• DIY Homemade Sunscreen

    The skin is your body’s largest organ. It protects you and you have to take good care of it.  You may not be aware of just how important it is to know exactly what you are putting on your skin day after day. Sunscreen, which is supposed to protect your skin, may actually be poisoning you... read more

  • 10+ Playground Exercises for Mom

    Finding the time to workout is a huge challenge for most moms. Time for working out often comes at the expense of much needed down time- either when the children are sleeping or during your precious evening hours after work. What if instead of sacrificing this personal time, you could squeeze in a workout while also hanging out with the family?... read more

  • Prenatal Genetic Screening: Is It For You?

    The moment you see that positive pregnancy test you are bombarded with a wealth of information. And for many of us, several health related thoughts immediately flood our minds. Am I doing everything I can to create a “perfect” environment for my baby? Is the baby growing?... read more

  • Milk Options & Alternatives Beyond Babyhood

    A huge part of transitioning your child from an infant to a toddler diet is changing their source of milk. In our society many people are surprised to find out that a healthy child doesn’t actually need milk (gasp!). There are many children, and adults alike whose bodies are actually unable to process the lactose in milk as well as many who have chosen a dietary lifestyle that milk doesn’t fit into... read more

  • How To Make The Perfect Summer Clam Bake

    Warm weather, sunshine, long days and cool nights. Summertime is here! You’ve dusted off the patio furniture and fired up the grill. Now, you just need something to make for dinner. If you’re looking for something other than hot dogs and burgers for your cookout this weekend, we’ve got the best recipe that screams summertime... read more

  • 10 Backyard Water Activities On A Budget

    Do you have a free day and want something new and fun to do with your child?  Why not stay at home and enjoy some backyard water fun?  Water play is such a great way to entertain your youngster.  It is a wonderful hands-on experience that can keep them occupied for hours... read more

New Breastfeeding Mom Gift Guide

 

New Mom Breastfeeding Gift Guide

You’re pregnant and you’ve made the amazing decision to breastfeed your baby, but you don’t know where to start. From breast pumps to breast pads, bras, tanks and covers there are limitless options available to you and it’s easy to be overwhelmed. Well you’re in luck! We’ve compiled the ultimate guide to help take the guesswork out of the equation and leave you feeling nothing but excitement to begin your breastfeeding journey.

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The Biggest Breastfeeding Giveaway Ever! 4 Packs 4 Winners

As you may have seen us mention in a previous post, we’re hosting a HUGE Breastfeeding Giveaway as we finish up our Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign. Well, the time has come!! We’ve put together a giveaway so big it won’t all fit into one prize pack. We’ve created four (thats right, FOUR!) prize packs valued at over $1,900! They are chock full of amazing essentials for not only the Newly Breastfeeding moms, but for the Full Term breastfeeding mom as well as the Exclusive Pumping moms, too! At Daily Mom, we believe in the importance of breastfeeding, and we want to arm you with everything you need to be successful through your breastfeeding journey.

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Upcycled T-shirt: No-Sew Tote

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We all have that t-shirt that we refuse to get rid of. Your significant other has been begging you to toss it for years but you just can’t bring yourself to part ways with your favorite tee. We’ve discovered a great way to upcycle your t-shirt into something useful and cute! And the best part? You get to keep your shirt!  That sounds like a win-win, don’t you think? Read on to find out a super easy way to turn that tee into a tote without using a single needle or thread. 

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Breastfeeding: What to do when it’s not working

Breastfeeding - What to do when its not working

It is one of the first very personal questions that nosy aunts, grandmothers, friends, even coworkers ask.  “Are you going to breastfeed your baby?”  You have every intention of doing just that.  It is the healthiest and most natural way to feed your baby and you want to be sure that they have every benefit possible.  You have researched, read books, taken the new mothers classes, and you are determined to make this work.  You have endured labor and birth and here is your shining moment.  You put your baby to your breast for the first time and it happens!  Or, at times, it doesn’t.  Women struggle with breastfeeding every day and many give up because they weren’t sure how or where to reach out for help.  We are here to help by providing the necessary resources if you need them.

