Pregnancy - Clean Up and Clean Out
    May 3, 2013
    Pregnancy – Clean Up & Clean Out

    I recently learned that on average babies are being born with over 200 chemicals in their systems. This was learned by studying the cord blood of newborns. This is not meant to scare you, although it …

    Exercise -Yoga for You and Baby
    May 2, 2013
    Exercise -Yoga for You and Baby

    The most frequent question I am asked as a prenatal yoga teacher is whether it is safe to begin yoga during pregnancy even if one has never done yoga before. Yes, if one receives the thumbs up from he…

    Nutrition and Wellness
    May 1, 2013
    Nutrition for Mom & Wellness for Baby: Take Care of Yourself, Take Care of Your Baby

    We now know that babies are born with over 300 chemicals in their blood stream, I bring this up a lot because I think people just don’t believe it, (I hardly can, still) but you can read the study c…

    Food Glorious Food
    April 30, 2013
    You Are What You Eat & So Is Your Baby

    When it comes to food and pregnancy, it seems like it’s a topic always enshrouded in confusion. How much should one eat? What should one eat? What should be avoided etc. Here are a few key points th…

    Why Pam?
    April 29, 2013
    Why Pregnancy Awareness Month?

    Every where I go people are asking me what the impetus was to create Pregnancy Awareness Month in the first place. (more…)…

    Make Your Decorations
    December 8, 2010
    Make Your Decorations

    Unless you have a container of old store bought decorations sitting up in your attic this year consider forgoing store bought decorations and make your own. Most decorations that have been produced re…

    Fond Memories
    December 7, 2010
    Fond Memories

    One of my most favorite traditions to do as a child was to go over to our friends house a few weeks before Christmas and take walks in the woods near their house in Northern California. The days were …

    Remember Gratitude
    December 6, 2010
    Remember Gratitude

    Ahhhh, it’s that time of year again. The holidays. A time when in theory, we are meant to gather and be thankful, celebrate one another and reflect on the past year. And in theory a time when we com…

    Colorful and Delicious Holiday Salad Recipe
    June 21, 2010
    Colorful & Delicious Holiday Salad

    Persimmons, the quintessential winter fruit, bring both color and flavor to this delicious holiday salad. The candied ginger, goat cheese, and spiced nuts add some excitement to its traditional Itali…

    Now What?
    May 21, 2010
    Now What?

    This year on May 2nd at our 3rd annual Pregnancy Awareness Month kickoff event up at Tree People Ricki Lake (producer of The Business of Being Born and advisor on our team) shared with me that just da…

    Nurturing
    May 20, 2010
    Nurturing

    About 5 years ago I taught a woman in my prenatal yoga class who was expecting her 5th child. She seemed to be in overwhelm and was frustrated by the fact that her husband was not making her 5th pregn…

    Exercise Good for You, Good for Your Baby
    May 18, 2010
    Exercise-Good for You, Good for Your Baby

    It was not long ago, just a few generations back when mother-to-be were told that exercising was not good for pregnant women. That in fact as little movement as possible was best. Unless a pregnant wo…

    Education is the Key
    May 17, 2010
    Education is the Key

    There comes a time when every pregnant woman must decide what kind of birth she will want to experience. Nowadays we are blessed with many options, from a home birth to a birthing center or a hospital…

    anna_gifts(1)
    December 11, 2009
    Wrap it Up

    And then of course there is the gift wrapping. Most wrapping paper is made from virgin paper sources (non-renewable trees) and are coated with chemicals and thus are not recyclable nor safe to burn in…

    anna_pinecones
    December 10, 2009
    Gift Giving – Take the Guilt Out – Give Green

    It’s true nowadays there are so many amazing green gifts to give from organic cotton clothing, to non-toxic toys to Energy Star efficient appliances. But maybe, just maybe consider giving someth…

    Food Glorious Food
    December 8, 2009
    Food Glorious Food

    In my book, I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas it was important to me to include food. As I wanted the book to be a go-to-guide for a sustainable holiday season, it was important to feature festi…

    anna_girl_presents
    December 8, 2009
    Keeping it Simple

    It’s been over 4 years since I last allowed myself to take part in the traditional holiday frenzy. Each year I would jump on the band wagon of racing around the city to various shopping malls an…

    anna_getty_book
    December 7, 2009
    Getting Ready for a Green Christmas

    The holidays are a very important time for me. So is leading a green lifestyle. That is why I wrote I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas. (more…)…

    Okay To Have Difficult Feelings
    July 6, 2009
    Okay To Have Difficult Feelings

    Today during my professional baking class a fellow student looked at me and said she was not sure about the “whole baby thing”. I had just finished telling her that I had spent the last th…

    Education - Clean up and Clean out
    May 15, 2009
    Education – Clean up and Clean out

    I recently learned that on average babies are being born with over 200 chemicals in their systems. This was learned by studying the cord blood of newborns. This is not meant to scare you, although it …