Jul 1, 2014

Olivia’s Story

Olivia’s Story


When Olivia’s mother, Alexis, wrote me to tell me about how Nesting Days had helped her and her family care for Olivia I was deeply touched. Olivia was born with Prader-Willi syndrome, and Alexis has graciously let me tell her family’s story so that other families with special needs babies might also ‘nest’ their babies safely and gently, skin-to-skin and heart-to-heart.

Dear Julie,

I purchased…

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Jun 24, 2014

New Review & Giveaway by 7x7xMommy!

New Review & Giveaway by 7x7xMommy!

We love reading what our customers and bloggers think of our carrier! Check out this review by 7x7xMommy and click through to her site to see more photos of Nesting Days in action and enter to win one of your own!


Once I pulled the Nesting Days carrier out of its adorable packaging, I had a great feeling about it because the fabric was so soft, the instructions seemed clear, and I loved that it…

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Jun 13, 2014

Get Ready for the Ride of a Lifetime

Get Ready for the Ride of a Lifetime


At our son’s engagement party several years ago, his father gave a beautiful toast in front of friends and family gathered in our garden in San Francisco.  He ended it by singing Moon River. It was ‘our song’ back in 1970. Even after all these years he still could surprise me…and take my breath away!

Little did we know back then that our journey on the Moon River would be 44 years and…

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Jun 11, 2014

Happier Breastfeeding : When Leaning in Doesn’t Work, Try Leaning Back!

Happier Breastfeeding : When Leaning in Doesn’t Work, Try Leaning Back!


I’ve asked Kristen LaValley to tell her story in this post about breastfeeding, and she has graciously accepted my invitation. She has a wonderful blog, When At Home, with many loyal followers, and has been a Nesting Days since she used it with her second baby. She is also helping me out with social media. Being the Chief Mother Officer of Nesting Days is a big job, and I appreciate her help…

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May 31, 2014




This summer is promising to be a scorcher, and I wanted to remind all mothers that babywearing can get pretty toasty, and to take a break when you get too hot. 

Over Memorial Day weekend I received these sweet pictures from first time moms, Katie, of Roseville, CA, where the temperature was over 90, along  with the caption, “I’m wearing Ben in your carrier right now!  I love it and he seems to…

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May 10, 2014

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From the moment I stepped out of my front door to get coffee across the street at the local market, I was looking for inspiration for this Mother’s Day newsletter.

It came in the form of the #19 bus and the handful of mothers and fathers holding their children’s hands as…

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May 6, 2014

Nesting Days Newborn Carrier // Double Duty Mom // Review & Giveaway!

Nesting Days Newborn Carrier // Double Duty Mom // Review & Giveaway!


I want to wish new mom, Jennifer Mercurio, a very Happy Mother’s Day, and thank her for doing such a beautiful review on her blog, DoubleDutyMommy, of the Nesting Days Newborn Carrier!  I’m so excited that I’m posting it word for word  for all of my Nesting Days fans and followers to read!

You can also participate in the giveaway contest Jennifer is is running for Mother’s Day (ends 5/11), and…

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Apr 26, 2014

Stay Close to Nature

Stay Close to Nature

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We’re at our cabin in the Sierra Nevada mountains for the weekend. It sits on ten acres of wilderness on the San Juan Ridge just outside of Nevada City. We bought the property twelve years ago and slowly turned an old barn into a sweet cabin. Recent rains have turned everything around us a vivid green, the  birds are singing, and spring has sprung.

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 I drew the plans myself, and got them through…

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Apr 17, 2014

Springtime in San Francisco

Springtime in San Francisco


“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature.  It will never fail you.”  - Frank Lloyd Wright

It is Springtime in San Francisco, and yesterday I went out early into the garden — and forgot to come back in.  I meant to stay only an hour, but as I weeded and watered the time just slipped by. Every once in a while I’d stop to think about all the things that I ‘should’ be doing, but ultimately,…

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Mar 25, 2014

Ending world ‘skin hunger’


We all know what world hunger is, but you may not know what world skin hunger is, so I thought I’d start by giving you a little background on it and tell you why I think it is so important.

Skin hungerwas first used to describe the response of newborn monkeys taken from their biological mothers and given to surrogates made of wire and soft terry cloth. They didn’t fair very well. It was then…

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