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Try This Secret Weapon Against Picky Eating

Help your kids turn the tide against picky eating… even if they’re not willing to taste a single bite of the healthy meal you made. Here’s the scene: you’re a new mom, and it’s time for your baby to start solids. You buzz up a few homemade purees, then quickly move on to baby-led weaning […]

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30+ Recipes Kids Can Make Themselves (By Age)

No matter their age, kids can cook! Get started teaching your kids the kitchen skills they’ll need to care for themselves and their families. Most of us have baked cookies with our kids at one time or another. It can be fun… and also frustrating! Kids can be messy, slow, and distracted cooks. Boy do […]

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Tips for Kicking Birth Trauma in the Ass | Mother Rising

Birth trauma happens when someone experiences a deeply distressing or disturbing birth.  Sometimes birth trauma can result from a physically traumatic experience, but more often than not, birth trauma leaves few visible scars. One woman may experience feelings of trauma after a seemingly “easy” and straightforward vaginal birth, and yet another may effortlessly breeze through […]

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Health Add-Ins To Boost Your Body Wellness

Life as a busy mama is HARD! Focusing on your body wellness doesn’t have to be. Here are 4 easy, healthy + effective add-ins that can help boost your body wellness and have you feeling your best day after day! TURMERIC This powerhouse spice packs a TON of anti-inflammatory punch!! Turmeric can help decrease bloating, […]

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How to Make a Great Green Smoothie

Become a green smoothie pro! Learn the fool-proof formula for creating these delicious, powerhouse drinks for kids. Green smoothies, like our Basic Green Smoothie and Cherry Pineapple Smoothie, can completely transform  how we get fresh fruits and veggies into our kids’ growing bodies. This post teaches you everything you need to know to make consistently-great green smoothies […]

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Pregnancy Essentials Workout Collection: Sara Haley

As a mom, is it hard for you to find time for you without experiencing mom guilt? Do you settle for eating what you made your kids for lunch? Are you still struggling to lose those last 5 pounds of pregnancy weight? I hear you, mama! That’s why I invited Sara Haley on this episode […]

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Spring Veggie Egg Cups

Celebrate spring with cheesy egg cups packed with fresh spring vegetables! Make these ahead for a quick breakfast option during the week. What tastes fresh and filling, is packed with veggies, and comes in a kid-friendly, handheld muffin shape? Egg cups, of course! We love an egg cup or two for breakfast, (and the view […]

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Abdaly Jr.’s Birth Story – an Unexpected Cesarean Birth | Mother Rising

When I first sat down to write Abdaly, Jr.’s birth story, I knew it would be hard. I knew I hadn’t quite healed from it, and that this is how the healing would come. I wanted the writing to be poignant, describing all the excitement and resilience surrounding my story. In the end, I wanted […]

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Best Dog-Themed Baby Gifts For New Parents

For many of us, dogs are our ‘first’ babies! And even though we bring new humans into our pack, our love for our faithful and furry friends doesn’t end. Want to know what dog-loving parents-to-be would love for baby gifts? Read on as we share some of the best dog-themed baby gifts there are! You […]

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Easy Weeknight Mexican Skillet Enchiladas

Your next Taco Tuesday recipe is here! Warm, bubbly Mexican Skillet packs in veggies and beans for a complete, vegetarian, one-pan meal. If you choose gluten-free enchilada sauce, you’ll also make this meal naturally gluten free. Who says kids need bland food? A lot of kids go wild for Taco Tuesday. We love helping kids […]

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The Best Broccoli Chicken and Rice Casserole for New Moms | Mother Rising

Are you looking for the perfect casserole to take to a friend that just had a baby?  Or perhaps you’re in the third trimester and need a casserole to freeze for postpartum.  My friends, I’ve got you covered.  This is one of my favorite dishes – The Best Broccoli Chicken and Rice Casserole for New Moms! […]

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Beautiful Birth Photos Contest Winners Revealed And They’re Stunning!

We love birth photography! We love seeing the beautiful, raw and intense images that talented photographers capture as the miracle of life unfolds right in front of their eyes! That’s why we love the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers annual photo contest, and we think you’ll love this year’s winners too! The eighth annual […]

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What Can You Do About Metabolism After Baby?

A new baby brings a flood of emotions and feelings about life for a new mother. He or she also brings about questions about what life will be like, and that includes what her life will be like. Many mothers want to know what happens to your body and metabolism after a baby, and considering […]

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Matrescence: An Important Term We Don’t Hear Enough

Anthropologists call term the ‘birth’ of a mother as matrescence. It’s a little-heard term, but an important one, and we think it ought to be shared more often! Sometime last year, I heard an informative and interesting Ted Talk about a term I was not too familiar with. The term? Matrescence, and it means the […]

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Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato Topper

Balanced, comforting, and just plain tasty, this shepherd’s pie with a sweet potato topper hits all the right notes for a great family dinner. Try it as a make-ahead meal! It’s hard to resist a comforting casserole dish of shepherd’s pie. And this one, with it’s hearty beef, colorful combo of veggies, and filling sweet […]

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Diastasis Recti Symptoms: Knowing & Understanding The Signs

  The subject of diastasis recti symptoms is a commonly discussed one among expectant mothers; this is because so many pregnant woman find themselves facing this all too prevalent condition. Yet before conducting an in-depth discussion of diastasis recti symptoms, we first must discuss” the pooch” But before any and all discussions, please watch this […]

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