Calcium is Essential to a Healthy Breastfeeding Experience…Here’s Why

Part of becoming a mother is the new reality where we begin to put the needs of someone else, usually a tiny and demanding little person, before the needs of ourselves. We all know that being home with a newborn involves little sleep, lots of breastfeeding, few showers, and frequently eating with one hand. Also, if this is not your first baby, you’re chasing other small children around all while trying to maintain your sanity while caring for your newest bundle of joy. The good news is things do get easier! But in the meantime, as moms we have to ensure that we maintain our own health and wellness to the best of our abilities.

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Gifting Unforgettable Experiences: 36 Hours in Whistler, British Columbia

“Gifting” experiences are one of the hottest new trends in this age of minimalism, so if you are looking for an awesome gift that will be unforgettable (and undoubtedly the best gift in the pile), a long weekend trip with friends or family is an amazing gesture. Whether it’s for birthdays, graduations, weddings, anniversaries, or other special occasions, giving someone a long weekend away can change their world. It opens their eyes to things they would not have otherwise experienced, invites the world into their hearts, and will create memories that will last a lifetime. There is no better gift than the gift of experience, and Whistler, British Columbia is a great place to start. 

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Our thoughts on the NFL protests….and why you should be concerned

Last week, The NFL spoke to Americans and the world with a silent action that has rung loudly throughout stadiums, homes, dinner tables, and has ridden the internet with articles, Facebook statuses, tweets and posts. It has clogged up the internet (some people may have even missed Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy announcement) with even more negativity, argument and resistance while creating even more division in a nation that has seemingly been venturing down a drastic path of division for some time.

All you have to do is scroll through your newsfeed to sense the division, negativity, anger and fear pouring out of people you know.  People use social media as a way of abruptly ending friendships, relationships and family ties, giving people the ability to unfollow peoples’ lives and decide that based on difference of opinions someone you’ve known forever is no longer worth your attention or time.

Here at Daily Mom we recognize the fact that we are all entitled to our own educated opinions. America is a beautiful country full of diverse people and we respect that – actually we love that.  This is a principle that we feel digs down into the very core of what this country should be about.  We want you to know that we respect that your opinions may differ from any one of ours and we would like to hear you out, even if it makes us uncomfortable. Why do we feel that way?  Because change and growth doesn’t happen in the face of comfort. It happens in the state of discomfort.  Rather than using the issues facing this country or  the NFL protests as a vehicle for generating hate and anger towards others, what if we instead acknowledge that we have all grown up with different life experiences leading us to our strong opinions, and opened our ears up to others, to hear their opinions, to show empathy towards their situations and stimulate productive and educational conversation. That is a movement that we want to get behind, a movement we want to showcase to our children.

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Real “Mom Life” – Handling Incontinence Discreetly

There are a lot of things that come to mind when someone says “Mom Life.” You have visions of messy buns, leggings, runs to Walmart, lots of coffee and wine and not enough sleep. “Mom Life” means working hard to provide for your family while still caring for everyone, and oftentimes, putting yourself last. Some parts of “Mom Life” are left over from the ultimate event in motherhood, pregnancy. Stretch marks, soft tummies, and less than perky boobs are all part of “Mom Life” and for many moms, so is urinary incontinence. If you experience leaks when you laugh or sneeze, that’s incontinence and there is a discreet way to deal with this “Mom Life” issue without spending a lot of money.

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Luxury Baby Products Worth the Investment


Shopping for a new baby is a daunting task. Just step one foot into any baby store and you are suddenly surrounded with various products from floor to ceiling. And, there are some baby things that might cost a little more, but they cost more for a reason. Not all baby products are created equal. After personally experiencing countless baby products as a team, we’ve put together this list of luxury baby products that are worth the investment. Invest in baby products based on your lifestyle and priorities. When you choose any of these products for your family, you are investing in better safety, in products that keep baby close and promote bonding, in enriching toys, and in products that simply make your life as a parent easier – and we think all of that is worthy of the investment!

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Gifting Unforgettable Experiences: 36 Hours in Vancouver with the Fairmont Hotel

Known in recent years for hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver, British Columbia is gem among gems when it comes to vacations for those who love natural landscapes and the outdoors. It is the ultimate eco-friendly escape made for foodies who love international fair and a quick, active, yet relaxing jaunt to our neighbors in the north.  “Gifting” experiences are one of the hottest new trends in this age of minimalism, so if you are looking for an awesome gift that will be unforgettable (and undoubtedly the best gift in the pile), a long weekend trip to Vancouver is the perfect thing. There are plenty of things to do for everyone in your group, whether you are taking a girls weekend, going with family, or venturing out for a solo tour. And finding a great hotel that is central to all the action, like the Fairmont Hotel, you will be sure to get in all the action during a quick getaway.

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Preparing for Baby: Registry and baby shower tips to get you started

This is a sponsored post written by us on behalf of Gymboree. All opinions are 100% ours.

