Preparing For A C-Section

No expectant mother wants to envision their labor ending with a c-section, but that’s your first lesson in motherhood: expect the unexpected. It is not uncommon to feel an array of negative emotions after having an unplanned c-section. Plan ahead of time for everything that could happen during labor so that whatever road your birth story travels, you will be as happy as possible.

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Cleaning With Baking Soda

BAKING SODA (sodium bicarbonate) is normally found in the kitchen for baking, but can be even more useful around the house as a cleaning product! Baking soda’s gently abrasive quality, along with being non-toxic, is what makes it so great to clean with. It can replace your use of harsh chemicals or stinky abrasive powders that need to be rinsed cleanly away. Although it is not a disinfectant, it is safe and natural to use for scrubbing and for neutralizing odors. As a bonus, baking soda is inexpensive!

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Homemade Garbage Disposal Cleaner

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 In order to keep your garbage disposal working properly, you must do some maintenance on it every once in a while. Many times, people will buy products to drop into their disposal to both clean it and release a fresh aroma into the air. However, those can be pricey, and you are unsure what chemicals you are coming into contact with and also releasing into the environment. An easier (and natural) solution is out there!

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3 Natural Substitutes for Pedialyte

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Whether it’s your baby’s first bout of the stomach flu, or your toddler’s fourth time catching it this year, all moms can agree that it’s a horrible feeling to see your child sick and uncomfortable.

A quick phone call to the pediatrician and a Google search will point us all in the same direction for rehydration:  Pedialyte.  It’s practically synonymous with childhood.  But have you ever looked at the ingredients?  Artificial sweeteners such as sucralose (Splenda) and Acesulfame Potassium (chemically similar to saccharin), as well as artificial flavorings & colorings.  On top of all that, Pedialyte is pretty expensive!

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Increase Your Milk Supply At Breakfast

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Breastfeeding mamas – are you looking for an easy, delicious way to help increase your milk supply, starting right in the morning?

Well then, look no further!  This simple recipe is full of galactagogues, which is really just a fancy schmancy word for something that encourages your body to produce more milk.  The key galactagogues in this recipe are the oats, flax seeds, and almonds.

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3 Natural Remedies for Cradle Cap

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We’ve all been there.  You bring your beautiful newborn baby home from the hospital, surely convinced that you’ve just birthed the most gorgeous baby of all time.  You beam with pride at this stunningly perfect little creature.  And then it happens.  Flakes and scales start popping up on your perfect child’s scalp, occasionally spreading to your baby’s face, clustering around the eyebrows.

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Natural Home Fragrance

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Oh, have we got something exciting for you today!  A DIY natural home fragrance made with an item that is already in your kitchen (hint: you usually throw these out!)!

When we found out about this idea, we immediately thought, “Sign us up!”

And the best part is that this project is as simple as simple can be.  It’s inexpensive, all-natural and completely chemical-free (how many other air fresheners can say that?), and it will fill your home with the most amazing, delicious scent.

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Cloth Diapering On A Budget

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Cloth diapering is becoming more common these days, and there are tons of options for you and your little one’s bum on the market. However, many of the more popular pocket cloth diapers seem to pushing upwards in price of $20-$30 per diaper. For a family on a smaller budget, those more expensive options may not be feasible. Here are some cost effective ways that you can build up a great cloth diaper stash.

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