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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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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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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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Homemade Mac and Cheese (Stove Top)

The ultimate kid-favorite dinner doesn’t have to come from a box! Make this easy, creamy homemade mac and cheese on your stove top using just simple, nutritious ingredients. You’re never too old to love macaroni and cheese. True, it may have been a long time ago that those chewy noodles in yellow creamy sauce first […]

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Avoiding “Coning” During Pregnancy Can Help Prevent Diastasis Recti

Coning during pregnancy or coning of the belly during pregnancy. is when you see a ridge or bulge popping out down the midline of your belly. This typically occurs when doing an exercise incorrectly or an exercise that puts too much stress on the abdominals and should be avoided (see the image below for a […]

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You Need to Know: Most Get Pitocin Right After Birth | Mother Rising

New parents are shocked to discover most women that have a hospital birth will receive pitocin right after birth.  Pitocin is routinely given to all women to reduce the chance of postpartum hemorrhage. Postpartum hemorrhage is excessive bleeding that occurs within 24 hours after birth and is a major contributor to maternal mortality in low-income countries. Are parents shocked that care […]

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Turkey Ranch Wrap (Lunchbox Friendly)

Roll up super-nutritious veggies and protein inside these tasty Turkey Ranch Wraps. Kid-favorite dressing makes these wraps a lunchbox hit! Out of the way, sandwich bread! These Turkey Ranch Wraps combine simple, healthy ingredients into a flavorful, pack-able lunch you’ll want to make again week after week. One of our favorite things about these turkey […]

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Turkey Ranch Wrap (Lunchbox Friendly)

Roll up super-nutritious veggies and protein inside these tasty Turkey Ranch Wraps. Kid-favorite dressing makes these wraps a lunchbox hit! Out of the way, sandwich bread! These Turkey Ranch Wraps combine simple, healthy ingredients into a flavorful, pack-able lunch you’ll want to make again week after week. One of our favorite things about these turkey […]

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Women in Labor Stop Pushing, See Amazing Results

What if we stopped telling women to push when they’re in labor? That’s what a new program at a U.K. hospital has decided to do, and the results might surprise you. If you’ve ever seen a woman delivering a baby in a movie or a television show, you have heard the rallying cry: “Push!” If […]

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Is Coconut Oil Healthy?

Health claims and public opinion about coconut oil swing wildly back and forth. Is this faddish fat a healthy superfood? Or is it a toxic poison? We’ve waded through the hype to find out. Is there any other ingredient with quite as much star power as coconut oil? (Well, maybe kale…) For a while it […]

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How to Make Perfect Chia Pudding

Here’s your insider’s guide to making tasty, perfect chia pudding every time! Learn the basics and beyond so you and your kids can start enjoying this fiber-rich, omega-3-packed treat for breakfast, snack, or dessert. You’ve heard of chia pudding, and maybe tried it: that creamy/crunchy, sweet treat with the texture of tapioca and the health […]

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Pregnancy Stretches: The Best Pregnancy Stretches to Relieve Aches and Pains

The Home ‘Stretch’: The Best Pregnancy Stretches to relieve those annoying aches and pains during pregnancy Pregnancy is a time of great joy and excitement for the expectant mother; a time when she gleefully anticipates a brand new, and no doubt hopelessly adorable, addition to her life and family. So why should an expectant mother […]

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Pregnancy IS The Best Time To Strengthen Your Core

 Those aches + pains DON’T have to come with pregnancy. You have much more control over what is going on with your body during pregnancy than you may realize. Learning about how to strengthen and engage your deep core, with the help of baby, can impact how you feel while you are pregnant, giving […]

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5 Common Baby Gadgets That May Just Make Parenting Harder

As our world’s technological advances continue to occur at astronomical speeds, do you ever wonder how baby gadgets can actually undermine our intuition? Even though we find so many advancements that make our lives easier, we worry about how we’re taking our own mothering power away. Things that separate you from your baby tend to […]

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