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I f y oudon’ te atgr eenveget abl es , y ourk i dswon’ te i t he r ! Pe opl ewhoe atmor egr e e n v e ggi e sar el i nk e dwi t hl owe rdi s e as er at e sandahe al t hi e rwe i ght . I f y ourbaby doe s n’ ts e e mt ot ak et opl ai ngr e e n, t r ymi x i ngpur e e dgr e e nv e ge t abl e swi t hpur e e d c hi c k e noror angev e ge t abl e s( s uc hass we e tpot at oorc ar r ot )f orav ar i e t yof f l av or s andc ol or s . Somef oods( gr e e nv e ggi e si npar t i c ul ar )mayt ak emul t i pl et r i e sf ory our i nf antt oac c e pt . Ke e ps e r v i ngandy ouri nf antwi l l gr owt ol ov egr e e nv e ggi e sf orl i f e .

Whol egr ai nsar eagr e ats our c eof e ne r gy , pr ov i def i be rt opr e v e ntandt r e atc ons t i pat i on, andf e e dt hehe al t hybac t e r i ai nouri nt e s t i ne s . Toomanygr ai nshav ev e r yl i t t l e f i be r , l ongi ngr e di e ntl i s t s , andadde dc ol or . Mak es ur eal l of y ourgr ai ns( f ory ouand k i ds )s t ar twi t h“ whol e , ”me ani ngt hef i r s ti ngr e di e nti s1 0 0 %whol egr ai nwhe at( oroat s orqui noa) . L ookf oratl e as tt hr e egr amsof f i be rpe rs e r v i ngf ormos tgr ai nbas e df oods .

I nf ant sc ans t ar ts i ppi ngwat eronc et he ybe gi ne at i ngs ol i df oodsar ounds i xmont hs . I nf ant swho l i k epl ai nwat e rgr owi nt oy oungc hi l dr e nandadul t swhol i k epl ai nwat e r . Butj ui c e( e v e ndi l ut e d) ge t sk i dsus e dt ot het as t eof s we e tbe v e r age s . St ar twi t hwat e re ar l yandt he y ’ l l dr i nki tf orl i f e .

The r ear emanyhe al t hyf oundat i onf oodsbe y ondmy1 1 , butt hek e yi si nt r oduc i ngr e al , whol ef oodst oy ouri nf ante ar l y . Es t abl i s hhe al t hye at i ng habi t sr i ghtawayt oe ns ur ey our ai s eav e ggi e l ov i ng, nof us sc hi l d.

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i z i ng:Whe nc hoos i ngas waddl eor pwe ar , f ol l owt hepr ope rs i z egui de s . As waddl et hati st oobi gc anc ov e r y ’ sf ac e , c aus i ngs uffoc at i on. At oo ts waddl ec anc aus ehi ppr obl e ms r e s t r i c tbr e at hi ng.

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Whatt ol ookf ori n as af es waddl e Er gonomi cs hape ; f abr i cmov e swi t hbaby Nowr appi ngr e qui r e d( whi c hme ansno ac c i de nt al “ unwr appi ng”c anoc c ur ) St ay si npl ac e ; doe sNOTunr av e l “ HandsOv e rHe ar t ”Pos i t i on( ar msar enot pi nne dt ot hes i de s ) Pl e nt yof hi p/ l e gr oom t ok i c kandmov e , e nc our agi ngt he“ f r oggypos i t i on”asne e de d Nonr e s t r i c t i v e ; babyc anmov eands t r e t c h Br e at habl eand/ orv e nt i l at e d( mul t i pl el ay e r s c anl e adt oov e r he at i ng) The1 8awar dwi nni ngWoombi et ak e st he gue s s wor koutof s waddl i ngf orpar e nt s . Unl i k et r adi t i onal bl ank e t s , t heWoombi ei sa s waddl et hatr e qui r e snowr appi ngof bl ank e t s . Theuni quepe anut s hape dde s i gni se r gonomi ct obaby ’ sbodyandmov e me nt s ands t r e t c he swi t hbaby . Thebe s tpar ti sbabyc annotbr e akoutof t he s waddl e–t heWoombi eSTAY SPUT! Ev e nf or t hos es t r ongbabi e s ; ourdaught e rhada s upe rs t ar t l er e f l e xandmi ght ymous e s t r e ngt hands hene v e rbr ok ef r e ef r om t he Woombi e …i nf ac twei nv e nt e dt heWoombi ebe c aus enoot he rs waddl ewaswor k i ng. Cl i c kbe l owt ol e ar nmor eaboutours t or y .

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He l psKi dsSaf e l yTr ans i t i onOutof t heSwaddl eandI nt ot heCr i b Ge t t i ngy ourc hi l dt os l e e pt hr ough t heni ghtdoe snothav et obea s t r uggl ef orpar e nt s . F ori nf ant s , s waddl i ngi samagi cs ol ut i ont hat par e nt st ur nt obe c aus ei tr e c r e at e s t hef e e l i ngof be i ngi namot he r ’ s womb. Howe v e r , onc ebabys t ar t s t oout gr owt hes waddl ear ound t hr e emont hs , par e nt sar ef ac e d wi t hapr obl e mt hatne e dsi mme di at es ol v i ng. TheMak e r sof t heMagi c Sl e e pSui te x pe r i e nc et hi sandc r e at e das ol ut i onpar e nt sl ov e .

s l e e ps ui t sf ort he i rownk i ds , and t hat ’ swhe ns hek ne ws hehadi nv e nt e ds ome t hi ngs pe c i al .

Thec ur r e ntMagi cSl e e ps ui ti sababy s waddl et r ans i t i onpr oduc tt hatpr ov i de sbabi e swi t ht hec omf or tt he y ne e dbyhe l pi ngt omuffl et he i r t wi t c he sands t ar t l e t y pemov e me nt s t hatc anwak et he m pr e mat ur e l y . I t k e e psbabyc oz yands e c ur emak i ng i te as i e rt ogot os l e e pont he i rown orf al l bac kas l e e pi f wok e n. Whi l ei n t heMagi cSl e e ps ui tbabi e sf e e l t he Whe nMaur e e nHowar dhadhe rf i r s t ge nt l ehugar oundt he mc r e at i nga s on, Wi l l , s hec oul dn’ tge thi mt o s e ns eof c al m whi c hi se s s e nt i al t o t ak el onge noughnapsi nhi sc r i b. he al t hys l e e p. Theonl ywayhewoul ds l e e ps oundl ywaswhe nMaur e e nt ookhi mf ora Be c aus eof t hede s i gn, i t ’ snotonl ya wal ki nhi ss t r ol l e rort ookhi mi n s ol ut i ont ot r ans i t i onf r om s waddl i ng t hec arf oradr i v e . F r us t r at e dand butt ohe l pbabyt r ans i t i ont os l e e pi n de s pe r at e , Maur e e nde c i de ds he ac r i b. Ababyt hati sus e dt os l e e pi ng woul dde s i gnas l e e ps ui tt hatmade ne arpar e nt ’ sbe ds i dei nabas s i ne t , Wi l l f e e l asc omf or t abl eashedi di n r oc knpl ayors ome t hi ngs i mi l ar , ar e hi ss t r ol l e rorc ars e at . us e dt os mal l e rs pac e s . Thec r i bt oa babyi sabi g, ne ws pac et hatt ak e s Maur e e n, ape di at r i cphy s i c al t he r a- ge t t i ngus e dt o, butwi t ht heMagi c pi s t , de s i gne dt hes l e e ps ui tt oc on- Sl e e pSui t , babyf e e l sl i k et he yar ei n t ai nhe rs on’ sbodybutl e av ehi s amor ec onf i ne ds pac ede s pi t et he handsandf e e tf r e e . Thef i r s tt i me f ac tt hatt he yar ei nt he i rc r i b. s hepl ac e dWi l l i nt hes ui t , he nappe df orhour s ! TheHowar ds TheMagi cSl e e ps ui ti sde s i gne dt o be ganc al l i ngi tt heMagi cSl e e ps ui t . he l pwi t hbaby ' ss l e e ppat t e r ns , but Whe nt he i rs e c ondc hi l dwasbor n, al s ogi v e st hepar e nt sand/ orc ar e s het oowor et heMagi cSl e e ps ui t gi v e r spe ac eof mi ndt hatt he i rbaby andi twor k e d–l i k emagi c !Al l of i sge t t i ngade quat er e s tne c e s s ar yf or Maur e e n’ smom f r i e ndswant e d appr opr i at egr owt handde v e l op-

me nt . I ti sr e c omme nde dt hatbabi e s t r ans i t i onoutof t heMagi cSl e e ps ui t onc et he yar eabl et or ol l ov e ri ni t , s i nc et hi si st y pi c al l yas i gnt hatt he y ar er e adyf ormor emov e me nti nt he i r s l e e p, andt heMagi cSl e e ps ui ti ss pe c i f i c al l yde s i gne df ort hebac ks l e e pi ngpos i t i on. HowToUs e: TheMagi cSl e e ps ui ti sde s i gne dt obe i nt r oduc e dwhe nbabi e sar et r ans i t i oni ngoutof t hes waddl e , whi c hi s t y pi c al l yar oundt hr e emont hsof age . I ti st obeus e di nt hec r i bf orbac k s l e e pi ngonl y , t her e c omme nde dpos i t i onf ors l e e pt or e duc et her i s kof SI DS. I ti snotr e c omme nde df orc os l e e pi ngori nt heRoc k' NPl ay . TheMagi cSl e e ps ui the l pse l i mi nat e t hene e df orbl ank e t sandot he rl oos e be ddi ng, whi c hi sc ons i s t e ntwi t h manyr e c omme ndat i onst opr e v e nt SI DS. TheMagi cSl e e ps ui ti sde s i gne dt obe us e di nar oom of anappr opr i at et e mpe r at ur e( SI DSpr e v e nt i ongui de l i ne s r e c omme ndbaby ' sr oom bek e pton t hec ool e rs i de ) . Tr ans i t i onTi ps : TheMagi cSl e e ps ui ti sde s i gne df ora


