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Fear is a friend who's misunderstood...

I'm having a big week this week: I have taken the first steps towards two big new projects that I've been incubating in my mind for the past few months.  Both are small steps down a path that I've felt called to walk.  Both will require that I put myself out there in ways that I've never done before. And once again, I'm faced with the gut-wrenching fear of jumping into the unknown that I've become more and more familiar with over the last year.  And while whenever it pops up I greet it like an old friend, it is just as scary each time it pays me a visit as it was the first time. Oddly enough, with all of the...

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Meet Nikki F. Wood: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year Nominee

Hey there friends - I have a very special person to introduce you to that I've had the pleasure of getting to know since launching ModaBaby last year: the awe-inspiring Nikki Fitzgerald Wood.  Aside from owning Charleston-based company Templeton Silver, which makes timeless pacifier clips that convert into a bracelet for mom once baby outgrows the pacifier stage, Nikki is a TWO-time survivor of uterine cancer, and she has been nominated as the Woman of the Year by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).  To celebrate her nomination and to help raise awareness of the cause of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, I sat down with Nikki recently and asked her to share her story with us.  Inspirational, heart-breaking and full...

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Six Steps to Encourage Your Baby to Lead an Active Life

SIX STEPS TO HELP YOUR NEW BABY LIVE AN ACTIVE LIFE  By Katherine Hanson, ModaBaby Founder & CEO *Disclaimer - this article is based on the experiences I had when my son Reese was an infant, which were firmly grounded in his doctor's recommendations for tummy time and other kinds of physical activity.  This is not meant to replace any advice or directions given to you by your child's physician.  Always follow your doctor's instructions, and let your parental intuition be your guide!     TUMMY TIME: In a day in age when the importance of baby sleeping on his/her back is so imperative (as it has been proven to dramatically reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - commonly...

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The Business with Purpose Podcast with Molly Stillman of StillBeingMolly.com

  Hi there friends!  So recently I was a guest on Molly Stillman's Business with Purpose Podcast where I shared with her my journey to starting ModaBaby and a sneak peek of some of the good I hope to be able to accomplish with my business.  I am working hard to grow my business not only for my own gain, but so I can help to make a difference in the lives of other children and families who might be going through some of the trauma and abuse that I experienced growing up. Listen to the full interview here, or stream it directly from Molly's podcast channel, Business with Purpose on your mobile device! P.S. - I have to rave a bit about Molly Stillman.  She...

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This Season of Life: Plane Travel with a Two-Year Old

Hey there friends!  So, didn't plan on having this as the topic of discussion for my first non-introductory blog post, but nonetheless inspiration has struck and here we are. So today, I want to discuss my feelings on plane travel with a small child around the age of two.  Or more specifically, how recently traveling long distances on a plane with my two year old (with my husband in tow) made me, a mom and former frequent business flyer, feel. If you've been following along via Insta-Stories lately, then you know that we recently got back from our annual family surf trip to Barbados, which required a fairly typical one-day travel affair to return home: a 3.5 hour flight from...

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