Jennifer is Student Midwife who runs Little Ones Welcome, a holistic practice where she integrates Western and Eastern perspectives on Fertility and Pediatric health. She offers services in Acupuncture, Elimination Communication, and Post-Partum Preparedness. Jenn lives in San Francisco with her Husband Oliver, Son Eli, and Dog Franklin. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, walking, gardening, or just listening to the ocean waves. Jenn especially loves traveling, enjoying a good meal, and just chillin' with her boys !
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We Did a Buy Nothing Month and This Is What We Learned

Could you buy nothing for a full month? My husband and I tried it, and now we’re hooked. We liked it so much that we now implement a “Buy Nothing Month” every other month! How...

Why I Spend WAY Too Much Money on My Son’s Shoes

  Before my son was walking, I never worried about the shoes on his feet. For infants, shoes are nothing more than an accessory, so even though I always found those infant Nikes and Converses...

When You’re Hosting This Holiday Season, Please Do This One Thing

With the holidays coming up, I'm asking you to do one thing when you're hosting family or friends. Sure, the holidays may seem far away, but we are almost halfway through October. Thanksgiving will be...

Let’s Rebuild Our Community and Stop the Mom Competitions

After becoming a mother, I realized that there is unspoken energy among mothers that instills us with the need to raise our children to be the next Picasso, Einstein, Elon Musk, or some prodigy...
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Promises to My Father-In-Law After His Passing

Dear Father-in-Law, Your grandson, Eli, turned three this past Friday. As I was listing everyone who would be joining us, he added your name, “And YehYeh!” he excitedly said. I told him you left us...
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Yes, I’m Still Breastfeeding My Three Year Old

I never thought I would still be breastfeeding my almost three-year-old. I started off with the intention of breastfeeding for a year or so, but here I am, nearly three years later. I was...

5 Tips for Vacationing with a Toddler

Vacations took on a whole new meaning once my husband and I had our son, especially since he became a toddler. We used to find vacations relaxing, but now we find that they are...
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The 5 Secrets to Potty Training Success

Potty training. We are going to be saying the word "potty" a L-O-T in this article, so if you can’t stomach it then I advise reading another article from San Francisco’s Moms Blog until...
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My Toddler Doesn’t Have A Bedtime  

My toddler son doesn’t have a bedtime.  I try to get him to bed at a certain time, but I am not strict about it, and I will tell you why. First, and foremost it...
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What Are You Trying to Prove to Your Toddler?

Why can’t we just give in to our toddler's tantrum? What what are we trying to prove to them by not giving them what they want? Are our toddlers really going to learn a...