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Accepting & Loving Your Postpartum Body

It wasn’t easy but this small change helped me focus on what was important—learning to celebrate and love my body unconditionally.

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6 Ways to Practice Self-Love Daily

“Say it with me: self-care is not selfish. It is you taking care of your basic needs and rights as a human being.”

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The Secret to Raising Successful Readers

“Parents often establish a bedtime routine with children around this activity but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy it together any time!”

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Thankful in the Age of COVID? It’s Possible

“I started thinking about all COVID has taken from us, and while it may go down as one of the most challenging and frustrating times of the modern era, I hope it will also be remembered as one of the most human.”

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How to Make Reading to Your Child Really Count

Effectively reading with your child takes effort. Here are three ways to make sure the time and energy you are putting into storytime maximizes the benefits they’ll receive.

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Pee When You Sneeze? There’s a Fix for That

It’s important to keep your pelvic floor muscles in good shape because when they become dysfunctional, it can lead to a variety of symptoms such as urinary incontinence (peeing when you sneeze and jump), back pain, or pain while having sex.

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3 Preschool Class Types to Hone Your Tot’s Fine Motor Skills

Classes provide fun opportunities for your child to improve his skills in a way that he does not feel like he is doing work.

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How Much Exercise Should Your Kids Get? Doctors Offer New Guidelines

From sitting in a classroom all day to screen time after school, kids might not be spending as much time moving as they should.

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New Parenting Space: The Open Nest

Parents, rejoice! Your new SF parenting home base has opened and is ready to welcome you with open arms!

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Why Winter Swimming Is Good for Your Kids

Here’s precisely why winter is actually the preferred season to get into the pool.

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The Best Hidden Exercise You Should Do Every Day

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Recently, a friend of mine mentioned that she didn’t like running that much.  It wasn’t because she wasn’t in shape, or she wasn’t fast, or she didn’t have the time…it was because she felt like she had…

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10 Books Successful People Read To Their Kids

The science behind the importance of reading to your kids is pretty substantial. From building language and literacy skills, to strengthening the parent-child bond, at-home reading has many benefits and rewards. The question is, what should you read to keep…

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Study Finds That Preschoolers Who Nap Have An Easier Time Learning

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Naps don’t just provide kids (and parents!) with some good ol’ rest, it can also boost the memory in younger children. New research from the University of Arizona suggested that napping during the day has…

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What I Have Learned In 2016: Lessons For A New Year

Whether you’ve been watching the news, surfing the web, checking Twitter or Facebook, or simply having a conversation with friends or family, I am certain you have heard that 2016 was the worst year ever. “It was a s**t show!”…

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Studio Grow

1235 10th St
(between Harrison St & Gilman St)
Berkeley, CA 94710
Running out of ideas to keep the little rascals busy on these cold and rainy days?   We’ve got just the spot!  Studio Grow is an enjoyable and energetic…

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Happy Mom Monday Tip #3: Express Gratitude

Today’s Tip: Express gratitude for one you love.
Research shows that gratitude is one of the most powerful—and efficient—ways to strengthen a romantic relationship (or any relationship, for that matter).  Gratitude is relationship-strengthening because it requires us to see how…

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Portland Yoga Classes for Babies, Kids, & Families

Every parent could use a dose of Zen in their life, so we’ve unearthed several yoga classes geared toward babies, kids and families who are interested in chanting ‘Om’ together. In addition to being a healthy and fun form of…

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Get Yoga! Best San Francisco Yoga Resources for Moms

Whether you’re pregnant or post-natal, and looking for the right way to exercise, yoga is calling your name. According to San Francisco Prenatal Yoga, the benefits include strengthening muscles used in childbirth, stretching the body to enhance flexibility, and decreasing pregnancy-related discomforts like nausea, swelling, and joint sensitivity. If you’re already hooked on yoga, you probably don’t want to stop. The next step is finding the right instructor who understands prenatal (and postnatal) techniques and considerations. Read More

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