Catholic · faith · Family

Grandparents, extended families and Sts. Joachim & Anne

The importance of grandparents is a topic I’m oddly passionate about. Both my maternal grandparents died before I was born and my paternal grandparents lived over an hour away and quite frankly they were not very grandparenty. So I had no real experience having grandparents like you see on TV. Because, of course, TV grandparents… Continue reading Grandparents, extended families and Sts. Joachim & Anne

babies · Birth · natural · Pregnancy, Birth, Breastfeeding

7 Natural Pain Management Tools for Childbirth

Even before becoming pregnant, we had begun the shift toward holistic approaches to life – weaning off of allergy medication, trying healthier snack recipes, consuming homemade bone broth regularly, and many others. So we knew that when it came to pregnancy and childbirth, we wanted to take a natural path. I did extensive research to… Continue reading 7 Natural Pain Management Tools for Childbirth

babies · Birth · health · Parenting · Pregnancy, Birth, Breastfeeding

Learning to love my baby

You always hear about the connection between a mother and her baby. The instant connection. But what about those mamas who don’t have it? Does that mean we are destined to have terrible relationships with our babies? To make selfish decisions? To not love our children? When I was pregnant, I could not wait to… Continue reading Learning to love my baby

babies · Family · Lifestyle · Marriage · Parenting

It has been one of those weeks

It has been one of those weeks. I feel like I could end this post there and so many people could relate. Whether you are a student, working in retail, working anywhere really, looking for a job, planning a wedding, pregnant, trying to get pregnant, have a newborn, have a hundred children, I feel like… Continue reading It has been one of those weeks

babies · breastfeeding · natural · Pregnancy, Birth, Breastfeeding

Natural Doesn’t Mean Easy – Do These Boobs Come With Instructions?

Even before we found out we were expecting, I was doing research on natural living, childbirth, etc. One recurring theme seemed to be “breast is best”. It was so interesting to see just how perfect breastmilk is for infants. I mean, literally perfect. The makeup of a mother’s breastmilk changes to meet the needs of their… Continue reading Natural Doesn’t Mean Easy – Do These Boobs Come With Instructions?