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Stay Healthy As You Travel This Holiday With Your Kids

Stay Healthy As You Travel This Holiday With Your Kids

Whether you're traveling by car or by plane you have a lot to pack and prioritize when you travel as a family over the holidays.  There are lots of considerations that you need to keep track of and keeping your children healthy on the trip is a top priority.  It really takes the fun out of things if you are taking care of a sick child at a hotel or in the guest room of someone else's house, especially when you don't have your herbal remedies with you.   

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Common Holiday Breastfeeding Issues (and How to Prevent Them!)

Common Holiday Breastfeeding Issues (and How to Prevent Them!)

As a La Leche League leader, the holiday season means a huge surge in messages from frantic mamas dealing with high anxiety about their newborns getting passed around, clogged ducts, or a baby refusing the breast (or a combination of all three, which can lead to nasty case of mastitis!).  The most wonderful time of the year typically means the most busy, and it is so easy and so common for mothers and babies to get a little off track from their nursing rhythms with all of the travel plans and distractions. If you are a new breastfeeding mama, here are a few things to keep in mind as you navigate the upcoming season.

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5 Herbal Cough Remedies For Kids

5 Herbal Cough Remedies For Kids

As a busy mom, you’d love to just cuddle your coughing child until they feel better, but the world keeps moving and you’ve got to keep up. Those days were and are awful, and they weighed heavily on my mind as I chose herbs for a supportive tincture. 

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Breastfeeding Boosts Babies' Immune Systems and Prevents Illness

Breastfeeding Boosts Babies' Immune Systems and Prevents Illness

Did you know your baby receives antibodies and good bacteria (popularly referred to as probiotics) from you during pregnancy and birth? As you grow your sweet babe, you are also growing her gut, which makes up nearly 80% of her immune system.

According to current research, her immune system will continue developing until she is five or six years old. No wonder the World Health Organization recommends nursing “until two years and beyond!” The passing of antibodies from mother to baby does not stop at birth—breastmilk is full of them!

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The Birth Song Botanicals Guide to Motherwort

The Birth Song Botanicals Guide to Motherwort

Modern motherwort uses are undoubtedly informed by its history as an herb with rich medicinal potential. Occasionally called a cardiotonic, some of its main uses relate to the reproductive system and the heart, where many people feel and hold a great deal of tension and anxiety. Motherwort also provides nervine support, and because it alleviates these nervous feelings, herbalists use the plant to release the feelings from the physical body as well.

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Are You Our Next Brand Ambassador?

Are You Our Next Brand Ambassador?

We are looking for interesting Brand Ambassadors that can experience our products and give honest reviews to help other customers make informed purchases and to give us valuable feedback to improve our products.  We strive for pure, safe, and effective herbal products for women and children. As a midwife, my clients often tell me they felt heard and listened to.  They felt valued and safe enough to open up and share their experiences and feelings about birth, and mothering. It is my hope to extend that space to you. We are opening up a genuine conversation about our herbal products and your experiences with them.

Click Here to Fill Out Our Online Brand Ambassador Application

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The Birth Song Botanicals Guide to Thyme

The Birth Song Botanicals Guide to Thyme

The medicinal qualities of thyme are no secret. For thousands of years, it has been a megastar of the herb world, cultivated by ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians alike. In many of these empires, it was thought to act as an antidote for poison if ingested or bathed with. In this era,  thyme was also thought to encourage intrepidness and strength.

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