Our Birth Guide

I couldn’t very well share tips for writing a birth guide without sharing my own guide! It’s nothing glamorous, and unless you’re currently pregnant it won’t be interesting in the slightest. So, don’t feel bad if you skip your way on over to something better. As I mentioned in the tips post, I have a […]

12 Fantastic Parenting Resource on Facebook

This is gonna be short and sweet. Pretty much, I gather a ton of parenting resources and wisdom from mamas all over the interweb. Facebook is one such place and these are some of my favorite pages to follow. They are more than just pages though – they are little communities where you can chat […]

Why We Will Be Waiving the Hepatitis B Vaccine

source Joining Julia at A Little Bit of All  of It for her Preparing for Birth Series. This week’s focus is New Baby Care. Want to participate? Learn about all the upcoming topics here! As soon as most American babies are earth side they are poked with their first vaccination – Hepatitis B in accordance […]

Crunchy Mamas & Dads

These videos just make me crack up laughing … I’m so happy they came out with one for Dads! Dominic could totally star in one of these :) He’s my handsome fansome crunchy man. And, if you missed the mama versions … here they are! I must admit I had to look up what spirulina […]

Bring On the Calm – Hypnobabies for Birth #2

Joining Julie at A Little Bit of All  of It for her Preparing for Birth Series. This week’s focus is Childbirth Education. Want to participate? Learn about all the upcoming topics here! During my first pregnancy Dominic and I took Bradley classes. It was the perfect fit for us as first time parents since it […]

I Love Lucky Vitamin

I’ve become a pretty good deal shopper when it comes to natural products these days. It isn’t as easy as conventional coupon shopping, but the deals are out there, I promise! Most recently I stumbled upon, and then had the opportunity to officially partner with Lucky Vitamin. They are a website that focuses on providing […]

Blood Work and Baby Kicks

 Last week I spent 30 minutes explaining a blood work request to the clinic – read more about my experience with co-managed healthcare here. I seethed at how difficult this was all becoming. Should I just switch to the clinic’s OB? Should I just spend the money to pay out pocket for the test and […]

Rub-a-Dub Co-Bathing in Our Tub

Welcome to the April 2012 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Kids and Personal CareThis post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared stories, tips, and struggles relating to their children’s personal care choices. See my little bath buddy? […]

Tips for Navigating Co-Managed Prenatal Healthcare

For both of my pregnancies I have opted for co-managed healthcare between a non-hospital birth center and a clinic/hospital that my insurance contracts with. This definitely isn’t the easiest option, but I couldn’t imagine doing it any other way. Co-managed healthcare has allowed me to have immense support from my midwife team while balancing the […]