WISHING YOU A MARVELOUS MONTH OF MARCH :)
Tumbleweed Park • March 7 - 9, 2014 • Time: visit website
The Ostrich Festival is a community family
event featuring live ostrich races and ostrich-themed activities, national and
regional entertainment, carnival midway, spectacular food, upscale arts &
crafts, a Saturday morning parade and much more.
In addition to bringing in nationally
known musical groups, the festival also features some of the most popular local
and regional talent in the Southwest.
The biggest news in birth over the last week: wait!!! So hopeful that the newest guidelines from ACOG and theSociety for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
will be taken to heart and that we will see a clear reduction in the primary cesarean rate within the next few years.
Here are other stories and tidbits that I thought you might find interesting:
Acupuncture technique ‘creates the right
conditions’ for conceiving babies
Kite was working in private practice in London in the early 1990s when a woman
in her early 40s came for hay fever relief, not mentioning that she been trying
for a baby for years.
Happy greetings to you! We are enjoying the spring weather in AZ - how about you?
We are enjoying the Nat Geo Kids Club so much that we have added listings for events in Glendale and Mesa to our calendar. We also feel it is important to expose our children to the visual and performing arts. In addition to the listings for the art museum (special times at no charge to families), the Mesa Arts Center is providing another FREE opportunity for families to enjoy a variety of music every Thursday through the month of March.
It's Valentine's Day this Friday - do you have any special plans with your Sweet Peas?
If you are living with food allergies, here is a link with ideas for non-food gifts and sentiments:
Creative Ideas for Non-Food Valentines - via Arizona Food Allergy Alliancehttp://bit.ly/1gmc2dx
Ideas for great DIY cards featuring your Sweet Peas thumbprints and handprints abound on the internet as well! Here are some of our favorites:
Have you started your Valentine's Day cards yet? We have some cute ideas from last year postedHERE
- lots of cute ways to make personal cards made with love from your Sweet Pea's fingerprints. Here are some pregnancy-birth-breastfeeding-child friendly events coming up this week:
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
This indoor play area is designed for children 5 years of age and under to play
under parental/guardian supervision. This fun, safe and clean area will have
plenty of toys, equipment and activities that are sure to keep the kids
It has been a long winter break...finally getting back into reading and collecting the latest news around the web for you! Some really interesting finds this week about new fertility options, the role of Vitamin D in pregnancy, and always, breastfeeding. SO excited to learn that another state in the USA is making another push to protect breastfeeding MotherBabies with a breastfeeding protection code. In addition, Missouri is also adding to their breastfeeding laws to protect breastfeeding mothers from contempt of court if they can't serve jury duty.
I didn't include it in the roundup listing, because I hope that by now, everyone has seen this:
Pope Francis Encourages Breast-Feeding Mother in a Public Place! Here is the story from the NYTimes.comhttp://nyti.ms/1bfhrPl
BIG props to Pope Francis for encouraging the mama to Feed The Baby!!
Here are some other noteworthy articles from the past week:
First Baby Conceived Using New Eeva IVF Technique Born in Great Britain
“Oliver Lush-Camps is more than just a miracle to
his parents, Katy and Jonathon; he’s a miracle to science.
Hope our US readers are full and content after a day of feasting with family and friends. We stayed away from the whole Black Friday frenzy and had a nice morning in the country :)
Here are the articles I read over the last few days that I thought might be of interest to you. To keep up with all of the info we share, please follow us onTwitter
New Study: Link Between Using The Pill Form Of Birth Control And Glaucoma Risk
- Fox 2 KFXVhttp://bit.ly/IqrSbz
Our Fall class is winding up...and we have already said, "Welcome, earthside!" to the first baby from that class. Fun times!
I thought today would be a great time to write about an idea that is gaining traction here in the West: The Babymoon.
There are actually two contexts for this term: The first one is taken before the baby arrives. A couple takes time away from their schedules to connect, intentionally make one more set of "before baby was earthside" memories; and maybe spend time talking about their birth, and their hopes and dreams for their family.