How and Why to Start a Daily Gratitude Practice

How and Why to Start a Daily Gratitude Practice

We all know it is important to count our blessings and to be thankful for what we have, but how often do you really take the time to stop and be grateful?  Starting a practice of daily gratitude is one of the most transformative and powerful steps you can take in creating a life of joy.   As is shown in the work of Dr. Brene Brown, a researcher ...
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Why You Need a Calendar in Your Baby's Nursery

Why You Need a Calendar in Your Baby's Nursery

Every parent will tell you, kids really do grow up way too fast.  All those sleepless nights and sore nipples seem like they will go on forever, but in the blink of an eye - that baby is no longer a baby and you are left feeling nostalgic for cracked areolas.  There is nothing we can do to stop the clock, or to keep that sweet new-baby-head sme...
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Planning for Birth; VBAC vs. 2nd Cesarean

Planning for Birth; VBAC vs. 2nd Cesarean

As I near the end of this pregnancy I am faced with the inevitable outcome - birth.  If you have given birth you know what a whirlwind it can be.  Intense is always the best word I can find to describe it, but that is never quite enough because birth is so many things. With my first pregnancy I, like all new mothers, was completely naive around...
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