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UPDATE: This sale is now over.

We are happy to be offering a $30 coupon to those who purchase this eBook Bundle! Keep reading to find out all of the fabulous deals that are being offered…

Have you ever wished motherhood came with a manual?

Whether motherhood makes you feel overwhelmed or whether you feel like you’ve found your stride as a mother, we are here to help you be the best mother to your children that you can be. We can also help you deal with infertility and prepare you for giving birth confidently and joyfully.

We’ve got the resources you need to help your kids be healthier, to raise your children to be polite, caring people, to live more eco-friendly, and to make your home non-toxic.

For 1 week only, get a downloadable package of 35+ e-books specifically designed to encourage and equip mothers to nurture their families (and themselves!) naturally for just $29.97. Since these books together are worth more than $525, this is nearly a 95% discount!

There are also more than a dozen coupon codes and FREE products worth nearly $200 included to help you on your natural living journey!

These e-books reflect the work of 32 well-known Ph.D.’s, fertility specialists, lactation consultants, natural health professionals, authors, and bloggers who are passionate about motherhood and caring for mothers.

This is an intelligent, joy-filled collection that will inspire any mother to feed her beautiful babe well, feel confident in making difficult mothering decisions, and celebrate motherhood (even when it seems overwhelming).

 

The eBooks

Want to meet the authors? Click here to read each author’s bio.

Natural Fertility and Pregnancy

Unbound Birth by Jennifer Yarbrough of Unbound Birth ($2.99)
Fearless Birth by Kristen Burgess of Natural Birth and Baby Care ($17)
Nourishing Foods for Labor and Childbirth (article reprint) by Kresha Faber of Nourishing Joy ($2.99)
My Pregnancy Journey by Mindy of Simply Designs ($9.99)
Fertilise Yourself by Natalie Kringoudis of Melbourne Natural Fertility ($19.95)
Eat Your Way to Parenthood by Gabriela Rosa, MScM, BHSc, ND of Natural Fertility Breakthrough ($35)
Protecting Your Fertility: The Dangers of Conventional Pest Control and Natural Safe Alternatives by Gabriela Rosa, MScM, BHSc, ND of Natural Fertility Breakthrough ($35)
The Awful Truth About Cleaning Products and Fertility Revealed by Gabriela Rosa, MScM, BHSc, ND of Natural Fertility Breakthrough ($35)

Natural Baby and Toddler Care
Breastfeeding Simply by Pinky McKay, ICBLC of PinkyMcKay.com ($25)
First Bites by Hilary Bernstein of Accidentally Green ($9.99)
Breast to Bib by Kate Tietje of Modern Alternative Mama ($8.95)
Confessions of a Cloth Diaper Convert by Erin Odom of The Humbled Homemaker ($9.95)
Creative Ways to Calm Your Baby by Justyn Lang of Creative Christian Mama ($6.99)
EC Simplified: Infant Potty Training Made Easy by Andrea Olson, MA of Go Diaper Free ($30)
oh, crap. potty training by Jamie Glowacki of oh crap. potty training ($15)

Natural Health and Healing
Therapeutic Parenting for Children Who Are Healing from Trauma by Tova Krause Grindlay, CPC of Parent and Family Coaching ($4.99)
Herbal Nurturing by Michele Augur of Frugal Granola ($8.95)
Herbal Remedies for Children During the Cold and Flu Season by Rosalee de la Forêt of Herbal Remedies Advice ($20)
Mother’s Little Herbal Helper and Home Remedies by Natalie Vickery of The Family Herbalist ($12.50)
Questions to Ask Your Dentist by Will and Susan Revak of OraWellness ($29)
Tips and Tricks to Remineralize and Repair Your Teeth by Ramiel Nagel of CureToothDecay.com ($12.95)
The Thinking Parent’s Guide to Vaccines by Kresha Faber of Nourishing Joy ($2.99)
Finding Balance with Attachment Parenting by Andrea Olson, MA of AndreaOlson.com ($17)
Pain Redeemed by Natasha Metzler of NatashaMetzler.com ($4.99)
The Curative Kitchen (updated version) by Susan Smith Jones, Ph.D. of SusanSmithJones.com ($19.95)
Rebuild From Depression: A Nutrient Guide, The Digital Abridged Version by Amanda Rose, Ph.D. of Traditional Foods ($12.95)

