Health

Increase Breastmilk With Hops

May 20, 2021

In my never ending quest to find the right elixir to increase my breastmilk supply, I’ve found what works best. Beer. Mmmm. Beer. And not just any beer (trust me, I’ve tried a few). Lagunitas India Pale Ale. That’s right. Lagunitas does the trick. Now, I’m not entirely sure why Lagunitas IPA does the trick, [...]

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Poison Reminder: How To Keep Your Kids Safe

May 19, 2021

I got this ridiculous notice about how you can receive texts about poison information or even twitter updates. Now I know just about everybody has a twitter account, but social media seems like the wrong way to receive important information about poisoning, don’t you think? Regardless, to prove my point to myself, I clicked on [...]

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Popchips Potato Chips

May 19, 2021

I’m obsessed with potato chips. I’d like to blame it on my recent pregnancy, but sadly, I’ve been a potato chip-aholic for decades now. That’s why I’m stoked to find Popchips Potato Chips. I swear, an open bag is an empty bag in this house. OK, it’s a tad ridiculous to be “reviewing” potato chips, [...]

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Children’s Food Allergies: Fact or Fiction?

May 17, 2021

Does your kid have food allergies? Maybe he does and maybe he doesn’t…in a recent study by the Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases commissioned by the federal government, food allergies have been found to be over diagnosed, either by doctors or parents. Now, believe me, food allergies are nothing to be flippant about. My [...]

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Nap Nanny Review

May 13, 2021

The Nap Nanny Baby Sleep Aid is a foam positioner that elevates your baby 30 degrees, which is recommended by many doctors. The “Child Security” foam design cradles your tot while a safety harness keeps them securely in place. While I had been hearing great things in Nap Nanny reviews, I must admit, it seemed [...]

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Allergies and Kids: How to Keep Kids Safe

May 7, 2021

April showers bring May flowers…true true true. They should also post an addendum: will make you sneezy, will make you wheezy. That’s right, time for allergies. Which brings to mind the many children out there who suffer from all sorts of food allergies as well. Those, I’m afraid, are much more difficult to deal with [...]

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Children’s Tylenol Recall

May 5, 2021

Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Children’s Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Bendryl has recalled some of their most popular medicine because they may have more of the active drug ingredient than specified on the packaging. Other products involved in the recall may contain foreign particles or inactive ingredients that may not meet testing requirements, the [...]

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Antibacterial Wipes, Soap May Be Harmful

May 3, 2021

Hand Sanitizer. Soap. Dishwashing detergent. Shaving cream. Socks. Workout wear. Many toys. What do these all have in common? They are made with antibacterial chemicals. “Antibacterial” is everywhere and unfortunately, may be doing more harm than good. In the hospital when I was having my second child, each and every time a person came in [...]

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Milk and Cookies by Milkmakers

April 30, 2021

Another post on increasing your breast milk supply because, well, I just keep finding these things that I never knew about and figure it’s good to share the wealth. Milkmakers is a new cookie on the market that is made to increase breast milk supply. Yep, eat a cookie, increase your breast milk - sounds [...]

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Cleaning Baby’s Neck Folds

April 28, 2021

You want to hear something gross? I forgot about this little tidbit of baby-hood after my first daughter started being able to splash around in the bath by herself but am now reminded of it with my second daughter. The spoiled milk (and formula) that gets stuck in the folds of a baby’s neck is [...]

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The Inevitable Poop Incident

April 14, 2021

Everyone who has gone through potty training has a poop story. We, the lucky parents we are, now have ours. It happened when our dear, darling little angel was taking her nap the other day, or so I thought. OK, yeah, I heard her stirring a bit, but she does that and if I go [...]

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Exercise and Breastfeeding

April 8, 2021

I’ve been wondering how exercise effects breastfeeding and suspected that being overly active reduces the quantity of breast milk. After much research, I’ve unfortunately found that it has no effect. I guess I was trying to rationalize not returning to my workout regimen. Sadly, it’s perfectly healthy to start working out again. even if you’re [...]

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