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Why I Did NOT Encapsulate My Placenta

You have probably heard of placenta encapsulation if you are having babies these days. Placenta encapsulation is the practice of preparing your placenta to eat. In case this is all news to you: yes, that’s right: some moms eat a human organ after birth. Clearly placenta encapsulation isn’t for everyone. Yet, when I was pregnant […]

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CMB The Do's & Don'ts of Summer Vacation

The Do’s and Don’ts of Summer Vacation

Congratulations! You made it to another summer vacation! If you are a mom, you probably fall into one of three categories when it comes to mixing parenthood and summer: You are new to the mom scene, and still in the new baby haze, thinking, “What month is it??” You are a working mom thinking, “How am I […]

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CMB OTR Guide

CMB’s Guide to Over-the-Rhine

I am not going to lie; one of my favorite places in Cincinnati to spend a free day is Over-the-Rhine! OTR, as it’s known, has been hugely revitalized in recent years, and has become a hotspot for Cincinnatians, young and old, to enjoy local art, shopping, and fine dining! There just aren’t enough hours in […]

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Mental Health for Kids

Mental Health Days for Kids: Growing Up Balanced

I am the kind of mom who lets my kids play hooky sometimes. Hooky from school, hooky from responsibilities, even hooky from homework sometimes. I mean, everybody needs a little mental vacation from the daily grind, am I right? Growing up is hard work. Going to school each day, is quite literally, the children’s job. […]

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Heart of CMB: Infertility and Parental Hope

What is the goal of Parental Hope? Parental Hope is a Cincinnati-based non-profit that is operated by volunteers who have been personally impacted by infertility.  Parental Hope’s mission is to help couples battling infertility by raising awareness and helping to alleviate the emotional and financial burden of infertility as follows:    Raising awareness. Infertility impacts […]

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Doula

Why I Wished I Had a Doula at My Birth and After

I am part of two clubs that pregnant and new mothers don’t ever wish to join: the long-first-labor club and the postpartum depression club. My husband and I did 54 hours of labor, mostly alone. Afterward, I developed postpartum depression, which was also very isolating. During those challenging days and then subsequent challenging months, I know […]

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Travel

Travel, Toddlers, and the TSA

I would like to consider myself a veteran traveler. My family lives spread out across the United States and as a result we travel a lot. From an early age, airline travel has been a normal, if somewhat inconvenient at times, part of life. When I started having my own kids, the term “normal” went out […]

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