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Par ent sr aveaboutt heMagi cSl eeps ui t " I ' mt hepr oudmom of af i v e " I c annote v e nbe gi nt ot e l l y ouhow mont hol dbabyboyandwehav e amaz i ngMe r l i n' sSl e e pSui thas r e al l ye nj oy e dus i ngt hes l e e ps ui t be e n! Mydaught e rs l e ptt hr ough s i nc ehewas1 3we e k sol d. I t t heni ghtwi t ht hef i r s tt r yandi ss t i l l madet het r ans i t i onoutof as wad- doi ngs o. I hav er e c omme nde di tt o dl epai nf r e e ! al l of t hel adi e si nmyBabygr oup andf r i e nds . The yt oohav eal l had “ Hes l e e ps9hour satni ghtand gr e ats uc c e s swi t hi taswe l l . I ti s andt ak e sgr e atnaps( wes l e e p s ome t hi nge v e r yne wmot he r t r ai ne dhi m, t oo) . Wi t ht hes l e e p- s houl down. I k nowI wi l l ber e c oms ui t , hec ans l e e pi nac r i bat me ndi ngi tt oe v e r y onet hatI c ome Gr andma' shous e , i nac r i batt he ac r os swi t hane wbaby . Ae ral l c hur c hnur s e r yi nhot e l c r i bson oneof t hebe s tgisi st hegi of v ac at i ons ! I thasmadepar e nt s l e e p! "–Cour t ne y hoods owonde r f ul t oge te nough r e s tandr e al l ye nj oyourbaby . " “ Thes l e e ps ui ti sF ABUL OUS! My Re be k ah s onhass l e ptt hr ought heni ght c ount l e s st i me si nt hel as tmont h. Thanky ou! I c annotbe l i e v ehow muc hi t ' sc hange dourl i v e s ! "–J ul i e


St ar the l pi ngt of ue l t hegr owt hof t hebus i ne s s . Thec ompanyi sonami s s i ont ot r ul y he l ppar e nt snav i gat et he i rbaby ' s s waddl et r ans i t i ons t agewi t he as e . I ti sv e r yi mpor t antt ot he mt hatt he Magi cSl e e ps ui tbeus e dwi t hi nt he r e c omme nde ds af es l e e pgui de l i ne s f ol l owi ngt heABC' s( Al one , Bac k , Cr i b)of Sl e e p. I ti sal s oi mpor t antt o t he mt hatt he yar ef ul l ye ngage d wi t ht he i rc us t ome r sandans we rany andal l pr oduc tque s t i ons . Thec ompanywi l l as kc us t ome r st ophot ogr aphi ct he i rbabi e si nt heMagi c Sl e e pSui ts ot he yc ande t e r mi nei f i t f i t spr ope r l yandi t ’ st heappr opr i at e t i met ous e .Thes e r v i c ei ss e c ondt onone . TheHowar dswor kdai l yt oc r e at ea c ommuni t yof par e nt she l pi ngot he r par e nt s . F ol l owt he m ons oc i al me di at ohe l puss uppor tt hi s amaz i ngbr and!

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L i ghtandr e f r e s hi ng, t hi ss l awi st hepe r f e c ts i de onahots umme rday . Al l owi ngi tt omar i nat e f oratl e as tanhourgi v e st hef l av or sac hanc et o c ombi net oge t he rni c e l y .

I NGREDI ENTS 1f e nne l bul b 1l ar get ar tappl e( gr annys mi t h/ Mac i nt os h) 2me di um c ar r ot s 2t abl e s poonse x t r av i r gi nol i v eoi l 2t abl e s poonsr i c ev i ne gar 1l ar geor ange , j ui c e d 1t abl e s poonpar s l e y , mi nc e d 1t abl e s poonc hi v e s , mi nc e d Sal tandpe ppe rt ot as t e

DI RECTI ONS s koi l , v i ne gar , j ui c e dor ange , 1 . Whi par s e l y , c hi v e s , s al tandpe ppe r , 2 .ands e tas i de( Us eagl as s 3 .me as ur i ngc upf orpour i ng) . 4 .Re mov ec or ef r om f e nne l bul b. T r i m s o y o u a r e l e w i t h j u s t 5 . bot t om bul b. Cutappl ei nt oquar t e r sand r e mov ec or e( l e av et hes k i non) . J ul i e nnef e nne l , appl eandc ar r ot andpl ac ei name di um bowl . Pourv i nai gr e t t ei nt obowl and t os swe l l t oc ombi ne .

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t l e s sc ook i ng, buty ou yt he s er e c i pe s . Thi s nt st oi nc or por at e l e si nt ot he i re v e r y habl edi s he spr ov i de rt hewhol ef ami l y .

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The s ear et hef r e s handt as t ys e s amepe anutnoodl e sy our e me mbe rf r om y ourf av or i t eChi ne s e r e s t aur ant . Se r v et he s ef l av or f ul noodl e satr oom t e mpe r at ur eorc ol dr i ghtoutof t hef r i dge . Addc ook e dc hi c k e nort of uc hunk st omak ei tas t andal oneone di s hme al . Pe r f e c tf ors umme r t i mes i nc ei tc anbes e r v e datr oom t e mpe r at ur eandr e qui r e sv e r yl i t t l ec ook i ng.

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DI RECTI ONS

8ozs paghe t t i noodl e s 1c ups hr e dde dc ar r ot ½c uppe e l e dands l i c e dc uc umbe r 2gr e e noni ons , c hoppe d ¼c upr oas t e dpe anut s , c r us he d ¼c upTr ade rMi ng’ sSoy ak iorVe r i Ve r i Te r i y ak i ¼c upCr e amySal t e dPe anutBut t e r 2Tbs pt oas t e ds e s ameoi l ¼c upwat e r

e sac c or di ngt opac k age 1 .Cooknoodl di r e c t i ons . Dr ai n. 2 .PourEas yPe anut t ySauc e( s e ebe l ow) ov e rnoodl e sandt os sunt i l e v e nl y c oat e d. Addc ar r ot sandc uc umbe r . t hgr e e noni onsandpe anut s . 3 .Topwi es auc e , whi s kSoy ak i , pe anut 4 .Tomak but t e r , ands e s ameoi l unt i l bl e nde d. Addwat e randmi xwe l l .

Cooki ngwi t hTr aderJoe’ s Thi sne wi nde pe nde ntc ook bookf e at ur e sr e c i pe s t hatus ei ngr e di e nt sal l f r om Tr ade rJ oe ' s . By c ombi ni ngTr ade rJ oe ' suni quepr oduc t swi t h f r e s hi ngr e di e nt s , De anaandWonac r e at ec l e v e r s hor t c ut st oqui c kande as ygour me tme al st hat ar ede l i c i ousande x c i t i ng. Ther e c i pe si nt hi s bookt r e atTr ade rJ oe ' sl i k ea" pr e pk i t c he n"us i ngt hegr e ats e l e c t i onof uni ques auc e s , mi x t ur e s , andpr e ppe di t e mst omak ef l av or f ul , nat ur al , home madef oodi nas nap. GETTHEBOOK>


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CARROT, PEACH, AVOCADO &FL AXSEEDPUREE Thi spur e ei sanadv e nt ur ef ort i nyt as t ebuds . Thegr ound f l ax s e e dsc ont r i but eome ga3( AL A)andpol y uns at ur at e df at t y ac i ds . Theav oc adoc ont ai nsbe ne f i c i al monouns at ur at e df at s . I nt ak eof di e t ar yf at si si mpor t antf ori nf antgr owt h.

I NGREDI ENTS 2c ar r ot s , pe e l e dandc hoppe d( about1c up) 1f r e s hpe ac h, s k i non, pi t t e d, andc hoppe d, or1c upf r oz e ns l i c e dpe ac he s , de f r os t e d 1av oc ado, hal v e d, pi t t e d, andpe e l e d 1t e as poongr oundf l ax s e e ds 1 / 4t e as poongr oundgi nge r

DI RECTI ONS i l l potwi t h2i nc he sof wat e randbr i ngt oaboi l ov e rhi ghhe at . 1 .F Di s t r i but ec ar r ot si nas t e ame rbas k e tandpl ac ei nt hepot . Cov e r ands t e am unt i l t e nde r , 8 – 1 0mi nut e s . Re mov et hes t e ame rbas k e t f r om t hepotandl e tt hec ar r ot sc ool . 2 .Combi nec ar r ot s , pe ac h, av oc ado, f l ax s e e ds , andgi nge ri nbl e nde r orf oodpr oc e s s or . Pur e eunt i l s moot horunt i l de s i r e dc ons i s t e nc y . 3 .Se r v ei mme di at e l y . Tos t or e , r e f r i ge r at ei nai r t i ghtc ont ai ne rf orup t o2day s , orf r e e z ei ni ndi v i dual por t i onsf orupt o3mont hs .


STRAWBERRY-BEETPUDDI NG WI THCOCONUT&CHI A

Thi sde l i c i ous l ys we e tt wi s tont hec r e amyt r e atc ombi ne sv i t ami n C– pac k e ds t r awbe r r i e s , ant i ox i dant be ar i ngbe e t s , andf i be r l oade dc hi as e e ds . Thi si sapuddi ngwi t hbone -andi mmune boos t i ng be ne f i t st hatc anbee nj oy e df orbr e ak f as t , as nac k , orde s s e r t . The c hi as e e dswor kasanat ur al t hi c k e ne r , addi ngbodyt ot hemi x t ur e wi t houtt headdi t i onof c r e am ore ggs .

I NGREDI ENTS 1 / 2c ups hor t gr ai nbr ownr i c e 1 / 2c an( 7oz )l i ghtuns we e t e ne dc oc onutmi l k 1 / 2t e as poonv ani l l ae x t r ac t 1 / 2c uphul l e danddi c e ds t r awbe r r i e s 1 / 2c upc ook e d, pe e l e d, anddi c e dbe e t s 1t abl e s poonc hi as e e ds Mapl es y r uporagav es y r upf ors e r v i ng( opt i onal ) Uns we e t e ne ddr i e ds hr e dde dc oc onutf ors e r v i ng( opt i onal )

DI RECTI ONS 1 .I nas auc e panov e rme di um he at , c ombi ner i c e , c oc onutmi l k , v ani l l a, and1 / 4c upwat e randbr i ngt oaboi l . Re duc et hehe att ol ow, c ov e r , ands i mme runt i l t hi c k e ne d, c r e amy , andt her i c ei st e nde r , about3 0mi nut e s . St i ri nt hes t r awbe r r i e s , be e t s , c hi as e e ds , and 1 / 2c upwat e r . Cov e randc ookunt i l s l i ght l yt hi c k e ne d, 8 – 1 0mi nut e sl onge r . Re mov et hepanf r om t hehe atandl e tc ool s l i ght l y . 2 .L adl et hepuddi ngi nt os e r v i ngbowl s . I f de s i r e d, gar ni s hwi t ha dr i z z l eof mapl es y r upands hr e dde dc oc onutands e r v ewar m. St or el e ov e r si nanai r t i ghtc ont ai ne rf orupt o2day s .

