All posts by Natalie Feulner

Natalie Feulner

About Natalie Feulner

Natalie Feulner is a reporter and new mom who tries not to read too many books about babies.

5 minute Valentine’s Day project for mess-loving kids

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If I know one thing about small children, it’s that messier is usually better. And I’m all for messy, especially when it comes to art. In my mind, art is not about the end product as much as it is about the process. I don’t want my daughter’s first experience with art to be coloring […]

Snow storms and breastmilk

Every breastfeeding momma knows breastmilk is liquid gold. It’s antibacterial properties cure infections like pink eye and athletes foot and it’s a whole lot cheaper than formula. So when mega snow storms threaten mass outages, breastfeeding mothers, particularly those who pump, tend to panic. Double electric pumps don’t pump when there isn’t power. And according […]

5 ‘kid’ Maine-isms all parents understand

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Two summers ago, I wrote about “Maine-isms,” words and phrases finding their way (many times unsuccessfully) into my everyday vernacular. I’m proud to say today that not only do I now know how to use the word “wicked” properly in a sentence, I’ve also learned about a few kiddo “Maine-isms” I can’t wait to experience […]

An open letter to my pre-pregnant self

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With the New Year comes resolutions and many friends and colleagues working to lose weight or tone up in 2015. For the past few weeks I’ve been among them, desperate to force my body back to what it once was. But if I’m being honest, even my pre-pregnancy probably wouldn’t be good enough. I’ve struggled […]

2015 baby name predictions released

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Nameberry recently released their predictions for baby name trends for 2015. The number one trend they forecasted? Defining names like Noble or Saint that say “this baby is virtuous or this baby is powerful … never mind that he’s drooling and has a full diaper.” Interesting fact … apparently Puritans loved virtue names, but took […]

Life hacks that make parenting a toddler easier

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  Everybody loves a few good life hacks, and because I’ve learned a thing or two since my daughter crossed the threshold from infant to toddler, I figured I’d share the best ones with you.   1. Adopt a dog, with an emphasis on adopt. Not just because it’s a good thing to do, but […]