When I had my first baby, over 10 years ago, the standard first food for baby was trusty rice cereal. After that you introduced various jars of smashed stuff in various stages of paste. At some point during the feeding of that first child,
It’s a big world we live in, but it sure can seem small when you are a brand new mom. One of the biggest things I notice that women are missing is a sense of community. It is something I struggled with as a
When it comes to parenting, there is an overabundance of information and opinions–especially for those planning their first child. In fact, some mistruths have become so common and accepted that they could even be called a myth. Today I explore some common myths that
Birth stories are one of the most powerful and simple ways we can prepare for an amazing birth experience. With all the negativity surrounding birth preparation, I feel like reading positive birth stories is one way we can prepare our minds and our spirits
Laundry detergent can be both expensive and full of chemicals that you don’t want on your (much less your child’s) body. Saving money and cutting down on chemicals are the two main reasons why I started making my own homemade laundry detergent years ago.
As a mom of four, having snacks around for my kids is a necessity for my sanity and their health. Since I travel out of state periodically for my work as a childbirth educator, it has become even more important for our family to
When I had my first baby I remember someone mentioning that I should make a breastfeeding basket to keep near me since it is not always easy to get up for what you need when you're nursing. I loved this idea, although in the
Labor! Countless books are written about labor and birth and how to do it “right.” In reality there are lots of labor positions that really work. And while we complicate labor and talk endlessly about birth, in a lot of ways it is pretty
Getting ready for baby? Yay! Babies are great. The way we have them...well, it's yucky and full of bodily fluids, muck, and immodest positions. There are lots of top 10 lists out there regarding birth, but this is the most important one of all.
Everyone seems to know that breastfeeding is the optimal way to feed your baby. But while we tend to gush on about the beauties and benefits of breastfeeding, sometimes we fail to address breastfeeding obstacles. And while breastfeeding is an amazing and beautiful experience,