Or gani cSuper f oodsCookbook f orBabyandToddl er F r om t hef ounde rof HappyF ami l y , oneof t hel ar ge s tandf as t e s tgr owi ngor gani cf ood br ands , c ome sane wc ook bookt hatmak e she al t hye at i ngf ort hewhol ef ami l yy ummy , whi l ebr i ngi ngs mi l e sal l ar ound. “ TheHappyF ami l yOr gani cSupe r f oodsCook book ” offe r spar e nt sas ol ut i onf oraf r e s handwhol e s omeappr oac ht of e e di ngt he i re nt i r e f ami l y . Thec ook bookf e at ur e sov e r6 0s i mpl ey e tde l i c i ousr e c i pe s , i nc or por at i ngal l nat ur al i ngr e di e nt sc hos e nt oal l owac hi l d’ spal at et opr ope r l yde v e l op. The s er e c i pe s ar epe r f e c tf ort hee nt i r ef ami l y-f r om babyt omom anddad. GETTHEBOOK>


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I NGREDI ENTS

1c upRi c h&Cr e amyMEL T, r oom t e mpe r at ur e 1t e as poonhone y 1l i me , z e s t e dandj ui c e d 1gar l i cc l ov e , c r us he d 1das hhots auc e 6e ar sc or n, s i l k sr e mov e d, hus k sl e onandt i e d ¼c upc hoppe dc i l ant r ol e av e s But c he r ’ st wi ne , asne e de d SEEMORELI KETHI S>

DI RECTI ONS

1 . Bl e ndRi c h&Cr e amyMEL T, hone y , l i mez e s t andj ui c e , c r us he dgar l i candhots auc ei na f oodpr oc e s s or ; s e as ont ot as t ewi t hs al tand pe ppe ri f ne e de d. 2 . He att hegr i l l t ome di um hi gh. 3 . Pe e l t heout e rhus k sawayf r om t hec or n wi t houtr e mov i ngt he m. 4 . Re mov et hes i l kf r om i ns i det hehus kandt he n f ol dt hehus k sbac kar oundt hec or n, t y i ngt he t opwi t hbut c he r ’ st wi ne . 5 . Soake ar sof c or ni nc ol dwat e rf or1 0mi nut e s . 6 . Pl ac et hec or nonpr e he at e dgr i l l . 7 . Cl os et hel i dandc ookt hec or n1 5t o2 0 mi nut e s , t ur ni nge v e r y5mi nut e s . 8 . Re mov et hec or nf r om gr i l l , c ool s l i ght l yand pe e l offhus k s . 9 . Spr e adge ne r ous l ywi t hMEL Tmi x t ur eand s pr i nk l ewi t hc i l ant r o. 1 0 .Se r v ei mme di at e l yande nj oy !

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1 . Bl ½c upbl ue be r r i e s e ndal l t hei ngr e di e nt st oge t he rwe l l . 2 . Addmor ¼c upc oc onutmi l k eof anyi ngr e di e ntt ot as t e . 3 . Pouri 1t e as poonr awhone y nt oi c epopmol ds( t hi sr e c i pe 1Tabl e s poonl e monj ui c e mak e st wo2 . 5ozbar s ) . Mak es ur e Pi nc hof v ani l l as al t t he r e ' sabi tof s pac el e ov e rast hemi x t ur ewi l l e x pandwhe ni tf r e e z e s . 4 .F r e e z ef or4 +hour s . Toe at , r unt hei c e SEEMORELI KETHI S> popmol dunde rhotwat e rt omak ei t e as i e rt opul l t hei c epopsout .

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nabowl , c ombi nepapr i k a, s ugar , 1 .I c umi n, s al t , pe ppe r , oni on, andgar l i c . e nl yr ubmi x t ur eov e rt hes ur f ac eof 2 . Ev me at . Pl ac eme atunc ov e r e dona r ac kabov eas he e tpani nt her e f r i ge r at orf or8 2 4hour s , e ns ur i nga c r i s p, f l av or f ul c r us t . t , bak e , orgr i l l me atasdi r e c t e d 3 . Roas i ni ndi v i dual r e c i pe s( not e : agav er ub v e r s i onbur nsathi ghhe at s ) . or el e ov e rdr yr ubi nanai r t i ght 4 . St c ont ai ne ratr oom t e mpe r at ur e . F or t heagav er ub, s t or ei nanai r t i ght c ont ai ne ri nt hef r i dgeupt o6we e k s .


BERRYCHERRYFROZEN YOGURTBI TES

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1 / 2c upbl ue be r r i e s 1 / 2c upGr owe rDi r e c t ®Cal i f or ni a c he r r i e s , pi t t e d, c hoppe d 1 / 4c uppi s t ac hi os , s he l l e d, c hoppe d 1c upl owf atGr e e kv ani l l ay ogur t

DI RECTI ONS 1 .Mi xbl ue be r r i e s , c he r r i e s , pi s t ac hi osandGr e e k y ogur ti nbowl . 2 .F i l l i c ec ubet r aywi t hmi x t ur eandf r e e z e2 3 hour sorunt i l f i r m. SEEMORELI KETHI S>

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nabl e nde rc ombi nec oc onutmi l k , y ogur t , v ani l l aandpr ot e i npowde r . 1 .I e ndunt i l s moot h. Re mov ehal f of t hemi x t ur e . 2 .Bl f of t hebl ue be r r i e s , hal f of t her as pbe r r i e sandal l t heof t hebl ac k be r r i e s 3 .Addhal t ot hemi x t ur ei nt hebl e nde r . Bl e ndunt i l s moot h. Se tas i debe r r ymi x t ur e . v i det hec oc onutmi l kmi x t ur e( whi t e , nobe r r i e s )i nt oc ups . 4 .Di v i der e mai ni ngwhol ebl ue be r r i e sandr as pbe r r i e si nt oc ups . F r e e z e4 5mi nut e s . 5 .Di mov ec upsf r om f r e e z e randt opwi t ht her e s e r v e dbe r r ymi x t ur e . Pl ac eapop6 .Re s i c l es t i c ki nt ot hec e nt e rof e ac hc upandf r e e z e . e r v el e tt hef r oz e nc ups i tatr oom t e mpf or1 0mi nut e sorr unt hec uppor t i on 7 .Tos unde rwar m wat e rf or2 0 3 0s e c onds .

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upswat e r me l on, 1 ”c ube s c upss t r awbe r r i e s , ½”s l i c e d upsf i e l dgr e e ns c upf r e s hbas i l , s l i c e d l ozChampagnev i nai gr e t t e rgar ni s h: ¼c upc r umbl e d aand2t abl e s poonspi s t ac hi os , c hoppe d

xal l i ngr e di e nt st oge t he ri nal ar gebowl , e x c e ptf or 1 .Mi t hegar ni s h. Ar r anges al adi nac hi l l e ds e r v i ngbowl . S p r i n k l e t h e f e t a a n d p i s t a c h i o s e v e n l y o v e r t h e t o p of 2 . t hes al ad. Enj oy ! SEEMORELI KETHI S>


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Ho wmu c hs c r e e nt i med oy o u a l l o wy o u rk i d se a c hd a y ? I ac t ual l yal l owl e s ss c r e e nt i medur i ngt hes umme runl e s si ti sar ai nyday .Wet r yt o s oakupasmuc hof t hewar m we at he raswec anwi t hout doorac t i v i t i e s .

Wehav edi e r e ntl i mi t sf ors c r e e nt i mee ac hday . Onmos ts unnyday s , wedon' tdo anys c r e e nt i meatal l ande nc our ageourc hi l dr e nt opl ayout s i de . Onr ai nyday s , we l i mi ts c r e e nt i met onomor et hant wos hor tv i de os , f orat ot al of anhour .We c hoos enott ohav ec abl eTV, ands oal l of t hes c r e e nt he yhav ei st hr oughDVDsand v i de os . Onc eawe e kwes i tdownande nj oyal ong, f e at ur el e ngt hf i l mt oge t he r . Thi s i sf ami l ybondi ngt i met owhi c hweal l l ookf or war dt o.


Mydaught e ri s41 / 2 . Wehav eaf ami l ymov i eni ghtonc eawe e k . Themov i ei s al way sF r oz e n. ( Ae rs uffe r i ngdai l yr e que s t st owat c hi t , wec ameupwi t ht hi s pl an. )Ot he rt hant hat , s hedoe s n' thav es c r e e nt i me , s os hedoe s n' tas kf ori t . I l ov e t hatmydaught e r ' sf i r s tt houghti st or e ad, dr aw, pl aywi t hi magi nat i v et oy s , danc e , orr undownt ot hec r e e k . He ri magi nat i onandc r e at i v i t yar ef l our i s hi ng. I tf e e l sl i k e oure ffor t st oav oi ds c r e e nt i mear er e al l ypay i ngoff.

I ns umme rweal l owourk i dsf r e ec hoi c eof v i de ogame s( 1hour )orunl i mi t e dTV t i meonc et he yc ompl e t et he i rdai l yc he c k l i s tof ge t t i ngdr e s s e d, e atbr e ak f as t , br us ht e e t h, r e adabook , pl ayout s i de . Wef e e l i t ' si mpor t antt oal l owt he mt o c hoos ebutal s oal l owf oral t e r nat i v epl ayt oo.

Ourk i dse nj oy3 0t o6 0mi nut e sof s c r e e nt i mepe rday . Wehav ek i dsunde rt heage of 4 , s os umme r t i medoe s n' tr e al l yaffe c tt he i rdai l ys c he dul e s . Wes c he dul es c r e e n t i mei nt oourdaya e rqui e tt i me , s ot hek i dsk nowe x ac t l ywhe nt he yge tt oe nj oy us i ngt he i rt abl e torwat c hi ngamov i e . Thi st i mec anbef l e x i bl ede pe ndi ngont he day , buti t ' she l pf ul t ogi v ek i dsaf r ame wor kf ort he i re x pe c t at i ons , s ot he yar e n' t as k i ngt ous et het abl e tal l dayl ong! Wehav et heAmaz onF r e e t i met abl e t , whi c h hasl ot sof e duc at i onal appsands hows . Re gul ar l yl i mi t i ngs c r e e nt i memak e si tan e nj oy abl eandant i c i pat e dac t i v i t yf ort hek i ds , e nc our age sot he ri nde pe nde ntpl ay , andmi ni mi z e sbat t l e s .

