Johanna Gonzalez

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Writing a birth plan: 10 essential tips from a pediatrician and mom of 5

When a laboring mom arrives at the hospital with a birth plan, nurses often roll their eyes and smirk, especially if it is a check-off-the-boxes and …

Do newborns really need that eye ointment?

Usually yes, sometimes no.<p>Just minutes after I delivered my first child a nurse squirted antibiotic ointment into his eyes. My husband asked what it …

Breastfeeding Must Haves & Nursing Bundle Giveaway!

Some women experience natural discomfort when it comes to establishing a breastfeeding relationship with their young nursling. Luckily, Earth Mama …

10 Best Books to Read While Pregnant

With the intimidating sea of books and information available on the topics of pregnancy, birth, and babies, it can be confusing and daunting to …

Cord Blood Banking - Why I changed my mind

Cord blood banking vs. donation—what to do with those stem cells<p>I changed my mind about cord blood and cord tissue banking. Here’s why.<p>It seemed like …

7 Items To Consider For Your Hospital Bag

Packing your hospital bag can be exciting, especially if you’re a first time mom. But as a first time mom you may not know what to expect. You can …

If You're Not Already, Take Folic Acid Now!

Ever since you decided you were ready to get pregnant, I'm sure your OBGYN has drilled it into your head: Must take folic acid! Must take folic acid! After all, there is major evidence that spina bifida and other birth defects affecting the brain, spine or spinal cord can be prevented with a boost …

Cheap and Chic Nursery Picks

Think you've got to spend big bucks to get a chic nursery? We checked out our favorite retailers and came across these smart buys, all less than $300 (including the cribs).<p>Ensure a healthy sleep environment by investing in bumper-free bedding. This Treetop Friends set from Skip Hop provides …

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Istanbul: City of the Future

From the October 2010 issue of <i>National Geographic Traveler</i><p><b>Beloved for its complex, layered past, Istanbul, where East meets West, may also offer a vision of what’s to come.</b> <br>I don’t think I’d ever stepped inside a cinema restroom to see little video screens along the wall projecting fashion runway …

8 Things Not to Miss in Istanbul

Rome may be The Eternal City, but Istanbul can make a pretty good case for immortality too. The cities are about the same age, both over two-and-a-half millennia, and for much of that time the larger, wealthier, and more influential of the two was not the one in Italy. In fact Istanbul, known as …

A Private Visit to Stonehenge

The first time I saw Stonehenge was at night a dozen years ago; it was exactly midnight, in fact. We had taken the train in from London that morning, and it was clear already that great travel karma was already at work, since my friends and I didn't realize the train stopped in Wells, not at …

A road trip through Scotland's intoxicating Isle of Skye

Like the finest single malt whisky, the Isle of Skye is an intoxicating distillation of all that is great about Scotland’s Highlands and islands. Its dramatic landscape embraces everything from bleak, wind-scoured mountains to sheer sea cliffs and edge-of-the-world, seashell-strewn beaches. Throw …

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Scotland's Major Tourist Attractions Need Millions in Repairs

Historic Scotland, which maintains 345 well-known landmarks including castles, abbeys, monuments and museums have identified 1,700 “urgent” …

See How Turkey's Ancient Cave Dwellings Were Transformed Into A 5-Star Hotel

It took four years of excavating and renovating before the hotel was operational.<p>The visually stunning hotel is now filled with antiques and artifacts, many of which are registered with museums.<p>It has outstanding accommodations, unique rooms, and views fit for a king.<p>Click through to see how …

Things to see in Ireland - What to see in Ireland

Activities in Ireland<p>Civitatis<p>Dublin Pass<p>(15)<p>starting from<p>$72.50<p>Skip the Lines<p>The most visited in Ireland<p>Cliffs in Liscannor<p>Cliffs of …