By Ashley Devonish | Category: Favorite Lists, New Products, Products, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Tuesday, May 6, 2014
I am really excited to announce that Mom 4 Life is now carrying the Anna Naturals brand. They offer a very high quality product line of herbal teas and all natural lotions and soaps. I am in love! The teas are so flavorful and delicious. And the lotion is amazing. It goes on smooth, is incredibly moisturizing but not greasy. I sampled the lavender scented lotion and it is perfect for Spring.
The teas offer several different flavors depending on the stage of pregnancy or pre-pregnancy you are at. The different flavors are Preconception, Pregnancy, Keep it Down, New Mama, Nursing Mama, and Weaning Mama.
I am not currently breastfeeding but when I was, I used a nursing tea religiously and it seriously saved my milk supply. On the other hand, I did not use a weaning tea once I was ready to stop nursing and that was a huge mistake. It was very painful, I was engorged constantly. Lesson learned! Next time, I can not wait to use these teas for nursing!
Developed exclusively for women with organic and natural ingredients – no additives or artificial flavors, ever!
Anna Naturals Mama Tea’s are blends packed with vitamins and herbs to nourish the body. They are naturally caffeine free and safe for you and baby.
Preconception Tea benefits:
- High in vitamins and minerals
- Assists in regulating menstrual cycles
- Promotes hormonal balance
- Tones the muscles in the uterus
- Promotes a rich uterine lining and strong blood flow
- Best to take 3-6 months prior to conception
Preconception Tea ingredients: Organic red raspberry leaf, organic nettles, chamomile, orange peel, orange extract, rosehip.
Pregnancy Tea benefits:
- High in essential nutrients for pregnancy
- Strengthens the uterine wall and prepare the uterus for contractions
- Helps to make delivery easier and faster
- May reduce labor pain during and after childbirth
- Reduces the recovery time after delivery
- Best to take in third trimester (ask your doctor or midwife on when best to start)
Pregnancy Tea ingredients: Organic red raspberry leaf, organic nettles, organic avena, strawberries, lemon peel, strawberry and lemon extract.
Keep it Down benefits:
- Relieves nausea due to morning sickness and upset stomach
- May help to relieve heartburn
- Also beneficial in clearing allergies or cold symptoms
Keep it Down Tea ingredients: Organic ginger root, organic spearmint, lavender, organic red raspberry leaf, strawberries, orange pieces, orange extract.
New Mama Tea benefits:
- Heals damaged tissues from delivery
- Tones tissue to restore and rejuvenate
- High in Vitamin K and calcium
- Reduces risk of postpartum hemorrhage
- Helps diminish muscle pain in abdomen and legs
New Mama Tea ingredients: Organic lady’s mantle, organic alfalfa, organic nettles, dandelion, strawberries, cherries, cranberries, cherry and strawberry extract.
Nursing Mama tea benefits:
- Increases milk supply
- Creates a stronger let-down
- Promotes a healthy, going milk supply
Nursing Mama tea ingredients: Organic whole fenugreek seed, organic rooibos, pineapple, apple, rosehips, lemon peel, hibiscus, cranberry, cherry extract, strawberry extract, orange extract.
Weaning Mama tea benefits:
- Naturally decreases milk supply
- Helps the weaning process
- Allows for an easy transition from breastfeeding
Weaning Mama tea ingredients: Organic sage, organic peppermint, yarrow flower, parsley, honey, peaches, peach extract, vanilla extract, stevia extract.
Preconception, Pregnancy, Keep it Down
New Mama, Nursing Mama, Weaning Mama
You can get your Anna Naturals Herbal Teas right here
You get 26 tea bags per canister
As I mentioned earlier, the Smooth Mama lotion is amazing, whether you are pregnant or not. It comes in three scents: Lavender, Orange Vanilla and Vanilla Spice
- Aloe leaf extract for hydration and removal of dead skin
- Cucumber extract for skin tone and circulation
- Chamomile extract to soothe and heal dry skin
- Calendula (Marigold) extract for anti-bacterial properties
- Vitamins A,C, and E for healthy feeling and looking skin
- Free of Silicones, Parabens, Phthalates
- Free of Formaldehyde, Dyes, Chlorine
- Free of PEG, Petrochemicals
- Free of Synthetic Fragrances
You can get your Anna Naturals Smooth Mama lotion right here
I hope that you give these products a try, they really are amazing and the quality will speak for itself.