Teaching Our Children
Real Food Kids: In the Kitchen plus 1 month access to select Real Food Kids eCourse videos by Wardeh Harmon of GNOWFGLINS & Jami Delgado of Eat Nourishing ($30)
Kids in Training: Life lessons that will help lead to productive, responsible and grateful kids! by Rebecca Dulgarian of Blue Cricket Designs ($7.95)
Life According to Me by Stephanie Dulgarian of Somewhat Simple ($5.95)
The Family Dinner Project by Rebecca Dulgarian & Stephanie Dulgarian ($9.95)
Easy Peasy Chores: Homeschool Edition by Alina Joy Dubois of The Good Old Days Farm ($17.99)
Teaching Kids to Clean by Dana White of A Slob Comes Clean ($5)

Help for Busy Moms
Real {Fast} Food by Trina Holden of TrinaHolden.com ($6)
Crock On by Stacy Myers of Stacy Makes Cents ($5)
Creative Ways to Make Family Holiday Memories by Kit Singleton of Raising Small Souls ($25)

Non-Toxic and Natural Living
Natural Beauty Recipes by Katie of WellnessMama ($10)
Healthy Homemaking by Stephanie Langford of Keeper of the Home ($12.95)
Restocking the Pantry by Kresha Faber of Nourishing Joy ($9.99)
Accidentally Green by Hilary Bernstein of Accidentally Green ($2.99)
Clean, Naturally! by Kresha Faber of Nourishing Joy ($4.99)

The Bonus Resources

Once you have completed payment for the e-book bundle, you will get access not only to the books, but to FREE products and coupon codes for mothering products that will support you in your natural, non-toxic lifestyle.

These special bonus offers include:

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Get a FREE luxuriously soft pantyliner from Lunapads and a $5 coupon for your next visit. Lunapads are smart, sustainable alternatives to disposable menstrual pads and pantyliners. Join the LunaRevolution and discover why thousands worldwide feel better about their periods! ($17 value. Standard shipping applies. US addresses only.)

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Get 10% off any order from Granola Babies, THE go-to shop for everything babywearing and natural-living related. Granola Babies supports mothers around the globe in their mothering journey by providing sustainable hand-selected products, natural and holistic resources, and creating a village of community. (Standard shipping applies.)

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Get “2 Months for $2″ ! Enjoy a two-month Membership to Fit2B Studio for only two dollars, where their wholesome workouts for the whole family are “tummy safe” and particularly target Diastasis Recti (split abs), which affects many women postpartum. ($19.98 value.)

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Download a $6 coupon for 7 Sources Oil from Flora Health to use the next time you shop! Flora’s newest product, 7 Sources, is a non-GMO, sustainably-sourced fatty-acid product with EPA and DHA, which are essential during pregnancy and nursing and support cognitive function at any time of life! (Value: $6. Good in-store only. US stores only.)

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Get 25% off any cami or nursing tank at Deborah & Co., a women’s fashion shop for women who want fashion without compromise. You can choose from a number of camisoles, layering shells, tees, and nursing tanks, all of which are excellent for nursing moms or any woman who just wants to be both classy and modest. (Worldwide shipping.)

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Get $30 off the very popular Online Childbirth Education Program from Birth Boot Camp. You CAN have an amazing birth! The 10-class Birth Boot Camp online video childbirth education program will prepare you for a life-changing birth experience and specializes in educating couples together. You may also choose to receive the FREE Pregnancy Nutrition Report. (Good online or with participating live-class instructors.)

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Get THREE bonuses from Professional Parenting Canada and Attachment Parenting Canada:

1. Get the 440-page international bestseller, “Discipline Without Distress: 135 Tools for Raising Caring, Responsible Children without time-out, spanking, punishment, or bribery” (an actual paper book!) by Judy Arnall for only $10! Offered by (Value $24.99. Standard shipping applies.)

2. Get a FREE 1-hour webinar on “The Parenting Information Maze: How to Choose the Right Advice for YOUR Family.” (Value: $25)

3. Get a FREE download of the first 4 chapters of the e-book that should be in every parent’s library: “The Parenting Information Maze: How to Choose the Right Advice for YOUR Family.” (Value: $9.95)

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Get the audiobook of Pinky McKay’s “Breastfeeding Simply” read by Pinky McKay for FREE! This way you can read the e-book OR listen to the audiobook – whatever is convenient for you.

