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Mama Natural Book Review + Giveaway!

I don’t know about you, but my “natural” living tendencies really got amped up when I found out I was pregnant. It wasn’t just about me anymore! I was responsible for this amazing life growing inside me.

21 weeks pregnant in winter 2014

Healthy eating was already a priority, but even more so now. […]

How to Buy the Perfect Baby Carrier

I knew I wanted a baby carrier when I was pregnant, but didn’t know much about babywearing. Since having my baby, it’s safe to say I’ve become a babywearing enthusiast! I read somewhere once (perhaps a Dr Sears book?) that before your baby is born, she is used to being carried 24/7. After being born, […]

My Small Part in Breaking a World Record

Last Friday, I attended the Adirondack Big Latch On, as part of the Global Big Latch On. Basically, I got together with a group of breastfeeding women, to all latch on our children at the same time. All breastfeeding women and children are latched on for one minute (or longer), and are counted by witnesses. […]

Meeting My Breastfeeding Goal – One Year!

As I drove home from the Breastfeeding USA meeting I attended today, I realized it had been a year since I first met with the lactation consultant running the meeting. It made me pause, and reflect on my breastfeeding journey thus far.

I knew while I was pregnant that I was going to breastfeed. After […]

Cloth Diapers: “Aren’t you afraid of sticking her with the pins?”

“Sticking the baby with the pins” was a real concern of my mom’s when I told her we were going to use cloth diapers! She told me about how she used to babysit and it was always a fear of hers with the families that used cloth diapers. There is really no need to use […]

ADHD Naturally

I have so many ideas for blog posts! The food and baby ones are so much fun, but I haven’t done much on supplementation, and have been getting questions about ADHD recently. So, here we go!

In pharmacy school, we learned about the drugs for treating ADHD. Then, in practice in a retail setting, I […]

“It should never be PAINFUL”

“…but, it should never be PAINFUL.” My wonderful doula (and now friend) Laura spoke those words to me after asking how it felt when my baby girl latched on the breast for the first time. I don’t even remember the first part of the sentence, it was probably something like, “It may feel different, or […]

Why We Refused a State Mandated Treatment

Just a couple of hours after our baby was born, the neonatologist called child protective services on us.

Now, anyone who knows us laughs incredulously if we start the story with that line. Kevin and I are both pharmacists, and therefore have more knowledge about drugs than most people, we even know more about the […]