simple lunches to pack toddler at daycare

Posted in: Starting Solids

It can be all new territory & often overwhelming for a new mom to know when & how to introduce solids to a baby.  On top of all the “newness,” there is so much conflicting evidence on what foods & what feeding methods are best. Here’s the punch line – there is NO ONE RIGHT […]

How to get your baby started on solids


Posted in: For Baby, Lifestyle, Starting Solids

If your little one is teething, there’s a good chance you’re in desperate need of some tools & tips to help ease baby’s pain & fussiness! It’s important to know what is recommended for teething & equally important what is NOT. We are going through a teething frenzy right now with our son as I […]

The Best & Worst Baby Products For Teething

routine for 3 month old

Posted in: For Baby, Month-By-Month

At just three months, you might be starting to see a little personality shine through from your little one.  As you head into the 3rd month, this is typically a time you can start to seed a routine, and focus on sleep training! Average Height & Weight: Avg girl: 12.9 lbs, 23.5 inches Avg boy: […]

3 Months Old

tea and pregnancy

Posted in: Pregnancy

Drinking tea during pregnancy is something most women don’t think twice about (me being one of them…). Some teas such as nettle tea or raspberry leaf tea have been gaining popularity for their “touted benefits” during pregnancy. The use of herbal medicines for health or ailments is an increasing global trend, partly due to their […]

Can I drink Tea During Pregnancy?

prenatal supplement

Posted in: Favorite Products, Pregnancy

What prenatal vitamin should I take?  I get this question a lot, and for good reason – it’s an important one!   If you’re pregnant, or planning to become pregnant in the near future, choosing an appropriate prenatal vitamin is a smart decision.  I’ve seen many woman (myself included), pick up the first prenatal vitamin […]

How To Choose A Prenatal Vitamin

alcohol and breastfeeding

Posted in: Breastfeeding

There is so much conflicting advice and tips around alcohol and breastfeeding.  Even as a dietitian and breastfeeding mom, I was unsure what to REALLY believe.  Then I dove into the research… Interestingly, the recommendation from key health authorities vary slightly, but the overall message is the same. Alcohol will pass into breastmilk and should […]

Alcohol and Breastfeeding – What You NEED To Know

caffeine and breastfeeding

Posted in: Breastfeeding

Ever wonder if caffeine and breastfeeding mix? This is a question many new moms ask, and one I had myself! Let’s dive into some of the most commonly asked questions! How much caffeine can I drink in a day? Caffeine passes from mother’s breastmilk to baby, but usually does not negatively impact the baby if […]

Caffeine and Breastfeeding – What You Need To Know

postpartum mom food

Posted in: Breastfeeding, Mom Life

Postpartum recovery is a must for new moms!  Pregnancy, followed by labor & delivery can take a toll on our bodies. Those first few weeks after delivery are a critical time period for proper recovery. Nutrition plays an important role in the healing process.  A diet rich in lean protein, whole grains + plenty of […]

5 Nutrients You Need for Postpartum Recovery

foods for morning sickness

Posted in: Pregnancy

If you’re struggling with morning sickness, I’m glad you’re here. Pregnancy is a whirlwind in and of itself, and to struggle with nausea and morning sickness is an entire new level of TOUGH! Whether you’ve lost your appetite, have strong aversions to certain foods (like meat or vegetables), or are having trouble keeping food down, […]

10 Ways To Combat Morning Sickness

endocrine disruptors and fertility

Posted in: Lifestyle, Pregnancy

Endocrine Disruptors are natural and/or man-made chemicals that can interfere with the body’s hormone & cell signaling system (aka: the endocrine system).  Endocrine disruptors adversely affect reproductive health by mimicking or blocking the effects of male and female sex hormones.   Known endocrine disruptors include chemicals such as: dioxins, BPA, arsenic, parabens, phthalates, mercury, PCBs […]

How Endocrine Disruptors Affect Reproduction




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