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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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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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Dirty feet and flash mobs

On 10 July 2011 , tags: breastfeeding, mothering 0 Comments

Tonight I noticed my feet are dirty. Little Buddy has dirty feet too. It's summertime! I can barely open the front door to get the mail before LB tries to slip past me and out to FREEDOM. That's my nature boy for you. We pass the time away by running through sprinklers and playing in a $10 plastic kiddie pool ...

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Turning the big ONE!

On 07 July 2011 , tags: mothering 1 Comments

Turns out that a one year old birthday doesn't have to be that big of a deal. Well, not for us anyway. You see, I had it all planned in my head. Then I replanned, and planned again. We were going to have a big birthday bash with all of his closest friends. Then we weren't. Then we were. ...

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