May 30, 2020

Choosing a homebirth goes beyond location. 

You are choosing to trust your body. To listen to your instincts.

You are mentally preparing to tap into that inner wisdom to birth your baby.

You are preparing to move and do what you need to in order to allow baby to pass thro...

April 21, 2019

Here we covered: latching after an extended NICU stay, using nipple shields, switching from bottle to breast at 2mo old, relactating (and relatching) at 5-6mo old, oversupply, no supply, low supply, latch issues, exclusively pumping for months, breastfeeding while preg...

April 28, 2018

When most people think of preparing for baby, it's usually all about the baby - do you have enough diapers? clothes? a car seat? Those who think beyond the "stuff" may also arrange to have someone come help those first few weeks, they may even stock their pantry before...

April 2, 2018

This book should be required reading for all mothers, especially for ones who work outside the home. It is the story of a working mom going mad trying to juggle work and family. Her story is also my story and many others. Details may vary person to person but the overa...

This isn't what I expected was the first and, so far, only book I've read on postpartum depression and it definitely gave me a lot to think about - not in a good way. I have no personal experience with ppd nor have I heard or seen its' effects firsthand but the advice...

November 6, 2017

It seems to be a common theme among exclusively breastfeeding mothers that they’re shocked when one of them gets pregnant. Exclusive breastfeeding is supposed to be a natural form of birth control isn’t it? Not quite – turns out there are two ways to breastfeed exclusi...

January 25, 2017

Why is Sex Fun? by Jared Diamond is a very interesting and informative read, similar to a well-written research paper and slightly more engaging than a textbook. The chapter break up is well thought out and all information is presented succinctly, making it flow just f...

November 9, 2016

HypnoBirthing by Marie F. Mongan was a book I wished I read before baby came! I loved this book. I am grateful to have read it now though while I am designing my childbirth prep course so I can incorporate it. While I don't completely agree with everything in the book...

October 27, 2016

Here's a quick guide to eating better for those without time, money, or much cooking inclination. There is an ideal (everything organic, local, fresh, made from

August 17, 2016

Birth Ambassadors by Christine Morton and Elayne Clift is pretty much a book about doulas or, more accurately, a book about “is doula work for you?”. The subtitle says it’s about doulas re-emerging in America but aside from the first chapter, that’s not how I’d summari...

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