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  1. Shop Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday for Moms.

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    I’d love to say that Black Friday should be spent at home with your family, but let’s be real here.  You are full of food and ready to get out of the house for a few hours, why not shop? Continue reading

  2. Shop Small Business Saturday: Shop with Us.

    Small Business Saturday:

    Beginning in 2010, Small Business Saturday encouraged shoppers across the country to shop local and support small businesses. By 2014, it is estimated that people are catching on.  They are voting with their dollars.  $14.3 billion was spent last year on this wonderful day – at small, independently owned businesses! Continue reading

  3. Don’t Let a Holiday Determine Baby’s Birthday: Say No to Induction.

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    This week begins a busy time in the Labor and Delivery Unit at most hospitals across our country.  Women who are due within a week of a holiday are typically given the option to induce labor as to avoid giving birth on the holiday itself.  In the past year, full-term pregnancies have been relabeled to 39 weeks instead of 37 weeks due to the highest (and at that point, still rising) c-section rates of all time.  Women were being electively induced as early as they could be (37 weeks), with some doctors leading the induction discussions. Continue reading

  4. Traveling By Car With a Baby: You Can Do It And Stay Sane.

    There is no way around it, traveling is different once you have children.  There is no easy, jump-in-the-car-and-go anymore.  You need to plan and prepare to have a successful road trip.  Continue reading

  5. What is Baby Led Weaning? Should I do it with my Baby?

    What is Baby Led Weaning? Should I do it with my Baby?

    I had no idea what baby led was with my first born child in 2009. I thought I was pretty “hippie” with my breastfeeding on demand, cloth diapers, and probably completely wrong babywearing tactics. (I learned how to properly babywear after meeting wonderful babywearing mamas who sent me tutorials and information.) I knew enough to steer clear from rice cereal and the whole “cereal” experience, as our birth classes covered it a touch and I researched it further on my own. But for some reason, when people said, “You can skip the baby food.” I felt like they were crazy. I mean you HAVE to do baby food, right? It’s like a right of passage.
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