Hannah’s Birth Story

This time I have the birth from my perspective and my client’s point of view too. She shared her birth story with me and gave permission for me to share it as well. It’s so cool to read both because we each see things so differently and remember certain details better than others. It also paints a more complete picture…

And the sick goes on

We have been sick in our house for far too long. A month and a few days to be exact, there are still a few lingering coughs and snotty noses but we’re all feeling much better. First it was dad and the baby. Those two would get better and then get sick over and over again. I tried to keep…

vegan mama hunter dada

What do a hunter and a vegan have in common? They are each other’s worst nightmare. How could one be with the other and be happy? For the past few years I have dabbled in a vegetarian and vegan lifestyle, right now I consider myself an aspiring vegan. I am still trying to let go of certain foods mainly cookies…

Elimination Communication Basics

I thought about doing a post about this when my oldest was a baby, but it really overwhelmed me. I thought I didn’t really know anything, it wasn’t until recently when I was talking with a friend with a new baby, that I realized I do know a few things.   My first encounter with Elimination Communication (EC), or potty,…

library love

I can’t get enough of the library lately. I’ve been interesting in veganism again after discovering the blog It doesn’t taste like chicken. I’ve had a few recipes pinned from that blog but for some reason I didn’t really start to look at some of the recipes more in depth until recently. One thing led to another and I started reading about…

motherhood on my mind

“Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” George Eliot I read this quote and I cried. I see that love when my boys first wake up. I feel so lucky to be a mama. I feel so anxious that time is going by so fast. If I dwell too much I feel worried that this stage will…

Thankful

I can’t express enough thanks I can’t help but feel sadness Of course I feel responsible Of course I feel, I’m not Left out Alone Unwanted Unloved I could have been better Know that I am sorry Know that I am heartbroken Know that this is so hard for me Please go on and be well Please go on and…

we’re not finding out

Some are very surprised when I mention that we aren’t finding out the sex of our baby. Usually the reply is, “I could never wait” or “I just have to plan…” blah blah blah. It really blows some people’s minds. As I reflect on my life as a mother, so far I can’t help but think how often my “plans”…

rainbow baby on it’s way!

A rainbow baby is a baby born after a loss such as a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, or infant loss. We are expecting our rainbow baby next February. We couldn’t be more happy and thankful. The time leading up to this pregnancy has been interesting, there’s been heartache and healing, a roller coaster of emotions, and finally hope and humility.…

It’s Hip to be Obtuse?

Since becoming a mama I’ve noticed that I’m behind on many things. I’m not always completely sure of the latest fashions. I haven’t discovered any new music, and by the time I watch a “new” movie it’s already one or two years old. I’ve also realized that I don’t care. Those things don’t matter as much to me anymore. It’s…