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Holiday travel can come with a lot of stress and anxiety which can sometimes take away from the excitement and enjoyment of the holidays. Luckily, traveling with kids does not have to be a horrible experience. The Mommy Wrap and Sharon Somekh, M.D. cover 10 Tips for Traveling During the Holidays, to help prepare you and your family for a memorable and easy holiday season. Get your downloadable Holiday Travel Tips …Read More
Raising 3 colic babies has been tough. Let me tell you my story. It’s the most beautiful afternoon. Dad is outside playing with the girls; we have nowhere to be, and I feel like I finally have a couple hours to work on my business. I look out the window and see that the girls are playing nicely, and I say a quick gratitude prayer knowing just how lucky I …Read More
Colic, GERD, and Acid Reflux. The words you dread hearing when you have a newborn. You know how horrible heartburn, acid reflux from a greasy meal, and a tummy ache feel yourself? Imagine what your baby feels when her underdevelopment organs aren’t functioning properly. It’s the worst feeling in the world hearing your baby suffer in pain. All you can do is try to soothe. The blood curdling screams and …Read More
Motherhood is a wild and crazy journey and with each baby, we bring more love into this world. We are thrown into motherhood blind though, as we do NOT receive a manual to bring home with the baby. A commonly sought out journey in motherhood is breastfeeding. It is a magical and empowering journey for some and for others it is full of trials and tribulations. In the end, though, …Read More
One of the most common problems busy moms have is having time for self-care. We find ourselves juggling the weight of playing mom and wife, then add in work, family, and friends if we can, and all of a sudden we have no time for ourselves. It isn’t uncommon for moms to run like this for a long time (let’s talk years). It isn’t a good thing though! You need …Read More
The Mommy Wrap was definitely inspired by motherhood. I would have never thought up this idea if my sweet little babies hadn’t suffered from colic. Lindsay Shively, news anchor for KSHB 41 Action News of Kansas City, in her ninth month of pregnancy, did a story on the creation of The Mommy Wrap, along with the creation and story on local “mompreneuer,” Egreis Gjergjani of Itty Bitty Toes. Egreis and I went …Read More
Many expectant moms fear that if they choose to breastfeed their baby, then that means they won’t see a decent night’s sleep for a few years. This is simply not true! Yes, it’s true that babies enjoy eating and sleeping, and that they often go hand-in-hand: baby nurses, then baby sleeps. Feeding your baby is relaxing, and it definitely makes them sleepy, especially at night. Breast milk contains melatonin at …Read More
The Baby Registry Guide Congratulations Momma! You are expecting a new bundle of joy and now are faced with creating a registry. When you go into this, it seems exciting but quickly turns to overwhelm. If you are creating a registry in-store, you will come across the Want. We will address this in a moment. When you are creating online, you will come across the Recommendations. Here, we are going …Read More
The Truth About Age “Regressions”: Guest Post As a mom of 4 and a pediatric sleep consultant, I have heard parents complain about “regressions” with practically every month of their child’s first few years (ie 4mo, 6mo, 9mo, 18mo regression, etc). Many parents believe that because their child’s sleep seems to change every couple of months that it must be due to a sleep regression of some sort, as they are …Read More
What is Colic? Colic is a tough phase for any new parent. You are tired. You are trying to learn your new baby. And your baby just will not quit crying. You have tried literally everything and nothing is working. Your baby has all of it’s needs met and is completely healthy. Colic is described as crying that lasts for prolonged periods of time (think 3+ hours). It is consistent …Read More