Homemade congestion remedy

Homemade congestion remedy

Spring is almost here (shouldn’t it be here already?) and the last round of the winter sickies have been hitting all around us. Kael got a bit of a runny nose and congestion this week, so we whipped up another batch of our favorite remedy for congestion. This homemade remedy is great for helping to […]

Megan's Labor Story Part Three: My Home Birth

Megan’s Labor Story Part Three: My Home Birth

My not-so-baby is now 15 months and I am just now finishing my birth story!  If I were being honest, this isn’t the easiest post for me to write.  The night in question was one of the most emotional, difficult, wonderful, special, magical nights of my life.  How do I possibly do it justice in […]

The Circumcision Decision

The Circumcision Decision

My husband and I were spared a serious discussion when we found out I was carrying a baby girl.  The subject of circumcision had previously been brought up in passing and when we realized we were on opposite sides of the decision we quickly pushed it under the rug until we needed to worry about […]

Preserving Indiana Birth Choices Red Tent Event!

Preserving Indiana Birth Choices Red Tent Event!

If you live in or near the Hoosier state take note of this awesome event coming up!  Here are the details from the Facebook page: Come be a part of history in the Indy Birth Community! The event is to promote awareness of Indiana birth choices, to educate families on birth options available, and to […]

Postpartum Padsicle

Recently I’ve been thinking about things I’ll do differently for my next birth and what I’ll make sure I’ll have prepared ahead of time.  Top on this list was the Padsicle!  I’m borrowing this term from other people I’ve seen write about it but when my midwife introduced me to this homemade remedy  I had […]

Jim Gaffigan on Home Birth!

Jim Gaffigan on Home Birth!

Funnyman Jim Gaffigan stars in the stand-up special titled Mr. Universe where he talks about his wife’s home birth of their four children and other relate-able parenting woos!  Super duper funny!  If you have Netflix look him up and watch the whole show.  Definitely worth an hour and seventeen minutes of your time. Here is […]

Taking off the Diaper: Megan Decides on Elimination Communication

I’m going to do it! I first read about Elimination Communication when Beatrice was about a month or two.  I was intrigued but hesitant to go through with it.  I didn’t know anyone else practicing it so my resources would be limited to virtual help and my husband wasn’t quite won over.  I also had […]

The Boob Tube

The Boob Tube

Next to feeding at the breast, the second most favorable way to nourish your babe is to provide her your milk through another means, typically a bottle.  And for mamas going back to work before her youngins are weaned, she needs to prepare a supply of milk.  But breast pumping is not as easy as […]

Benefits of Babywearing

Benefits of Babywearing

There are many benefits to wearing your babe from newborn to toddlerhood for both the youngin’ and her parents.  The following are some that I have found to be quite true.   Way convenient Getting out a stroller, lugging around the car seat, sanitizing the shopping cart, all takes work and muscles.  Plopping a baby […]