Facing infertility? Seven Steps for When You're Not Getting Pregnant

Infertility is difficult at any point, whatever the cause and whether you’ve been trying to conceive for six months, a year or two. It’s all the same. I know this because when I was trying to conceive, the waiting and infinite questions chipped away at my soul. But finding community made the journey bearable. Read on for helpful tips, resources and support to make the journey towards a baby a little less daunting.

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Everything You Need to Know About Sleep: Parents With Babies Age 0-5 Months

As a first time parent, I read whatever I could get my hands on about “how to get my baby to sleep through the night” and how to “sleep train” a baby. It took actually having a baby to make me realize that there is not a one-size-fits-all approach and that each parent’s appetite for sleep training is unique. I had the opportunity to sit down with Erica Shane, a certified gentle sleep coach who has studied and apprenticed with childbirth experts and leaders all over the world for the last 18 years. Read on for the only sleep tips you’ll need for your newborn!

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3 Positive Language Strategies for Parents: How to Approach Challenging Moments

The way we speak to and around our children directly impacts the way they feel about themselves and how they interact with others. Modeling positive language for our children, especially during challenging moments, enables little ones to communicate their wants and needs effectively. Read on for 3 strategies to try the next time you encounter a challenging parenting moment.

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A Motherhood Story: My Low Supply Breastfeeding Struggles

I have come to think of the early days of motherhood like a random hand of cards. Almost everyone gets a mix of cards that are good, easy, painful, scary, hard, or heartbreaking.It became clear very early on that something was not right with breastfeeding. My daughter was always fussy or sleepy. She wasn’t pooping enough. One of my breasts wasn’t having changes though I nursed her on that side as much as I could.

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Sleep & Five Positive Parenting Tools

Sleep is not a luxury. It is a necessity. Maybe your family is like ours.  We require sleep to live a happy, relatively harmonious life.  We don’t buy into this “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” mentality or accept that not sleeping is normal for children or adults.  In this article, I’ll explain how sleep affects behavior (with a very personal example) and and how we can integrate positive parenting and sleep habits so you can keep the whole family happy!

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A Motherhood Story: Am I Only "Sort Of" A Mother?

I have had a feisty spirit since I was born.  As a literal lifetime cancer survivor (I was born with cancer), I have taken on life with a unique gusto, an “I can do absolutely anything” and an “F* those who tell me I can’t” attitude.  There have been two times in my life when the doctor’s “DON’T” message could not be overcome, worked around, or simply powered through. The first was scuba diving and the second was carrying a pregnancy.

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Why You Need Mom Friends and Where to Find Them

It’s hard to make friends as adults—between work, family and other competing demands on your time, it can be difficult to prioritize finding new mom friends. With pregnancy as the common thread, it can sometimes be easier.  Mom friends at every stage of the motherhood journey are super helpful, but friends who have kids the same age as yours are super essential. Here’s why:

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Being a Stay At Home Mom in 2019

We had the pleasure of sitting home with Edil, a stay at home mom to a 2.5 year old, living in Rockaway Beach, NYC. Passionate about changing the narrative surrounding stay at home moms, she shares her journey from working in the fast-paced real estate industry, to taking a full pause to raise her daughter at home. Being a stay at home mom is hard. And no one prepares you for the identify shift that comes with it.

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Doulas: What Do Doulas Do?

Maybe you’re pregnant, or you’ve just given birth. Or maybe your in the thick of maternity leave and starting to look around for answers to all the questions that have come up along the way. You’ve probably heard of a doula but you aren’t really quite sure what one really is. In this article, we’ll explain the different types of doulas and what doulas do.

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Threenagers: Sense and Insensibility- How to Deal With Toddler Meltdowns

Raising toddlers can be challenging. Trying to understand the brain of these adorable, loving, but sometimes stubborn and irrational little people can be like trying to unravel the mysteries of the cosmos. In this article, we’ll explain why toddlers are not rational like to be in control and leave you with a Three Part Prescription for Dealing with Toddler Behavior. Do yourself a favor and read on!

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