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Car Seat Guide: Diono Radian RXT

Finding the perfect infant car seat is a daunting task. Finding the perfect toddler car seat 30 pounds later is an even greater feat. And if that’s not enough, a few years and hundreds of dollars later, you have to set out in search of yet another seat: the booster. Wouldn’t it be great if you could have all three in one perfectly safe, comfortable and stylish design? With the Diono Radian RXT, you can!

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Tips for Optimal Fetal Positioning

Tips for Optimal Fetal Positioning

The nursery is coming together, the checklist for your new baby is in progress, and you’re patiently waiting to meet your bundle of joy. But is your baby ready? As you may know, the ideal position for a baby to be born is head down and facing towards your back. Usually babies naturally get into this position by the end of pregnancy, however, there are a few tips and tricks you can do to help encourage the baby to get into this position.

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Boost Your Supply At Breakfast: Breastfeeding Granola Bars

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It’s no secret that babies and toddlers go through a zillion growth spurts. For breastfeeding mothers, this can be extremely tiring as your body must work harder to increase your milk supply. Luckily, there are things you can do to help boost your supply and start meeting your growing child’s caloric needs quickly. With the help of a few known galactagogues, these breakfast bars will help you make more of that yummy “mama milk” in no time.

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The Badass Breastfeeder: What Women Gave Me

I spent a great deal of my early life dissing other women. I never had more than a couple of female friends. I would say things like “I don’t like women” or “women are too much drama.” My comments and behavior were likely rooted in my personal insecurities. I felt that relationships with other women were much harder work than with my male friends. I think now I felt insecure in my ability to work that hard or to be a truly good friend. If I didn’t like women, wasn’t that a sign I didn’t like myself? I thought I was different, better, more like a man. Society does value men over women after all. I played into this when it came to my own self-image.

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Understanding Your Light Meter

Understanding Your Light Meter

Have you ever wanted to capture your child sitting quietly by a window, only to be disappointed when you previewed the photo and noticed a dark silhouette? Or wanted to capture a beautiful sunset and found that your photo lacked the gorgeous color you saw in the sky?

This is yet another reason why we’re encouraging you to start shooting in manual mode. Not only will you actually get the most out of your expensive DSLR, but you’ll remember why you wanted to get into photography in the first place. Today, we’re going to uncover the final piece of the “manual” puzzle and talk about your light meter. 

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Fighting Thrush–and Winning!

Fighting Thrush and Winning

Thrush–it can be one of the most painful and long lasting problems you will deal with as a nursing mom.  The symptoms can appear in the baby, the mother, or both.  Thrush, like mastitis, can be so challenging that it has been known to shake even the most devoted breastfeeding woman.  This article will highlight just exactly what thrush is, how it looks and feels, and highlight the steps you can take in order to kick it to the curb for good.

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4th Trimester Bodies Project: Meet Ashlee Wells Jackson

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Daily Mom is thrilled to introduce our readers to Ashlee Wells Jackson, creator and photographer of the 4th Trimester Bodies Project.  Ashlee has been kind enough to share some of her favorite images of women breastfeeding their babies in honor of our Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign.  Read on to find out about what inspired the 4th Trimester Bodies Project and Ashlee’s personal journey with breastfeeding.

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Simple Ways for Moms to Turn a Bad Day Around

simple ways for moms to turn a bad day around

Being a mama is hard, no matter what. Whether you are a working mom and it’s the weekend or a stay at home mom, being home all day with the kids can be trying, even for the most creative mothers. On these long days where there is little reprieve from the chores, whining, crying or running around, small things can start to snowball into bigger ones and suddenly a good day can become a rotten one. Trying to balance kids, homework, soccer practices, swimming lessons, playdates, and work (or if you have babies- the crying, naps, marathon nursing sessions and those piles of dirty diapers) all while keeping a clean house and healthily fed kids can be daunting; then throw in some whining, fighting, crying, messes that just keep appearing and knowing you still need to work out- and that’s a recipe for a meltdown!

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