Creating More Time

On 07 August 2015 , tags: life, mothering, work 0 Comments

Several months ago I had a friend say to me, "Hannah, if I have to stay up until 1:00am emailing and working on my business, I can't do this." I had emailed her a few days earlier while I was up working late into the night as my family slept and I had some quiet time to myself. But, ...

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From Homebirth to Hospital: This is my story.

On 23 June 2013 , tags: birth, health, mothering, pregnancy 1 Comments

I believe that our bodies were created to birth our babies. I believe in empowering women to make their own choices about their bodies, their birth and their babies. I believe that birth is safe outside of the hospital for healthy, low risk women. (my first son was born at home.) But, most of all, I believe in the health, ...

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Protect Your Pregnancy and Birth

On 04 March 2013 , tags: birth, mothering, pregnancy 1 Comments

Several years ago I began to truly understand the mind, body connection. When I delved into the world of birth and even had my first child, the importance of that connection became very clear. I've also seen some very quick births happen after I've had a mother come for an acupressure session where I encourage her to take note of ...

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Your Body is Not a Lemon

On 25 July 2012 , tags: birth, breastfeeding, mothering, pregnancy 0 Comments

I must say, I just recently just discovered what in the world Ina May Gaskin's famous saying, "Your body is not a lemon", really means. Sitting around talking with all my birthy friends at a dinner table right next to Ina May herself, no doubt, I got the answer. Turns out I was WAY OFF! A lemon is a car, often new, ...

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My toddler loves his "mi-mi"

On 09 April 2012 , tags: breastfeeding, mothering 0 Comments

I must say, I had no expectations of what breastfeeding was going to be like. I only knew that I was going to do it. My mother nursed all five of her own children and I didn't really know any other way. One evening when I was pregnant, my husband and I were discussing how long to breastfeed. He came ...

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Responsibility and Passion

On 06 April 2012 , tags: children, mothering 0 Comments

My parents always instilled in us kids the importance of taking responsibility for ourselves. My first job was working for my dad when I was 12. He owned an office supply store and my family went down once a week after hours to clean. I worked in the office during the summers until I was 14 and could drive, ...

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Birth Boot Camp...what?!

On 26 March 2012 , tags: birth, mothering 0 Comments

I've been MIA for a few months, sorry. Perhaps you will understand once you read this post. I am so excited to share some great news! My mother had five natural births. I was her firstborn. I think the minute I found out that I was born frank breech with the use of forceps and no pain medication, I knew ...

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Beeeees - the new word for shoes

On 29 August 2011 , tags: mothering 1 Comments

Whew! After a month long hiatus, I am finally back. The last time I wrote was the day we left for a Colorado vacation. Needless to say, I needed a vacation from my vacation when I came back. However, I dove right back into working and haven't had much time to write. But, here I am again. HOWDY! These days Little ...

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Are you a mama bear like me?

On 25 July 2011 , tags: mothering 4 Comments

As I stood there watching my husband chasing my adventurous son around in the field, I over heard a some snickers and teasing coming from some people sitting nearby. "Look at that bow legged kid. Those are horse riding legs." They didn't know I was his mommy standing right there watching him running and playing around without a care in the ...

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The Redeeming Birth

On 17 July 2011 , tags: mothering 2 Comments

One day our children decided to come to this earth. They chose us as parents and we got pregnant whether we had planned it or not. We carried the child in our womb. And, eventually gave birth, all in our unique way. Some mothers and fathers have made carefully laid out plans to make way for a baby and ...

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