By Ashley Devonish | Category: New Products, Products, Surprize Me!, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Friday, February 21, 2014
I am very excited to announce that we now offer Tady Totes at www.mom4life.com
If you haven’t seen them yet, Tady Tote transforms from a plush, cushioned mat to a bag—instantly! From tummy time to preschool and beyond, a child will love playing, napping and cuddling on this comfy mat.
Tady Tote provides a large (52” across), cushioned area for your baby to play on, have tummy time, nap or roll around both indoors and outdoors. It is water resistant, making it ideal for play dates, park outings or anywhere you need a clean place to sit and play. And, since it’s cushioned, it’s even great for hard floors.
It’s also quick and easy to clean up because you can leave all of your items on the mat, then simply fold it back into a bag and go. Two roomy pockets let you store necessities and the Tady Tote can be folded closed without having to remove your child’s toys.
You can even remove the plush teddy bear blanket, which your child is sure to love snuggling with, enabling you to launder it alone or with the entire Tady Tote.
The Tady Tote’s patented design was created by a mother of two from Tucson, Arizona, and it has undergone rigorous safety testing by a government-accredited lab. It’s the only product of its kind, making it an ideal and unique baby shower gift.
AND for one week only, the Tady Tote is on sale for $65 plus free shipping! Originally $79.99
Watch this video to learn more:
I truly love this product. It can be anything from a nap mat, to a play area, to just a snugly blanket. What do you guys think?
By Ashley Devonish | Category: It Worked 4 Me, New Products, Products, Surprize Me!, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Friday, November 8, 2013
I must say that this product is a must have for children when vacationing, especially when visiting crowded places like theme parks or even Holiday parades.
Its called SafetyTat. SafetyTats are temporary tattoos which you can write your phone number on in case your child gets lost or separated from you.
I even used these on my son when we went to our church’s Fall Festival. It gives me great peace of mind in letting him play on the playground or jump in the jumpy house.
Here are some of the great features SafetyTat offers:
Made with proprietary Tateck waterless peel-and-stick tattoo material
Package comes with 6 SafetyTats and a free non-toxic SafetyTat Pen
Fun and colorful, vibrant on all skin tones
Tattoos come blank so you can customize
When applied to the arm of your child or loved one, SafetyTat provides an immediate, highly visible form of identification
Stays in place even when wet at the pool, beach or bathing
Lasts for up to 2 weeks
Medical grade, hypoallergenic and latex-free
Designed by a Mom of three kids
- Made in the USA
You can get yours here, on sale for $8.00 originally $9.95.
By Ashley Devonish | Category: Favorite Lists, Hot New Finds, New Products, Products, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Friday, November 1, 2013
I am pretty excited about our recent addition to Mom 4 Life. They are umbilical cord bodysuits which allow the baby’s umbilical cord to dry properly. The product is called Assessables and they were invented by a mom nurse. How brilliant! I know with me being a new mom, I definitely would have used this product. I was always paranoid about clothes rubbing my sons cord when he was born. It is basically a soft long sleeve onsie that has a hole cut out around the umbilical cord.
This also would have been helpful to me when my son got a herniated belly button. Basically his belly button swell up to about the size of a quarter. It was not cute! And I would just not put any clothes on him because I was afraid it would rub against the belly button and hurt him.
One of my cousins just had a baby boy and I am super eager to give him one of these onsies as a gift to see how he likes it. Let me know if you think this is a great product; would love to hear your comments.
and if you would like to buy one you can get one HERE.
By Ashley Devonish | Category: It Worked 4 Me, New Products, Products, Surprize Me!, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Thursday, October 24, 2013
So I am super excited to announce that we now carry Woombie and Refresh A Baby at www.Mom4Life.com. I found both of these companies at the ABC Kids expo. Woombie is seriously the easiest way to swaddle a baby I have ever seen. I wish I had known about these when my son Dominic was born. He always found a way to escape the swaddle. These would have been amazing. And I will be giving these away as holiday gifts to all my friends with little ones.
They come in original, organic, AIR, convertible and they also have amazing mesh swaddle blankets and mesh onsies.
I invite you to take a look. Tons of colors, styles and sizes available.
It is a portable and user friendly nipple that simply “pops” onto a water bottle and transforms it to a baby bottle. (and I hear that a Sippy cup nipple is in the works!)