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15 Resources for parents to keep kids busy at home

15 Resources for Keeping Your Kids Busy at Home

15 Resources to Keep Your Kids Busy at Home Although many states are starting to relax their stay home orders, schools in most districts are out of session until the fall. Whether you have several littles at home, one toddler, or a range in ages, you know exactly how hard it can be to keep your

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Nurturing Expressions Mother's Day Gift Bundles

Mother’s Day Specials & Bundles

Happy Mother’s Day! Looking for a Mother’s Day gift for the breastfeeding or chest feeding mom in your life? We’ve got you covered! Call your local boutique to order one of three special Mother’s Day bundles, with two $65 bundle options and one $100 Pampering Basket. It’s as easy as making a phone call: we’ll

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Nurturing Expressions is taking extra precautions to keep you healthy and safe during the Coronavirus pandemic and Washington Stay Home order

Letter from Our Founder on COVID 19

Dear Nurturing Expressions Families, Governor Inslee’s COVID 19 Stay Home, Stay Healthy order and its extension through May 4 has left some feeling afraid and isolated.  As the owner and founder of Nurturing Expressions and as a 30-year Registered Nurse, I assure you that Nurturing Expression is, and will be, here for you. As a

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Photo of mom asleep under her sleeping twins while breastfeeding. Credit to Jennifer Mancuso

A Nurturing Expressions Story: Twins and New Insurance

Photo Credit: Jennifer Mancuso At Nurturing Expressions, we are here to support you. Stories like Catherine K.’s are the reason why we do what we do. Catherine’s Story “One year ago March 1 I had my twin boys. I was told by my doctor to hurry and get a hospital grade pump so that I

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Update on Coronavirus and COVID 19 - Keep giving your baby your milk

How We’re Handling Coronavirus Concerns

We know many people are concerned about the novel Coronavirus and COVID-19, particularly here in the Greater Puget Sound area. Here at Nurturing Expressions, we are committed to our clients’ and employees’ safety. What We’re Doing at Nurturing Expressions Boutiques We are sanitizing the stores throughout the day and following excellent hand washing practices. We are

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Image of a chalkboard with step-by-step instructions for doing a weighted feed. Read the post for the full text.

Step-by-Step Guide to Doing a Weighted Feed

Why and How to do a Weighted Feed If your little one is having a hard time gaining weight and/or you need/want to keep track of both your baby’s weight gain and how much breastmilk baby is transferring, then a scale can be extremely helpful. Read on for our easy step-by-step instructions. Step-by-Step Guide to

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Nurturing Expressions founder, Tracy Corey, RN, IBCLC consults with a mother breastfeeding her baby

Happy IBCLC Day!

Happy International IBCLC Day from Nurturing Expressions! Thank you to all the wonderful International Board Certified Lactation Consultants for all your work! At Nurturing Expressions, we’re not only proud to have our IBCLC founder, Tracy Corey, RN, but also our team members Makenna and Andrea–both of whom are working with Tracy to earn their IBCLC

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Photo of Fern + Foster founders Danielle (far left) and Emily (far right), with Nurturing Expressions founder Tracy Corey (mid-left) and staff Jenn

New Tacoma Boutique Now Open!

The Nurturing Essentials Tacoma Boutique Is Now Open! We are thrilled to announce the grand opening of our new Nurturing Expressions Boutique in Tacoma. We’re delighted to be partnering with our friends at Fern + Foster Family Wellness to serve the families in the Tacoma area. If you haven’t been to one of our boutiques

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How Nurturing Expressions nurtured me

How I went from melting my tubing in the microwave, to exclusively pumping for over a year. I guess you could say my breastfeeding journey started the day I picked out my pump. I was a first time mom standing in Nurturing Expressions, being told all about the different pumps, and I had no idea

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Nurturing Expressions founder, Tracy Corey, RN, IBCLC consults with a mother breastfeeding her baby


Breastfeeding – pure magic. How amazing is that us women grow a baby for 40 weeks (give or take) and then nourish it from just our bodies!? Though I know breastfeeding does not come easy for everyone, I am extremely thankful it has been a breeze for my baby and I. My little knew exactly

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A personal story of a breastfeeding journey

I always imagined birth would be wild and unpredictable, but breastfeeding was something I took for granted. As a seed-to-table chef, I was excited to start my baby on her journey of enjoying whole foods with nature’s first, most perfect food while simultaneously comforting her and creating a special bond through nursing. Her birth was

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