A Year and A Half

As a mom I think making it to the first Birthday is a really big deal. I mean, come on…You have this new little human you have no experience with, you have to keep them alive, and thriving all while…

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One years old

One year old. This day last year (12-31-15), peacefully at home preparing to enjoy a quite New Year’s Eve as our daughter was going to soon be earth side with us, my labor began (2weeks early). Who would know that…

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Vaccines- the Big debate

Look before you get all judge-y and start picking sides, take a breath. Here’s my really condensed and idea on this hot topic. It comes down to choice. Not that you should or should not vaccinate your child, but that…

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Breastfeeding is A LOT of hardwork

I was reminded today of how hard the first two weeks were of breastfeeding. Now with a 9 month old and being a breastfeeding pro, I totally forget how challenging the first couple weeks were for baby and me to…

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Chiropractic Care for Pregnancy & Labor

I’m very fortunate that my husband is a Chiropractor. He helped me get pregnant under his care after several attempts. While pregnant I had little to know pain or discomfort also very high energy. In my labor I was comfortable…

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What do I SAY?

So I’m having a dilemma and yes I’ll preface- it’s self induced. I don’t know what to call myself as it relates to my career and being a mother. It’s becoming frustrating in some circles and conversations to me. So…

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Placenta encapsulation

Placenta encapsulation, yes it’s real and yes I did it. So after you give birth you give birth to the most incredible organ, the placenta. This important organ not only feed, gave blood and nourished your baby, but grew just…

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My Home Birth Story

I’m now a mother & New Year’s Eve will never be the same! The depth of this love is indescribable and transformative. I was fortunate to have the birth I wanted, and in the comfort of my home. We planned…

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Eating for two- Don’t be neurotic!

Through out my pregnancy, I never got caught up in reading books or crappy literature that uses scare techniques or talks about everything you should be worried about. I’m not an neurotic person anyways and don’t see the point in…

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Due Date hang up…

Being an over achiever, impatient, type A personality my due date seems so inaccurate- I struggle with it. I know in all my reading and knowing I’m having a home birth that baby will pick when she wants to come…

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Musings

We all need to vent and this area is a place to be the catch all for ideas, rants, raves and general thoughts about becoming a mother, having a baby and life with a newborn.  Thanks for wanting to be a part of the journey and hope you find some of this useful, comforting, fun and encouraging.