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Truth Be Told: Ten Common Breastfeeding Myths Debunked!

Truth Be Told: Ten Common Breastfeeding Myths Debunked! As a Breastfeeding Counselor I am sometimes baffled by the misinformation about breastfeeding. When I lead support groups and work with moms I hear about the advice and suggestions given to them. Some of it is completely laughable, other times the advice seems helpful, but the reality is it’s not. There are… 

Back to School – Give Your Big Kids A Boost!

Can you hear that?  …Cash registers ringing with the sales of new lunch boxes, folders, and endless boxes of pencils? …Parents desperately trying (and mostly failing) to get their children back into a bedtime routine? …Children begging for just one more trip to the beach in a frantic attempt at fitting in more summer activities? Ah, yes.  The sounds of… 

25 EASY peanut and tree nut free snack ideas for back to school

Summer is fading as fast as your tan and that means one thing: The kiddos are heading back to school!  With food allergies on the rise, many schools have peanut and tree nut-free classrooms and buildings. And as a food allergy parent, I know how hard it is to come up with tasty (and healthy!) snacks your kids actually WANT… 

Extended Rear Facing: Nine Car Seats that RF up to 50 Pounds

In a recent article, Dana Lange (our CPST) shared and the benefits of Rear Facing as long as you can and these nine seats that accommodate children up to 50 pounds.   Here are the seats, all available on Amazon.com (affiliate links).  Many of the seats are available through Prime so you will get your seat in two days. Dana… 

Car Seat Safety: Rear Facing – the hows & whys

As a Child Passenger Safety Technician I am a huge advocate for keeping kids rear-facing as long as possible.  Not only is it safer (500% safer!) and often more comfortable for kids, it also prevents the dreaded tantrum-induced seatback kickboxing sessions to which toddlers are so prone. I’ve been doing seat checks for almost 2 years and the number 1… 

Meet Dana Lange – Our Newest Metro Detroit Mommy Blogger & CPST

Hello, Metro Detroit Mommy readers! My name is Dana Lange, I’m a CPST and mom of two. I’ve been passionate about car seat safety since shortly after my first child was born in 2008 and officially became certified as a tech in 2014 when my youngest was 2. Since then I’ve become trained in special needs seats. I offer private…