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 […]

Tips for Creating a Birth Guide

I bet your britches you’re asking WHY create a birth plan in the first place. Well, here are my initial thoughts: First off, call it a birth guide (or birth preferences), because that’s what it is. A birth guide outlines your hopes and wishes for the best possible birth while taking into account potential rabbit […]

Educational Travel | Pennsylvania, New Mexico & Louisiana

Welcome to the June edition of Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival: Vacation and Travel.This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival hosted by The Positive Parenting Connection and Authentic Parenting. This month our participants are sharing ideas, inspiration and information on travel and vacations! Please read to the end to find […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

More Business of Being Born

When we were expecting Jemma I didn’t quite know how I was going to ease Dominic into the whole “natural birth” philosophy … luckily, there are a number of fabulous documentaries/movies that give a real life perspective plus statistics about the benefits of natural birth. Dominic was game for a movie night and because of […]

Surviving the Sickies

Right before Christmas Jemma weathered her first major cold. At the same time she had a molar are two working through as well and we were generally a mess of snot and unhappiness :( But, we came through and were well by Christmas – YAY! Here’s a few of our favorite tips and tricks for […]

Star Worthy V.6

When you have a spare moment – here’s the links that are a must read :) This mama and I met on Twitter during Jemma’s nursing strike/weaning drama – she was such an encouragement and I wanted to share her AWESOME breastfeeding links from her blog 6 Free Alternatives to Vaccines – Um … I […]