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This is not actually a food blog, despite the title. The chia seed situation is just what intersected with and evolved alongside my more significant musings as I was overthinking life and relationships recently. So stay with me, if you would, through the winding world of snacks to get to the heart of the thing […]

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Happy Belated Thanksgiving to you all, wherever this finds you. Here is my whole fam damily in the woods last week on Thanksgiving morning. It was beautiful, gray, warm and chilly all at once, and spookily quiet aside from my pups, both human and canine.  After a reflective and lovely day Thursday (astonishing to feel […]

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This is a tough blog to write but it’s time. With a heavy heart, I want to share the tough news with you that Baby Botanica is closing. If timing is everything, then there could be no worse time to open a small business geared toward pregnant people and tiny babies than 2020. The fact […]

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June 12, 2020 Dear Baby Botanica Community, We write to share some thoughts on the circumstances, protests, police brutality, racism, and reactions in the past weeks (… centuries): Simply put, Baby Botanica supports the movement toward equality and equity, Black Lives Matter, and recent protests unequivocally. We see birth work, maternity, and family as political […]

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Whether your birth was glorious, difficult, traumatic or transformative – you have a story to tell. In this sacred circle of story sharing, we will be listening and telling our birth stories with open and supportive hearts. Babes in arms are welcome. This is a free group and we strongly encourage you to sign-up through […]

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I kind of loved this Mother’s Day, maybe more than any other. For starters, my kiddos were mine, all mine, and bouquets were from our garden and woods this year. My boys gifted me creative songs made with some cool computer app, and my daughter made me amazing GF chocolate chip cookies. I awoke to […]

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Monday morning, a bit after noon, a pink, pudgy, healthy, black-haired little dude was born in a birth center in Connecticut. He charged his way into the world like the tiny Taurus he is, and all in attendance marveled at the sight and sound of his mom and dad singing a Gershwin tune as they […]

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So, schedules in the time of pandemics — definitely important for routine, normalcy, productivity, and sanity. And according to my social media feeds, there are a LOT of options out there, including: the Pinterest version, which includes such things as decorating cupcakes with handspun sugar yarn sourced from pacifist Irish mountain goats while teaching your […]

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This is a supportive group for women who have had cesareans births, VBACs or are planning a VBAC. Join us for an opportunity to listen to each other’s stories and share resources. Babies in arms are welcome. Unlimited number can attend. This is a free meetup and we strongly encourage you to sign-up through our schedule […]

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Some time near the end of February, Nicole Guzman of GooseWorks, our truly extraordinary web designer based in Newburgh NY,  and I marveled at how under control everything was as we prepared for the next quarter. We’ve got this, we (so innocently) thought. Baby Botanica’s business model functions in quarterly co-op cycles so that our […]

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People, this week has been tough. The reality of the long haul is settling in, the weather the first half of the week was crap, and my kids haven’t started online classes at their school yet. I’m bewildered by the people (both in-office and on the streets) who consider our most vulnerable citizens expendable, and […]

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I just found this photo on my phone because we share a cloud and that makes mysterious pics appear for me on my smartphone. Technology makes zero sense to me – perhaps I’ve mentioned that in previous blogs? Anyways, I found this photo of my three kiddos and our best bud from NYC, Matt, and […]

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This week, in light of an international pandemic, I decided to interview one of the most astute health practitioners I know: Rebekah Azzarelli. Rebekah is a homeopath, based in Beacon, NY, who provides services at Baby Botanica as well. Her depth of wisdom about family health will astound you, and I encourage you to book an […]

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