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Breastfeeding

Booby Beads
-- Feeding necklaces for formula-fed and breast-fed babies!  Colorful & fun nursing necklaces, made to stimulate and occupy your distracted nursling while they are feeding.  This helps minimize pulling away, scratching, pinching, biting and other common difficulties with nursing.

The Breastfeeding Clinic  --  Created by a Registered Nurse/Lactation Consultant, this site has been designed to assist new mothers by providing support and accurate information on breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding Online  --  Created by a Registered Nurse/Lactation Consultant, this site hopes to help empower women to choose to breastfeed and to educate society at large about the importance and benefits of breastfeeding.
The National Women's Health Information Center, A project of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, this easy-to-use site offers a wealth of information on breastfeeding (as well as other women's health issues) and an 800 number for help on breastfeeding.

La Leche League  --  An international, non-profit organization whose mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.  Offers free help via phone, email or in person at local meetings.  Now even offering online groups for those in areas where there is no local meeting. 
If you are not in an area that has a local group, try joining the online group, through Yahoo! Groups.

Children's Products

Natural Parenting with All Natural Mommies -- Your one stop for all natural parenting care items! Offering a wide variety of hand crafted cloth diapers, baby carriers, shopping cart covers, breast pads and momma cloth, as well as natural lotions, many other natural products. Sign up for our newsletter for coupon codes, parenting articles, and information!

Baby-Gates-Direct.com -- Discount Baby Gates
Baby Gates and Child Safety products by KidCo with Free Shipping

Baby See 'N Sign -- Armed with a burning desire to communicate with her son , Kathy set out to create a video that would make it easy for babies and parents to learn American Sign Language. She wanted to produce a video that would not only teach adults, but would teach, as well as entertain, even the youngest of children. Hence, the birth of BABY SEE 'N SIGN.  "It makes learning easy and fun for both parent and child. It provides 3-dimensional images so one can easily decipher how to make the sign," says Kathy. "The signs are clear, with colorful real-life in-your-face images, complete with sound and vocabulary." Baby SEE 'N Sign teaches signing and includes vocabulary too-- which can be used with older children. Just like a book, Baby SEE 'N SIGN can be used to teach children to spell and pronounce the written word.

 
BabySewCute.com specializes in handmade baby blankets, crocheted booties, dresses, sweater sets and also has a fine selection of bibs, burp cloths, hooded bath towels, and many other baby gift ideas!


Craft Kits for Kids and Monthly Craft Subscriptions - ChildCrafter offers craft and needlework kits from ALEX, Quincrafts, Curiosity Kits and Dimensions that any child, boy or girl, will love! Craft of the month subscriptions available too!

Giggle Children's Boutique -- We proudly offer upscale infant and children's apparel, footwear, accessories and gift items. 

Baby Gifts:  GoToBabies.com -- Our unique baby gift store is perfect for baby shower gifts, personalized baby gifts, and great baby gift baskets.

Herbal Tea Boutique - Eco-friendly gifts for Mama & Baby * Organic clothing, cloth diapers, cloth wipes, diapering accessories, natural bath & body products, & herbal remedies.  We carry: Speesees, Bamboo Baby NY, Wahmies, Drybees, Northern Essence, Soft & Scrubby Baby, True Vine Soap, & more..

Hooray for Pages -- Step into your own adventure! Looking for a wonderful gift that any child will love? Try a personalized book!

Kidica.com -- Information on finding the right child care provider and even planning the all-important family vacation while staying on a budget.
 

Kinder Nature
Kinder Nature
-- provides a recipe for environmental education in early childhood education. 

Little Piddles Little Piddles -- A Fine Children's Boutique.  Visit my Blog for future giveaways.

Little Girls' Pearls -- Treasured keepsake pearl jewelry for girls of all ages.  Featuring heirloom baby jewelry, baptism jewelry, little girl jewelry, graduation jewelry, mother's jewelry, bridal jewelry, flower girl jewelry and generation jewelry.

My Baby Care -- At My Baby Care, we are dedicated to providing you with reviews and features covering the best tips, and products for new parents.

My Child Playhouses - Children's Educational Toys | Kids Furniture | Children's Furniture Collections -- Children's educational toy store online from MyChildPlayhouses.com. Over 1000 unique educational toys and games for children. Children's furniture including theme furniture.

