"The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry" - Robert Burns The initial attempts at planning, especially for new parenthood, are often when a woman finds out that she is pregnant for the first time. So many thoughts will go through her mind stemming from her new found curiosities, anxieties, and experiences; it… Continue reading Birth Story – Xavier
It is estimated that over 36 Million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold in preparation for Valentine’s day. With the U.S. consuming an average of 2.8 billion pounds, chocolate is one of the most popular treats. But, did you know that chocolate is actually linked to a nutrient that over 80 percent of Americans are… Continue reading OMg! The Sneaky Reason Behind Your Chocolate Cravings
Lactation Recipes These recipes have been created by our nutritionist, Babette Lamarre. Click here to learn more about Babette.
Shortly after your precious little one has arrived, there is a lot of attention on your breasts. Parents may come to realize that it’s not just about making milk, it can be about feeding schedules, the comfort level of nursing in public, engorgement, pumping, latching, and sometimes cracked or tender nipples. Whether a new mama… Continue reading Boosting Breast Milk Supply
It’s the season for setting new goals and making healthful lifestyle changes. Every new year excites that inner goal-setter inside all of us with a passion for researching and planning how to become a brand new person. If you have just come off of your holiday detox, then you may be trying to decide what… Continue reading Deciphering Diets
First off, if you haven't read Part 1, go ahead and do that. It will explain how my family prepares for travel. So here's what really happened while I was in Cancun... When we landed I was a little discombobulated. I had thought that my email and phone call prior to coming down would have covered… Continue reading Stress-Free Travel Guide: Tips for Food Sensitivities! Part 2
My mindset with travel is no excuses; accommodations can always be made.
As it is Worldwide Breastfeeding week and August is National Breastfeeding month, I thought it appropriate to reflect upon my journey with breastfeeding… I had always thought had a healthy diet, took the right supplements and I had a natural as possible birth. I thought that I would have had an easy time with breastfeeding.… Continue reading Adventures in breastfeeding
Ingredients: Bones from one natural rotisserie chicken (preferably pasture raised, with meat and skin removed) 2-3 unpeeled organic carrots, washed and roughly chopped 1-2 medium organic onions, quartered 2-3 organic celery ribs 1-2 cloves of garlic a few whole peppercorns 1-2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar ¼ teaspoon Himalayan or Celtic sea salt Directions: Toss everything… Continue reading Easy Crockpot Chicken Bone Broth
Drowsy, itchy, sneezy, cranky, and sometimes a little dopey. No, these are not the seven dwarfs. They are symptoms of allergies.