Wehav eaf e wmai nr ul e s . Noe l e c t r oni c si nt hec ar , dur i ngme al sands nac k s , and dur i ngf ami l yt i me . Wemak es ur et hek i dss e ee v e r y t hi ngar oundt he m, e mbr ac e whati soutt hec arwi ndow, us et he i rt oy s , andge tout s i de . I al l ows c r e e nt i mewhe n I ’ m doi nghous ewor k . Al s o, whatar et he ywat c hi ng?Myk i dsar e1 4 , 9 , 4ands ome t i me st he1 4y e arol dc annotwat c has howbe c aus et he4y e arol di si nt her oom, s o wemak es ur ei t ss ome t hi ngt he yc anal l wat c h. I thaswor k e ds of ar .

I nourf ami l y , wet r yt ok e e ps c r e e nt i met oami ni mum. Butwi t hbook sr i ghtont he i Padand/ orphone , s c r e e nt i mel i mi t sge tbl ur r y ! Ourol de rboyge t sabout3 0mi nut e smor et hanoury ounge rs on, butheal s or e adsbe f or ebe ds oi f he ' sr e al l yi nt oa book , t hi st i mel i mi ti se x t e nde d. Myy ounge rs onne e dsmor egui danc e-heL OVES v i de ogame ss owet r yt ol i mi tgami ngasmuc haspos s i bl e !

Dur i ngours on’ sf i r s ty e ar , wemadeac ons c i ouse ffor tt ot ur nofft hei Pad, our phone s , andt het v . Asours onhasgr own, we ’ v ebe c omemor ef l e x i bl e . Wec ont i nue t ol i mi ts c r e e nt i meonpor t abl ede v i c e sbe c aus ewewanthi mt obee ngage dwi t h hi ss ur r oundi ngs ; howe v e r , we ’ v ef oundt hatanhourof t vi nt hee v e ni nghe l pshi m de c ompr e s sandr e l axbe f or ebe dt i me . Thi shasbe c omeourr out i ne , r e gar dl e s sof t hes e as on, andi twor k swe l l f orourf ami l y !


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Mo s t l yA ’ s : P o o rS l e e p e r Y ourr e s ul t sr e v e al t haty ourc hi l di snotge t t i ngt he be s tni ghts l e e pt hatt he yc oul dbeandi ti smos tl i k e l y affe c t i ngy ours l e e ps c he dul easwe l l . The ymi ghthav e adi ffi c ul tt i mef al l i ngas l e e p, s t ay i ngas l e e porwi l l onl y f al l as l e e pwi t hy ouri nv ol v e me nt .

Mo s t l yB’ s : A v e r a g eS l e e p e r Y ourr e s ul t sr e v e al t haty ourc hi l dmays l e e pwe l l s ome ni ght s , butot he rni ght sar eac ompl e t e l ydi ffe r e nt s t or y ! Y ourc hi l dmi ghthav eadi ffi c ul tt i mef al l i ng as l e e p, s t ay i ngas l e e porwi l l onl yf al l as l e e pwi t hy our i nv ol v e me nt .

Mo s t l yC ’ s : S t a rS l e e p e r Congr at ul at i ons , y ourr e s ul t sr e v e al t haty ourc hi l di s ge t t i ngagoodni ghts l e e p! Y ourc hi l dhasgoodi nde pe nde nts l e e ps k i l l s . Thi si sgr e atne wsandde f i ni t e l y s ome t hi ngy ou' l l wantt omai nt ai n!

Do n ’ tg i v eu p ! Ev e ni f y ouf e e l l i k egi v i ngupons l e e pt r ai ni ngorl i k e i t ’ st ool at ef ory ourc hi l d, t he r ei ss t i l l hope ! Thec ons ul t ant satSl e e pWe l l Babyar ehe r et ohe l p. Cl i c kt he but t onf oraf r e e1 5mi nut ec al l t ol e ar nmor eabout howSl e e pWe l l Babyc anhe l py ourf ami l yr e s te as yor mai nt ai ny ourwe l l r e s t e dc hi l d’ ss l e e pt hr oughmi l e s t one sandt r ans i t i ons . GETFREE15MI NUTECALL>


#Spr e adt he Love y wi t hBabyJ ac k andCompany

Howar eBabyJ ac k Bl ank e t sdi ffe r e nt ? BabyJ ac kandCompanyc r e at e se duc at i onal pr i nt st hate nc our agee ar l yl e ar ni ng. Our r i bbont agsar es e wnc l os e dt opr e v e ntt i ny f i nge r sf r om ge t t i ngs t uc ki nl oops . Eac ht ag t oyhasanat t ac he dt oyl i nkf ort e e t hi ngand t oc l i pt os t r ol l e r s , c ars e at sandbabyc ar r i e r s . Wewant e dt oc r e at eas af epr oduc tt hat c angr owwi t hac hi l dandbeac omf or t obj e c t .Babi e sde v e l opc ogni t i v e l y , s oc i al l y ande mot i onal l yt hr oughs e ns or ypl aywi t h t het agsandt oddl e r s/pr e s c hool age dk i ds l ov ei de nt i f y i ngt hes hape s , c ol or s , l e t t e r s andnumbe r s .

Whe r edi dy ouc omeup wi t ht hei de a? Mys onJ ac k–t heboybe hi ndt hebr and, AKA # CEOJ ac k-gothi sf i nge ri nt e r t wi ne di na l oope dt agbl ank e tI hands e we dhi m asa baby . Se e i nghi sf av or i t ebl ank e tc aus e har mt ohi me nc our age dmet ot hi nkof a

uni queands af e rwaybuts t i l l pr ov i dehi m t hee nt e r t ai nme nt , c omf or tands e ns or y pl aywi t ht het ags . Aswegr e w, I s t ar t e dt o de s i gnmyowne duc at i onal pr i nt sandmy k i dsJ ac k( 7 )anddaught e rBai l e y( 5 )he l p mewi t ht hede s i gnpr oc e s s !

Howdol ov e y sbe ne f i t c hi l dr e n? Ac omf or tobj e c tc anhe l pc hi l dr e nwi t h s e par at i onanx i e t yf r om par e nt s .I tal l ows f ors e l f s oot hi ngpr ov i di ngas e ns eof s e c ur i t y . At agt oyl ov e yl i k eBabyJ ac k&Co. pr ov i de ss e ns or ys t i mul at i onf orbabi e s . Thei ndi v i dual r i bbont agsal ongt hee dge shav e di ffe r e ntt e x t ur e sf ork i dst or ub, c he wand us easac al mi ngme c hani s m. Mys onJ ac k ( 7 )s t i l l t i c k l e shi sar m atbe dt i mewi t hhi s Re dRi bbon.

Howhav epar e nt sr e ac t e dt o BabyJ ac kBl ank e t s ? Our# baby j ac k f anc ommuni t yhasgr ownbe c aus eof t hel ov ef orBabyJ ac kl ov e y s . Whe n

y ous e ey ourc hi l dad t e ndt owantt ohe l ps c ommuni t ywant st os andwemak et he i rop # baby j ac k f angr ouph i ng, de v e l opme ntand l ov es e e i ngapr oduc t f e at ur e sandbe ne f i t s t he i rc hi l d.

Whati s# Spr e a

Spr e adt heL ov e yi so t hatput sl ov e y si nt he ne e d. Al l k i dsne e dc o hos pi t al s , i nmi l i t ar yf r i de sandmor e .I am gi v i ngbac kands e e i n byourl ov e y ss owef o c us t ome r st oge ti nv o s t ar t e dwi t hmegi v i ng ourc us t ome r swant e c omf or tt ot he i rownh s onal andawayt os p ac aus e .Wewor kwi t ge r s , i nf l ue nc e r s , mi l i pol i c es t at i ons , adopt


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ador eapr oduc t , y ou ps pr e adt hewor d. Thi s os e eourbr andgr ow opi ni onsmat t e r . The he l pswi t hpr oduc tt e s t ndmar k e t i ng. Par e nt s c tt hathasav ar i e t yof i t sandl i t e r al l yc omf or t s

e adt he L ov e y ?

ourKi ndne s sPr oj e c t t hehandsof c hi l dr e ni n c omf or t , e s pe c i al l yi n yf ami l i e s , ambul anc e m pas s i onat eabout i ngc hi l dr e nc omf or t e d f oundawayt oal l owour v ol v e d.I ni t i al l yt hi s i ngbac kt oNI CUsand t e dt oj oi ni n, br i ngi ng nhos pi t al , mak i ngi tpe r s pr e adawar e ne s sabout i t hpr ay e rpage s , bl ogi l i t ar ypar e nt s , f i r e/ pt i onnonpr of i t s , s pe -

c i al ne e dsc l as s r oomsandmor e . Thebe s t t hi ngi sANY ONEc anbr i ngi ndonat i ons . I f t he yar epas s i onat eaboutgi v i ngbac k andwantt opr ov et hatk i ndne s si sc ont agi ous , t he# s pr e adt he l ov e ypr oj e c ti spe r f e c tf ort he m.

Whatc har i t i e shav ey ou wor k e dwi t h? F r i e nds of Maddi e . or gwast hef i r s tdonat i onI pe r s onal l yc ont r i but e dt o. Ov e r1 0 0 NI CUbabi e sr e c e i v e dl ov e y s .TheCar r y i ngOnPr oj e c ti sami l i t ar ynonpr of i tt hat de v e l opsabondbe t we e nmi l i t ar ypar e nt sandc hi l dr e nwi t hbabyc ar r i e r s . The y hav ebr oughti nandc r e at e das pe c i al t y Ame r i c anF l agpr i ntwi t hBabyJ ac kand Company . Wec ur r e nt l ywor kwi t h Changi ngt he F ac e of Be aut y . or gs howc as i ngwor k i ngwi t hc hi l dr e nwi t huni que abi l i t i e sonourc ampai gn, pr oduc tmar k e t i ngandmor e . Manyof our # baby j ac k f ank i dshav es pe c i al as pe c t s l i k ehe ar ts ur ge r ys c ar s , bi r t hmar k s , Aut i s m, dwar f i s m andmor e . I nc or por at -

Howc anpe opl ehe l p?

i ngt he s ec hi l dr e nhasi ns pi r e dmet oc r e at e a“ Ki ndne s sBook ”–Te ac hKi dsWhat Count s , aKi ndne s sbookbyBabyJ ac k c omi ngi nf al l .

