Rachel Haddon

11 Things Moms Should Know About Extended Breastfeeding

Throughout my pregnancy, I knew that I wanted to try breastfeeding, but I frequently heard how difficult it could be. After listening to stories from friends and family, I was a bit nervous about breastfeeding in general. After my son was born, I had written down some small breastfeeding goals; things like ‘make it through four weeks of breastfeeding,’ then 12 weeks, and then six months.

Dr. Tanya Altmann

5 Easy Steps to Establish Your Baby’s Immune Health

Immune health is so important for a growing body. Not only does our immune system help fight off germs today, but it is also involved in protecting us from developing conditions such as asthma, allergies, eczema, and Type 1 Diabetes later in life. Research now shows that the first 6 months of life are an important window of time when the immune system is rapidly developing, and the type of bacteria in a baby’s gut…

Heather Langley

How to Heal From a Traumatic Birth – The Road to Recovery

Birth changes us. It is powerful and profound. Birth leaves us transformed in the wake of it’s creation. This moment in time was longed for, dreamed of and planned out. Your birth experience should be special. A celebration of new life. Birth should be a special rite of passage in a woman’s life.

Raizel Albano

The Perks of Raising a Child in a Developing Country

There are currently 152 developing countries, a figure provided for by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). These countries are beset by common challenges, such as high levels of poverty, human resource weakness, and economic vulnerability. To any parent, then, it can feel scary to want to raise a child in a developing country.

Caroline Breen

Mama Stress: How to Stop Stress Eating

After a whirlwind morning finally managing to get the kids down for a nap, or on your way home from work after a long day that’s not even close to being over, you feel the stress eating rising and suddenly crave something salty or sweet and full of comfort. As moms, food may be the way you deal with stress because the alternative is blowing your top and yelling at your kids.

Lexi Carr

Teaching Kids About Saving Money This Summer

Ah, sweet summertime!  The kids are out of school and hitting the streets for months of sunshine and fun. But the days of running through the neighborhoods with friends until the street lamps come on is quickly slipping by; kids today are looking for newer, more expensive ways to enjoy their summer break. From pricey vacations to buying the latest video games to camp out in the living room with, summer tends to bring even…