Green Your Clean for Baby

On 29 March 2010 , tags: health, life 0 Comments

We all want to live in a clean, disinfected home, especially when we have a baby. Have you ever stopped to think about the chemicals that your baby is exposed to? How about bath time? Or baby learning to crawl on the kitchen floor? Did you just bleach the tub, mop the floor with chemical disinfectants, or put down carpet deodorizer before vacuuming? What happens to ...

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Baby Talk

On 24 March 2010 , tags: children, pregnancy 0 Comments

Talking to your baby from conception to birth can be such a beautiful bonding experience. Even though your baby has not fully developed hearing very early on, I believe it is important to recognize the connection you have with your baby and start talking to him or her from the moment you find out your are pregnant. Encourage dad to ...

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The Amazing Body of a Woman

On 22 March 2010 , tags: fertility, health 1 Comments

Have you ever stopped to really ponder and appreciate what amazing beings we are as women? At birth we have all the eggs we will have for the rest of our lifetime. These give us the ability to conceive. When puberty begins, we start our cycle. At that time we are given physical signs by our body as clues to ...

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Green Products I Love

On 19 March 2010 , tags: children, life, mothering 1 Comments

Recently, I attended a cloth diapering demonstration and met Kristi Rooks from Hip Green Baby. I bought all kinds of organic and eco-friendly baby products for our little one on the way. Here are just a few of the products that she carries that I LOVE and highly recommend! Unbleached Cotton Prefold Diapers Amber Teething Necklaces Maggies Soap Nuts Liquid Cleaner Waterproof Diaper ...

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Organic Coconut Oil for the Blooming Belly

On 18 March 2010 , tags: life, mothering, pregnancy 2 Comments

Recently, my mom was in town and brought with her some coconut oil she uses for everything. I love to cook and bake with it myself, but hadn't yet tried to lather it on my belly yet because I have been using my new Earth Mama Angel Baby Stretch Oil (which I love, love love!). My mom also ...

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My Body, My Baby, My Birth

On 11 March 2010 , tags: birth, pregnancy 1 Comments

Pregnancy and birth has become so high tech. Makes you wonder what they did all those years ago when women just got pregnant and nine months later had their baby. Here are some of my thoughts and views regarding my pregnancy and birth. My First Prenatal Appointment: Although I was having regular blood testing in the beginning of this pregnancy for low ...

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A Dad's View During Pregnancy

On 07 March 2010 , tags: parenting, pregnancy 0 Comments

What is it like for the husband leading up to the birth of a child? First, there was the day when my wife, Hannah, showed me the pregnancy test and tears of joy came out of my eyes when I saw the plus sign. After that, I began to feel pressure because once the baby is born I will ...

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Fertility Awareness Classes

On 07 March 2010 , tags: fertility, pregnancy 0 Comments

Many women desire to become pregnant, want to prevent pregnancy without the use of invasive birth control methods, or just want to track their reproductive health. I am now teaching the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) of Natural Family Planning (NFP). It is a natural method that helps women and couples understand fertility based on four main fertility signs. This Fertility Awareness Method ...

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Protein in Pregnancy

On 03 March 2010 , tags: food, health 1 Comments

"Eat your protein!" That is what everyone seems to be telling me. "It helps the baby grow." "You need 80-100 grams while pregnant." Apparently I have been having trouble getting adequate protein. Now, I am keeping a food diary to account for every gram I eat for two weeks. I am not a big meat eater. In fact, I am not ...

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Sore Nipples

On 28 February 2010 , tags: breastfeeding 3 Comments

Thank goodness for the mommies who have gone before me. I admittedly don't know everything about pregnancy, childbirth. and beyond and I welcome the advice and support. My first trimester of pregnancy was a bit rough. I had spotting from 5 weeks until 12 weeks. On top of that, I was nauseated and throwing up from week 9ish to week 13ish. ...

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