Monkey Business Baby  Monkey Business Mom & Baby Shop -- Trendy, whimsical baby and toddler accessories that are sure to satisfy your taste for something different. At Monkey Business, quality, durability and functionality come first; the fun and stylish fabrics are what make our products unique.

Perfect Party by Cody -- Party supplies and costumes with hundreds of party themes such as 1st to 100th birthday, baby or bridal showers, Luau, Mardi Gras and many more.  Ordered from the comfort of your home and delivered directly to you.  Save fuel and time, order online!!

Schoenhut Toy Piano | Toy Pianos- We specialize in providing Schoenhut toy pianos for kids of all ages.

Torgy's Tunes -- Torgy's Tunes specializes in personalized music CDs for children that are full of fun songs with your child's name seamlessly incorporated into the lyrics of each song.

Wacky Windows
Wacky Windows -- High-quality preschool education, engaging games that are easy to navigate and feature game controls developed to be used by children themselves. Kids love Harry, the virtual teacher, who knows the National Curriculum backwards.
 

Cloth Diapering

Diaper Fabric --   Here at DiaperFabric.com you will find everything you need to sew cloth diapers and clothing at home. We sell knit prints; wool for making diaper covers; PUL for covers and AIO`s; organic cotton; hemp; HB-Home patterns; Cuddle Buns By U patterns; Poo Pockets One Size Diaper patterns; Diaper Covers Delux patterns; Kwik Sew Baby, Toddler and Children's sewing books and patterns; fleece; wovens; sherpa; knit terry; velour and so much more!

Diaper Jungle -- A resource site for cloth diapering - It's a jungle out there!
 

Companion Animals

Animal Rescue Site -- In The Animal Rescue Site's first year of operation, 22.9 million bowls of food were funded for animals in need. With the simple, daily click of the purple "Feed an Animal in Need" button, visitors fund bowls of food for formerly neglected or abused animals now living in shelters or sanctuaries. Visitors pay nothing. Site sponsors pay for all funding, which benefits two leading animal welfare charities: The Fund for Animals and North Shore Animal League America.

Pupforum -- pupforum.com was founded in January 2004 by two dog enthusiasts with the desire to provide a home in which rescue & shelter groups, dog trainers and veterinarians, and dog enthusiasts around the world could share information.  pupforum.com offers Ask a Trainer and Ask a Veterinarian sections in which members can submit questions and have them answered by professionals in (roughly) bi-weekly columns. We also offer rescue & shelter groups a place to post adoptable dogs in hopes of finding new homes, a forum for members to meet, talk, and share ideas, and a picture gallery where members can post pictures of their dogs. pupforum.com also features a store with a small selection of items for your dog from training supplies, home supplies, and trainer approved toys.
 

Computer/Business

Flamingtext -- 
At Flamingtext, you can create cool, custom images for FREE, to use on your website or in your e-mail.

Mom Pack -- 
We are a group of moms in business who work together to build our businesses. We invite you to join us in our mission:  to support our mutual goals of success through an innovative free advertising partnership.  Membership to the Mom Pack is, and always will be, free.

Vistaprint --  Use this link to access special promotions (like 25% off entire first order!) for 1st time visitors to Vistaprint. You conveniently order your custom printing right on our web site. We offer business cards, postcards, letterhead, invitations and much more. You can select from hundreds of ready-made, full-color designs in our content library and personalize your design with your own custom text. If you are a bit more adventurous, you can take one of our existing designs and customize it. Or if you have your own design that is all set to go, then just upload it. We'll print it, and we'll do it for a great price.  Offering free business card printing, if customer pays nominal shipping fee.

Contests

Photo Bug Baby Photo Bug Baby -- A FREE natural online photo contest for children 0-13 years old. Win CASH and great prizes! Points contest, Jackpot contest and more! Check out our great products for kids and articles for parents! We also have an awesome FREE pet contest!

Crafting/Sewing

Early Educator Resources

Ms. Storyteller -- A teacher's classroom filled with pictures and ideas of the organization of her classroom.

Earth (Recycling, organic products, etc.)

Dirt Doctor
-- You and your family can garden, work, and play with natural  techniques and organic products to have better gardens, better landscaping, better health, more money left in your  pockets and more fun. DirtDoctor.com is about organic landscaping, natural tree care, healthy soil building, non-toxic natural pest control products, organic fertilizer products and excellent animal and human health information.

