What to Expect When You’re Growing a Person, Part 2

If you missed Part 1 of this series, check it out. In it I go over the most common pregnancy symptoms you may experience, and just how normal they are, no matter how severe you feel they are. I'll just jump right in and go over some other symptoms of pregnancy that are a little …

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What to Expect When You’re Growing a Person, Part 1

Pregnancy is a special time in life. Your body is working overtime, daily, to create a whole new person. And the further along you get, the more you get to really experience that new life - little kicks and rolls, hearing the heartbeat, hiccups, and seeing that squirmy little in your ultrasound. It is also …

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Preparing to Recover Post Birth

Thankfully when you find out a baby is coming you have nine months to prepare. And there's a lot to prepare for. Nine months on a roller coaster, preparing for your ideal labor and delivery, preparing for the worst case scenario, and preparing to bring home that little bundle (or bundles) of joy. Having gone …

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How the Breastfeeding Relationship Changes Over Time

Every breastfeeding relationship is different. Moms have different desires, babies have different needs, there are different circumstances to work around. This is just how my relationship with Sweet Girl has gone, and the basic outline it seems to take, at least from my perpective.

The Joys of Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is in the air. I know, Christmas is coming, but I swear everywhere I look there's another woman who is at least 7 or 8 months pregnant. Three women at church are about to pop, and there's one woman that works with BJ who is getting induced in the next couple weeks, which is …

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Essential Oils for Illness, Part 2

Part 2 of a two-part series. Essential oils are a great resource when you are feeling under the weather. They provide an innumerable amount of benefits without the side effects that plague lab-created medicine. This post looks at five different essential oils that can be used when you think you need an extra boost for your immune system.

Essential Oils for Illness, Part 1

Part 1 of a two-part series. Essential oils are a great resource when you are feeling under the weather. They provide an innumerable amount of benefits without the side effects that plague lab-created medicine. This post looks at five different essential oils that can be used when you think you need an extra boost for your immune system.

Homemade Lotion – A Gift for All

Making homemade lotion is so simple. In this post I share some simple tips for making your own lotion, as well as the link to my aftra shop where you can buy my homemade lotion, opening January 5, 2017.

The Beautiful Outdoors

Being able to spend time outside in the middle of November is wonderful. Having a sunny day in the low 60º range makes it even better. And spending it with family is the cherry on top. Sweet Girl and I got to spend the afternoon with my dad and stepmom at their house in the …

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Forced to Change

Oh, life, how you trick me. You give me the illusion of time and then take it away with a baby going through a growth spurt, then being sick, then going out of town. Good grief. Now that I finally have a few minutes to sit down and think (good grief it has been a …

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