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Visiting a New Mom

Caitlin Larrabee

Visiting a New Mom
Read about what to bring when visiting a new mom for the first time!

Baby-Friendly Places for New Parents

Selvia Tjandra-Stothers

Tags activities, breastfeeding, places, tips

Baby-Friendly Places for New Parents

In 2015 I gave birth to my rainbow baby, who we named Mason. I use the term "rainbow baby" because I went through a fertility journey, with many lows, before I had Mason. He “magically” appeared when my husband and I pretty much gave up on having a baby at all. (A future blog to share!)  I spent the first three months after his birth indoors, in a tiny apartment. It was small, though on the bright side it had lots of sun exposure. The only other place I went was the doctor’s office.  The combination of dealing with sleep deprivation, trying to recover...


Elderberry Syrup

Selvia Tjandra-Stothers

Tags daily, diy, health, natural remedy, syrup

Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry is one of the most commonly used medicinal plants in the world. They come from flowering plant belonging to Adoxaceae family. This tree is native to Europe, and commonly used for culinary and herbal medicine. In culinary, we often use elderberry to make jam, chutney, or wine. As herbal medicine, elderberry are used to treat influenza, infections, sciatica, headaches, dental pain, heart pain and nerve pain, as well as a laxative and diuretic. They are used to boost immune system and help the body to fight against infections. Thus, as flu season is here, Iknow it is time to make my homemade elderberry syrup.  How to...


Using Your Pump to Increase Supply: Power Pumping

Caitlin Larrabee

Tags breastfeeding, lactation, pumping

Using Your Pump to Increase Supply: Power Pumping

For those mamas who have to pump, and who struggle to keep up with the needs of their baby with their output, there are a lot of little things to help increase what you get from the pump. Things like: Looking at pictures of your baby Listening to videos of your baby cry, laugh and coo Massaging the breast as the pump works Drinking plenty of water Nursing as much as you can when possible Baby is more efficient and effective at stimulating your supply for when you do pump Testing the size of your flange Hitting the let down...


Waking Up From Autopilot

Selvia Tjandra-Stothers

Tags activities, chris barez-brown, daily, meditation, podcast, self awareness, self help

Waking Up From Autopilot

My "wake up" moment happened after I listened to the Chris Barez-Brown podcast, Escaping Life on Autopilot on my way to work.  Chris Barez-Brown is an author and founder of an app called Wake-Up! In his book, he writes about how studies shows that 80% of people spend a majority of their time on "autopilot", and if you are like me, you've probably had the same morning routine for years. From sitting on the same seat on the train, taking the same route to or from work, or having the same breakfast everyday, we are unconsciously living on autopilot. He also talks about helping people be...