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May featured Charity - March of Dimes

A portion of all sales from the month of May were donated to March of Dimes. March of Dimes not only is a leader in women and babies health globally it is also a great resource for accurate and evidence based information regarding your pregnancy and if you are having any complications. Personally, this charity helped me find information and much needed answers after I experienced PPROM with my second. A snipet from there website about who they are and what they do: "March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We believe that every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately, not all babies get one. We are changing that. For 80 years,...

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April Featured Charity - Made by Momma

Each month we donate a portion of all sales to charities that support mother and infant well being. Among the seriousness of the pandemic we have chosen a Canadian charity that needs a little extra support during COVID-19, Made by Momma. Made by Momma offers support to families with young children in the Calgary, AB area. COVID-19 has hit Calgary hard and families that were already facing adversity are headed down a path of crisis. According to Made by Momma many families in Calgary do not have a support system to rely on and nobody to turn to. Made by Momma is a grassroots non-profit organization that helps families facing situations of adversity and crisis by providing healthy prepared meals,...

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How to Support New Parents - the COVID edition

Welcoming a new baby into the world is such a blessing for new parents and families. The way their chubby little cheeks are so cute and their cries are so precious and the nights are so tiring and the days are so long and the dishes are piling up and what day is it today anyway? It doesn't matter how much of a blessing a new baby is - we can still admit it's tiring and can be very overwhelming.Usually there's a long list of how to help new parents. Some usual ideas to help would be a simple visit to help them with laundry, help with older kids, being present and holding the baby while mom showers, putting the...

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Activities for the Kiddies

WOOHOOO WE'VE MADE IT THROUGH WINTER!! The days are getting longer, and the weather is getting nicer. Usually a time we all start to celebrate and shed our winter woes in a 'HURRAY - We've made it through another dark season.' But this spring feels a bit different. There's not much celebrating going on and we're not out and about meeting friends at the park or in the sunshine. We're still hunkered down in our homes, hopefully getting out for a walk here and there, but we're generally stuck inside. We're not much of schedule people around here but I've been finding it helpful to maintain a little bit of regularity. I have pretty loose boundaries on how my day looks...

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Cloth Diapering Basics

Did you know it takes about 500 YEARS for a diaper to decompose in a landfill????? We LOVE cloth diapering. We also know cloth diapering isn't for everyone and not for the faint of heart. We want to share our cloth diapering experience with you. As a disclaimer please always follow your manufacturers instructions on how to clean your cloth diapers as all brands may vary.  Also remember, just like all things parenting, cloth diapering doesn't have to be an all or nothing experience. Here at Owl Gator we do whatever we can to make the parenting experience less stressful in order to help you be your best self with babe. We LOVE cloth diapering but we also take a...

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