Earth Save --
EarthSave.org leads a global movement of people from all walks of life who are taking concrete steps to promote healthy and life-sustaining food choices. EarthSave supplies information, support and practical programs to those who have learned that their food choices impact environmental and human health. We support individuals in making food choices that promote health, reduce health care costs, and provide greater independence from the medical system. We raise awareness of the ecological destruction linked to the production of "food animals." We advocate and promote a delicious, planet-friendly diet.
 

Gift Ideas/Clothing/Accessories

 123Greetings.com
123Greetings.com -- Make free greeting cards to email to friends and family.  Hundreds of categories, images and styles.

Brodie Girl Boutique --Unique personalized gifts and accessories for all occasions. Give a personal gift to last a lifetime! No additional charge for monogramming and engraving.

free printable party invitations  Free Printable Party Invitations -- Invitations-and-More.com -- Find free printable baby shower and wedding shower invitations, party favors and games and be able to customize them to suit your needs.

Products that Pamper by Lynne's Crafts and Home Decor -- Lynne's Crafts and Home Décor is a place to shop for unique and personal items for pampering yourself or someone special to you. Our products are items you may want/need but never take the time to shop for and, most likely, not found in an average store. All items are American made.

 
Olde Country Creations -- Offering professional hand painted items for your gift giving and home decorating needs. We specialize in vintage, country, primitive and shabby yet chic products.

Stylishly Protected -- Baby, toddler gifts, nursing covers,  designer diaper bags, Protect-a-Bub stroller sun shades, baby safety products, infant apparel, baby slings, baby bibs and more!  Because we all know, if baby looks good, you look good!

Sweetest Things -- We offer digital scrap booking sets which can be used digitally or print out for your scrapbooks. We also have computer crafting templates, printables to print and assemble and project ideas!

Visit Us Today! WAHShopping.com -- The Place to Go to Shop with Moms at Home! Use our shopping portal for all of your online shopping needs! From A to Z, you will find what you need!

Zaylii Nicole's -- Zaylii Nicole has a wonderful variety of products for you and your bella bebe'!  ZN specializes in adorable-custom made-boutique clothing that you will not find in stores. Our designs are of high quality and are created by up and coming designers. We also carry many products for moms and moms to be.  Stop by ZN today, you'll be glad you did!

 

Health/Medical

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention --  is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

eMedicine Health -- Launched in 1996, www.eMedicine.com comprises the largest and most current Clinical Knowledge Base available to physicians and health professionals. Nearly 10,000 physician authors and editors contribute to the eMedicine Clinical Knowledge Base, which contains articles on 7000 diseases and disorders. The evidence-based content—updated 24/7—provides the latest practice guidelines in 62 medical specialties. eMedicine's professional content undergoes 4 levels of physician peer review plus an additional review by a PharmD.  In May 2003, eMedicine launched a new consumer health site— www.eMedicinehealth.com. With more than 5500 pages of health content, the site contains articles written by physicians for patients and consumers. Each article is reviewed by 2 physicians and a PharmD. Current medical information is available in the Health Resource, First Aid and Emergencies, and Lifestyle and Wellness Centers.

Kids and Thumbs -- Answers to your questions about thumb sucking and more! Check out our articles, information and research.

Medline Plus --  A service of the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

Prevent SIDS -- For the true cause of SIDS and what you can do about it, visit this site to learn how it IS possible to prevent SIDS in your family. Stop by today, before it's too late.

University of California Cooperative Extension's Plant Safety --  Suggestions on indoor/outdoor plant and herb safety containing comprehensive lists of toxic and non-toxic plants as well as the toxicity level of each, if applicable.  A must for gardeners with young children.  If you choose to keep toxic plants, at least be aware of them so you can eagle-eye your youngsters around them!

World Health Organization -- The World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized agency for health, established in 1948. WHO's objective is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health, defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.  WHO is governed by 192 Member States through the World Health Assembly. The main tasks of the World Health Assembly are to approve the WHO program and the budget for the following biennium and to decide major policy questions.


Home & Family

Taking Time for Mommy -- Sit back, relax, & take a little time for yourself!  We will be publishing new articles weekly so be sure to sign up for our newsletter!  We also offer a book club, a marketplace for you to support other moms & shop in, and a distributor's directory.

Today's Homemaker Today's Homemaker -- Help for the modern home dweller

UR Noteworthy Party Invitations -- The best way to set the tone of your party is by selecting the perfect invitation.  We have made finding the ideal invitation for your big event easy for you.

