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Body care ingredients to avoid

You know that what you eat and drink while you’re pregnant has the potential to reach your growing baby.But did you know that what you put on your skin holds the same potential?  And when it comes to the delicate skin of your baby, it’s even more important to use only those products that are gentle and nurturing.  Unfortunately, many… Continue Reading >




Six composting projects for kids

As avid gardeners and advocates of green parenting, we love involving kids in gardening and green living projects.  Composting is a wonderful project in which the whole family can participate.If you’re new to composting, here are some basic composting instructions to get you started.And here are six ideas for composting projects - big… Continue Reading >




Great gardening books for kids of all ages

Books are a fun way to introduce kids to the joys of gardening, and there are more and more beautiful ones to share.   We compiled some favorite books below for kids of different ages.  Feel free to add your own favorites in the comments!For the youngest readers (0-2)Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert is a classic for young… Continue Reading >




Making gardening easy:  The Urban Farm Company of Colorado

At Motherlove, our roots are in the dirt!  Our founder, Kathryn Higgins, grew up tending her family’s country garden, and she continues to maintain a large garden.  Her connection with the natural world is the foundation for her passion for herbal healing.That’s why we’re happy to share this interview with the founder of The Urban Farm… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Actress Mayim Bialik on attachment parenting “Beyond the Sling”

We’re very excited to share an interview with actress Mayim Bialik!Mayim is best known for her roles as Blossom Russo on the ‘90’s sitcom Blossom, as a young Bette Midler in Beaches, and currently as Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory.  She received a PhD in neuroscience from UCLA in 2007.But did you know that Mayim is also… Continue Reading >




How to prepare your dog for your new baby

Ever wonder what it’s like for your “first baby” (your dog) when your new (human) baby comes along? We’ve heard stories of sweet as well as challenging behavior as dogs adjust to a new baby, and wondered if it’s possible to avoid problems like anxious and even dangerous behavior.  So we asked an expert on the topic for her insight and… Continue Reading >




Eat your own placenta?  The founder of Placenta Benefits answers our questions.

Did you know that some mothers consume their own placentas?We’ve been hearing about it, and while we know it’s not for everyone, thought it would be interesting to learn more.  So we asked  Jodi Selander, founder of Placenta Benefits to answer some questions.Jodi trains and certifies specialists who encapsulate placentas for… Continue Reading >




Help at the holidays with a new baby

As many of us head to holiday family gatherings, our thoughts have been turning to the challenges of caring for a baby at this busy time.True help - the kind that allows you to relax and enjoy the season while caring for your baby - can sometimes be a little hard to come by.  Here are our suggestions for a few simple things your family… Continue Reading >




We're proud to be a Champion for safe cosmetics

At Motherlove we’ve been committed to making safe, toxin-free, organic herbal products for mothers and babies for over 20 years.That’s why we’re pleased to have recently been named a “Champion” (the highest level of compliance) of the Compact for Safe Cosmetics.  The Compact is a voluntary pledge to avoid chemicals banned in other… Continue Reading >




Want baby bliss?  Learn these infant massage strokes.

We love infant massage for its many benefits to babies - and to you!Massaging your baby facilitates bonding, relaxation, and promotes sleep, digestion, and boosts babies’ immune systems.  It can alleviate gas and even help with teething pain.  And it’s been shown to relax parents and stimulate the production of oxytocin - “the love… Continue Reading >




When is a diaper rash more than a rash?

When is a diaper rash more than irritated skin?According to Dr. Sears, a rash which is “red, raised, patchy rash with sharp borders, mostly over the genitalia but with satellite spots sprinkled around the diaper area,” may be a result of an overgrowth of yeast.  Yeast rashes are more common after antibiotic use.  If your baby has a… Continue Reading >




Soothe summer itches with our Green Salve.

We’re savoring the last few weeks of summer - the long days and warm nights, eating outside, and the chance for kids to run free.As you know, along with summer fun can come a whole lot of itching.  Scratches and cuts, bug bites, poison ivy, and rashes may be a summer ritual, but they don’t have to slow you or your kids down.Our… Continue Reading >