Vaccination without needles… a new, safer reality (with video).
Apr03

Vaccination without needles… a new, safer reality (with video).

Any parent will testify that taking your child to the doctor, particularly to have shots, can be a traumatic experience to both, parent and child. That is because of the unique dynamic of having shots delivered via a needle. Under very few other circumstances in our children’s lives, they experience having their parents hold them while someone purposefully inflicts them pain. Now, we all know why we do it (though I personally...

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The Accidental Co-Sleeper
Dec29

The Accidental Co-Sleeper

When I was 10 years old, we brought my brother and sister home for the first time, and on the way there, we stopped at a pediatrician’s office for some advice. He looked at my excited 10 year old self and he could tell I was going to be around those babies all the time, so he looks at me and says: “Keep an eye on the babies, because sometimes they can stop breathing when they are sleeping.” And at that exact moment,...

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Our Alternative Vaccination Schedule and Why We Chose It.
Dec14

Our Alternative Vaccination Schedule and Why We Chose It.

A lot of people have asked me about our daughter’s alternative vaccination schedule and why we chose to have the shots a certain way. After a lot of research we were not comfortable with the standard vaccination schedule. Many of the shots are given at a particular order to benefit the adults around a child’s life, or for practical reasons that don’t really take into consideration how multiple shots ¬†and the toxic...

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The Problems with the Mandatory Flu Vaccination for Children Under 5 in NYC
Dec14

The Problems with the Mandatory Flu Vaccination for Children Under 5 in NYC

We have been planning on writing a few articles about some of our choices relating to our daughter’s alternative vaccination schedule, but we were hit with the news that the New York City Board of Health had approved a vote to make the flu vaccination of mandatory for children under 6 as of December 31, 2014, so I had to voice my concerns about it. One of the things that upsets me the most about this mandate, is that it is yet...

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4 Best Natural Ways to Increase Breast Milk Production (4 Different Approaches to Increase Milk Supply)
Dec08

4 Best Natural Ways to Increase Breast Milk Production (4 Different Approaches to Increase Milk Supply)

Many mothers go through at least a period when they fear they are not producing enough milk. I know I did and was concerned my production was going down, particularly after I started working part time again and had to be away for longer periods of time. One thing to be aware of is that our impression of how much milk we are producing isn’t always accurate. I could pump very little, but my daughter would have wet diapers all day,...

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10 top Reasons to Breastfeed and Why I Had to Create This List.
Nov28

10 top Reasons to Breastfeed and Why I Had to Create This List.

When I decided to create a top 10 reasons to breastfeed list, it wasn’t about playing the old card of breastfeeding versus formula feeding. I am a big supporter of breastfeeding and believe that many women are discouraged by misinformation and peer pressure, but I am also fully aware that there are many legitimate reasons why mothers can’t or won’t breastfeed. My main reason for creating this list is to address the...

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