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Chiropractor adjusting a pregnant woman

Chiropractic Care For Pregnant Women

Chiropractic Care For Pregnant Women Birth workers who pay attention have long realized that chiropractic care for pregnant women can make an incredible positive difference in the birth experience. This guest post from our resident chiropractic expert, Dr Kristin Hosaka, explains not just the benefit of chiropractic care for pregnant women, but exactly how it […]

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Orange Almond Chicken Salad Sandwich - Healthy Pregnancy Recipe

What to Eat Wednesday – Orange Almond Chicken Salad

This is the best chicken salad recipe! You won’t ever need another one. It’s so simple and fast. 1 cup slivered almonds 2Tbsp green onion 1 20 oz. can crushed pineapple, well drained 1 11oz. can mandarin oranges, well drained 1/4 tsp salt 2 cups shredded chicken (canned chicken works great for this) 1/2 cup […]

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Baby reaching through baby gate for a ball - baby safety tips

Baby Safety Tips

Let’s talk baby safety. Did you know there’s a whole month dedicated to it? I didn’t until recently. With my first child, I was a POOPCUP (Parent Of One Perfect Child Under Preschool-age). My daughter honestly never really bothered much around the house, probably because there was a two-parent-to-one-child ratio. We did some basic baby-proofing, […]

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newborn baby in the nicu - tips for parents with a baby in the nicu

From a NICU Nurse & Doula: Empowered Parenting in the NICU

September is NICU Awareness Month and Sept. 15th is Neonatal Nurses Day. In honor of both of these we have some tips for new NICU parents from an experienced NICU nurse and doula. I am a NICU nurse and a doula.  As a NICU nurse, I am there when babies need unexpected medical help.  As […]

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Childbirth Educator - A fulfilling career

Childbirth Educator: A Job That Fills My Soul

My love of birth was a slow progression. After I had my first baby I wanted everyone to know how amazing birth could be. I wanted all women to have the experience I did and I told anyone who would give me five minutes of their time all about it.  When I was pregnant with […]

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What should I eat while I'm in labor? Pregnant woman eating a pear.

What Should I Eat & Drink During Labor?

  Think of labor as a marathon. Your body is working hard and doing the work we call labor. Your body needs hydration and fuel throughout labor to continue working at it’s best. Here are some great ideas to have ready for your labor. Water Coconut Water “Labor-aide” Juice Broth Yogurt Nuts Granola Honey Sticks […]

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11 Reasons To Take a Childbirth Class

11 Reasons To Take a 10-Week Birth Class

11 Reasons To Take A 10-Week Birth Class When preparing for birth, couples inevitably must make decisions about what is most important to them and what fits into their financial situation.  Birth classes are offered everywhere and vary greatly.  From buffet style hospital classes (where you pick and choose which classes you need), to independent […]

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A new mom smiling at her newborn baby laying on the bed

Expectations as a New Mom

I babysat a lot growing up. I was the go-to girl in my neighborhood. You need a sitter? Call Cheryl. She’s fun, great with kids, and won’t eat all the snacks in the pantry while you’re gone. I was responsible, polite, and made sure parents came home to a clean house and happy children. I […]

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Sensory bin for kids with noodles

8 Activities You Can Do With Older Siblings Once Baby Comes

I knew when I traded in my almost 5 year elementary teaching profession to be a full-time stay at home mom, I wanted to incorporate various activities into our weekly routine so that my then baby would have a lot of opportunities to learn, explore, and grow. I started introducing sensory bins and activities to […]

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Stacked Enchilada Casserole

What to Eat Wednesday – Stacked Enchilada Casserole

  Stacked Enchilada Casserole 1 can of Enchilada sauce or homemade 1 pound cooked meat of choice – Fajitas meat or taco seasoned ground beef or turkey 6-8 Corn or flour tortillas 1 can refried beans 4 cups shredded cheddar or mont jack cheese optional stuffings – corn, black beans, chopped veggies optional toppings – […]

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