The audiobook is in mp3 format. Available for immediate download. (Value: $25)

A Practical Guide to Children's Health

Get “A Practical Guide to Children’s Health (Abridged Version)” by Kate Tietje at Modern Alternative Mama PLUS a coupon code for 50% off the full version. There are so many confusing messages today about how to keep kids healthy. Parents just want some straight information on natural health! “A Practical Guide to Children’s Health” offers research on many common questions so that parents can make the decisions for themselves. (Value: $7.95)

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Receive 10% off any order from OraWellness. OraWellness offers tools and educational products to help you take control of your oral health using organic ingredients and inexpensive natural solutions. (Standard shipping applies.)

Get a FREE Comfrey Salve with any purchase from the Creative Christian Mama Store. ($3.50 value. Standard shipping applies.)
Get 2 FREE sets of Baby’s First Year Month-by-Month Printables (1 set with butterflies for girls and 1 set with ties for boys) from The Humbled Homemaker. Each set contains 12 printables to mark each month of Baby’s first year. ($16 value.)

 

A Few FREE eBooks and eCourses – no purchase required!

Because we are SO absolutely passionate about getting excellent natural living resources into the hands of every mother (and want-to-be moms and soon-to-be moms!) we’ve compiled a number of e-books that are FREE just for signing up for updates.

There is no purchase required – just click here to get your freebies!

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The Fine Print

This Bundle contains digital downloads in ZIP and PDF formats, so there is no shipping involved. You will receive your unique download link immediately after download. Please note that this Bundle is provided as is: no refunds, no exchanges, and no late sales will be provided.
While you must purchase the Bundle by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 17, you have until June 30, 2013 to download the books and redeem the bonuses. It is your responsibility to download and back-up your purchase by June 30, 2013. After that date, the books will no longer be available for download.
With proof of purchase, we can renew download links until June 30. After this date we will no longer have access to the books and will not be able to provide any new links to download.
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All bonus offers are the sole responsibility of the bonus sponsors to provide and are subject to availability.

 

Cilantro – Lime Fajitas

Cilantro Lime Fajitas

This fajita, taco thing was inspired by Chipotle’s vegetarian burritos… only I like mine better :) I highly recommend making your own tortilla’s for this. It really makes a difference and it’s not that hard.   Protein: 22g for two (will be slightly less with vegan tortillas).

Serves 4 or so people, I’m not sure how many fajitas exactly.

You’ll need:
Extra virgin olive oil, enough for a couple turns around the pan
1/2 cup of brown rice
1 medium bell pepper
1 medium onion
1 can of black beans or pinto beans
1 can of corn
Shredded cheese
Chili powder
Ground cumin
Black pepper
Cilantro
Lime juice from one lime
Whole wheat tortillas

Get rice started, cook rice as directed.

Heat evoo over medium and add sliced onion and bell pepper. Sprinkle some ground cumin and chili powder lightly over the top, more cumin than chili powder. Cook ’til tender.

Rinse and drain black beans and corn and in a separate pot heat through.

When the rice is done, sprinkle in a generous amount of cilantro and squeeze a lime over top. If you have fresh cilantro feel free to chop and add that instead of dried. Just watch how much. It can be overpowering.

Serve in warm tortillas with cheese. Sour cream, avocado, and diced tomatoes are great toppers as well.

Cori, her husband, and three little boys live in the “Salad Bowl of the World,” Salinas, California. She discovered a passion for nutrition while studying Education at California State Monterey Bay. Though she no long works as a nutritionist, she is grateful to be able to share the benefits of a whole food diet with her family, friends, and Birth Boot Camp students.

 

Prenatal Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy has become a highly sought after form of relief for common pregnancy related aches and pains.  In a 1994 survey of prenatal massage therapists, the primary focus of their clients was to seek relief from aches and pains associated with their pregnancy.  According to a Swedish study, 48-56% of all pregnant women experience backache during pregnancy, describing their discomforts as generalized fatigue, tightness, and achiness, with concentrated areas of pain.  The most common complaint areas include discomfort in the sacroiliac area, lower back, and upper back.  Many women report their first occurrence of chronic pelvic and back pain during 5-9 months of pregnancy.  Women who receive frequent massage during pregnancy have reported better sleep, improved moods, and fewer complications with labor and birth.

