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Eating for Breastfeeding: What Every Nursing Mom Needs to Know About Calcium (Hint: it can support your milk supply)

National Breastfeeding Month is still in full swing through August 31stso lets keep up the good work celebrating, promoting and normalizing breastfeeding.  Furthermore, we are celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week through August 31st to bring awareness to the benefits of Black mothers breastfeeding too. As The Breastfeeding Chef, I have had the opportunity to work with many mothers […]

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5 Lessons Learned for International Travel with Little Kids

My husband and I have always been travelers. Before we had children, we made our best memories in far-flung places around the globe… kayaking through the mangroves in Malaysia, watching the sunset light up the Aegean sea from the Greek islands, dancing the samba in the street during Carnival in Rio.  Travel gave us energy, excitement, and made us feel like we […]

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Green Beauty: 5 Simple Steps to Switch to Better for you Skincare

There’s a lot of talk right now about toxin-free living. Maybe you’re a skeptic of this movement, much like I used to be. But my mind started to change as more research came out about the harmful effects of many ingredients used in conventional products, especially skincare and cosmetics. These ingredients not only do more harm […]

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Trains to See, Trains to Ride: The Ultimate Guide to Trains in the Washington, DC Area

All aboard!  Very few things excite both my son and daughter quite like a train.  And, the DC area has no shortage of full scale and miniature trains for kids to explore.  This guide includes three categories of train attractions.  The first is Trains to See, there are plenty of model trains and museums with […]

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It Does Take A Village! Don’t Be Shy to Ask for Help

My husband and I moved to Virginia when our second daughter was almost a year old. Having two young children and living away from close family was manageable. It was easy for us to visit our families back in NY. Almost every time we would drive up (every other month), the kids and I would […]

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Joy’s Screen Time Limits

I just wrote a post about having the confidence to just say no to more and more screen time for our little ones. And how freeing, calming, and joyful it is to watch your children delve into a variety of activities on their own or with friends when they are not in front of a screen. […]

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