Howdoy oubal anc ewor k andf ami l y ? Ahh, t hehol ygr ai l . Bal anc ei ss uc hami r age butt ounde r s t andt haty ouc anne v e rf ul l y ac hi e v ei tmak e st heday se as i e r . Hone s t l y , I wor knons t opbutk nowwhe nt os e tboundar i e sf ormy s e l f andgi v eat t e nt i ont omy k i ds . Whe ny ouar ede al i ngwi t hdi ffe r e nt t i mez one sandi nt e r nat i onal c ont ac t s , i t mak e st hi ngsdi ffi c ul tasy ourt i mei ss pr e ad t hi n. Hav i ngabus i ne s si nt hi si ndus t r y mak e si tmor ef unasmyhus band, k i dsand f ami l yhe l pt oo!

Doe sy ourf ami l yhe l pwi t h t hebus i ne s s ? Thi si sde f i ni t e l yaf ami l ybus i ne s s . I ts t ar t e d j us twi t hmeandmymot he ri nl awhand s e wi ngal l of ourbl ank e t sands e wi nge ac h


r i bbonc l os e d. Wi t hal l t het r e me ndousgr owt h, wehav ebe e nf or t unat et oout s our c et oourov e r s e as f ac t or yandnothav et ot ac k l eal ot of t hec utands e wandf oc uson pr oduc tde s i gni ngandmar k e t i ng. Myc hi l dr e nandI s i tatt hec om put e randpe r s onal l yde s i gnal l of t hee duc at i onal pr i nt sus i ngbas i c s hape s . Mye x t e nde df ami l yhas he l pe dwi t he ns ur i ngal l of our s por t spr i nt swe r eac c ur at eandmy hus bandas s i s t swi t hf ul f i l l me nt andpac k agi ng. Mymot he ri nl aw Nanc yandmyownmom J odi e t r av e l wi t hmet ot r ades howsand as s i s twi t hs al e s . Myt e am i ss mal l , of t hr e emomst hatwor kf r om homeandt wol oc al s e ams t r e s s e s t hathands e wourt e s tpr i nt s .We mak et hi ngswor k !

Whatc hal l e nge s hav ey ouf ac e d? I hav ef ac e dal otof c hal l e nge sbutI am mot i v at e dbyt he m. Thehar de s tt hi ngi sgr owt hr e qui r e spat i e nc e . I am notapat i e ntpe r s on e t c .Che c koutourr e t ai l e rl i s taswe andmov ef as twi t hde c i s i onsbut r e al l ys t r i v et os e ndourc us t ome r st o hav el e ar ne dt hati nor de rt ogr ow s h o p l o c a l a n d s u p p o r t t h e m! ands us t ai ngr e atgr owt h, y oune e d t owai t–l e ar nf r om mi s t ak e sand t r yagai n… andagai n… andagai n.

Whatdoe sy our f ami l ydof orf un? I am c ur r e nt l ywr i t i ngt hi sf r om a r e mot el oc at i on, f r om ourc abi ni n nor t he r nWi s c ons i n. Wel ov et obe out door s , boat i ng, f i s hi ng, s nowmobi l i ng, ands pe ndmanyday sat s por t i nge v e nt sf orourc hi l dr e nor s e e i ngt hel at e s tmov i e s . I pe r s onal l yhav eagui l t ypl e as ur ef orr e al i t y TVande ns ur et hatal l t hebaby Bac he l or/Bac he l or e t t e sr e c e i v e ourl ov e y s . I al s ol ov et oe x pl or e andt r av e l t opl ac e swhe r eourbl ank e t sar es ol d: z oos , aquar i ums , mus e ums , hi s t or i c al s i t e s , t oys t or e s ,

Whatqual i t i e sdoe s onene e dt obea s uc c e s s f ul i nv e nt or ?

Thi nkout s i deof t heboxandne v e r gi v eup. I f y ouwantt os e ey ourpr oduc ti nac e r t ai ns t or eorge ti nt he handsof abuy e r , t hi nkof auni que wayt oe ngagewi t ht he m andi f t he y s ayno, k e e pt r y i ng.I t r yt os t ayt op of mi ndbutne v e rov e rt het op.

F av or i t equot e ? “ I f I hadt oe mbr ac et hede f i ni t i onof s uc c e s s , i twoul dbet hats uc c e s si s mak i ngt hebe s tc hoi c e swec an… and ac c e pt i ngt he m. ”She r y l Sandbe r g

What ’ si ns t or ei nt he f ut ur ef orBabyJ ac k Bl ank e t s ? Aswec ont i nuet ogr owourbr and i nt oi nt e r nat i onal mar k e t s( Canada, Sout hAme r i c a, Aus t r al i a, Eur ope ) ande x pand# s pr e adt he l ov e y , wewi l l bec r e at i ngmor es pe c i al t ypr i nt st o br i ngmor eawar e ne s sf orc aus e s . We hav es t ar t e dt oadds pe c i al # baby j ac k f ank i dst oourpr oduc t t agst oe nc our agemor epe opl et o l e ar naboutConge ni t al He ar tDi s e as e , Adopt i on, Mi l i t ar ynonpr of i t s andmor e . Thi swi l l beal ar ge rc aus e mar k e t i ngc ampai gnf or2 0 1 7 .


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Wehav ebe e nt oge t he rgoi ngon5 y e ar si nNov e mbe r . Wewe r ebot h F r e s hmanatdi ffe r e ntuni v e r s i t i e sat t het i meweme te ac hot he randj us t mov e dawayf r om ourhome t ownst o s t ar tc ol l e gel i f e . Weac t ual l yme tata haunt e dhous ea e rbe i ngi nt r oduc e dbyamut ual f r i e nd. I t ’ sf unny be c aus enowwehav emadei tat r adi t i ont ogot ot hats amehaunt e d hous eont hes ameday( Oc t obe r1 s t ) e v e r yy e ars i nc ewehav eme t .

c ul t . I t ’ ss omanyt hi ngsy ouhav et o c ons i de rwhe nt r y i ngt omat c hwi t h s ome one . Weac t ual l ywe ntt hei nde pe nde ntr out eandwhi l ei ts av e s al otof mone yt hatway , y ouc an f i ndy our s e l f wor noutf r om s e ndi ng e mai l sands e ar c hi ngt hewe bf or i nde pe nde nts ur r ogat e s . Onc ey ou dof i nds ome one , i ti sabr e at hof f r e s hai rbutt hewor kc ont i nue s . Nowy ouar eont oc ont r ac t s , t e s t i ng, ande v al uat i onsal l be f or el e adi ngupt oi ns e mi nat i ons .

L os i ngourdaught e rwasde f i ni t e l y F i ndi ngas ur r ogat ei sEXTREML Ydi ffi - t hehar de s tt hi ngwehav ee v e re n-


dur e d. Weac t ual l yj us tl eF l or i da f r om oneof he rc he c k upappoi nt me nt sande v e r y t hi ngwaspe r f e c t . He ar tr at ewasnor mal , s hewas me as ur i ngr i ghtons c he dul e , and s hewasmov i ngs omuc honhe rul t r as ound. Aboutawe e ka e rt heappoi nt me ntwegotac al l f r om our s ur r ogat e ’ sf i anc és ay i ngt hats he wasgoi ngi nt ol abor . Aubr e ywas onl y1 9we e k satt het i meandi n t hatmome nti tf e l tl i k eabad dr e am. Wej umpe di nt hec arandhe ade d out5hour st oF l or i da. TheOB c al l e dust ot e l l ust hatours ur r ogat ehads uffe r e df r om pr e mat ur e r upt ur eof t heme mbr ane s( PROM) . Shehadl os tal l of he ramni ot i c f l ui d, whi c hi se s s e nt i al t oAubr e y ’ s de v e l opme nte s pe c i al l yathe rge s t at i onal age . The yf oundhe rhe ar t be atbutt ol dusi twasnot hi ngt he y c oul ddount i l s her e ac he d2 4 we e k sof age . The ydi s c har ge dours ur r ogat ea e r 3day swi t hi ns t r uc t i onsf orhe rt o bebe dr i dde nanddr i nkl ot sof Y ES! Atf i r s twewe r er e al l yhe s i t ant f l ui dsi nhopet hats hec oul dr e aboutt r y i ngagai nbe c aus ewewe r e pl e ni s hhe ramni ot i cf l ui d. af r ai dof howi twoul daffe c tusi f s o me t h i n g l i k e t h a t w e r e t o e v e r Wef e l ts ome t hi ngmor ec oul dbe happe nagai n. Wear eonl yhuman dones owedr ov eanhourt os e e k a n d I t h i n k t h a t w o u l d b e al otf or t heopi ni onof anot he rdoc t orata any onet ohandl e . Wear ec ur r e nt l y hos pi t al i nane ar byc i t y . De s pe r l ook i ngt omat c hagai n, andhope at e l yne e di ngans we r sabouthow t h a t w e w i l l h a v e u p d a t e sf ore v e r y ourbabywasdoi ng, wef i nal l ygot onei naf e wmont hswi t hs omegood admi t t e di nt oas e c ondhos pi t al n e w s o n w h e r e w e a r e . andi mme di at e l ygotanul t r as ound. The yc oul dn’ tf i ndorhe arahe ar t be at , whi c hne ar l ybr oughtust o ourk ne e s . Ours ur r ogat ewasi n l abor .

Ae rwai t i ngourbabywasde l i v e r e dandunr e s pons i v eonMar c h 5 t hat1 1 : 5 3 pm. Wegott ohol dhe r andt e l l he rhowmuc hwel ov e d he r . Thos emome nt swewi l l c he r i s h f or e v e r .

Notbr i ngi ngy ourbabyhomet hat y ouhav ebe e npr e par i ngf orande x pe c t i ngf ormont hsc r e at e sane mpt y f e e l i ngi ns i dey ouc an’ ti gnor e . We c oul dne v e rr e pl ac eourange l butwe k nows hewoul dwanthe rdaddi e st o behappy . Thi st i mewewi l l hav ehe r wat c hi ngov e rhe rbr ot he rors i s t e r e v e r ys t e pof t heway .

