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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...


The Wonders of Apple Cider Vinegar

Selvia Tjandra-Stothers

Tags daily, health, recipe

The Wonders of Apple Cider Vinegar

If you ever wonder what else can you use Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) for, aside from salad dressing and pickles, here are some other health benefits that come from this fermented, concentrated apple juice. For me, ACV has been my number one go-to when I burn my hands or fingers with hot pans or the hot oven door in the kitchen. It can be used in a situation like this to prevent blistering. I have used it many times and it really worked! I've also read about ACV and insomnia. One recipe I've found has you mix 2 teaspoons of ACV with warm lemon water and...


Caitlin's Breastfeeding Story

Caitlin Larrabee

Tags breastfeeding, lactation

Caitlin's Breastfeeding Story

Hi everyone! Caitlin here - the cofounder and marketing side of Hey Mama Kitchen. I wanted to introduce myself a little bit, tell you how I came to help start a lactation product business, and share what breastfeeding has been like for me. I hope this will shed a little light on what a part of what drove the creation of the business.   I had my first son in 2015 and up until then was in the advertising business working on digital media. I loved the job but it was quite demanding, with business travel, long hours and team meetups after...

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