Four ways to practice mindfulness in your parenting this month

It’s the holiday season and that means hustle, bustle and very likely – short tempers and stress. But it doesn’t have to be that way! This time of year can stretch the patience of even the most patient (and mindful) parent, we know. There are ways, however, to practice mindfulness …

Four common postpartum issues and how to handle them

There are some things you just know to expect when you have your baby and bring that new little bundle home. Sleep deprivation, for example! But there are other changes that occur that new moms might not be expecting. That doesn’t mean you can’t handle them or cope; but like …

Four ways to prepare your older children for the new addition

Are you expecting? Congratulations! It’s a happy time. And if you have other children, it’s even more exciting, because you get to watch them develop into big brothers and big sisters. When you add new family members, it is fun and exciting but it can also be challenging for the …

Four natural remedies to have on hand for sick season

Sniff, sniff. Cough, cough. It’s that time of year: Sick season. If you have young children, you probably feel like September to May is just a never-ending season of illness. And, you aren’t wrong. Young kids get sick. A lot. It’s how they build healthy immune systems! But you don’t …

Breastfeeding: Four strategies for the early days to ensure success

Breastfeeding: It might seem like the most natural thing in the world, but the fact is, many women struggle with it. Before you give birth, and in the hours and days immediately after, there are things you can do to establish your nursing relationship with your baby – and help …

Your first appointment: What to ask your midwife!

Congratulations! You are having a baby! And now it is time for your first visit with your midwife. If this is your first pregnancy, you might be wondering, what do you ask your midwife at the first prenatal visit. It’s a typical concern and depending on your age, health and …