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
This morning V decided to get up early. “We stay in bed until the sun comes up” I tell her, silently pleading for a few more minutes of shut eye. She nurses some more but is adamant it is time to “Get up!” I waver back and forth between putting a movie on for her… Continue reading Dancing in the rain
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
When I was pregnant I had visions of our little one growing up with lots of friends, play dates, coffee dates with other moms of littles, the works. My husband and I were the first of our friends to get married and have children so I knew I was going to have to cast a… Continue reading The odd outcast
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
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
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?