WHAT IS A PRENATAL MASSAGE?

Pregnancy related pain is the result of improper posture created by the anterior weight load of enlarging breasts, uterus, and fetus, muscle strain and imbalance, fetal positioning, hormonal effects on ligaments, and referred pain from uterus ligaments.  Therapeutic massage and bodywork helps to support the psychological, physical, and structural well-being of a woman who is pregnant, laboring and/or postpartum.  A prenatal massage uses various techniques including circulatory, deep tissue, neuromuscular, passive and active movements, and reflexology, among other modalities.  In a typical prenatal massage session, the trained therapist will address the woman’s physical challenges, such as areas of pain and postural and functional changes.  During a massage, many women can experience a release of hormones that provides a stress-reducing effect.  Massage can help improve uterine blood supply and relax the mother, as well as maximize optimal fetal and maternal outcomes.  Some therapists are also trained to provide sensory awareness to the mother through massage that will help her to labor more comfortably and actively.

IS MASSAGE SAFE DURING PREGNANCY?

Prenatal massage is specifically tailored to meet the physical and emotional needs of each individual pregnant woman.  Women can begin massage therapy at any point in pregnancy and continue until the birth of the baby.  Some massage practitioners may be uncomfortable doing prenatal massage with women who are still in their first trimester because of morning sickness or the increased statistics for miscarriage.  However, massage during pregnancy is not only safe, but can be very beneficial for the mother and baby during the first few weeks of pregnancy for a healthy, low-risk woman.

Prenatal massage practitioners should be trained and, preferably, certified in prenatal massage therapy.  They should also be knowledgeable about normal prenatal and perinatal physiology, high risk factors, and complications of pregnancy.  To safely massage pregnant and laboring women, some pregnancy related conditions require adaptations and, possibly, a consultation with the client’s care provider prior to receiving massage.  Depending on the individual and the trimester of pregnancy, various techniques and methodologies must be modified or eliminated.

During the massage, mild to firm pressure is applied to the muscles throughout the body to address the discomforts associated with the skeletal and muscular changes brought on by the hormone shifts during pregnancy.  A professionally trained prenatal massage therapist should be aware of specific pressure points to avoid that may cause pre-term labor.  In addition, there are pregnancy related conditions that are contraindicated for prenatal massage that your therapist should be aware of.  These include high-risk pregnancy, pregnancy induced hypertension, pre-eclampsia, previous pre-term labor, severe swelling or edema, high blood pressure, and severe headaches.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MASSAGE DURING PREGNANCY?

Effective massage therapy sessions can not only help a mother physically, but emotionally support her as well.  Physical and emotional support, including extensive touching and massage, can reduce the length of labor and number of complications, interventions, medications, and Cesareans at birth.

Prenatal massage has been shown to reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve lymph and blood circulation.  Other potential benefits include: reduced back pain, reduced edema, reduced muscle tension, improved oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles, and better sleep.  Sciatic nerve pain can be caused by the added pressure of the uterus on the pelvic floor.  Many women experience significant reduction in sciatic nerve pain with regular massage during pregnancy.  Massage therapy can also address the inflamed nerves by helping to release tension on the nearby muscles.

Recent studies have shown that hormones, such as norepinephrine and cortisol (the stress hormone) were reduced and dopamine and serotonin levels were increased in women who received massage bi-weekly during pregnancy.  These changes in hormone levels can lead to fewer complications during birth and fewer instances of complications with the newborn.

Massage can help to stimulate soft tissues to reduce collection of fluids in joints, which improves the removal of tissue waste through the lymph system.  This can reduce the occurrence of edema that is often caused by reduced circulation and increased pressure from the uterus on major blood vessels.

According to a study done on maternal behavior in mammals as noted in the October 2010 edition of Massage Magazine, “Scientists found lack of cutaneous stimulation had far-reaching effects.  Pregnant rats restricted from licking their abdomens and teats had poorly developed placentas and 50% less mammary gland development.  Their litters were often ill, stillborn or died shortly after birth, in part due to poor mothering skills.”

Women who are reassuringly touched during labor for at least 5-10 seconds have a decrease in anxiety and blood pressure.  Women showed improved moods and less pain and anxiety when massaged by their partner over their head, back, hands and feet for 20 minutes per hour during labor.