I t hi nkwear emos tl ook i ngf or war dt o mak i ngawe s omeme mor i e s . The t houghtof s ome onegi v i ngy ouunc ondi t i onal l ov eandwhot hi nk st hewor l d of y out ouc he sav e r ys pe c i al pl ac ei n y ourhe ar t . Be i ngpar e nt sme anst hat wec angi v et hats amel ov ebac kt o ourbabymul t i pl i e dbyt wo!

Ourf ami l yandf r i e ndshav ebe e n amaz i ngt hr oughoute v e r y t hi ng! The y hav ebe e ni nv ol v e df r om t hev e r ybe gi nni ngandhav ebe e nt he r et oas s i s t i nany way .Notonl ywast hel os shar d onus , butal s oi twase x t r e me l ydi ffi c ul tf orourf ami l yandf r i e nds . Of c our s ee v e r y onei sv e r ys y mpat he t i c , butnowmor et hane v e rwege tt he


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mos tpr e s s ur et ot r yf oras e c ond t i mef r om t he m. Weac t ual l yt ol d t he m wewoul dn’ tannounc et o any onet hatwewe r epr e gnantunt i l wewe r ei nt hes e c ondt r i me s t e r . Ne e dl e s st os ayt hatdi dnotgoov e r t oowe l l wi t hourmoms .

Ohmygoodne s sal l of t hebabygis we r eamaz i ngands ov e r ymuc happr e c i at e d. Oneof ourf av or i t ei t e ms hadt obet hi ss upe rs os howe r r obewer e c e i v e df orAubr e yf r om WOOMBI E. I twasc al l e da“ Mi nk y Cuddl eCape ” . Weac t ual l yt hi nks he s houl de x pandandmak et hos ef or adul t sbe c aus ewewoul dde f i ni t e l y buyone . Weal s or e c e i v e das ound mac hi nef r om DOHMt hatac t ual l y doe swor kf orbot hbabi e sand

adul t s . Wet r i e di toutandi ti sf ant as t i c ! I tl i t e r al l ybl oc k soutal l t henoi s e andal l owsy out oge tagr e atni ght s l e e p. The yac t ual l yj us tr e l e as e da por t abl eoneaswe l l t haty ouc an at t ac ht oy ourbaby ’ ss t r ol l e r . So whe ny ouar eoutandabouti twor k s t hes amebl oc k i ngoutnoi s ek e e pi ng babyas l e e p. Ourf i nal f av or i t ewoul d hav et obeSmar tChangi ngPadby HATCHBABY . I ti sac hangi ngpad t hatdoe sat onof t hi ngsl i k ewe i ghs y ourbaby , t r ac k sf e e di ngs , di ape r c hange s , moni t or ss l e e ppat t e r ns , ande v e nme as ur e sy ourbaby ’ s gr owt h. Wear ee x t r e me l ye x c i t e dt o ge tt ot r yt hi soutt ok e e pt r ac kof our baby ’ spr ogr e s s . Wec oul dgoonand onaboutal l of t heawe s omegisour pr i nc e s sr e c e i v e d. Whatwewi l l s ayi s wear ede f i ni t e l yhopi ngf oranot he r gi r l t ous eal l of t hi spi nks t uffwe we r es e nt .

Ours oc i al me di abe gi nt ogr owr i ght ae rours t or yc ameouti nt heWal l St r e e tJ our nal . Wewe r ef l oode dwi t h s uppor tandk i ndwor dsr i ghta e r t hear t i c l ec ameout . Wej us tr e me mbe rbe i ngs one r v ousabouthowi t woul dber e c e i v e dbe c aus ey ous e e s omuc hne gat i v i t yont heI nt e r ne ton s omeof t hemos tamaz i ngandbe aut i f ul s t or i e s . Of c our s e , t he r ewe r e s omenots oni c ec omme nt sandr e ac t i ons , butwec ande f i ni t e l ys ayt he pos i t i v eout we i ghe dal l of t hat . Si nc e t he nwehav emadeapaget oge t he r onbot hF ac e bookandI ns t agr am s o t hatpe opl ec anf ol l owourj our ne y andwec ank e e pt he m updat e don what ’ sgoi ngonwi t husi noure v e r y dayl i f easwe l l .

Wer e s pe c te v e r y one ’ sopi ni on whe t he ri ti sgoodorbad. Wer e al i z e t hatpe opl ear ehumanj us taswe

ar e , andt he yar ee nt i t l e dt ot he i r opi ni ons . Wedoourbe s tt oi gnor e t hene gat i v i t yandf oc usont hel ov e t hev as tmaj or i t yof ourf anss e nd usdai l y .

Weac t ual l yc r e at e da“ Dat eJ ar ” t hathaspops i c l es t i c k si ni twi t h t hi ngst odowr i t t e nont he m. So us ual l ye v e r ywe e k e ndi sdi ffe r e nt andwehav es ome t hi ngt ol ookf or war dt o. Tr av e l i ngi sr e al l yf unt ous ! We e nj oyv i s i t i ngne wpl ac e sanddoi ng di ffe r e ntac t i v i t i e s . Wear eac t ual l y goi ngonours umme rt r i pi nJ ul yt o Mi ami ! Weal s ol ov et ogot ot he mov i e s . Wehav eat hr i l l f orwat c hi nghor r ormov i e s , al t houghwe ’ r e us ual l ys c ar e dhal f t ode at ha e r war ds . Wear ev e r ys i mpl ewhe ni tc ome s t ot hi ngs . Wewor kMondayt hr ough F r i dayandus ual l yhangoutwi t h f r i e nds , gobowl i ng, orgooutf or di nne ronwe e k e nds . L at e l y , wehav ehadanobs e s s i on wi t hani mal sappar e nt l y . Wev i s i t t hez ooandt heaquar i um al oti t s e e msl i k et ot hepoi ntwehav e me mbe r s hi ps . Te r r e l l e nj oy st he aquar i um andI am t heonewho pus he st ogot ot hez oo. Weal s ohav et hr e edogsathome . The yk e e puspr e t t ybus ybe c aus e t he yar eal l f ul l of e ne r gyandpe r s onal i t y .

Y ouc anl e ar nmor eaboutours t or y bypur c has i ngac opyof GayPar e nt i ngMagaz i ne( Mar c hApr i l 2 0 1 6 i s s ue# 1 0 5 )andof c our s ebyf ol l owi ngours oc i al me di apage s .


Q&A Mi l k yMa ma wi t h

Whatar eMi l k yMama L ac t at i onTr e at s ?

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Mi l k yMamaTr e at sar ede l i c i ous , al l nat ur al l ac t at i ont r e at sde s i gne dt opr omot ebr e as tmi l kpr oduc t i onf orbr e as t f e e di ngmot he r s .

k nowl e dgewi t hanol df ami l yc ook i er e c i pe andt her e s ul t swe r eamaz i ng! I hadc r e at e d ade l i c i ous , he al t hyc ook i et hati nc r e as e d mymi l ks uppl yt r e me ndous l y . That ’ swhe nI k ne wt hatI hadt ohe l pot he r swhowe r e s t r uggl i ngwi t ht hes amei s s ue . Si nc et he n, we ’ v eadde dbr owni e s , l e monade , t e a, s moot hi e s , andoat me al t oourme nu!

Howdi dy ouc ome upwi t ht hei de a?

Whati ngr e di e nt sgoi nt o y ourl ac t at i ont r e at s ?

AsaRe gi s t e r e dNur s ewhowasr e t ur ni ngt owor ks oon, I want e dt o mak es ur et hatI wasabl et omak e ands t or ee noughmi l kf ormy daught e r . I c ombi ne dmyme di c al

Weus eal l nat ur al , he al t hyi ngr e di e nt sl i k e oat s , f l ax s e e dandy e as tt ok e e pourt r e at s ashe al t hyaspos s i bl ewhi l emai nt ai ni ng t he i rpot e nc y . Whats e t susapar tf r om ot he r c ompani e si st hatwedon’ tus eanyF e nugr e e kbe c aus ei thasbe e nl i nk e dt oc ol i c


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Whi c hc e l e br i t i e shav e Whatc hal l e nge shav e us e dMi l k yMama? y oue x pe r i e nc e d? We ’ v ehadt hehonorof he l pi ngf i t ne s sgur uandmode l , Coc oAus t i n wi t hhe rmi l ks uppl y ! Shel ov e dour t r e at sands awgr e atr e s ul t s . Addi t i onal l y , we ’ v ehadr e que s t sf orourt r e at s f r om Tar aWal l ac eandMas i k aKal y s haof t heL ov eandHi pHopF r an c hi s e . Mos tr e c e nt l y , wewe r eabl et o de l i v e rourt r e at st one wmom and s upe rmode l , Chr i s s yTe i ge n!

Whe nwes t ar t e d, wewe r ebak i ng al l of ourt r e at soutof ahomek i t c he n. Wegr e we x t r e me l yf as tand ne e de dmor eov e nst oac c ommodat eourmas s i v eamountof or de r s . Thank f ul l y , wef oundar e s t aur ant s i z e dc omme r c i al k i t c he nt hat al l owsust obak eourhe ar t sout !

Howdoe sy ourf ami l y ef un? Whi c honei st hemos t hav popul ar ? Myf ami l yl ov e st hes i mpl et hi ngs ! OurOat me al Choc ol at eChunkL ac t at i onCook i e sandCoc oaL ac t at i on Br owni e sar eatade ade v e nf ormos t popul ar !

Wehav emov i eni ght s , got ot he be ac h, andhav eL e gobui l di ngc ont e s t s . Ourf av or i t ei ss e ar c hi ngf or c ons t e l l at i onswi t hourt e l e s c opei n t hebac k y ar d.

sy ourf av or i t e Whatar es omebr e as t - Whati e ? f e e di ngt i psy ouhav e ? quot ande x c e s sgasi nbabi e s , aswe l l as manyot he rc ondi t i ons .

Howdot he ywor kand whatar et hebe ne f i t s ? L ac t at i ont r e at swor kbys t i mul at i ng y ourbodyt omak emor emi l k . Addi t i onal l y , t he yar ef ul l of t hehe al t hy nut r i e nt ss uc hasi r on, pr ot e i n, Bv i t ami ns , f i be r , z i nc , andot he rmi ne r al st hatpr omot ehe al t handwe l l ne s s i nbr e as t f e e di ngmoms .

