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By Jasmine Wood Hello Mamas! As we celebrate the arrival of spring (finally), I cannot help but reflect on this past winter. It was a hard core winter, the type folks remember from when they were a child. It’s true; I’ve said it myself about this winter: “I haven’t seen a winter like this since I was a kid!” Rita’s first two winters were very mild, allowing us easy outdoor access for most of the winter. Not this winter though, this year sometimes 2 or 3 days would pass without us getting any real outdoor time in! Over the last...

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We all had key adults in our lives who guided us as children. Every one of us had adults who cared about us, fed us, clothed us, disciplined, and encouraged us. It might not have been your mom or dad, but there was someone.

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Most of us have nightmares about our children dying or disappearing, and truthfully, sometimes it happens. Many moms have had miscarriages or a "lost twin." Some chose abortion only to find themselves grieving. Others suffer through a baby or child's cancer and say goodbye, over and over again, until the child finally passes.

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Wishing you a merry Maple Moon! What is Maple Moon you ask? More commonly referred to as “Sugar Moon”, Maple Moon is the full moon in March. It marks the onset of the sugaring season. For many Eastern Native American cultures this date represents the New Year!

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Millions of parents have survived babies who don't sleep. You can too.

Babies sleep differently from adults because their brain is growing at a tremendous rate. Sleep happens best when you and your baby are relaxed and comfortable. Here are ten time proven tips for better sleep.

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