Pregnancy is an exciting time. Not only are you looking forward to the arrival of your baby, but shopping for all of the incredibly cute baby gear only adds to this excitement as you picture your new little one wearing the trendiest fashions or swaying side to side in the most up-to-date baby swing. If you’re an old pro already, you have probably noticed that baby gear and fashion has changed drastically in just a few short years. If you’re a new mom, you lucked out in entering into THE age of advanced technology and the push to make raising children not only easier, but a lot of fun! It seems that the market for baby products has become one of the hottest in recent years, and as moms, we aren’t complaining! Give me all. the. stuff.

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Sail Away with your Family on the Carnival Fantasy

Taking a cruise on a vacation is a popular way to travel and we understand why. Cruising lets you travel internationally without a lot of the hassle normally associated with travel, and you save a lot money. A cruise is all inclusive, you sleep well, and have a ton of fun. This is a family friendly way to travel and show your kids the world. There are a lot of cruise lines to choose from when booking a trip for your family but you need to find the perfect one for you and your kids. Carnival  has an amazing option for families to cruise to the Caribbean. The Carnival Fantasy is always ready to set sail and take your family along for an adventure of a lifetime. 

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Child Centric Vacation ideas in Southern California

California is calling all kids! The golden state is well known for a lot of reasons: Hollywood, Beverly Hills, The Beaches in Laguna, the Pacific Coast Highway. But you know what else California should be known for? Being an amazing location for a vacation with kids. Southern California is a dream when traveling with little people. This beautiful spot on our country’s west side has everything you need for a great family vacation. The location is fabulous, the accommodations are family friendly, and the fun never stops. In fact, California has so many options for visiting families it is now being referred to as Kidifornia! Kidifornia is all about offering you the trip of a lifetime with your entire family. We’ve got the details you need to take a trip to Kidifornia with your kiddos!

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8 Tips for Navigating the Athletic Recruiting Process

If your child is elite enough to play at the college level, you may be wondering what is the next step. Did you know that the average high school coach contacts fewer than five college coaches? That’s right – It is the athlete’s burden to contact college coaches. Navigating the world of athletic college recruitment can feel overwhelming. Here are 8 tips to help manage the process.

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Quick Guide to Family Friendly Nassau, Bahamas

For many people, a visit to the Bahamas is on their travel bucket list. Maybe you’ve traveled to the Bahamas without kids or maybe you’ve never been there at all. As parents, the first thing we research when picking a destination for a getaway is how family friendly that city or area happens to be. Traveling somewhere and realizing there is literally nothing for your kids to do is a nightmare! Please keep the Bahamas on your list of must visit locations and plan a family vacation with kids in tow. Nassau is very family friendly from the accommodations to the activities. Everyone in your family is welcomed here and everyone will have a wonderful time. We’ve made it easy for you to plan your next vacation. Here is Daily Mom’s Quick Guide to Family Friendly Nassau, Bahamas. 

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5 Reasons to Shop at Bealls This Fall

This is a sponsored post written by Daily Mom on behalf of Bealls Stores. All opinions are 100% ours.

As fall creeps in and everything magically becomes pumpkin spiced, you are probably ready to do some shopping for your family. The kids need new jeans; nothing fits from last year. You hate everything in your closet and if your husband tries to wear that gross hoodie from college one more time, your head might explode. If you live in Florida, we’ve got the perfect place for you to get your fall shopping done. Bealls Florida is a Florida staple and if you are not already shopping at Bealls, you are missing out! Here are 5 Reasons to Shop at Bealls this fall.

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Teaching Our Children to Trust – Building Sustainable Relationships with Authority Figures

Growing up we always heard adults say, “it’s all about respect,” when addressing relationships between children, teens, and young adults with teachers, pastors, police, and parents. But that is not altogether accurate. It is not “all about respect” and it is most certainly not just about respect. Relationships on both a personal and public level are built not only on respect, but on trust, understanding and the consistency of fulfilled expectations. As a firm believer that respect is something which must be earned, when it comes to these other characteristics they are the building blocks of a respectful relationship, thus inherently must come first.

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Florida Residents Rescue Dolphin after Hurricane Irma

As Hurricane Irma whipped through the coast of Florida, residents who stayed behind wondered if they made the right decision. As the eye wall of the hurricane passed Marco Island, Florida, the howling winds and torrential downpours pounded the sides of homes, ripping off roofs, splitting trees, and flooding roads. The storm surge overtook this tiny island around 3:30pm on Sunday, September 10th with winds up to 130 mph and the seawall breaking several feet. Once the storm had passed, those who stayed behind- rescue crews, National Guard, EMTs, police, fireman, and brave residents- went out to assess the damage. They were met with water flowing through the streets, up to mailboxes in some areas. Trees were torn down, blocking roads and thrown through living rooms. And for a few Marco Island residents, they were met with another unexpected visitor- a dolphin who had washed up out of the bay and into the streets as a result of Irma’s catastrophic winds and rocky seas. 

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