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Help! How Do I Know What’s Best for My Baby?

By Bonni Berger | June 29, 2020 |

Remember these three things and you’ll be set! “What’s best for my baby?” There is a lot of information out there. And new parents want it. Neighborhood listservs, parent forums, grandparents, Google, friends with babies, friends without babies, not to mention all the people wanting to sell you something – all propose to have THE…

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Frustrated That Your Baby Refuses a Bottle? Here’s What You Can Do.

By Bonni Berger | June 22, 2020 |

I wrote a blog on Baby Refuses a Bottle a few months ago. “So, what’s changed?” you might ask. As part of my professional development as a postpartum doula, my learning and exposure to new information is ongoing. I recently attended a workshop on “Bottle Refusal,” given by Susan Howard, a nurse and IBCLC (International…

queer parents

New Queer Parents and Postpartum Support: Why it’s So Important!

By Bonni Berger | June 15, 2020 |

Queer or straight, new parents need support after bringing a baby home. Everyone is sleep deprived, wants to know how best to feed baby and has infant care questions. But what makes the LGBTQ experience different from their straight peers? As with any group of people, there isn’t just one lived experience. However, the LGBTQ…

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Tummy Time Tips For Babies! How Parents Can Help.

By Bonni Berger | June 6, 2020 |

You may wonder why tummy time is so important for your baby. Babies spend A LOT of time on their backs. It’s a daily rotation from bassinet to changing table to car seat. To crib to play mat to stroller. To bouncy seat to rockers to infant swings. Whew! It’s no wonder why many babies…

tomato soup

Make This Delicious Thai Tomato Soup in Under 30 Minutes!

By Bonni Berger | May 19, 2020 |

Try a new take on tomato soup with your same-old, same-old pantry items. Hot tomato soup. Sometimes that’s just what you need. This delicious one is great as a partner to grilled cheese or as a stand alone. It’s ready in less than 30 minutes and uses ingredients already found in your pantry! adapted from…


Enjoy This Tea Recipe to Help Ease Your Pain

By Bonni Berger | March 10, 2020 |

And Calm Your Nerves Best Tea recipe Adapted from Any time is a good time to take care of yourself. This best tea does just that. It has natural, essential ingredients to boost your immune system, to soothe your pain and bring some well deserved calm to your day. Turmeric contains a compound called…


The One Word All New Parents Hate

By Bonni Berger | March 3, 2020 |

And How New Parents Can Turn It To Their Advantage It amazes me how some people generalize their own experience with the expectation that it holds a truth for others. We’ve all encountered this in our lives and it’s not always welcome. One word says it all. Should. New parents are prime targets. They can’t…

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10 Ways to Save Money With a Newborn

By Bonni Berger | February 25, 2020 |

10 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Dollar When You Have a Baby As all parents know, babies cost a lot of money. Diapers, stroller, car seat and doctor visits are some of the inevitable bills. But there are ways to minimize the output of your wallet’s hard earned dollars. Here are 10 money-saving…

tomato capellini

Hungry new parent with little time? This recipe is quick and easy!

By Bonni Berger | February 18, 2020 |

Vegetarian and delicious too! This vegetarian recipe comes together in the amount of time it takes to boil water and cook capellini, the thinnest of pastas. Adapted from Quick Vegetarian Pleasures by Jeanne Lemlin Capellini With Tomato Pesto 1/3 c. pine nuts (optional) 6 ounce can good-quality tomato paste 1/2 c. minced fresh parsley 1/4…

sad teen

Do You Need to Be A Pioneer in Your Child’s Life?

By Bonni Berger | February 6, 2020 |

Published in DC Area Moms Blog on January 10, 2020 in Health and Fitness When I became a mother for the first time, more than 25 years ago, little did I know that among the job titles I’d come to have was “detective.” Sure, raising three kids had its drama – a plastic bead stuck…