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Life With a Newborn

Breastfeeding: How to Breastfeed Easier

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(With Sarah McKay, Lactation Consultant & Doula, mama of 6)   I remember when I learned to drive a car. I went to those driver’s ed classes, remember those? And then finally it was time to get behind the wheel with the infamous Mr. Lopez. He was a local legend, for his quirky and sometimes unorthodox […]

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How to Find the Best Childcare For Your Baby When Maternity Leave is Over

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(with Amanda Bottleson, mama of 4, President & CEO of Youthland Academy)  Have you ever read a Sherlock  Holmes mystery? Sherlock and his compadre Dr. Watson are probably some of the best known sleuths ever. They solve mysteries like it’s no one’s business. So what does this have to do with going back to work […]

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After Birth | How To Keep Your Sanity After Birth {by setting boundaries}

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(with Jenny Baker, mama) Imagine this… …your bffs know you’re in labor and they’ve spread the word (of course somebody Facebook’d it!). So basically, the entire earth  knows you’re at the hospital getting ready to have a baby. Your peeps man their phones awaiting word…it’s no wonder you’re bout to get throngs of visitors (the […]

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Postpartum Doulas: What Is a Postpartum Doula?

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(with Lesley Jeruzal, mom of 3, Postpartum Doula) ”What is a postpartum doula and how do they help me figure out all the  ’how to be a good mom’ questions I have after birth?”  You learn a lot during pregnancy. You learn even more in labor & during birth. But after birth (postpartum) is when your […]

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Get Your Baby to Eat the Solid Foods You Want…In Less Time.

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(with Doug Struthers, Ella’s Kitchen) Ohhh yeah, the classic “You vs. Baby” heavyweight food fight to get your baby solids…   Trying to force the healthy greenish broccoli mush stuff into your baby never ends well. Baby launches broccoli mush off the highchair faster than you can reach in the freezer for your dark chocolate Dove Bar(s). […]

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“This is What New Motherhood Looks Like … a Big Scattered Mess” -with Alyson Schafer

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(with Alyson Schafer, mama of 2, parenting expert, psychotherapist, best-selling author) You desperately need to get out of the house.  It’s been 2 months of dirty diapers, breastfeeding at all hours of the day and night and being lucky to sneak in a shower. You make a break for it and head to the bistro down […]

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When Breastfeeding Doesn’t Go As Planned {How Mara Overcame It & You Can Too}

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(with Mara Neboshynsky, mom of 2) Mara was in bliss with the birth of her first-born. She thought she’d be one of those moms who breastfed hear baby forever. She read up and knew how to breastfeed. Like many of us, she thought “once I show baby the boob everything else will just take care […]

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How Do You NOT Lose Yourself {Forever} As a New Mom

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(with Kim Anderson, mom of 2 and Life Coach) How do you stay yourself when you have to be so selfless as a new mom? Being selfless isn’t optional, it’s a requirement. It stings when you have to go from self to selfless overnight.  Even when you’re “ready” to dive in head on. Our minds can […]

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Do I Have Postpartum Depression or the Baby Blues? {EVIDENCE on how to beat both}

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(with Lesley Jeruzal- mama)  ”Moms who look the most put together are often the moms who are falling apart the most inside.” says Lesley. She knows.  She’s been through the ringer with 4 births & had postpartum depression after each birth. She’s now super active in postpartum depression (PPD) support groups & is a postpartum doula.  […]

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“Will I Ever Be Happy As a New Mom?”..How I Adjusted To Breastfeeding & The “New Normal”

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(with Shannon Hannah, mama of 4 kiddos) It all looked so easy. Shannon was out with a good friend & out of the blue felt a big wave of emotion slowly steam roll her. Have you felt it before? It was guilt. Stopped. Her. In. Her. Tracks. She looked at her friend who was all cute […]

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What is Homeopathy? Is Homeopathy Really Medicine & Does it Work?

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(With Amy Lansky, Ph.D., mama of 2) Have you wondered why we keep hearing more & more about homeopathy…why all the buzz? Or maybe you’re cynical of homeopathy, its effectiveness, its basis & overall use…this is your class mama.  Dr. Lansky was a “lover of conventional medicine”, but saw the results of homeopathy with her […]

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What Do You Do When You Have No Answers & Your Child’s Health is at Stake.

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(with Taylor Newman, mom) What would you do if your baby had terrible eczema, barely slept & vomited constantly? Or something else you knew just wasn’t right. If you said “take him to the doctor stat”,  you’d be like most, if not all mamas. But what if the “cure” didn’t help & the doctors offered no hope […]

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How To Protect Your Baby & Kids From Toxins. -with Suzanne Fenton PhD in toxicology

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I can’t lie, I was a bit nervous to interview Dr. Fenton. I mean after all, she is a crazy smart scientist & well, science isn’t one of my strengths:) The second I started chatting with Dr. Fenton, I knew this lesson was gold. She communicated startling information in a non-sciencey way that even I could understand […]

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Does My Baby Have Food Allergies? How Do I Know & What Do I Do?

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(with Talitha Seibel, mom of 4, allergen counselor) Talitha’s baby was having problems. He was projectile vomiting & just miserable. The pediatrician said to give him some allergy drugs, because there’s nothing they could really do. Talitha wasn’t satisfied. She wasn’t getting real answers.  Her “momstinct” (as she calls it) knew there was something bigger going […]

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Babywearing | Why Wearing Your Baby Could Save Your Sanity & Your Health

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(With Tabitha Goins, Mom of 3, Babywearing Expert)  Most of us have {rough} adjustments to the new normal as a new mom. But what if you could do something so easy (has been around for 1,000′s of years), that would simplify your life, give you some freedom again, give you the use of both arms […]

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