One of the best ways we can expose our children to a variety of healthy foods is by eating them during pregnancy as well as while breastfeeding. Julie Mennella, a biopsychologist at Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philidellphia, has been one of the leading researchers investigating the effect of early exposures on the development of taste . Since 1991, she has published a range of studies from the affects of maternal garlic intake on breast […]
PRENATAL NUTRITION “Sound prenatal nutrition is still the best prescription for a healthy mother and baby” Dr. David Stewart What you eat is the single most important factors in how your baby grows and develops. Optimally you will begin to pay attention to your nutritional needs before you become pregnant. It is never too late to begin to pay attention to your eating habits, as your baby is growing up until the moment is is […]
Thanks to Catherine Hunziker for this article on Breastfeeding. Come and visit Wishgarden Herbs at the Family Harvest Festival on October 4, 2 to 6 pm. 6 Foods & Herbs For Breastfeeding Much has been said and written about breastfeeding. It can feel overwhelming to sort out what information is legitimate, and what can be rejected. “Breast is best” is a concept that is gaining strength with each passing year. This is because breast milk […]
As the Family Garden approaches it’s 3rd birthday, I find myself stopping and reflecting on how far we have come in such a short time. Just like a child who grows up so quickly, I feel like the last three years have flown by. The Family Garden was an idea conceived by several birth professional who were all working in Longmont. We would find a great space to give our classes and then suddenly the […]
The Family Garden is a non-profit parenting resource center right here in Longmont. For those who may not be familiar with this organization, they are worth checking out! Offering a variety of services and classes on a sliding scale, they have created a tight-knit community of families who come together to support one another and learn about all the different options they have for their children from pregnancy through early childhood. The Family Garden opened […]
An Insider’s Look at “Birthing From Within” Classes by Virginia Bobro, Co-owner and Managing Director of Birthing From Within Many people, both expectant parents and birth professionals, contact Birthing From Within (BFW) with questions about what makes our classes and approach unique. They ask: “What do your classes actually look like?” So I thought I’d write a bit about how our Mentors teach, and share an overview of the structure and content of a typical […]
We have some NEW classes coming soon to The Family Garden! Wednesdays beginning 8/8 we will have Prenatal Yoga with Abby! This class is for all stages of pregnancy. No previous experience is needed and all levels are welcome. Prenatal yoga is a unique experience to connect with other moms to be. All poses are specifically designed to work with the heart, mind, and physical plane of a momma. Meditation and breath work contribute to […]
It’s a well know fact that breast milk is best for baby. It’s always the perfect food for your infant. For working moms, it’s sometimes a challenge to continue to provide a child with breast milk after returning to work. This article may give you one more reason to keep breastfeeding! A recent IRS ruling and support from the First Lady may help working moms continue to provide nature’s perfect food after returning to work.