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Teething: Homemade Teething Oil

Teething: Homemade Teething Oil

I was almost going to delete this post, but after talking to my massage lady who’s an aromatherapist, I’m going forward with this. Sometimes when you become a parent, you discover you will do anything to make your child feel less comfortable.  One of these many areas involves teething.  I can’t tell you how many of my … Continue reading

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)/HBAC (home birth after cesarean) in the comfort of my own home-think Little House on the Prairie, as my uncle … 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

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