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Eat your dandelions!

While most people see dandelions as a nuisance, here at Motherlove we have a lot of respect for this humble plant and its many uses.The entire dandelion plant is edible, and it’s higher than most foods in vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamin A.  It has a number of medicinal uses, too.Motherlove founder Kathryn Higgins writes, in… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  Can you really skip the pureed foods?  Try Baby-Led Weaning!

After breast or bottle feeding the next step is pureed foods, fed by spoon, right?Gill Rapley, co-author of Baby-Led Weaning * says that this doesn’t have to be so.  She advocates letting babies transition to solids by giving them table foods.  She says that skipping the pureed foods is actually more natural and better for babies, and… Continue Reading >




At Motherlove, Every Day is Earth Day

This week, communities around the world will celebrate Earth Day.  Here at Motherlove, we’re not doing anything special.That’s because we observe Earth Day every day of the year.Motherlove was born from a deep respect for the gifts from the natural world, and we aim every day to create our products in ways that protect and preserve… Continue Reading >




Why do we use glass containers?

Here at Motherlove, we are dedicated to creating the highest quality herbal care products to support you in pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and in caring for your baby.  We use the utmost care in our choice of ingredients and methods of production.We don’t just say that, we really mean it. We were making these products long before… Continue Reading >




Green Apps for Green Moms

iPhone Apps for Green ParentingMore iPhone Apps for green parenting have been unearthed, so to speak. Check out our new finds and, yes, there may just about be an app for everything.Simply OrganicFrom the creators of Simply Organic, an all-organic brand from Frontier Natural Products Co-op™, is the Simply Organic Recipe App for the… Continue Reading >




10 Organic Facts You Need to Know

Our guest post this week is from Jennifer Rose, the new media manager and staff writer for the Organic Trade Association. The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for the organic industry in North America. We asked Jennifer to give us 10 facts that we all need to know about organic.1.  Organic… Continue Reading >




Guest Post: Diaper Creams 101

We get a lot of questions here at Motherlove about diaper creams, especially about how to use a diaper cream with cloth diapers. We asked Jennifer Labit, the co-creator of bumGenius, Flip and Econobum and operator of Cotton Babies for her expert advice.What do parents who are new to cloth diapers need to know about diaper… Continue Reading >




Guest Post: Connecting Mothers—Scientific evidence proves you need a community

Our guest post this week is by Nancy Massotto, the Founder and Executive Director of the Holistic Moms Network, and mother to two boys. She holds three graduate degrees, including a Ph.D. in political science, specializing in gender studies and feminist theory.  Before founding the Holistic Moms Network, Dr. Massotto spent several years… Continue Reading >




Guest Post: Cloth Diapers: Cute, Easy & Comfy-cozy!

Our guest post this week is from Shirley Murdock and Maeghan at Bummis, a cloth diapering company that has been in business since the ‘80’s. That’s a lot of little bums in cloth diapers. We asked them to explain the basics and give us some insider tips on successful (and easy) cloth diapering. Thanks, gals!New parents put a lot of… Continue Reading >




Green Parenting Apps

With an app for just about everything short of the kitchen sink, it only seems fair that natural parenting apps get some time in the spotlight. We picked a few of our current favorites, some fun and useful apps for parents, babies, and high-tech citizens of the virtual world.TreehuggerConsidered by many to be the leading media outlet… Continue Reading >