WHY IS POSITIONING DURING A PRENATAL MASSAGE IMPORTANT?

During the first trimester of pregnancy, many women are able to comfortably lay in a prone or face down position while receiving a massage.  However, it is still necessary to use precaution and adapt to her comfort during this period.  After the first 13 weeks, it is safest and most appropriate to position a woman side-lying.

Lying supine or face up also involves safety considerations while pregnant, because of the added weight the baby presents to the inferior vena cava.  Extended compression to the vena cava can result in low maternal blood pressure and decreased maternal and fetal circulation, especially with a posterior positioned placenta.  It is safest to elevate the torso to a semi-reclined angle of 45° – 75° after 13 weeks.

Side lying is the most ideal and safest position for prenatal massage to avoid pressure to the vena cava and prevent strain on the lumbar, pelvic, uterine and musculoskeletal structures after the first trimester.  It also prevents increased intrauterine pressure and increased pressure to the sinus cavities.  The left side lying position allows maximum maternal cardiac functioning and fetal oxygenation.  Pillows and bolsters are used to support the expectant mother and baby for an experience of ultimate comfort and relaxation.  While in a side lying position, a woman often feels safest and psychologically at ease, able to voice her excitement, concerns or fears about the pregnancy and upcoming birth.

HOW TO FIND A PRENATAL MASSAGE THERAPIST

Most massage therapy training institutions teach massage therapy for women who are pregnant; however, it is best to find a massage therapist who is certified in prenatal massage. Organizations such as the American Massage Therapy Association, Associated Massage & Bodywork Professionals, and National Certification Board for Theraputic Massage and Bodywork are great places to find experienced and professional massage therapists that are certified in prenatal massage. Referrals and recommendations from friends, family and birth professionals is another way to find a qualified prenatal massage therapist. When searching, some good questions to ask him or her are: what kind of training does he/she have, how long has he/she been in practice and does he/she specialize in prenatal massage.

http://www.amtamassage.org/articles/3/MTJ/detail/2419

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Hannah Reasoner, LMT graduated from White River School of Massage in Fayetteville, AR in 2005. She has over 750 hours of massage and bodywork training, including nearly 75 hours of advanced training in prenatal and postpartum massage. Throughout her career, Hannah has worked closely with chiropractors, doulas, midwives, childbirth educators and other birth professionals. Hannah serves a majority of prenatal, laboring, and postpartum clients in her private practice in Fort Worth, TX.

Instructor Training Highlights from April 2013

While Birth Boot Camp began with a mission to take childbirth education to more people through online classes, we have been honored to see incredible growth in our live classes.  Women with a passion for birth, from all around the country, have signed up for our instructor training workshops.  Now, just about a year into this business, we have instructors across the country and trainings beginning to span from coast to coast!

Let’s hear what these fabulous new instructors have to say about the comprehensive trainings that Birth Boot Camp organizes. 

  • “Awesome!”
  • “It (the workshop) has been invaluable in giving me the hands on prep I needed. I love having a village to help us.” Maggie

Included in the price of your training are all the materials you will need to get started as a childbirth educator.  Each new instructor receives an Instructor Manual, Instructor Handbook, Field Guide (student workbook), all of the Birth Boot Camp birth videos (you don’t have to find or buy your own) and supplemental videos for teaching specific subjects.

The only thing you will be required to buy when you start a class are workbook kits for your students.  Not only that, Birth Boot Camp has developed detailed lesson plans and game ideas that you can use when teaching your own class.

  • “The materials and all of the ideas given are so helpful and useful. I can’t wait to get started.”

One of the most important aspects of training is the opportunity that each instructor has to practice teaching to the entire group.  Everyone is assigned a topic and we meet together to listen and learn from each other.  Not only is this a wonderful time to practice and get used to teaching in a group setting, there are also some incredible ideas shared by these amazing instructors.

  • “I thought the teaching part would be scary but I ended up loving it during training. It was fun and so helpful!”
  • “I feel much more prepared to teach and more confident.” Beth
  • “I loved practice teaching!” Beth

And with that, we would like to introduce you to our newest crop of trained, natural birth instructors!  You can find all of our instructors, from coast to coast, on our Find a Live Class page.

 

 

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