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Why New Doulas are Better Than You Think | Mother Rising

When searching for the right doula, parents want the best of the best for their upcoming birth.  Sure, a seasoned doula that’s been in the business for a long time has great benefits, but doulas with less experience are a wonderful choice as well.  In this blog post I discuss why I think new doulas […]

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Sweet Potatoes in the Slow Cooker (Or Instant Pot!)

If you like creamy, sweet potatoes with a buttery texture, then you’ll love how they turn out in the slow cooker or Instant Pot! Try this hands-off, foolproof method for perfectly cooked sweet potatoes. Sometimes I feel like when I cook my sweet potatoes in the oven, they don’t quite get soft enough for my […]

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Pump It (Manually): Our Top 10 Best Manual Breast Pumps

Are you looking for the best manual breast pumps that fit your lifestyle? Whether you’re a working-out-of-the-home mama or someone who needs occasional pumping, we’ve got you covered. Pumping can evoke strong emotions into any mama who has tried it – from happiness to hatred to complete panic. For me, my first go around with […]

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12 Tips For Fathers Who Want To Bond With Their Breastfeeding Babies

Dads fall in love with their babies and their whole outlook on life changes the first time they meet their little. And while there’s an immediate bond for mamas and babies if for no other reason but that Mom was baby’s home for ten months, dads don’t always connect as quickly or as easily. Not […]

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Low Carb Keto Meal Plan Week 22

Ketogenic Low Carb Dinner Meal Plans sent right to your email each week! Low Carb versus Keto A low carb diet usually consists of 100 grams or less of carbohydrates, moderate protein and fat. But a keto diet is higher in fat, more like 75-80% of your daily intake and much lower in carbs, only […]

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Real Fruit Slushies

Keep your kids happy and hydrated this summer with simple real fruit slushies! These frosty treats are 100% free from artificial flavors and dyes, and sweetened with nothing but real fruit and a touch of honey. Do you have an ice cream truck in your neighborhood? If so, tell us honestly: do you dread the […]

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6 Tips for Starting your Baby on Solid Food

As your baby gets older, there is a need to introduce solid foods. To most parents, the idea of introducing their baby to solid food is nervy and even scary but eating solid food is essential to enable your baby get adequate iron and other essential nutrients necessary for growth and development. Although some parents […]

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Helping Babies And Young Children Settle Into A New Home

Every year 40 million Americans move home, which is a long process that is known to be very stressful for the whole family, including babies and young children. Keeping young children informed about why you’re moving and about the process can help to make it an easier transition for them, and therefore you. For babies, […]

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3 Super Simple Incredibly Fun Pool Noodle Activities for a Rainy Day

Click here to read 3 Super Simple Incredibly Fun Pool Noodle Activities for a Rainy Day on Hands On As We Grow® Stuck inside? Try these simple pool noodle activities, from Julie, to get kids busy and active indoors on a rainy day. We were stuck inside on yet another rainy day. I was at […]

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Sugar Free Keto Chocolate Souffle

This Sugar Free Keto Low Carb Chocolate Soufflé is an easy and delicious flourless, gluten free, dairy free and nut free dessert! Chocolate Souffle A soufflé is a dish originating in France made with egg yolks and egg whites and a few other ingredients depending on if you’re making something savory or sweet. A soufflé […]

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5 Tips for Back Pain Relief

Did you know that back pain affects sixty to eighty percent of Americans at some point in their life! Life as a mom has back pain written all over it – pregnancy, breastfeeding, carrying wiggly kids and lots of stuff, picking up toys, limited time to workout, etc. It can be lessened by strengthening your […]

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To Plank or Not To Plank?

I get asked this question all the time, are planks safe during pregnancy? Can I do planks with diastasis recti? So to plank or not to plank, is a very big question especially if we are discussing diastasis recti. First, I LOVE planks! Second, you must know when your body is ready to do planks, […]

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Should You Be Running During Pregnancy and Postpartum?

Should you continue running while pregnant. What about postpartum and beyond? Even if you have been running, and are postpartum or beyond, if you experience any incontinence or pelvic floor pressure it’s extremely important to take a step back and really rehab your core the safe and correct way. This specific corrective activity can help […]

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On-The-Go Meal Plan for Busy Families

This meal plan is full of healthy breakfast and dinner recipes that can be packed to-go. Prep ahead of time, use seal-able containers, store in the fridge, reheat if needed and be on your way! Weeknights can be hard with practices, sports games, performances, and all of the other activities kids are involved with. This […]

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