Oneof t hebe s tt i psI hav ei st o e mpt yy ourbr e as to e n( pr e f e r abl y bynur s i ngy ourbaby ) . Themor e oe ny ounur s e / e ffe c t i v e l ypump, t hemor emi l ky ourbodywi l l pr oduc e . Al s o, mak es ur ey ous t ayhy dr at e dbydr i nk i ngpl e nt yof wat e r .

Howdoy oubal anc e bus i ne s sandf ami l y ? I hav eav e r ys uppor t i v ehus band whohe l psoutwi t hbot ht hef ami l y l i f eandbus i ne s sl i f e . F ami l yi sv e r y i mpor t antt omes oI l i k et oi nc l ude t he m whe ne v e rpos s i bl e . I c oul dn’ t doi twi t houthi ss uppor t !

Whathasbe e nt he r e ac t i onf r om mot he r s ? Doe sy ourf ami l yhe l p OurMi l k yMamasar et hr i l l e dwi t h utwi t ht hebus i ne s s ? t he i rr e s ul t s . We ’ v ehe l pe dmommi e s o gof r om mak i ngdr opsof mi l kt o ounc e s . Notonl ydot he yl ov eour t r e at s , butt he yl ov eourAWESOME br e as t f e e di ngs uppor tpr ogr am t hat weoffe r .

Abs ol ut e l y ! My8 0y e arol dgr andma ac t ual l yhe l psmebak e ! Mye nt i r e f ami l yi si nv ol v e dandt hat ’ swhat mak e si ts os pe c i al .

Myf av or i t equot ei s , “ Y ouar e e nough” . Asamot he r , i t ’ se as yt o c ompar ey our s e l f t owhaty ous e e ons oc i al me di a, t e l e v i s i on, ort he i nt e r ne t . I t ’ si mpor t antt or e al i z e t hat , oe nt i me s , t hos ear e n’ tac c ur at ede pi c t i onsof r e al l i f e . Moms ne e ds uppor tande mpowe r me nt , andwe ’ r eal l aboutt hatatMi l k y Mama!

What ’ si ns t or ef or Mi l k yMama? L ot s ! We ’ l l beat t e ndi ngmanyc onv e nt i onst ome e tourMi l k yMama f ans , e x pandi ngourl ac t at i on s uppor tpr ogr am, andhav i ngl ot sof f un. Wehopet oope nas t or e f r ont l oc at i onwhe r emomsc anpi c kup t r e at s , ge tbr e as t f e e di ngs uppor t ande duc at i on, andmak ene wmom f r i e nds . OnAugus t2 0 t h, y ouc an me e tMi l k yMamahe r s e l f , atMommy Coni nCos t aMe s a, Cal i f or ni a!


A f o r e v e r y Whati sKi dbox ? Ki dboxi st hef i r s tk i d’ ss t y l ebox t hatde l i v e r sc ool br ands , s i gni f i c ants av i ngsandami s s i ont o c l ot hec hi l dr e ni nne e d. Tak i ngt he has s l eoutof s hoppi ngands t y l i ng, Ki dboxoffe r sanaffor dabl e , pe r s onal i z e ds e r v i c ede s i gne df ork i ds andt he i runi quet as t e s , whi l eal s o e nabl i ngpar e nt sandk i dst os t ar ta c onv e r s at i onaboutgi v i ngbac kt o t hec ommuni t y . Ki dboxpar t ne r e d wi t hK. I . D. S. / F as hi onDe l i v e r s , t he l ar ge s tnonpr of i tde di c at e dt oc ol l e c t i nganddi s t r i but i ngne wc l ot h i ngt oc hi l dr e nof ne e di nt he Uni t e dSt at e s . F ore v e r yKi dbox pur c has e d, Ki dboxwi l l out f i ta c hi l di nne e d, c ont r i but i ngt ot he i r goal t odonat ec l ot he st oonemi l l i onne e dyc hi l dr e n.

e npar e ntandc hi l daboutgi v i ng t he mt os hopf r om t hec onv e ni e nc eof we bac kt oot he r s . t he i rhome s , butal s oe nc our age s as har e de x pe r i e nc ewi t ht he i rc hi l atar et hebe ne f i t sof dr e nwhi l ehav i ngf uni nt hedi s c ov e r y Wh of affor dabl e , namebr ands t y l e .

Whoi sKi dboxf or ? Ki dboxi sf oranypar e ntt hati sl ook i ngf orqual i t y , affor dabl ec l ot hi ng andas t r e s s f r e es hoppi nge x pe r i e nc e . Ki dboxwasi nv e nt e dt ogi v e momsmor et i me .

Mos ti mpor t ant l y , t heKi dboxmode l t ak e st het i meands t r e s soutof t r adi t i onal s hoppi ng. Par e nt sandc hi l dr e n f i l l outaqui c kandus e r f r i e ndl y s ur v e yf r om t hec omf or tof t he i r homeandt hec l ot hi ngi ss hi ppe dt o Whatbr andsdoy ou t he mi naf as hi ont hatmi mi c sagi, put t i ngt hee x c i t e me ntbac ki nt o wor kwi t h? c l ot hi ngs hoppi ng. Addi t i onal l y , unl i k et y pi c al s ubs c r i pt i ons e r v i c e s , Wewor kwi t har angeof hi ghqual i t y Ki dboxe mai l sy oube f or ei ts hi psand nat i onal br andsi nc l udi ng7F orAl l al l owsy out omak eade c i s i onwhe t hMank i nd, L uc k yBr and, Cat he r i neMal e ry ouwantt hene x ts e as onal box . andr i no, DKNY , Pe ngui n, Rox y , US Ki dboxdoe snots hi pmont hl y , but Pol o, Re e bokandJ e s s i c aSi mps onf or s hi pss e as onal l y , whi c hi samor e t oddl e r sandbabi e s . Ourbr andsc ov e r pr ac t i c al appr oac ht ot hewaywebuy c hi l dr e nf r om t heage sof 2t o1 4 . c hi l dr e n’ sc l ot hi ng.

Whe r edi dy ouc ome upwi t ht hei de a? Howhav epar e nt s Ae rs pe ndi ngt wode c ade si nt he c hi l dr e n’ sf as hi onwor l di twasappar e ntt omet hatt hatt heway pe opl ewantt os hopi sc hangi ng, andt odaywehav et e c hnol ogyt hat c anac c ommodat et hatc hange . Ae rhe ar i ngf r om wor k i ngpar e nt s aboutt hegui l tt he yde al twi t hf r om nots pe ndi nge nought i mewi t h t he i rc hi l dr e n, wec r e at e dKi dbox asame anst oe nabl epar e nt st o s av et i me . Notonl ydoe si tal l ow

as ubs c r i pt i onboxv s t r adi t i onal s hoppi ng?

r e ac t e d? We ’ v er e c e i v e dagr e atr e s pons ef r om par e nt s . Par e nt ss ayt hatk i dsl ov e hav i ngt heboxaddr e s s e dt ot he m and ar ec ont i nual l yi mpr e s s e dbyt hec us t omi z e dbox e sandhi ghqual i t y br andsi nc l ude d. Addi t i onal l y , k i ds l ov eope ni ngt hebox e sanddi s c ov e r i ngt hef uns ur pr i s e si nc l ude d. We ’ r e e x c i t e dt ohe art hatKi dboxal s os e aml e s s l yi ni t i at e st hec onv e r s at i onbe -

Whati sKi dboxCar e s ? Ki dboxCar e si sapar t ne r s hi pbe t we e nKi dboxandK. I . D. S. / F as hi on De l i v e r s , t hel ar ge s tnonpr of i tde di c at e dt oc ol l e c t i nganddi s t r i but i ng ne wc l ot hi ngt oc hi l dr e nof ne e di n t heUni t e dSt at e s . F ore v e r yKi dbox pur c has e d, Ki dboxwi l l out f i tac hi l d i nne e d. Ki dboxCar e se nc our age s f ami l i e st oc hoos eas pe c i f i cc aus e t he ywi s ht hedonat i ont os uppor t , whi l es t ar t i ngt hec onv e r s at i onabout


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gi v i ngbe t we e npar e ntandc hi l d. As par e nt sandk i dsr e c e i v eaboxof ne wc l ot hi ng, wec r e at eanaut he nt i c oppor t uni t yt obe gi nac onv e r s at i on aboutt hos ei nne e dwhone v e rge t ne wc l ot hi ngandhowwec anhe l p t he m. Thatmaybet hev e r yf i r s tc onv e r s at i onpar e nt smayhav ewi t h t he i rc hi l dr e naboutgi v i ng. Theabi l i t yt oc hoos eane wne e dyr e c i pi e nt e v e r yt i met he yr e c e i v eaboxe duc at e sc hi l dr e naboutgi v i ngatav e r y e ar l yage . Thr oughKi dboxCar e s , Ki dbox ’ sgoal i st odonat ec l ot he st o onemi l l i onne e dyc hi l dr e n.

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Howdoy oubal anc e bus i ne s sandf ami l y ? Whi l eI us ual l yge thomet ool at et o s pe ndt i mewi t ht hek i dsdur i ngt he we e k , I mak ei tapoi ntt ode di c at e t hewhol ewe e k e ndt ot he m, and r ar e l ywor konwe e k e nds .

Doe sy ourf ami l yhe l p wi t ht hebus i ne s s ? I c of ounde dt hec ompanywi t hmy br ot he r i nl aw, Har r yTawi l , andmy dad, Hai m. Addi t i onal l y , myk i dsand ne phe wswe r es omeof ourf i r s tt e s t e r s , s ot hec ompanyi st r ul yaf ami l y affai r .

Whatc hal l e nge shav e y oue x pe r i e nc e d?

