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Here are my credentials: 4.5 years of breastfeeding experience with two different children La Leche League certified leader with 2.5 years of experience leading an LLL group, keeping up with the latest research, and attending educational conferences on breastfeeding But...
Disclosure :: I am thrilled that Charlie Banana has sponsored this post because they truly are the ONLY kind of cloth diaper we use in our household.  We Cloth Diaper and You Can, Too! When my husband and I began talking...
Yes, you read correctly! My family and I are going to attempt switching to a vegan diet for the fourth time. I think it's safe to say that one of the hardest things to do is to change your...
Babies lucky enough to be born in New Orleans are not only blessed with the title of New Orleans native, but they are also fortunate that their mothers have access to a variety of nurturing wellness resources. Prenatal yoga is one...
I am a work-in-progress. One of the ways this is most obvious is with opinions I had to call myself out on. From etiquette to life goals, here’s a brief list of things I used to believe were meaningful,...
Ah. The TV. The Acropolis of the modern American family. A source of knowledge, entertainment, way out of boredom, even maybe shopping. A baby-sitter? Well ... Not in mine, and certainly not in my kid's. I am totally against watching TV, and I...
Disclosure: This post was written and sponsored by Montessori School of New Orleans. How Montessori Middle Schools Honor and Empower Adolescents “We must help the child to act for himself, will for himself, think for himself; this is the art of...
For any woman who plans to birth their baby without medication, my best advice is to prepare yourself both mentally and physically and surround yourself with an amazing support team. At the guidance of a friend who had had...
Let’s face it: the actual physical process of birthing babies is not a very beautiful or breathtaking scene! This incredibly hard act of “labor” could definitely make Mike Rowe’s top 10 list of “World’s Dirtiest Jobs!” Yet, as a...
“Is Halloween real?” my three-year-old asked last night. We’ve been talking about real and imaginary a lot lately, so with pumpkins appearing everywhere, I wasn’t surprised by the question. A holiday built around dressing up and eating candy doesn’t...
To a lot of people, I would be considered a crunchy mom, but to many others, who are far more crunchy than myself, I am likely considered mainstream. I don't really care either way, and I don't mean to...
When I was asked to write about my experience with breastfeeding for National Breastfeeding Month, I only assumed that the reason I was being asked was because it was presumed that I had a wonderful experience. I seem to...
To the daughter I will never have :: I dreamed of you. Well not of "you" per se, but of the idea of you, the notion of your existence in my life ... in our lives. I am an extremely...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children's Hospital.  The Truth About Head Shape Abnormalities Head shape abnormalities are among the most common problems we deal with in the Neurosurgery clinic at Children’s Hospital. Babies’ head shapes can cause concern for...