Caring for Curls 101

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Hey guys. It’s Tamara. Have you ever found yourself wondering how to care for curly hair?

I grew up a typical child of the early 90’s. My fine, curly hair was shampooed and then brushed out into a halo of frizz. I grew up hating how unmanageable it was, and in my early 20’s I started flat ironing it daily doing all sorts of damage to it.

The birth of my son (who has very much inherited my insane hair) has inspired me to learn how to care for our curly hair. I can’t wait to share what I have learned, and hopefully save a few children out there from a very awkward, very frizzy kindergarten class photo like mine.

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How to Support Someone Walking Through Pregnancy/Infant Loss

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Guest post written by Melissa Sulley of Josiah + Co.

Grief runs deep in my bones. Five times I’ve had to say goodbye to my babies. At different stages in my pregnancies, their tiny hearts gave out, and I may never know why.

Each time we have experienced loss, we’ve seen the importance of community in a time of need. We’ve learned what has been helpful and what hasn’t as we’ve been given room to grieve our losses.

For too long, miscarriage has been swept under the rug, and women have been left to navigate all the confusing emotions alone. As I’ve walked this road, I’ve become passionate in joining the choir of voices breaking the stigma, and letting other women know that they are not alone; they do not need to grieve silently.

I want to give women the freedom to grieve, to speak their babies’ names, and to provide insight into those around them on how to best support them as they walk this journey.

I’ve compiled a little list on what we’ve found helpful support-wise in our grief journey. I hope that you find it helpful too.

How to Support Someone Walking Through Pregnancy/Infant Loss

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LilHelper Partnership with the University of Toronto ISL:HEART

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LilHelper Partnership with the University of Toronto ISL:HEART

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Hey Y’all! It’s Erin.

There have been lots of exciting things happening with LilHelper lately.

We have a new Lil Helper Partnership!

I’m honored to share the work that they are doing, tell you more about the organization itself, and how Lil Helper worked with them!

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Baby Led Weaning

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Hey y’all! Jess here!

Last week Ariel wrote an AMAZING article about traditional weaning for your babies. I’m going to share something a little different- baby led weaning.

Before I begin, I will reiterate what Ariel stated. Every baby is different, and every family is different. I urge you to take all the information but also do your own research and consult your pediatrician to find what will be the best fit for your family.  

What does it even mean?

If you’ve never heard of baby led weaning before, you are probably thinking what in the heck is that? Don’t worry! I’ve got your back! Read More