast reduction surgery, have


We have several grain-free pancake recipes we turn to when we want a “bready” (but still high-protein) breakfast. These Paleo Banana Nut Waffles can also be made as excellent pancakes. These coconut flour pancakes are also quite tasty, and I have a few variations on them I like to make too. But the last couple


During World Breastfeeding Week this year, I’m answering a few questions, sharing my resources, and telling my story. PLEASE note: I’m not a lactation consultant. I’m not a doctor. I’m just a mom. I’ve probably spent 5,000 hours breastfeeding in the last 2 years (well, maybe close), and I’m breastfeeding after breast reduction surgery, have



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