Natural Childbirth: Not Just for Homebirthers

Natural Childbirth: Not Just for Homebirthers

I recently watched The Business of Being Born. The 86-minute documentary depicts the troubling state of childbirth in the United States, including routine labor inductions, sky-high cesarean rates, and traumatic birth experiences. I always enjoy learning more about birth, and this was no exception. One thing troubled me, however; they made it seem as if homebirth is the only true … Continue reading

Keeping the Home: Fragrance

Keeping the Home: Fragrance

Welcome to another Keeping the Home post! This one is about something I would REALLY like your thoughts on: home fragrance. I have a few techniques, but I would love more! Have you seen the commercial about being “NoseBlind,” with the actress from Glee? It’s funny and it’s over-the-top, but it’s true – we DON’T generally … Continue reading

Guest Post ~ The Importance of Staying Hydrated

Guest Post ~ The Importance of Staying Hydrated

Kristen Battle of The Wellness Battle graciously agreed to write this guest post for me to share with my readers. Her blog is pretty new but her posts are impressive! I loved this one about sunscreen (I adore posts that teach me something relevant to my life!) And what’s more relevant that WATER?! We all need it; find … Continue reading

Transparent Tuesday ~ My Tiny Kitchen

I’m really happy to be joining in a link-up started by my friend, Melissa of Our Growing Roots. The theme is Transparency and Authenticity, and the “rules” are quite flexible. :) Basically, share a photo or post that displays something you wouldn’t normally feel too great about showing to the world. In my case, that’s my kitchen. … Continue reading

My So-Called Problems

My So-Called Problems

It’s pretty incredible how our unique perspective on life, based on what we have experienced and seen, affects the way we view things. Our problems, which seem valid and legitimate to us, could easily be seen as NON-problems to those who are living lives radically different from ours. “If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab … Continue reading

Friday Randomness

Good morning! I have several random things to share today, so welcome to my scattered thoughts. ;) I announced the winners of the Wet Bags *Giveaway* on my Facebook page a little while ago, so head on over to see if you WON! I am working on my blog right now! :D Looking into changing themes/designs, … Continue reading

Relaxing about Toddler Sleep (or Lack Thereof)

Relaxing about Toddler Sleep (or Lack Thereof)

Routines are very beneficial, and often necessary, for babies and young children. When they know what to expect, they comply much more often, even when it’s something they may not enjoy. This is especially true of sleep. Their need for sleep will always be there, but the time, duration, and the way they actually go to … Continue reading

A *Giveaway* to Contain the Wet!

A *Giveaway* to Contain the Wet!

Today I am happy to be able to introduce you to - not only a great, new Esty shop – but also to a practical and  cute product that I have known nothing about in all my (14) years of motherhood! The Wet Bag I started using cloth diapers with my third baby, so this accessory wasn’t found by me until … Continue reading

Weekend Writing #6 ~ City

Weekend Writing #6 ~ City

Welcome! Each weekend this summer (June – August) I will be sharing a photo and then challenging myself and you to write a story, essay, or poem, in 200 words or less, using the photo I provide as the motivation. It can be as funny, thought-provoking, or serious as you like. In each week’s post, I will share my entry in block … Continue reading

Cervical Checks: Are They a Good Idea?

Cervical Checks: Are They a Good Idea?

There really is nothing like the thoughts &  feeling those last weeks of pregnancy bring. It’s pretty much overwhelming how big of a drive there is to go into labor. To finally meet your little one and be DONE with pregnancy! That last trimester can be exciting and exasperating when you have lots of Braxton hicks contractions, making even the most … Continue reading

Christianity: What if I’m Wrong?

Christianity: What if I’m Wrong?

I am a Christian. This means that I am a follower of Christ’s teachings, as presented in the Bible. It also means a fair number of other things. It does NOT mean I’m a member of a certain church denomination, or that I think I’m perfect and/or better than anyone else. It also doesn’t mean a HOST of other … Continue reading