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Camping With A Crunchy Mama

Camping With A Crunchy Mama

My family has created a new tradition when it comes to Memorial Day…camping.  I never really grew up camping very much, or at all, so I jumped at the opportunity when my parents found a place 2o minutes away from them.  It’s a private campground in Fentress, Texas, and this was our second year to … Continue reading

Having A Home Birth: Sophia’s Birth Story

Having A Home Birth: Sophia’s Birth Story

Hooray!  Here’s to my 100th post and Sophia turning one month old! A month ago today, I held our brand new baby girl in my arms and was in love.  My prayers were answered and I had a successful VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) in the comfort of my own home-think Little House on the Prairie, as my uncle referenced.  The … Continue reading

Emma’s Birth Story

Emma’s Birth Story

This post is only fitting, since I am now the proud mama to a 3-year-old. Here goes… I honestly never thought I’d do this, but I think it’s a must.  I want to get back into talking about my personal birth choices and feel it’s only fair to tell you where I’m coming from.  Emma’s birth doesn’t … Continue reading

Our Trip To Arizona

Our Trip To Arizona

Oh man.  I’m in information overload right now, so let’s keep it light.  I just finished watching a documentary on fluoride, reading a Q&A from a doctor who used to manufacture vaccines, AND read an article on hand sanitizer.  Whew!  My brain is going to explode with all this info… So for now, I’d like … Continue reading

A Cure For Diarrhea

A Cure For Diarrhea

Let’s face it, no one likes to talk about BMs (bowel movements), as my grandmother used to call them, but they’re a fact of life.  I’m pretty sure you should be going daily, and if you’re not, you might want to reexamine your ‘diet.” I wanted to give you a tip on if you are … Continue reading

Baby-Led Weaning: Self-Feeding

Baby-Led Weaning: Self-Feeding

Picture it with me…baby girl (or boy) sits down to a meal, feeds herself a bowl of scrumptious salmon chowder (you lovingly prepared) with a spoon, enjoys every bit of it, then asks for more, all the while none of it ends up on the floor. You think you’re dreaming, right? Then you open you … Continue reading

Gentle Parenting: Love and Logic

Gentle Parenting: Love and Logic

I know I’ve been on the gardening/green kick lately, so let’s switch gears and get back to bébé… Last month my sis flew in from Houston to attend a Love and Logic seminar with me here in Grapevine, TX.  It was yet another one of those, I had heard people using it and kind of got the gist … Continue reading

Natural Parenting: Babywearing

Happy St. Patty’s Day! Yikes!  It has been a while since I posted.  I blame it on our external hard drive crashing that contained ALL of baby girl’s pictures from birth, which is no bueno.  Luckily, I kept some of her photos on my memory stick so we at least have those.  Hubby doesn’t understand that … Continue reading

Natural Parenting: 18 Months of Breastfeeding

Natural Parenting: 18 Months of Breastfeeding

Yes, I get it.  Some of you will think I’m nuts for nursing that long and others will totally understand.  For me, I have to say I’m proud and truly blessed.  Growing up for the past thirty years, I had constantly heard how my mom nursed both my sister and me for 18 months each and thought nothing … Continue reading

Teething: Amber Teething And Hazel Wood Necklaces

Teething: Amber Teething And Hazel Wood Necklaces

It seems like there is an underground group of (crunchy) people who have heard of them and I for one was not part of that.  Basically Baltic Amber is believed to aid in pain relief, strengthen the immune system, restore energy, maintain wellness, and help with inflammation.  When it is worn on the skin, it is said that … Continue reading