Using Natural/Homemade Soap Bars

Let me just tell you this: I used to┬áhate using bars of soap. I always thought it was less clean than using a lufa (Really, Anne? Really?). On top of that, bars of soap always left me feeling like my skin was pulled too tight and it was so incredibly dry all the time. Not…… Continue reading Using Natural/Homemade Soap Bars

Co-Sleeping: The How’s and Why’s of Our First Month Home with Little Squish

That’s right, I’m going there. Sleeping arrangements can vary from house to house, family to family, and even child to child. They certainly did around here. But please understand that I am not promoting or condemning any one idea or circumstance so long as safe sleeping habits are practiced with your children. Let me start…… Continue reading Co-Sleeping: The How’s and Why’s of Our First Month Home with Little Squish

Postpartum Care – You are Important, Too

In all the excitement over your new bundle of joy, it can be hard to think about what you need. But please remember, whether you had a c-section or vaginal delivery, there are some major things on and in your body that need healing. You may have some tearing and some stitches that certainly need…… Continue reading Postpartum Care – You are Important, Too

Packing the Hospital Bags for Labor & Delivery – Mom’s Hospital Bag

If you missed it, I posted on Monday my list of things I’ve packed in baby’s hospital bag. I know it will differ from a lot of womens’, but as I’m going more natural with everything the things I have packed really reflect that. The same is true for my own hospital bag. Because we…… Continue reading Packing the Hospital Bags for Labor & Delivery – Mom’s Hospital Bag

Post Birth Recovery – Caring for “Down There”

I know, I know. The title is a little prude, and not quite what I would write in my posts. But I am trying to be a little respectful to those men and women who have not experienced birth and don’t really want to talk about vaginas. Those who have given birth, or are preparing…… Continue reading Post Birth Recovery – Caring for “Down There”

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

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

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…… Continue reading Preparing to Recover Post Birth

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…… Continue reading The Joys of Pregnancy?