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Setting up Toddlers to Thrive

Last year we interviewed Dr. Tovah Klein, author of How Toddlers Thrive for a great podcast on the reasons why toddlers act as they do, and keys to help them thrive. Dr. Klein is director of the Barnard College Center for Toddler Development, Professor of Psychology, and a consultant to Sesame Street.  We talked about whether toddlers… Continue Reading >




Gifts to teach kids about the wonders of herbs!

At Motherlove we're always learning more about herbs and their remarkable healing and nourishing properties.  There is so much to know - it's a lifelong educational journey!We think that childhood is the perfect time to embark on that journey, and we have several gift ideas to get kids learning and making their own herbal products from… Continue Reading >




Check out our treasure trove of podcasts on breastfeeding, birth, parenting, and much more!

Did you know that the Motherlove blog has a treasure trove of podcasts on topics from breastfeeding and pregnancy, to sleep and starting solids?  Want to learn about low milk supply and your hormones, how to prepare for the birth you want, or how to solve toddler sleep problems?  We've got all that and much more!We've compiled links to… Continue Reading >




Ten ways kids can help with canning

Canning is a great activity for kids, combining a love for fruit with a great lesson in cooking and how food changes with the seasons.  If you are planning to preserve summer's bounty with a canning project, consider involving kids in the process!When involving kids, just remember that canning involves heat and breakable materials, so be… Continue Reading >




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 >




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 >




Seasonal allergies?  Herbs to the rescue!

Allergy season is in full swing again, so we thought we’d share some information on herbs to relieve your seasonal suffering.We love herbs for their power to do everything from heal skin to support milk supply, so we thought we’d share some information on the many herbs that can help with seasonal allergies.*  Sure, there are plenty of… Continue Reading >




Winter blahs?  Try these herbal scents.

It’s been a long winter in many areas of the country.  And it’s prime season for the winter blahs - fatigue, lack of motivation, and poor mood.But there’s good news: the scent of herbs may help lift your spirits.  Scents can be powerful mood changers, stimulating many regions of the brain and influencing emotional, immune, and hormonal… Continue Reading >




Three easy herbal crafts you can make for holiday gifts

At Motherlove we are always grateful for the many powers of herbs.  We use herbs in our products to support breastfeeding, to heal, and to soothe.At this time of the year we also love using herbs in fragrant, beautiful, and useful gifts.  Our founder Kathryn Higgins has taught classes with kids during the holiday season, helping them… Continue Reading >