Whati sy ourf av or i t e quot e ? " Si mpl i c i t yi st heul t i mat es ophi s t i c at i on. "-L e onar dodaVi nc i

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L ot sof c hal l e nge si ns t ar t i ngabus i ne s s . Be s twayt ode al wi t ht he mi s f ut ur ef orKi dbox ? oneatat i me . I us ual l yc ompar t me nl i e v eKi dboxc anbe c omet he t al i z eapr obl e m, de al wi t hi t , anddo Webe nor mal wayf orpar e nt st os hopf or notal l owi tt oaffe c tmywhol e t h e i r k i d s ’ c l o t h i n g . B e s t w a y t o s umbe i ng. mar i z et hef ut ur ei st oquot ea c u s t o me r ’ s c o mme n t p o s t e donour Whatdoe sy ourf ami l y F ac e bookpaget oday , “ I r e c e i v e d3 box e sf ormyc hi l dr e nandt hec l ot hdof orf un? i ngi samaz i ngal l namebr andnota badpr i c eandi tbe at sgoi ngt ot he Wear eal l av i dhoc k e ypl ay e r s–my t or e swi t hal l t hr e eof t he mt ot r y k i dss t ar t e dpl ay i nghoc k e yatage2 . s

onc l ot he st ook5mi nut e si ns t e adof 5hour satt hemal l oranyc l ot hi ng de par t me ntandy ouge tadi s c ount whi c hi snotbads oy ou' r enotpay i ng f ul l pr i c ef ort hei t e ms . Pl usmyc hi l dr e nl ov e di thav i ngaboxc omei n wi t hhe rnameoni tandhav i ngt he m ope ni twaspr e t t yc ool . ”

Whe r ec anwel e ar n mor e ? Y ouc anl e ar nmor eonourwe bs i t e ( k i dbox . c om) . Y ouc anal s ol e ar n aboutl i k e mi nde di ni t i at i v e s , our “ t i nyt r ai l bl az e r s ”( k i dsdoi ngbi g t hi ngs ! )ande nj oyf un, Ki dbox c ur at e dpi e c e sbyc he c k i ngoutourr e c e nt l yl aunc he dbl og, TheSc r i bbl e ( bl og. k i dbox . c om) .


Mi dwi f e r yT odayQ&A hatwasnotbe i ngc ov e r e di not he r Whati sMi dwi f e r yToday ?t publ i c at i ons . Thec ompanybe ganwi t hamagaz i ne f ormi dwi v e sandi nt e r e s t e dpar e nt s 3 0y e ar sagoi n1 9 8 6 .

Howmanype opl er e ad Mi dwi f e r yToday ?

Howl onghav ey oube e n he l pi ngpar e nt s ?

Pr obabl yabout3 , 0 0 0r e ade r sof t he pr i ntmagaz i ne . Wehav eov e r9 0 , 0 0 0 onourF ac e bookpageandov e r 1 5 , 0 0 0s ubs c r i bet oMi dwi f e r yToday ENe ws , whi c hgoe soute v e r yt wo we e k s .

F orabout4 2y e ar s . I s t ar t e dasa home bi r t hmi dwi f ei n1 9 7 6 .

Whof ounde dMi dwi f e r y Today ? I s t ar t e dt hemagaz i net of i l l t hene e d f ors har i ngi mpor t anti nf or mat i on

Whati sami dwi f e ? Thi si sade f i ni t i onof ami dwi f et hat wewor k e donf ormont hst oge ti t r i ght :

Ami dwi f es e r v e swome ndur i ng pr e gnanc y , bi r t handpos t par t um. Shei st r ai ne di nt hehe al t h, phy s i ol ogyandc ar eof wome nandt he i r babi e s . He rs e r v i c e sar egi v e ni na humaneandr e s pe c t f ul manne r , wi t hmi ni mal i nt e r f e r e nc ei nt he phy s i ol ogi c al pr oc e s s , whi l ehonor i ngt hemot he r ’ sc hoi c e s . Shec an i de nt i f ypr obl e ms , k nowst e c hni que sf ormanagi nge me r ge nc y s i t uat i onswi t hi nhe rr e s our c e sand r e f e r sort r ans por t sf orme di c al c ar ewhe nne c e s s ar y . Shei sgui de d byt hei ndi v i dual ne e dsof e ac h mot he randbaby . Ami dwi f eac qui r e se s s e nt i al k nowl -


e dget hr oughav ar i e t yof r out e s wi t hi nane duc at i onal f or mator t hr oughat r adi t i onal pr oc e s s , as we l l asf r om ot he rmi dwi v e sandby as s i s t i ngwi t hmot he r sandbabi e s . Shec ont i nual l yupdat e she rk nowl e dgeont hebas i sof e v i de nc e , pr ac t i c al e x pe r i e nc eande duc at i onal oppor t uni t i e s . Ami dwi f es har e si nf or mat i onwi t hmot he r s , f ami l i e s andt hec ommuni t yabouthe rpr ac t i c e , al t e r nat i v eopt i ons , r i ght sand r e s pons i bi l i t i e s , we l l ne s s , pr e v e nt i v ec ar e , bondi ng, br e as t f e e di ng andc hi l dr e ar i ng. Themi dwi f e ’ s pr ac t i c ei saut onomousandi nt e r de pe nde nt ; s hemayoffe rhe rs e r v i c e si nanys e t t i ng. Y ouc anf i ndt hi sandmanyot he r i de asaboutI nt e r nat i onal Mi dwi f e r y ont heI nt e r nat i onal par t sof our we bs i t e : mi dwi f e r y t oday . c om/ i am/

Whe r ec anwome nf i nd ami dwi f e ?

Howdoy oude c i de whatt opi c st oc ov e r ? Wedi s c us swi t hs e v e r al t e ac he r s whatt he yar epas s i onat eaboutand whatar el e adi nge dget opi c s . We c ov e rs ubj e c t st hatwi l l he l pmak e pr ac t i t i one r sbe t t e ratt he i rj ob. We bal anc et hehe ar twi t ht hes c i e nc e andal way st r yt ogi v ei ns i ght , i ns pi r at i onandi nf or mat i on. Weal way s t r yt ohav eal otof ar t i c l e sandc onf e r e nc ec l as s e sf orbe gi nni ngmi dwi v e sanddoul ast owe l c omet he m i nt ot hi shi ghc al l i ng. Wer e al l ye nj oy e nc our agi ngmai de nmi dwi v e s . The wor l dne e dsmanymor emi dwi v e s andwet r e att he m wi t hl ov eandr e s pe c ts ot he ywi l l t r e att hemot he r s t he ys e r v ewi t hl ov eandr e s pe c t .

Whoat t e ndsy our c onf e r e nc e se ac hy e ar ?

Mi dwi v e s , doul as , c hi l dbi r t he duc at or s , mot he r s , anoc c as i onal phy s i c i an, bi r t hac t i v i s t s , nur s e s , s oc i al Thi swe bs i t ee x pl ai nshowt of i nda k e r s , ant hr opol ogi s t sandaf e w mi dwi f eandt e l l sal otaboutt hepr o- wor o t h e r s . f e s s i on. ht t p: / / c f mi dwi f e r y . or g/ f i nd/

Whatar et hebe ne f i t s of hav i ngami dwi f e ? I ndi v i dual i z e d, l ov i ngc ar ei f y ou f i ndt her i ghtmi dwi f e . Bes e l e c t i v e andc hoos ec ar e f ul l y . Al l mi dwi v e s ar enott hes ame . Somepr ac t i c ei n amor eme di c al i z e dway , unde rt he c ont r ol of anobs t e t r i c i an. Choos e onewhowi l l he l py ouac hi e v ey our goal s .

Whi c hof y ourar t i c l e s ar emos tpopul ar ? Ev e r y onel ov e sbi r t hs t or i e s . The y al s ol i k et hepr ac t i c al i nf or mat i on aswe l l ast hel i f e s av i ngi de aswe c ov e r .

Whati ns pi r e dy out o be c omeami dwi f e ? I goti nt omi dwi f e r ybe c aus eof my ownbi r t hs . I hadmyf i r s tbabyi na hos pi t al anddi dn’ tk nowany one t he r e . I l ov e dbe i ngi nl aborandwas doi ngv e r ywe l l whe nt henur s e s c amei nandf or c e dmet ohav ea s addl ebl oc kwhi c hi sl i k eane pi dur al . I t r i e dt or e f us ei tt e l l i ngt he m I washav i nganat ur al bi r t h, butt he y di di tt omeany way , ands ai d, “ Thi s i sanat ur al bi r t h! ”The ni nt hede l i v e r yr oom t he ys c r e ame datme , “ Pus h, pus h, pus horwewi l l hav et o t ak ey ourbaby . ”Mi ndy ouI c oul d notf e e l any t hi ng. I hadhe rr at he r qui c k l yandt he ywhi s k e dhe raway . Ae rs e wi ngmeupf r om anunne c e s s ar ye pi s i ot omyt he yputmei na

r e c ov e r yr oom bymy s e l f wi t houtmy baby . I hav ene v e ri nmyl i f ef e l ts o haunt i ngl yl one l y . Sol one l y .The nI f e l ts ogui l t yf ordoi ngt hi st omy c hi l d. I s t i l l c ar r yt hat . I nmys e c ondbi r t h, myne wdoc t or t al k e dmei nt ohav i ngahome bi r t h. I t wast hemos tj oy oust i meof my e nt i r el i f e . Bi r t hc anbes uc has pi r i t ual hi ghpoi nti nt hel i f eof t he womanandf ami l y . Bi r t hi st r ul y s ac r e dgr ound. Whe nwear ewor k i ng i nbi r t hwear ewal k i ngons ac r e d gr ound. L ov ei st heat t i t udewene e d!

Whatdoe sy ourf ami l y l i k et odof orf un? Wer e adal ot ! Wegr owal otof our ownf oodandhav eahugev e ge t abl e gar de nandf r ui tt r e e sandbus he s . I e nj oype r mac ul t ur e . Wel i v ei nt he c ount r y —i nt hes amepl ac ef ort he pas t4 0y e ar sandwhe r et woof our t hr e ec hi l dr e nwe r ebor n! Wehav ea dog, f i v ec at sande i ghtc hi c k e ns .

What ’ st hef ut ur ef or Mi dwi f e r yToday ? Wear epl anni ngt odomor eone day c onf e r e nc e saswe l l asourf i v e day e v e nt si ndi ffe r e ntpar t sof t hewor l d. Onl i nec l as s e swi l l be gi ns oonandwe hav eac r owdf undi ngc ampai gngoi ng t ohe l pusac hi e v eourgoal s .

Whe r ec anwel e ar n mor e ?

ht t ps : / / mi dwi f e r y t oday . c om/Our we bs i t ehasal otof i nf or mat i on. Y ou c anf i ndal i nkt os i gnupf orourf r e e ENe wst hehome pageaswe l l asr e ad aboutmanydi ffe r e nti s s ue spe r t ai ni ng t omi dwi f e r yandpar e nt i ng. I twi l l al s o l e ady oui nt ot hemanyar e asof our we bs i t e . Wehav emor et han2 0 0ar t i c l e sf r om t hemagaz i neonl i ne , many t hatar eof i mpor t anc et opar e nt s .


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