Happy Parenting – Happy Baby

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

Abigail Morgan on April 30, 2014

Holistic Self-Care for the New Mother

ergobaby wrap

As a busy acupuncturist mama in Los Angeles, I help many women get pregnant, stay pregnant, and thrive through the first year after giving birth. In the United States, the speed with which a mother recovers from birth and “gets her body back” is measured in weeks, not months.  Magazines flaunt celebrities who lost the…Continue reading

Christina Soletti on April 18, 2014

Is it too much, baby? Signs of over-stimulation

listen to your baby

Newborn little babies are brand new to the world.  Those first few months out of the womb (sometimes called the fourth trimester) are best spent snuggling, warm, close, and connected together. Taking care of baby and getting used to your new life together. In those first few months of life, you are her world. However, mama starts…Continue reading

Christina Soletti on April 16, 2014

Making Time for Wellness

making time for wellness

As mothers, we know the amazing capabilities of our bodies. We carry our babies for nine months while they grow, then we labor for hours just to see them take their first breath of air. It’s magic. We give all of ourselves for their best interests, and why wouldn’t we? After all it’s hard work…Continue reading

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