of Natural MotheringApril 2014: What You Wish You KnewRemember when you got your first positive
pregnancy test? What do you wish that woman knew? Write a letter of love and
encouragement to that awesome mama just starting her journey.
Dear New Mama:
Yes, you. I skipped
over the “mother-to-be”. You are already
growing life, and you are already aware of that life and protective of that
life…as I see it, there is no “to-be” in mothering. It is a state of being since you got your
Wishing you a wonderful day with your Sweet Peas and anyone else you celebrate with! We enjoyed a morning of baking today. What are some of your holiday traditions?
Upcoming Events Nov 11-15, 2013
Planning Ahead:Doll Tea Party @ 3:00 pm & 4:00 pm
Join the crew at Pottery Barn Kids for a special teatime benefitting St.
Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. For
a $10 donation to St. Jude, kids will enjoy refreshments, stories and crafting
with their favorite doll or teddy bear.
Call a store near you to reserve your spot today. Cost: $10.
For children ages 4+.
To locate a store near you, clickHERE
The Nest at Babymoon Inn @ 6:00 pm
We had the pleasure of meeting the Club MomMe mamas at MommyCon LA. We are so sad to miss their amazing event coming up this Sunday - it's definitely on the books for next year!!
The Founding MomMe, Rachel Pitzel, was kind enough to share more info about the Club MomMe Family Fall Fest with us. Be sure to visit their event websiteHERE
(http://clubmommefamilyfest.com/) for ticketing information - it's a be-there event if you are in the Los Angeles area, or if you can get there on November 3, 2013.
Have I told you how amazing MommyConLA was? I know I did:)
Second on the stage on Sunday, October 6 for MommyCon and Babywearing World Record was Jessica Martin-Weber ofThe Leaky B@@b
. Her 1:00 pm appearance was sponsored by Moby®. Since she saw so many mamas breastfeeding, and doing so confidently in public, she
decided to give us a speech about parenting.
Here are my notes from her talk:
She is the proud mama of six daughters.
While she is their mother, they do not define her.
Sweet Pea Births is so excited to announce that we are sponsoring The Nursing Lounge at the upcoming Healthy Happy Baby Expo! Organizer Kim Swayman, owner of Healthy Baby, Happy Earth in Glendale, sat down with us for a minute. She tells us more about this exciting, one-day event coming up on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Westgate Renaissance Hotel.
What is the Healthy Happy
It is a one-day
event that brings together area professionals to assist soon-to-be or new
parents in discovering resources and information on a variety of topics in
caring for their families.
This is one of the images from our breastfeeding photo shoot that didn't make it into our highlights for Breastfeeding Awareness Month. I couldn't bear not to share it since it so beautifully captures the look of pure joy, the infinite love, the connection that flows from a mother to her child.
The quote is from a poem I wrote to our daughters, in celebration of the birth of a daughter to a friend of mine...it's so hard to believe that our homebirth baby is going to be 2 years old in less than a month!
Looking for something to do with your family this week? Cassandra and I
are posting events and classes in our respective geographic areas…look for
us…maybe we will see you there!!
Do you have an event that you would like to add to our upcoming events calendar?
Scroll down to the end of this post for more information.
Disclaimer: A listing here does not
imply nor signify endorsement by Sweet Pea Births, or our families.
These are events for expecting families, and families with newborns to 6 months old.
I know that most of our readers here are looking for
information about childbirth and breastfeeding, which are two topics we
absolutely love and want to explore here.
That is why we have started another blog atSweet Pea Families
explore topics that are pertinent to Life Beyond the Birth-Day.
talks more about the Attachment Parenting Support Group Meeting that I
attended yesterday. However, I was
reminded of something yesterday, and I thought it was worth mentioning some
thoughts over here for our Birth-Day focused readers.
Today's post is short...I know...we "just did" this topic last week. The reason I am bringing it to your attention again is because there was a news splash in regards to cord clamping yesterday.
The Cochrane Library released a review that came to the conclusion that (emphasis mine), "Althoughearly cord clamping has been thought to reduce the risk of bleeding after birth
(postpartum haemorrhage), this review of 15 randomised trials involving a total of 3911 women and infant pairs