Fall Sweater Weather Style Tipsby malou collection
It's that time of year again, it's official #sweaterweather. But dressing for the colder weather doesn't mean you can't have fun with your outfits or have to spend a ton of money. In fact with, you can be just as sustainably stylish by being creative with layering and updating your wardrobe with some fun trendy pieces via great consignment stores.
Listed below are our five favourite tips for updating your sustainable style this fall and winter:
Fall 10 x 10 Challengeby malou collectionAs with many, I've been living in set of items in my wardrobe. With less outings, and working from home, I've been finding that I gravitate towards...
Towards Sustainability: Check your Footprint and Take Actionby malou collection
I became more interested in shifting my lifestyle a few years ago after a Professor shared with the class the Footprint Calculator created by the Global Footprint Network. With a series of questions, the tool calculates your overshoot day - this is the day that if everyone on the planet lived live you "we would have used as much from nature as Earth can renew in the entire year."
While the tool doesn't capture every little thing you do to reduce your footprint (like using rain barrels, or buying from sustainable brands), the questions are eye opening and highlight areas in your life that could use a little attention if you're looking to reduce your impact on the planet.
What It's Like to Breastfeed For Over A Yearby malou collection
Breastfeeding is a highly personal and intimate experience for mothers. This being our last baby to join the family and not being able to feed for as long as I hoped with our first child, I'm grateful that I've been able to have this experience. It feels like it was just yesterday that I was feeding a newborn every 2 - 3 hours.
Fast forward a year later and we're getting ready to wean him off and breastfeeding for over twelve months has certainly has its ups and downs. Here are five interesting facts I've learned from my experience:
Road Trip Tips: Travelling With Little Onesby malou motherhood
Road trips are synonymous with summer but easy isn't actually what you think when it comes to being on the open road with little ones. But with a bit of preparation and packing smart, you'll still be able to enjoy getting from A to B. Besides, all the memories you're going to make with your family is well worth the drive.
Listed below are our five favourite tips for surviving a road trip with little babies and children:
Self Care and Wellness: Five Tools and Techniquesby malou motherhood
Motherhood is one of the most challenging yet rewarding journeys you can take in your life. I say it's a journey because there will be ups and downs, detours, and unexpected surprises that bring so much joy. With an immense amount of responsibilities and care required in motherhood, self-care and wellness are crucial.
Similar to how vehicles can't run on an empty tank, the same principle applies to parents. Today, we look at five favourite tools and techniques I use to unwind and practice self-care.
Baby Checklist: Getting ready for life with a newbornby malou motherhoodThis week, we look at a baby checklist for preparing for newborn life. Whether this is your first child or another little addition to your family, adjusting to life with a newborn requires a lot of support. This is especially true during the pandemic when parents are facing an unprecedented amount of uncertainty and fear for the safety of their families.
An Updated Baby Bucket List During "The New Normal"by malou motherhoodWhile living in "the new normal" or whatever that is, a pregnancy should still feel and be celebrated as a special time in your life. Although there may not be a large baby shower or tropical babymoon, that doesn't mean you can't complete a nice little bucket list before baby comes.Listed below are our five recommendations to treat yourself before you embark on the greatest journey you'll ever take. Motherhood.
Hand Expressing: What is it and how does it help?by malou motherhoodHand expressing of breast milk is a low-tech, no fuss technique that was incredibly useful to my babies and I during our feeding journey. It helped me in various ways, from collecting colostrum to relieving pain from breast engorgement. Here are five things you may not know about hand expression:
Surviving Baby Teething: Top Five Tipsby malou motherhoodThere's no way else to describe it. Teething sucks. Big time.
It's definitely not the most fun part of baby's early years but an important milestone in their development. From real seasoned mamas, here are five favourite tips to provide some much needed pain relief to baby and help you survive this parental rite of passage.
Getting An Epidural: Five Facts You Might Not Knowby malou motherhood
Getting an epidural is a common and important topic to address in preparation for delivery and birth. Listed below are five facts that you may not know unless you've spoken with someone that has received an epidural during labour. This isn't meant to focus on technical aspects and definitely meant to say do it/don't do it. But we hope that by sharing a personal experience, this provides some insight into what you can expect.
Newborn Feeding Tips: Our Five Favourite Positionsby malou motherhood
Every mother wants to feel confident about feedings and how much their little one is getting. Feeding your baby is an ongoing journey that will have its bumps and highlights. Along with sleeping habits/routines, this will most likely be the topic you're googling most during the first year of baby's life.
Listed below are our five real mama tested and approved positions, especially in those beautiful newborn days:
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