Sweet Peas, Pods & Papas: All About Birth, B@@bs & Babies
Consuming the placenta has been found to be beneficial in the postpartum period to help alleviate postpartum hormone fluctuations (aka "baby blues"), increase milk supply, and reduce postpartum bleeding. More and more women are choosing to ingest their placentas to take advantage of these benefits, and you can read about other benefits of "placentophagy" HERE
Did You Just Insinuate, “Placenta” and, “Eat” in the Same Sentence?
Why, yes. Yes, I did.
When we first heard about it, both Bruss and I were completely grossed
out and questioning if the natural birth community had finally gone off the
I got to sample CredibleCravings at the Club MomMe event I attended in June 2014. I wish these had been around when I was growing Sweet Peas - green, clean *and* yummy!!
While we try to eat whole food as much as possible, life happens! When you need a snack on the run, these may be just the thing you are looking for. These are great for the diaper bag, and for hungry siblings who are always looking for a snack!
Here are some of the things that Stephanie Baker, Founder of CredibleCravings, shared with me so that I could offer some information about her delicious products to our students and readers:
We are four weeks into our winter series - it is so exciting to be getting to know eight amazing couples in person...and this series, we have the pleasure of welcoming back on of our Spring 2013 couples as they prepare for Baby #2...from Canada!! The internet and web-chat rock!!
Today's post was inspired by a question that was asked right before we dismissed class on Friday night. One of our students asked, "Is there a list of questions that can help us prepare to be parents?"
Continuing on with the treasure-trove of naturally-minded companies we had the opportunity to experience at the Club MomMe Spring Family Fest, here is an Inside Look at the Mama Mio skin care lines. Mio co-founder Tanya Mackay Kazeminy ("MM") was kind enough to give us the inside scoop on their amazing company and products.
SPB: What is the motivation behind the Mama Mio Pregnancy and Postpartum skin care lines?
MM:Mama Mio was created out of our own selfish need. When we were pregnant, there wasn’t anything on the market that we actually wanted to use - skincare that actually worked, that wasn’t full of nasty chemicals, and products that made us feel good whilst using them.
HAPPY First week of summer! I wish you lots of shade and cool breezes...we are loving our mister tube that Coach Bruss bought from Lowe's Home Improvement - it makes sitting outside while the kids play bearable!!
Disney Summer Play Days @ Chandler Fashion Mall
Tuesday 6/24: Doc McStuffins @ 11:30 am
Wednesday 6/25: Crush Showtime @ 11:30 am
Thursday 6/26: Marvel Trivia @ 11:30 am
Friday 6/27: Avengers Showtime @ 6:15 pm
Thursday June 26
We start the week with an homage to the brave men and women who have given their all for our freedoms...
A little Memorial Day
information from About.com:
“The U. S. Department of Veteran Affairs
, in its history of Memorial Day, reminds
us that even is we can't get to a memorial service, we can participate in The National Moment of Remembrance
All Americans are encouraged to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on
Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died
in service to the nation.
Ready, Set, Baby Class
Saturday, May 10
Ready, Set, Baby will talk about what happens right after the
birth of your baby and how to help mom heal better and feel better. We will
practice bathing, dressing and swaddling babies; please bring a doll. This
class also covers: Normal newborn appearance Newborn procedures Signs and
symptoms of newborn illness Safe sleep/Co-sleeping Infant CPR This class
briefly covers breastfeeding, please sign up for Breastfeeding Basics for
Cinco de Mayo
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Free Admission; food and beverages will
be available for purchase
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Día de los Niños Children’s Day
12 noon to 1:30 p.m. – Sign-up for Chihuahua Races
2 p.m. – Chihuahua Races (Watching the races is also free)
Crowning of King and Queen Chihuahuas immediately following
Chandler Downtown Public Library Courtyard @ 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
100 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Welcome to another amazing week! Where will you be with your Sweet Pea this week? Prenatal yoga, breastfeeding support, birth circles, postpartum support for expectant and new parents...Nat Geo Kids Club in three locations this week, storytimes, bubble play for those of you with Sweet Peas on the outside...and Farmer's Markets for everyone :)
Have a great week!
Great Cloth Diaper Change
Saturday, April 26 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm
6111 S. All America Way Ramada #5 Tempe, Arizona 85283
The Great Cloth Diaper Change will take place on Saturday,
April 26th, 2014 at 11:00 a.
Spring has sprung here in Arizona. As the temperatures warm up, please remember to take the extra prep step and have plenty of water in with you whether you are walking, strolling, or driving. There are lots of fun events coming up this week, as well as some events to share on the weekends.
A reminder that this week's Wordless Wednesday theme is Babywearing: How do you wear your Sweet Pea?
As we highlight Cesarean Awareness Month, we recognize that babywearing is especially beneficial to cesarean families to encourage bonding while you simultaneously heal from the birth and revel in the miracle of life.