- Citrus- Lemons, grapefruit, ect all may help with sickness. Sometimes even the smell will help.
- Smells- Certain smells can trigger sickness. If the smell of coffee always makes you sick, don't go into a Starbucks. Sometimes avoiding things can be the easiest cure.
- Ginger- History tells us that ginger has been used as a proven remedy for morning sickness.
- Rest- I know when I am over tired, I tend to feel nauseous. Add that with pregnancy hormones and you have a recipe for disaster. Be sure that you are getting plenty of rest.
- Lavender- The smell of lavender is an old remedy for morning sickness. It is known to calm someone down. (Check out Lavender Lush Shiny Heiny Bum Butter!)
- Slow and steady- Avoiding sudden movements can help ease an upset stomach. Take you time getting out of bed and such.
- Water- Make sure that you are hydrated!
- Graze- Small frequent meals can help you avoid the overly full feeling. Eat what you can, when you can.
- Peppermint- The cooling effect of peppermint can calm one's tummy. Try sucking on a peppermint candy.
- Vitamin B6- Make sure that your pregnancy supplements have it. It will help combat morning sickness.
- Acupressure wristbands- Wristbands such as Seabands
Pregnancy is always associated with morning sickness. Which makes sense since more than half of American woman suffer from morning sickness. While their is no cure for it, I have compiled a list of remedies that may work for you.
The biggest piece of advice I can give to newly expecting moms, is to give yourself time. Your body is preparing to grow and birth a baby. Your hormones have gone cray cray and sometimes we just can't keep up with it. Be patient and easy on yourself. After all, you are growing a human!
Often times when people think about nursing in public, they assume that the mother is purposely exposing herself. The reality of it is, most of the time nothing is seen. These mothers are simply trying to feed their babies when they are hungry. STOP the bullying.
Thank you Rochelle Brooks and Carla Marie Engle for this wonderful video!
It has come to my attention that there are many misconceptions when it comes to breast feeding in public. It seems as though the public believes that nursing with or with-out a cover means dancing topless waiving your shirt around.
For me, it is hard to understand why people have such a hard time with nursing mothers. Has our society become that sexualized, that they find nursing mothers offensive?
What can we, nursing mothers past and present, do to bring awareness and normalize breast feeding? Aside from actually nursing in public and attending nurse ins, I think we need to use our friend social media.
So I am asking you, the nursing mothers of yesterday and today to submit pictures of you nursing your little one in public. On 1/14/2013 I will compile and choose pictures to put in a nursing in public collage(s), then we will share it with as many people as we can.
It is time to show the public that nursing in public not "exposing" oneself, it is simply to feed and nourish our children.
This collage has me so excited that I have decided to do a GIVEAWAY as well! On 1/15/2013 I will choose my favorite photo, the winner will receive a free jar of Shiny Heiny Bum Butter!
Be sure to like out Facebook page to see the collage!
Please send all pictures to Jubileebabyco@gmail.com
A Few Rules
When I first asked Ballerina what theme she wanted for her birthday this year, I was a little taken back when she told me that she wanted a snowflake party. I honestly thought it was just her being random and that she would change her mind soon.
I should have known better. When she gets something in her mind, it will not change. I actually really enjoyed planning this party. I have experience with snow themed parties, since that was pretty much my wedding theme. Many of the decorations for this party were actually from my wedding! In fact we know use them for our Christmas decorations! For the other things, I went out a few days after Christmas and was able to score everything 50-75% off!
A special thanks to Katie, Corrie, Chelsea, Sarah, Tracey, Debra, Rebecca, and everyone who helped make her birthday so blessed.
And thank you to Team Bride for all of your incredible help! Check out Team Bride for all of your party planning needs!
My Ballerina turned four yesterday! I can't believe that it has been four years since she came into the world yelling. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful daughter! I can't wait to see who she becomes.
Check out pictures of her snowflake birthday party here!
Recently a nursing mother, Brittany Warfield was asked to leave the popular store Hollister, why? Simply because she was nursing her young child. Here is the original story. This sparked an outrage of nursing mothers (and supporters) everywhere. A nurse=in a Hollister's around the country and Canada were quickly formed for today 1/5/2013.
