Parenting styles vary from family to family and there is no one perfect parenting style. Different children will require different approaches but being a great mommy is something all moms can strive for. As with so many things in life, good parenting starts with being kind to yourself. If you take the time to understand your own needs—and how they influence your emotions and actions—you’re more likely -to meet those of your child (without ever losing sight of their needs). Our intention at The Informed Mommy is to provide the information necessary to help moms be more effective in raising their children. By setting clear expectations, being loving and supportive, and leading by example, all parents can help their children thrive in life.
The basics of being a great mom doesn’t change with your child’s age. Love, understanding and patience will always be the key ingredients for a great parenting recipe. No matter what has brought you to The Informed Mommy, you’re sure to learn something new in your quest to provide a healthy and happy home.
Pregnancy is an exciting, life-changing time. It is a beautiful time in a woman’s life, but it can also be a difficult one. It is a time of change, excitement, and joy, but can also be a time of uncertainty and fear. There are so many changes that happen to your body, your emotions, and your life. You are changing into a mother, and you are growing a new life inside you. There are many questions that come up during pregnancy. From what to eat when your pregnant to how to exercise safely, The Informed Mommy is your source for the most up to date and factual pregnancy advice to answer all of your questions.
Pregnant women are always looking for new ways to stay healthy, but there are many misconceptions about what is safe and what is not. The Informed Mommy is here to help you learn about what you should and should not do to keep yourself healthy during pregnancy.
Breastfeeding is the best way to ensure that your baby gets the nutrients they need to grow and develop. Nursing is also the most natural way to bond with your baby. Studies have shown that breastfeeding can help prevent SIDS, ear infections, and SUDI. Breastfeeding can also help with weight loss, lower risk of diabetes, and lower cholesterol. It is important to know the right time to introduce solids, how to pump if you want to exclusively breastfeed, and more breastfeeding advice.
For some women, breastfeeding can help reduce the risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and endometrial cancer. Breastfeeding can also help protect against sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and lower a mother’s risk of developing breast cancer. The Informed Mommy is your #1 source for breastfeeding tips and advice.