 

Inspirational

Cup of Hope -- Cup of Hope inspires and encourages you through inspirational articles and ideas.

Mother Devoted -- "Nothing is taboo to a Mother Devoted!"


Nutrition

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
--  The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is the most highly rated peer-reviewed journal in ISI's nutrition and dietetics category and publishes the latest worldwide basic and clinical studies relevant to human nutrition in topics such as obesity, vitamins and minerals, nutrition and disease, and energy metabolism. Periodically, supplements to the Journal are published, and these contain proceedings from internationally recognized conferences on clinical nutrition.

Fankhauser's Cheese Page --  by David B. Fankhauser, Ph. D., Professor of Biology and Chemistry, University of Cincinnati Clermont College offers several easy-to-follow recipes for those adventurous enough to make homemade cheese and yogurt.

Online Groups

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Grins N Giggles Message Board
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For moms from all walks of life.

  The Mom Pack -- to support our mutual goals of success  through an innovative, free advertising partnership.  Moms promoting moms...that's what we're all about.

The Mom Exchange -- Moms (birth, adoptive or just at heart) helping Moms (birth, adoptive or just at heart). Help, advise, business exchange...what ever you need, I hope you will find here.
 

Parenting

Attachment Parenting International
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Baby Names Country - A tribute to the editor's only son, who died at the age of 2, this site helps parents research baby names from all over the world.

CalgaryMoms.net - A Directory just for Calgary Moms! - A Calgary based directory that includes links for babies, children, jewelry, diapers, breastfeeding, shopping, recreation, fun and more!

The Diaper Lady -- From cloth diapering and breastfeeding, to baby wearing and making your own baby food, the diaper lady offers parenting information and natural products. Please make sure to read the information on the BabeSafe mattress cover and SIDS prevention.

Elizabeth Pantley -- Parenting author/educator Elizabeth Pantley is president of Better Beginnings, Inc., a family resource and education company. She's published several parenting books, such as The No-Cry Sleep Solution and Gentle Baby Care.  Elizabeth frequently speaks to parents in schools, hospitals, and parent groups, and her presentations are received with enthusiasm and praise.  She is frequently quoted as a parenting expert in magazines such as Parents, Parenting, Woman's Day, Good Housekeeping, McCall's, and Redbook and on more than 80 parent-directed Websites. 

Expert Articles on starting a family - Articles on starting a family, adopting, being pregnant and raising young children, by HowToDoThings.com.

Family Fun Shop: Getting Families Together for Fun! -- A variety of unique products and lots of free family fun.

Great Dad - Parenting Tips -- GreatDad is a leading source of experience, recommendations, inspiration and advice for dads—delivered from the male perspective. GreatDad features advice from experienced dads on parenting, dad care, pregnancy care, adoption, child care, and on raising kids and teens.

Healthy Parenting: Healthy Parenting: Raising Happy Healthy Children...Naturally! -- A resource site about attachment & alternative parenting, positive discipline, natural living, organic whole food eating and holistic health.

JustParents -- JustParents is a friendly pregnancy and parenting forum including advice, pregnancy calculator and loads of tools and resources for pregnancy and parenting.

Kay Green Christian Homeschool Adoption WAHM Mother  

Kellymom -- At Kellymom.com, we provide up-to-date evidence-based information on breastfeeding and parenting issues. It's all free--no subscriptions, no advertising.  Very informative, easy-to-use.

Mindful Mother Magazine - Ezine and interactive community for hip, conscious moms  Mindful Mother Magazine - Ezine and interactive community for "Moms in the Middle"

Mommy & Me -- Mommy & Me Association, Inc. was founded by Dr. Cindy Bunin Nurik, a renowned child development specialist, family therapist, mom and pioneer in the parent-child movement. In 1979, she opened the Parent-Child enrichment Center in Florida, where she taught Mommy & Me classes. Over the years, Dr. Cindy has worked closely with thousands of children and families. As her classes grew in popularity, parents asked her how they could bring some of the fun activities into their daily routine. The Mommy & Me Company was founded in response to this need. We are committed to providing you and your child fun and simple ways to make the most of the time you spend-Laughing, Loving, Learning-Together.

