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  • Baby Solids: What we cook

    If you missed previous BLW posts, you can visit them here: BABY LED WEANING SOLIDS: GEAR  I’ve been emailed and asked about what we cook for Alexis in terms of BLW…

  • My sister had a preemie in Russia

    Up until recently, Prematurity Awareness month would have been as far from me as a Leukemia month or something equally unrelated. I do know a few people personally who had premature babies, but…

  • SAFE TOYS FEATURE: LAMAZE

    If you missed the Toy Safety post, go back to read it here. Today we’ve got Lamaze toys by TOMY brands. Lamaze toys are pretty mainstream and aren’t known for being…

  • SAFE TOYS FEATURE: APPLE PARK

    APPLE PARK {Read the first part about toy chemicals here} I remember when I first got our Apple Park toys when Alexis was still little, I became obsessed. I had never…

  • Toy Safety {In Time for the Holidays}

    As we are approaching the most important holiday of the year (at least from a little kid’s standpoint), one might wonder if all those bright colorful toys that are routinely bought…

  • The shape of you. The shape of me.

    The title of this post might give you an idea of how much Dr. Seuss I read on daily basis. Ok, so I’ve been asked to write about this multiple times…

  • Your postpartum hair and make up questions

    As I was writing the postpartum beauty routine post, I realized how much it changed from before and during pregnancy and how I was struggling to find new routines that were…

  • 7 activities to do with your infant {0-6 months}

    Looking back to the early months of Alexis life, one of the hardest things for me ( and my husband even more) was thinking of age-appropriate activities to do with Alexis. I wanted…

  • Cloth Diapering: Part II

    {the photos in this post were taken at 3 months} So if you read this post, you know that we started cloth diapering Alexis in the beginning and then decided for…

  • Follow up to the breastfeeding post.

    Also read: Birth Story Part I Birth Story Part II Reflections on Birth Experience Breastfeeding Journey Breastfeeding Products that Helped  First of all, I’d like to thank you all for such…

  • Best for Baby: Lavanila Baby Care

    LAVANILA Today I bring to you a line of baby skin care products from Lavanila, a healthy skin care brand. I was first introduced to it as a company that makes…

  • How To Protect Yourself From America’s ‘New’ Drinking Water Toxins

    I  just read an article that I just couldn’t NOT share with you guys. http://news.yahoo.com/protect-yourself-americas-drinking-water-toxins-132357425.html EPA is finally tackling our tap water supply. These chemicals left unregulated by the previous administration…

  • Safe Skin Routine for Pregnancy

    Let me tell you something, ladies! It is a BITCH to find super natural, super safe things to use when you’re pregnant ( and not). You buy teratogenically  tested line of pregnancy…

  • Water Filter

    I’ve been meaning to write about water quality during pregnancy and water filters for a while now. One of the first steps we took to avoid any toxic products once we…

  • Epigenetics and Prenatal Development

    As I continue to seek out and read books about prenatal development and epigenetics ( in my words, a study of how genes get turned on and off without changing DNA…

  • GET FIT GET HEALTHY CHALLENGE WEEK 17

    RULES: 1. If you haven’t yet, join the challenge here: GET FIT and GET HEALTHY 2. Every Saturday come back to The Art of Making a Baby and ShutterMama to read…

  • Supplements – Get Fit, Get Healthy Week 12

    RULES: 1. If you haven’t yet, join the challenge here: GET FIT and GET HEALTHY 2. Every Saturday come back to The Art of Making a Babyand ShutterMama to read the…