New Mommy's blog

Have fun helping your child become a lifelong learner with StoryBlocks!

Did you know that parents who sing and talk with their children are building reading readiness and making a difference in lifelong learning? Interested in learning about other activities that will help your children learn and grow? If so, check out StoryBlocks.org!

I love reading and singing to my 7-month old, and while I always knew it was fun for my baby to watch me act out the itsy bitsy spider climbing the water spout, I didn’t realize how much these types of fingerplays and rhyming songs actually impacted her healthy brain functionality! Score one for mom!!

Tales of breastfeeding...

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Working full time while nursing a baby is the most rewarding and exhausting thing I've ever done! Where do I turn when I need a little breastfeeding inspiration? First I look at my cute lil' baby, and then I hit up Denver Public Library.

Deciding to breastfeed isn't something I really thought about too much. I simply knew I wanted to try it--I have nothing against parents who formula-feed their babies. I'm very much a "whatever works for you" kind of gal and some women just can't breastfeed for a multitude of reasons.

I learned a little about breastfeeding in my childbirth class and decided to take a breastfeeding class after it came to an end.  I did ok 'breastfeeding' a stuffed Cookie Monster, so when baby arrived I gave it a go. 

When "What to Expect" just isn't enough.

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Countdown to baby? Let DPL help you prepare for the arrival of your little one with our massive collection of baby books and dvds. Besides, what else are you going to read in the waiting room?

If you're anything like me, the minute you find out you're pregnant you'll immediately go out and purchase your own brand new copy of What to Expect When You're Expecting.  If you're anything like me, you'll curl up in bed with it and study it religiously until you fall asleep at 7:00 p.m.--if you can stay up that late in your first trimester. If you're anything like me, you'll soon find yourself dreaming about car-seat/stroller combos and infant layettes.

How exactly do you milk an almond? Eating a soy and dairy free diet.

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Having a daughter who is allergic to both dairy and soy is a challenge. Read on to find out how I have adjusted my diet in order to nurse a baby with food allergies.  Ice cream is still on the menu!

When I decided to breast feed my baby, I knew I would have to watch my diet, but I didn't know to what extent until my daughter's food allergies were diagnosed two months after she was born.
At first, avoiding foods with soy and dairy seemed almost impossible--grab any package from the shelves at your local grocery store and I can assure you that you will find the words, "contains soy" or "contains milk."  It's in everything!
Saying goodbye to cheese was hard, but I managed to find some tasty alternatives by reading up on food allergies at

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