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Medela breast pump recycle program

Medela recycles and you win! This program encourages Mothers who have finished using their pumps to recycle them through a special program so that Mothers-in-need, with babies in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) have access to a pump to aid in nourishing their infants.

Each pump Medela receives through this program supports the donation of new hospital-grade, multi-use breast pump which is then supplied to charity. Specifically women who have newborns in the NICU unit who have moved out of the hospital, and are nearby in an out-care facility to be close to their baby. The goal is to provide Mothers with the same high-quality equipment they used at the hospital during their stay, being one less thing to worry about it, in an already stressful time.

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Sleeping with the wolves, upstate New York

If you are looking for something unique and different to do with your children in New York, look no further than heading upstate to South Salem, to spend a night camping under the stars, at the New York Wolf Conservation Center. Here, you will be up close and personal with these majestic critically endangered creatures, which is an experience like no other. On top of all of this, It is a wonderful opportunity, to encourage understanding in children of how to live in harmony with nature and animals.

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Cantaloupe smoothie with tofu, sure why not

Let’s talk tofu – it can be grilled, baked, scrambled, broiled and eaten raw. Tofu also known as Bean Curd, is an adaptable food which is a good plant-based protein source. Additionally it is low in calories, has zero saturated fat, is cholesterol-free and provides minerals like potassium, magnesium and calcium. In this article, we are highlighting, a more unique way to consume tofu and thus protein in one’s diet, in smoothies!

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Have a baker make your Little Ones’ birthday cake this year

That time of the year is here again, your child’s birthday. And, besides pondering on how the last 12 months flew by, you have another celebration to plan. A monumental moment for your Little One is having “Happy Birthday” sung and blowing out the candles on a cake, so as long as you can get that part right, everything else should be smooth sailing. To keep it easy, why not have the birthday cake made and delivered, keeping in mind these helpful pointers.

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Plum Print for all your child’s art work

Sometimes ideas come along that are pure genius, and Plum Print is one of them. Plum Print is an extremely easy service to use, which combines all of your child’s art pieces in a beautiful coffee table book to keep for years to come. If you are drowning in your child’s artwork, and you are running out of room on the walls, then Plum Print is going to be like the most amazing thing ever to you!

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8 baby shower gifts (under $60) for the eco-friendly mum-to-be

Deciding on a baby shower gift can be challenging, especially if you do not have a lot of  money to spend. It is nice to remember that thoughtful gifts, will surely be more appreciated than spending additional money on something a Mother may not use.

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Rice Noodles with Shallots and Garlic

If you are entertaining the idea of changing to a plant-based diet, but not quite ready to go 100% vegan yet, the book Everyday Vegetarian: 365 Days of Healthy Recipes is a wonderful resource to start out with. And, even if you are already following a vegan diet, this book has simple and nutritious diary-free recipes to inspire you to create a new dish, or a new take on an old dish.

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The Vegan Banana Bread Special

I came up with this recipe wanting a vegan banana bread to sell at my Son’s school bake sale this week. Additionally, I had my fingers crossed that if Master 4 liked it, I could add it as a new healthy staple on our family menu. Well, I was actually really surprised at how wonderful it turned out! My prototype is delicious, includes nutritious ingredients, is gluten-free, has no added sugar and is quick and easy to make.
When my little boy first tried it he said “Mum, I don’t like it…… (My heart sank) ….. Mum, I LOVE it! (My heart lifted)”. Mum Score; this one is definitely a keeper.

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How to run a half-marathon with no training

I ran a half marathon last weekend, and I have to say running 13.1 miles or just under 22 kilometers is tough, I have a new-found respect for all the marathon runners in the world. I did not train at all, and although I am not advocating this kind of behavior, I did cross the finish line in a reasonable time, considering. Here are a few things that I pulled out of my back pocket to help me through the experience.

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5 ideas for relaxing Mummy Me-Time

As a Mother of an energetic preschooler, I barely get time to for just me. And, I am not really complaining about that, as I am a very hands on mother who very much enjoys nearly every minute of being a full-time Mother. However, I know it is important to take some time to just zone out and be alone with my thoughts. Here are 5 activities which help me achieve that.

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