Moms Offering Moms Support, MOMS Club --
We are a support group designed just for the at-home mother of today! You are interested in the world around you, want a variety of activities for you and your children, and are proud of your choice of at-home mothering for your families! We know, because we're at-home mothers, too!  Low start-up costs and yearly fees.  Provides freedom to incorporate sub-groups based on mothers interests within the group.  Not affiliated with any religion.

Mothers of Preschoolers, MOPS --  MOPS International exists to meet the needs of every mom - urban, suburban, and rural moms, stay-at-home and working moms, teen, single, and married moms - moms with different lifestyles who all share a similar desire to be the very best moms they can be! MOPS recognizes that the years from infancy to kindergarten are foundational in a mother-child relationship and are filled with unique needs.
MOPS helps moms through relationships established in the context of local groups that provide a caring atmosphere for today's mother of young children. MOPS also encourages and supports mom through resources such as books, this Web site, the daily MOMSense Radio program, and the MOPStoMom Connection.

Precious Kids -- Adoption & Homeschool - We also have family resources, baby items, free stuff for families, kids items, resources, monthly, contest, adoption resources, open adoption, education, curriculum, books, sign language, adoptive breastfeeding, mom, business, make money at home , business, homeschool, Christian, free software and much much more!  http://www.PreciousKids.org

Support for Moms -- Support for Moms is crammed with information for mothers to share and profit from, covering depression, relating to children with ADD/ADHD, home schooling, relaxing and stress relief education. Be sure to check out our forums!  Resources, ebooks, free ebooks and more.  Site is updated weekly.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension -- University of Maine Cooperative Extension (UMCE) is the major educational outreach program of the University of Maine, with offices statewide. UMCE provides Maine people with research-based educational programs to help them live fuller, more productive lives.  No matter where you live, this site has some great, easy-to-find information on families, parenting and health with brochures and newsletters on many topics that can be shared with others (teachers? medical personnel? loved ones?).).

Zero to Three --  Offers a catalogue of informative and helpful books to assist parents, teachers and medical personnel in their growing understanding of the young child.d.
 

Pregnancy/Childbirth

Baby shower gift idea - Nappycakes - it's a diaper cake!  Unique Baby Shower Gifts -- BabyNappyCakes.com -- Nappy Cakes - Give a diaper cake!  These practical and unique baby shower gifts come in a wide selection of themes and colors to choose from.

The Belly Connection --
The Belly Connection is a place where you can connect with other expecting moms, and at the same time find unique pregnancy & baby products!

Birthing Better - Positive Birth Memories Are So Important ... The Pink Kit Method For Birthing Better® Leads The Way To Positive Births In ALL Births.
 

The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth -- believes in:  natural childbirth, active participation of the husband as coach, excellent nutrition, avoidance of drugs during pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding unless absolutely necessary, training "Early-birth" classes followed by weekly classes starting in the 6th month, continuing until birth; relaxation and NATURAL breathing; "tuning-in" to your own body; immediate and continuous contact with your new baby; breastfeeding, beginning at birth; consumerism and positive communications; parents taking responsibility for the safety of the birth place, procedures, attendants, and emergency back-up; and the parents being prepared for unexpected situations such as emergency childbirth, and cesarean section.

Ecobaby Natural Baby Products - Shop for pregnancy and baby gifts at ecobaby. Large selection of gifts that are all organic and/or natural.


GlamourBelly.com -- Our fun & easy do-it-yourself complete pregnancy belly cast kit allows expecting parents to create a 3D memento of a mom’s pregnancy . A pregnancy belly cast not only creates a lasting memory of this very special nine months Mother and Baby shared together, it also makes a very precious gift to your child.   This family heirloom is a unique baby shower gift.

 

Paper Pow - Baby Shower Stationery Invitations -- Rubber Duckie and Noah’s Ark themed baby shower stationery and project ideas.
 

Posh and Pregnant -- High quality pregnancy and baby related sites on the internet! 

Signs of Ovulation - Pregnancy Planet is the only community on the web dedicated to pregnant and TTC parents. We provide week by week pregnancy information, symptoms & advice along with parenting tips & solutions, conception due date calculator, celebrity baby news, free TTC tickers & blinkies and much more.

Prenatal Bonding -- Prenatal & Childbirth Hypnosis, Womb Baby Bonding, Natural Childbirth Hypnosis & Relaxation CDs

Shopping/Discounts

FreebieMom Blog -- We hunt for freebies so you don't have to.  Offering baby, toddler, teen and family discount and freebie information across the web.

 
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