I was following the facebook event page, since I have no Hollister near me. I was shocked when Diana H. posted this picture of her and her sister at the Concord Mall in Wilmington, DE.
Mall security was called, and they then called the local police department. Here is a quote of what Diana said,
This is my sister being questioned by the police (I was questioned after her) because mall security reported us for exposing ourselves. The cop was once but says because the mall is private property, they can tell us to leave. We have a copy of the Delaware law with us but there is nothing about private property on here.
The police then left the scene, doing nothing. Even though they were showed a copy of Deleware state law. (Click here for more information on that law.) After, mall security followed them around for the rest of their visit, and told them they would call the police again if they nursed.
Outraged Michelle Deanruben called the local number for the mall.
Called at 4:05pm est.
Soon activists, including myself, began posting on the Concord Mall facebook page. I took these screen shots, as the conversation was quickly deleted.
People everywhere should be outraged about how these mothers were treated. It is our duty to normalize breast feeding in public. Would you eat your lunch in a bathroom? What if you were asked to leave a public place, simply because you were eating. No mother should EVER be humiliated like this, let us as a country rise up, and fight against the harassment. As this story breaks, I will keep you updated.
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After this incident I sent the owners of the Concord mall an email, stating that this whole situation is an absolute outrage. This is the response that I received.
On Saturday January 5, there was a protest organized at the Hollister store regarding a mother’s right to breastfeed her child. Two officers from a security agency that works with the Mall responded to the protest in a manner that the protesters have indicated was inappropriate. These two officers have been removed from the Mall pending further investigation.
I still get the feeling that they do not understand the atrocity of the situation. It angers me that they still deny the facebook page, even when we have proof with pictures like this one.
This facebook page was also linked to the Concord Mall website. My question is, why are they still not telling the truth? An apology means nothing when they are still being dishonest.
Own up Concord Mall.
For the past few years my family and I have been on a food journey. As I have grown in my motherhood and wifehood, I began to feel guilty about the food that I fed my family. When we were first married we ate out constantly. Both Mr. Daddy and myself were working, plus I was pregnant with Ballerina. I feel like I had no idea that being a wife and soon to be mother meant that I had to cook dinner every night. Our eating habits were poor at the time, as was our nutrition.
When Ballerina was born and starting eating adult food, I began to by more wholesome food, along with some organic and less processed food. At that point I was trying to more look the part, rather then making actual real changes.
As time has gone on, we have not only added Lady P. to our family, but we have taken a real step toward eating healthier. For the most part I buy organic produce, meats, and other food. We don't eat processed frozen food, drink juice, or have sweets like cookies in our home. All of this has been a gradual, but good change. The more junk we cut the better we feel. The more junk we cut, the better Ballerina's behavior becomes.
A few months ago a group of my friends were talking about the paleo diet. I did some research, but vetoed it. Even though I loved the concept it seemed way to hard and their was no way Mr. Daddy would go for it. Little did I know that soon the idea would grow more and more on me. I began to picture what our family would look like if we began to eat the paleo way. Then I stared reading the Biblical Home Making blog, she coined the phrase" original food diet". I really like the phrase "original food diet." Though it is slightly different then paleo (read more about it here). It sparked the idea of eating only the foods that God created. Instead of eating man made food in a factory somewhere.Food that I have no idea what is going in it.
The past two months I have been researching and planning. The new year seemed like the perfect time to begin this journey. Mr. Daddy is fully in agreement, as are the children, since they really don't know other wise. So this is my Paleo/original food diet/lifestyle.
This is the general gist of it. While we are still learning much, we are having fun learning about the food that was created for us to eat. Do you follow a diet like this? I would love to hear about it!
This conversation took place while I was brushing Ballerina's hair this morning.
B- Mama when I grow up I want to look just like you.
M- Oh, why is that?
B- Because you're my mam... girls want to be like mamas.
Humbling. We need to remember in our chaotic lives that our children are watching us. Remember that the next time you are "trying to make it through the day." Our job is to love, nurture, and train our children. Take a break from cleaning, car pooling, and work. Make sure to spend quality time with your kids, their lives do depend on it.