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History of Mother's Day - Celebrating the Love, Service and Selflessness of Mothers

History of Mother's Day - Celebrating the Love, Service and Selflessness of Mothers

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9th, and all us mamas deserve a day of rest, rejuvenation, and appreciation. While each family has its own traditions, the origin of the holiday is somewhat surprising. The American holiday originated in 1908 by Anna Jarvis, a Philadelphia activist, who created a movement when she sent 500 white carnations to the West Virginian church of her late mother, Ann, to honor her.  Anna Jarvis’s idea to honor mothers was inspired by her own mother, Ann, who had the idea of commemorating motherhood decades earlier in the mid-19th century. However, Ann’s idea was likely based...

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Supermom Spotlight Series: Introducing Kailee Noland, Pediatric Physical Therapist and Founder of The Movement Mama

Supermom Spotlight Series: Introducing Kailee Noland, Pediatric Physical Therapist and Founder of The Movement Mama

We are thrilled to continue our Supermom Spotlight Series! For each spotlight, we sit down with an inspiring supermom and dig into her story. From birthing experts and entrepreneurs to philanthropists and everyday moms, we aim to enlighten and empower the Supermom in all of us with each story. For our latest Supermom Spotlight, our own Jenn Freedman, founder of Plant-Powered Livin’, chatted with Kailee Noland, pediatric physical therapist based in Kansas City and founder of The Movement Mama. After pursuing her passion for babies/toddlers through a career in early intervention for children with special needs, Kailee’s evolution to The...

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Beautiful, Functional & Sustainable Nursing and Pumping Bras

Beautiful, Functional & Sustainable Nursing and Pumping Bras

Earth Day is April 22nd, and we could not be more proud to highlight our Sling T-Shirt Bra from our limited edition Lemonade Line this year. Our exclusive, eco-friendly Lemonade Sling T-Shirt Bra offers elevated colors in a variety of luxurious fabrics built with our patented sling design to accentuate and support your natural curves, your breast pump, and your breastfeeding journey. Our green Lemonade Line uses deadstock fabrics, which are essentially fashion industry leftovers that would have otherwise been thrown away. These remnant fabrics are reclaimed from other high-quality lingerie brands, and in doing so, Simple Wishes is eliminating...

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It Drives Us to Do Better.

It Drives Us to Do Better.

When Debra and I launched our company 12 years ago, with her best selling adjustable pumping band style, nobody knew what a pumping bra was. We hustled to bring her innovation to boutique maternity stores, get our product listed on this website called Amazon (we weren’t really sure if people shopped online at the time) and probably made every mom we met uncomfortable by asking way too many questions about their breastfeeding and pumping routines. We made it our mission to make other moms breastfeeding and pumping journeys easier. As the years have passed, we have continued to obsess and innovate. As of...

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Top 5 Pregnancy Apps Voted on By our Teams of Moms

Top 5 Pregnancy Apps Voted on By our Teams of Moms

Pregnancy can be exciting and at times overwhelming. The good news is there are a ton of apps out there to help you make sense of all the exciting milestones and prepare for your new babe. Our team of moms sat down to help you cut through the noise to summarize the top five apps we would recommend. Each app we recommend contains features such as a calendar for appointments, details on embryology, and a journal to log your mood, food, and water intake tracking. Now, here’s where our attorney insists on a disclaimer: pregnancy tracking apps can be helpful...

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8 Ways to Reduce Nipple Trauma When Breastfeeding

8 Ways to Reduce Nipple Trauma When Breastfeeding

Nipple tenderness is perfectly normal when you first have your baby and begin to breastfeed. You and your baby are both learning what is a natural act but to many of us does not come so naturally. When your baby first latches or when your breast milk starts to let down you may feel some mild discomfort. Generally, as you and baby become more adept, breastfeeding should become more comfortable. Of course, there are always exceptions and sore nipples is one of the most common problems associated with breastfeeding. The culprits for this are usually an infection, a poor breastfeeding...

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