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Is this the year you start a garden at your school?

It's back to school time.  And after the frenzy of haircuts and school supply shopping dies down, maybe it's time to think about how to make your child's school a better place this year. We think that one of the best ways to do so is to help start a school garden.  And judging by the estimated 2,500 school gardens in California schools… Continue Reading >




Are Motherlove products non-GMO?

Motherlove’s dedication to consistent quality means crafting only the finest, purest products, and using certified organic ingredients designed to nurture, soothe and heal mothers on the all-important journey of nurturing life.As part of that commitment we are fully supportive of efforts to eliminate genetically modified (GMO)… Continue Reading >




Sleep deprived and breastfeeding? Check out our podcast with the author of Sweet Sleep

We’re happy to share our latest podcast, an interview with Diana West, co-author of Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family. In this interview we discussed the sleep habits that give mothers the most sleep, the “safe sleep seven,” flaws in the science of safe sleep, what current recommendations for… Continue Reading >




Your tips on weaning

Weaning can be a tricky transition for both you and your baby. So we asked for your tips about weaning on our Facebook page, and have compiled them below.  Feel free to add your own!Preparing a child by talking with him about it for weeks in advance.  See our post on children’s books about breastfeeding for a few kids’ books about… Continue Reading >




Five tips for when breastfeeding isn’t going as you’d planned

The month of August is an exciting time for breastfeeding awareness. World Breastfeeding Week starts the month with empowering stories and images of moms and babies breastfeeding everywhere imaginable. Friends and family who normally don’t discuss breastfeeding share facts and info. There are giveaways and specials from companies showing… Continue Reading >




Our beautiful new website helps you find just what you need

We are thrilled to introduce Motherlove’s new website today!  We hope you’ll find it even more beautiful, helpful, and easy to use.Along with our new facility and organic farm, it’s one of the great changes happening at Motherlove recently.Of course, as we grow and change we work hard to stay true to our roots as a family company,… Continue Reading >




As we spread our wings in our new Motherlove facility, we stay true to our roots

We’re so excited to announce that we recently moved into our new Motherlove facility!  Our new space will allow us to grow, while we stay true to our roots as a family company.Those roots took hold over 20 years ago, when Kathryn Higgins started Motherlove in the kitchen of her family home in Rist Canyon, in the mountains west of Fort… Continue Reading >




Why do toddlers tantrum? Can they share? A podcast interview with the author of How Todders Thrive

  What is going on inside the toddler brain?Can toddlers share?Why do they throw tantrums, and what should parents do about them?Can toddlers have empathy when they’re so busy developing themselves?Should we intervene in sibling fights?Why are limits important, and how does that square with a hands-off parenting… Continue Reading >




Your tips for soothing teething pain

Teething can be a trying experience - for both your baby and you!  The fussiness, drooling, and sleep disturbance some babies experience - not to mention the discomfort - can make this a difficult time.Fortunately there are many remedies for teething pain, and we collected many from you on our Facebook page.  Here are some of our… Continue Reading >




Growing a simple kids’ container herb garden

If there’s one thing we love more than growing herbs, it’s growing herbs with kids!Gardening with kids is fun and educational, but if you’re not already a green thumb you might feel a bit intimidated, or maybe confused about where to start.So here’s our guide to creating the simplest of simple herb container gardens with kids!What… Continue Reading >




Children's books on babywearing!

A while back we posted a long list of children’s books about breastfeeding.  We thought we’d follow it up with a list of books that depict babywearing!  There are far fewer, but they’re a great addition to a natural parenting children’s book library.Carry Me is a board book depicting babywearing around the world.  With rhyming text and a… Continue Reading >




Why is the C-section rate so high?  A podcast interview with the author of Cut It Out

What are the key factors driving recent record high cesarean section rates in the U.S.?  And what are the consequences for the health of mothers and babies?In our new podcast interview we spoke with Dr. Theresa Morris, author of Cut It Out: The C-Section Epidemic in America. Continue Reading >