Car Seat Installation

We are about ready to get a new, family-size car. Well, new to us at least :) You know what that means? It’s about time to get the car seat out of the box and get it properly installed! Thanks to Fit Pregnancy I have a guide to hand over to Dominic for the big event. Here […]

Doctor, where are you?

Here’s a little vent on finding a pediatrician …Call me picky, but I really want someone we connect with. I want someone who is interested in my ideas about parenting (delayed vaccines, babywearing, co-sleeping, breastfeeding,etc.). I would like someone who helps to educate me rather than strictly sharing their opinion. I NEED someone who is […]

Mama Wisdom – Teething

The Andaluz group has done it again! Great ideas on how to cope with teething … Mama’s fingers Teethers Frozen washcloths Large carrots Sophie the Giraffe Amber teething necklace Hyland’s teething tablets and gels Bach’s Rescue Remedy Other notes … Don’t use Orajel. It actually toughens the gums making teething last longer and more painful […]

Protein Ideas

I have a pretty solid list of proteins that I’ve been incorporating each day, but I ran across this list and liked some of the new ideas. No, liver wasn’t one of them :) Milk shakes: from non-fat dry milk(reconstituted), ice, and flavorings. Roasted soy nuts: buy in health food store or make your own. […]

Birth Plan Advice

Any ideas or input on what I should include in my birth plan?If you have yours posted online (or know of any resources) please leave the link in the comments so I can check it out :)

Vaccine Research

I’m attacking the bear that is vaccines. Unchartered territory for this mama! So far I plan to read The Vaccine Book by Dr. Sears. Haven’t started yet, but it is high on my list of things to do. Review the Danish Childhood Vaccination Schedule which my sister recommended. Attend a vaccination education class being offered […]

Mama Wisdom – Yeast Diaper Rash

I’m part of a Yahoo! group specific for the moms who have babies at Andaluz. It has been such a great resource for product reviews, ailments and everything else mama/baby related. I started an e-mail folder for things I think I might need to know down the road (kind of vague, but you know those […]