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Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Baby, Motherhood | 4 comments

My Favorite Resources For Baby’s First Year

My Favorite Resources For Baby’s First Year

  As a follow-up to My Favorite Pregnancy Resources From Bras To Apps, and as an answer to the many questions I get from patients and friends, here are my favorite resources for baby’s first year! Our little girl turned one in August (see cute pic above), and as you know, I am a research fanatic + women’s health specialist + blogger, which equals awesome free advice for you. 🙂 Please bookmark and share this post with other new moms in your life — they will thank you, and so will I. And feel free to add your favorite resources in the comments below. Enjoy!   Post Delivery Comfy jammies that are breastfeeding friendly (i.e. loose or a wrap top that easily opens), slippers and robe. You will live in them — splurge. Or get two pair. Hospital disposable undies — stock up while you’re there! Whether you have a Cesarian or vaginal birth, hospital underwear feel like wearing little clouds. I was so sad when mine ran out....

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Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in Motherhood, Personal Development | 4 comments

Top 5 Things Your Buddha Baby Can Teach You About Being Present

Top 5 Things Your Buddha Baby Can Teach You About Being Present

  Several years ago I participated in an online class taught by Eckhart Tolle and Oprah. I looooooved it. (If you haven’t read A New Earth, do!) During one of our classes, a mother called in and asked Eckhart what she should do about not having time in her day to meditate or keep up with any kind of spiritual practice.   He told her that her children were her church. They are the greatest teachers of living in the present moment, he said. They will challenge and change you more than any other spiritual practice.   I have always been a spiritual person and writing has always been my favorite form of meditation. I remember being 21 and backpacking in New Zealand by myself–talk about freedom!–and writing in my journal one afternoon while I was staying at this organic farm / yoga retreat center / bliss-on-a-mountain location.   The woman who ran the farm with her yogini Columbian husband and one-year-old daughter stood for a moment and watched me...

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