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  • Breastfeeding Giveaway

    Had to share with you guys! Enter before it’s too late!   “The Daily Mom team is exclusively pro-breastfeeding, and we have put our heads together to come up with some…

  • Baby Proofing: Challenges and Solutions

         Babyproofing…. such a weird concept to me. Protect your child by locking up EVERYTHING imaginable and moving it out of his reach. It doesn’t seem so overwhelming when you’re in…

  • Non-Toxic Pool Toys

    “Have you found any pool toys for babies that isn’t toxic?” is one of the most frequent questions I get on this blog. The reality of the pool and water related…

  • Toddler Vegetable Soup

    I cannot think of a healthier meal for a toddler ( or an adult for that matter) than a vegetable soup. As adults, Andrew and I love a simple vegetable soup…

  • PostPartum Skin Care

    A year after having a baby and I think I am finally in a good place when it comes to my personal care routine. {I am always searching for better products,…

  • 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…

  • Introduction of Solids: Baby Led Weaning

    I am so excited to be writing this post. Other food posts: Toddler Mealtime | Vegetable Soup | Baby Solids: What we cook  | Baby Solids Gear Baby Led Weaning ( BLW) has been one of the…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • What we eat and what we cook

    I’ve been asked to post our usual meals multiple times. There are quite a few reasons why it took me this long to get around to it, and why this post…

  • 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…

  • GET FIT and HEALTHY WEEK 14

    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…