Today I had the opportunity to sit down and chat two moms from down under. Kate and Andy of Yoga Mamas are two moms from Australia supporting other moms and moms-to-be through the practice of yoga. Why did you create Yoga Mamas? Yoga Mamas was born out of a deep seeded desire to share the teachings of yoga with a tribe we believe needs it the most – mothers. Being mothers … [Read more...] about How yoga can support you during pregnancy and motherhood
In the days, weeks, and months following birth, both parents can experience physical, mental, and emotional changes. We usually hear and read all about the changes for the mother, because she has given birth, and her body has quite literally changed in many ways. Not only are there physical changes we can see, but there are also hormonal and chemical changes we cannot see. … [Read more...] about Postpartum depression: Can dads suffer too?
By Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns When you’re expecting a baby, one of the things you know for sure is that infants wake up at night, so you expect your baby will, too. It’s normal, right? But once you have a real, live newborn in the house you can be floored by how totally disrupted your sleep becomes. You may have had no idea that lots … [Read more...] about Newborn sleep: expectations and reality
Tools For Tuck-In Need your shut-eye? A sleep expert shares gear every new parent needs when trying to get a handle on bedtime Baby in a bag “A sleep sack is the best alternative to loose blankets in the crib, which can increase the risk of SIDS.And it keeps baby warm all night long.”IE Boutique Sleep Sack in Orange Dahlia, $82, lotusbleudesign.com Friendly … [Read more...] about Tools for tucking in baby
Turn Cries Into Coos As the eldest of five, Amanda Joyner from Michigan City, IN, expected her baby would cry but felt confident that she could handle it, given that she’d taken care of her siblings.Yet the frequent cries of her newborn son, Arthur, made calming him a challenge. “I tried everything I knew, from swaddling to holding him,” she says. “I had to take breaks from him … [Read more...] about Strategies for calming your baby