Jessica Kannel (Street Articles Author)
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I'm a new, mom to my wonderful 6 month old son. It has become my mission to provide him with the best and healthiest environment that I can create. During the learning process of parenthood my obsession with a natural lifestyle has given me a broad dictation on many baby and health related subjects. It's my goal to share my knowledge to those who desire to live a natural lifestyle as well!

Why You Shouldn't Spank Your Kids
I want to discuss a very touchy subject in our society...spanking. How many of you have been spanked? Truth is probably a lot of us. I was, and so were many of my friends. Now you may think, well I was spanked and I turned out fine! Well yea, maybe,…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Motherhood   Jan 18, 2014  
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Co - sleeping Basics
What is co-sleeping? Most people confuse the terms co-sleeping and bed sharing. Co-sleeping is when your infant sleeps in close proximity to it's parents, such as in a crib or bassinet next to the parent's bed. Bed sharing is when the baby shares sleeping space with the parents. Now I…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Motherhood   Jan 13, 2014  
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Baby Won't Sleep At Night
So your baby is waking up at night? Join the parenting club! Baby night is very common, and truthfully it will happen to every child. There are several reasons for them waking up in the middle of the night and that can be a challenge to figure out what is…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Motherhood   Jan 07, 2014  
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Hyland Teething Tabs - are they Really Risky?
There is a lot of debate around Hyland's Teething Tablets regarding the risk of seizures and harm to children. This stems form the ingredient Belladonna that is in the tablets. Now let's be real, there are risks with any type of pain relief medicine and if you ask me the…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Motherhood   Jan 05, 2014  
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Are Amber Teethng Necklaces Really A Hazard to Babies?
When I got pregnant I have to tell you I was scared and not at all ready for it. I knew nothing about babies or how to take care of a baby. Heck, I have barely even held a baby in my entire life! Clearly had some learning to do…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Babies Toddler   Jan 05, 2014  
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Essential Oil Teething Remedies
If you are a momma who has tried essential oils, you understand the amazing powers they have. I used to think it was such a stupid concept and there was no way something so simple could have such powers to have the benefits they claimed to carry. Well I was…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Motherhood   Dec 31, 2013  
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Sophie Giraffe Teething Toy
I'm sure most parents have heard about Sophie the Giraffe Teether from someone. I don't think I have heard a negative review on Sophie, all I see or hear are parents raving about how much their baby loves it. Well you will hear the same from me! I was leery…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Motherhood   Dec 27, 2013  
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When Do Babies Eat Solid Food?
Oh the most hated question I hear from people! When do babies eat solid food? Well there is no simple answer to this question as each baby is different and develops different. You can go by age, development, or their signs but the best way is to go by all…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Motherhood   Dec 23, 2013  
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Breast Milk Popsicle!
Wondering what to do with all that breast milk you have in the freezer that you don't want going to waste? Any breast feeding mom knows the extreme value of your breast milk and never want any ounce to go to waste. Now you may be thinking, well why don't…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Motherhood   Dec 16, 2013  
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Extra Virgin Coconut Oil For Babies
I'm sure we have all been hearing more about the great benefits of coconut oil, and not just for cooking. Coconut oil can be used for practically anything and has some immense health benefits if used properly and regularly. With the many ailments that can happen to our babies, we…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Motherhood   Dec 13, 2013  
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