Farmers Markets: Get Fresh with Your Kids!

As busy parents, we often get into the habit of going to our usual grocery store and restaurants during the week. Though the weather is getting colder, plenty of farmers markets are still setting up shop. It’s time to take advantage of the healthy and fresh local foods and produce made available before winter is […]

Superfoods for Babies

“Let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food,” to quote Hippocrates. The Oxford English Dictionary defines a Superfood as “a food considered especially nutritious or otherwise beneficial to health and well-being.” The term Superfood has become commonplace and a bit overused, kind of like ‘amazing’ and ‘nice.’ What is a Superfood and […]

Birth Choices: Your Body, Your Baby, Your Birth

Part 1 of 3 There is so much information to share with you about this topic that I could write a book about it!  You may have heard of a few well-known people who have written about birth such as Ina May Gaskin, Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein, Barbara Harper and Suzanne Arms. As a […]

Green Your Baby’s Nursery

When I had my first daughter in 2006, I wasn’t aware of VOCs—Volatile Organic Compounds—or the hazards they can present to young children. It was only after I had her walls painted on two separate occasions that I discovered an online article about the dangers of VOCs in paint, and other toxic materials found in […]

BPA Free: Why is it important?

Most of you reading this know about BPA by now, or have at least heard about it and are aware of the bad buzz surrounding this unfriendly chemical. Numerous products nowadays list “BPA-Free” on the labels. This can offer a sigh of relief and one less thing to worry about for mothers or health-conscious individuals. […]