Motherhood is supposed to be a time nourish and give to others, but how can that be possible if as a mother I feel so depleted? To say that I’m exhausted and running on fumes is the understatement of the year. It’s worse than that. I feel like a shell of my former self. I tell this to friends all the time, mostly to just vent, but recently I realized I need to do something about this. I refuse to let this be my new normal. So recently after reading Shaman and MD, Alberto Villodolo’s new book, Grow A New Body, I’ve…

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If you read my “How We Got Our 2-Month Old to Sleep Through the Night” blog post, then you know with the help of the Ferber Method (crying + timed check-ins) we were able to get Chloe to sleep through the night at two months old. The problem is it stopped working once Chloe went through the 4-5 month sleep regression; the stage when babies’ sleep cycles begin to resemble adult sleep cycles and they stop drifting directly into deep sleep, but actually shift from light sleep to deep sleep like adults do. She’s now 10 months old and up until last…

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When I told my Mommy & Me class my husband and I started a nightly tantra practice to help us reconnect and get through a rough postpartum period, a muffled chuckle and many uncomfortable side eye glances abounded. I’m pretty sure their first thought was – tantra/tantric sex – which is often people’s first thought when they hear tantra. But tantra, a Sanskrit word literally meaning “to loom, weave, wrap,” isn’t about sex, but rather slowing down and tuning into the self, similar to meditation. I first learned about tantra from my acupuncturist, Physician of Eastern Medicine and founder of Apothecai, Rose…

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Low-supply is one of the most, if not the most, frustrating thing that can happen for a breastfeeding mom. At least it is for me, and I’ve dealt with various challenges on this breastfeeding roller coaster: oversupply, engorgement, leakage, plugged ducts, blebs, and those early days of cracked, bruised nipples (shudders). Yes, all of this sounds challenging, but none of it compares to the frustration and heartache that comes with low-supply. You want to nourish your baby, your baby is hungry and fussy, and yet your body just isn’t producing enough milk for whatever reason to satisfy your baby’s needs. It’s heart-wrenching.…

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(Above – our three month old baby, Chloe! *Tear…it’s going so fast.) As a first-time parent, getting ready for all of your new baby’s needs is overwhelming. There’s so much to think about, so much to buy, so much to prepare for. I thought I had everything down (which I explain in my post “Your Ultimate Newborn & Registry Guide 2018”) but funny enough, the one area I ended up not being prepared for and having to figure out as I went along was organic baby skin care. Before we had our baby, I didn’t realize how important and frequent bath time…

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