As I said in my last post, I'm working on getting back into blogging after so much time off. Because of my other commitments, I'm doing this slowly, so please be patient. I'm working on a whole lot of research, including the benefits of bone broth and "superfood" smoothies, how to heal diastasis recti, more… Continue reading This Blog Is A Work In Progress
As you may already know, a fact which I certainly have admitted to before is this: When I get pregnant, I get really sick. Last November, I learned that I had, indeed, become pregnant with our third baby and went through the usual long-lasting nausea that accompanies my being with child. What we didn't… Continue reading Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Part 1: Where I’ve Been the Past (Almost) Year
I've seen it so often. Women find out their pregnant, start feeling the effects of it, and quit coming to the gym or their classes. When I see them again postpartum, they feel huge and out of shape. Now, let me preface this by saying that I'm not throwing rocks. I know how debilitating… Continue reading What Do You Mean, I’ve Got to Workout While Pregnant?
I've been documenting my cloth diapering experience here because I think it's important for moms to realize that it's doable. And more than doable, it's easy. With water usage becoming more of an issue, it is also environmentally friendly because cloth diapers use less water when washed than companies do when making their disposables. Yes,… Continue reading Cloth Diapering 201: When You Have Two Under Two
Last week slipped away from me as follows: WE FINALLY GOT OUR TAX REFUND, SO NOW I CAN BUY CLOTH DIAPERS AND NURSING TANKS--AND, OH, IT'S GETTING HOT, HOT, HOT OUTSIDE AND MY DAUGHTER DOESN'T HAVE ANY SUMMER CLOTHES FOR HER SIZE, SO WE NEED SOME OF THOSE TOO! Needless to say, with my head swimming… Continue reading Basic Natural Childbirthing Advice
I'm a part of a few Facebook mom groups, and sometimes I come across posts that I find rather humorous. Not because I think the mom posing the question lacks common sense or a knowledge base. Rather, I smile because I had the same thoughts as these things happened to me for the first time.… Continue reading My Hair! And Other Postpartum Phenomena
I've been keeping track of my cloth diapering (CD) process throughout this past year (a list of my other posts will be provided at the bottom of this post). Last time, I covered a multitude of varieties of diapers. This time, I'm going to talk about CD while your little ones transition into solid foods.… Continue reading Motherhood After a Year: Cloth Diapers and Solids, Traveling Cross-Country, and Woolies
Several months ago, I wrote a post about pregnancy (here) explaining my experience (thus far) and encouraging women that it was okay not to be the chipper, happy-go-lucky preggo lady society things we need to be. Frankly, pregnancy is hard, and harder on some than others. If you had an easy pregnancy, I envy you… Continue reading A Pregnancy Post, Part II: The Things They Never Tell You About In Childbirth Classes