Happy Parenting – Happy Baby

Abby Burd on November 17, 2014

12 Tips for Preventing Holiday Stress and Depression for New Parents

Preventing Holiday stress

The good things about holidays include extended family, lots of rich food/drinks, and a break from the routine. The bad news is that they also include extended family, lots of rich food/drinks, and a break from the routine. With a lot of everything going on, many of us, especially new parents, may be more vulnerable…Continue reading

Tanya Altman, MD, FAAP on November 10, 2014

Life With Your Newborn—What Nobody Tells You

sleep is awesome, baby!

In the hospital you have lots of help—nurses, lactation consultants and doctors—all at your beck and call. Then comes the time to take your little one home. You’ve read the “must-have” books, subscribed to on-line baby websites and parenting blogs and spent many evenings on the phone with your own mom. Think you’re prepared? Think…Continue reading

Ashley Wright on November 07, 2014

Breastfeed all the babies! Wear all the babies!

Wear all the babies!  Zen organic baby carrier

International Babywearing Week was October 5-11, 2014 and we definitely kicked it off with a bang; Shannon and I.  The sun was blazing, it was super hot inside my house, you know the one that my dad refuses to turn on the central air in? (yeah that one), and I couldn’t have been any more…Continue reading

Barbara Nicholson on October 13, 2014

Mindfulness with Loving Touch

Beauty of Touch

I love teaching Infant Massage. It’s such a wonderful way to introduce new parents to the concept of mindfulness, being fully present with your baby and learning their uniqueness. Many parents don’t realize until they are learning the strokes, that their infants (some as young as 4-6 weeks) have been communicating their personalities and preferences…Continue reading

Christina Soletti on October 03, 2014

Attachment Parenting International Brings Out the Best in Families

Zen Mama

“Bonding is a loving experience. The absence of bonding is fear.” ~Barbara Findeisen, Lifelong Patterns of Fear & Wholeness This past weekend, we had the opportunity to celebrate 20 years of Attachment Parenting International at the Pathways to Child Flourishing Conference.  Since 1994, Attachment Parenting International (API) has brought experts, parents and families together for mutual support, education…Continue reading

Rebecca Michi on October 02, 2014

Safe Sleep Tips

Safe Sleep Tips

Safe sleep is an issue that regularly makes the news, and something parents may experience anxiety about. If your child is sleeping in your room, their own room or bed sharing we want to reduce the risk of SIDS, we can do this when we put our child down to sleep in a safe environment….Continue reading

Nancy Mohrbacher on August 06, 2014

Happy Breastfeeding Week & Good News!

breastfeeding a gift

I’ve been helping breastfeeding mothers in the United States since 1982, and it’s wonderful to see the progress we’ve made. Around World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases the latest U.S. breastfeeding statistics. Of course, the statistics are always a little behind the times, and those just…Continue reading

Jessica Martin-Weber on August 01, 2014

Tips for Breastfeeding in the Baby Carrier

Three reasons to breastfeed..

Babywearing and breastfeeding often go hand in hand; breastfeeding encouraged and even made easier by babywearing and babywearing encouraged and even made easier by breastfeeding. There can be a learning curve to figuring that out though but worth taking the time to see if it is something that would work for you. Once I got…Continue reading

Christina Soletti on August 01, 2014

Word of Mom: Breastfeeding Tips

Word of Mom Breastfeeding Tips

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, National Breastfeeding Month and Black Breastfeeding Week,  we reached out to our community to get breastfeeding tips. There are many amazing resources and support communities out there (both online and in person), and we invite you to get the support you need. In addition, we wanted to share some tips…Continue reading

Abby Burd on June 30, 2014

What My Daughter Taught Me About Parenting This Father’s Day

Abby

My oldest is nearly 3-years-old. This year she was able to plan for Father’s Day. We talked about things we could do to play with him and make him happy. She wanted to buy him a small toy that “he would like.” I agreed that something like a ball would be a sweet gift from…Continue reading

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