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Coconut Oil: The Motherhood Super Power

If I could have a superpower it would probably be to have coconut oil wherever, whenever, as much as I want, on command. If I had the time, and the energy, I might stand outside of OBGYN office and preach about why every mother needs to have coconut oil in her kitchen, medicine cabinet, shower, bathroom, […]

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Blogging for Motherhood

You may have noticed my blog has been a little slow – but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been writing. If you follow me on Facebook (and if you don’t you should!) then you may have noticed some of my recent posts have been my articles on nutrition for motherhood, from my favorite supplements for […]

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Fertility Friday: Bone Broth

Not chicken broth from a box or can but good, old fashioned, home made broth that has spent hours, or even days, simmering is one of the best foods you can eat. Not only for fertility but also during pregnancy, lactation and every other stage of life. It even makes a fabulous addition to baby […]

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Fertility Friday: Sweet Potato!

Are you as crazy about sweet potatoes as I am? There’s just SO many reasons to love them, they’re a great, easy toddler food, it’s chock full of vitamins and minerals and it may even help you get pregnant! Here are some fun sweet potato facts: one serving will give you 7 grams of fiber […]

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Avoiding Toxic Food During Pregnancy

Not too much attention is given to what women eat during pregnancy.  We’re quick to indulge cravings of even the unhealthiest foods and laugh at poor choices because of “pregnancy cravings”. Doctors warn of the dangers of deli meat, sushi, and alcohol but may not thoroughly discuss how specific foods can assist the fetus in […]

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Pregnant, Nursing or Trying to get Knocked up? Eat this!

We’ve all inevitably heard tales of morning sickness. Some lucky women don’t see much of it and float along like glowing, beautiful, mythical creatures during their pregnancy. Then there are those of us who gain 10lbs during our first trimester because the constant nausea makes us want to eat carbs, all day long, to keep […]

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Controversial Breast Feeding in Time Magazine

Now to talk about a little article in Time Magazine that has been causing quite a stir in the mothering community. Everyone has an opinion about the article, the photo, and attachment parenting. Here are my initial thoughts: I hate the photo but I love the fact that it’s bringing attention to extended breastfeeding and […]

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Lactogenic Vegetables

Last week I shared some ways for nursing moms to support their milk supply through a variety of grains. Today I’m going to focus on something that most of us need more of in our lives, breast feeding or not. Veggies. Veggies should make up most of you plate. Half of your plate should consist […]

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Grains for Breast Milk

If you’re a breastfeeding mom you’ve probably heard that oatmeal will help increase your supply. Good news if you’re tired of oatmeal: there are plenty of other lactogenic grains and legumes you can rotate into your diet. If you’ve been eating oatmeal and seeing no difference in your milk supply I bet you haven’t been […]

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