Category: Parenting Tips

Christopher’s Home Birth Story

Two weeks ago I had the most amazing experience.  I gave birth to my fourth child.  At home.  In the water.  With no pain medication.  I did it, even though I didn’t think I could!  Initially I chose home birth because of the cost.  Once I met my midwife, Richelle Jolley, and got more involved …

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While I’m Away…

I am having a baby and will be taking a month or two maternity leave from blogging.  I have some posts scheduled during that time, but please excuse any impersonal-ish-ness while I’m away taking care of the baby and myself.  I will post photos and the birth story as soon as I can, so stay …

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How to Do Easy Flat Iron Curls

I have always wanted to learn how to do flat iron curls.  They look so easy once you get the hang of it, but I just couldn’t get the motion down, so I took a trip to my neighbor Dana’s house to have her teach me how to do easy flat iron curls.  We took …

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How to Make Heart Watermelon Shapes

We made these cute heart watermelon shapes for dinner one night and the kids thought it was so great!  I think they taste better to the kids when they are in a different shape than anticipated.  They are very simple to make and you can use the waste around the edges for your next smoothie. …

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Pregnancy Must Haves

This is my 5th pregnancy, and there are some things that I absolutely need to get through pregnancy comfortably.  These are my pregnancy must haves. I must say that this pregnancy has been my best, mostly because I’ve been proactive about being healthy and I’ve learned a lot in my previous pregnancies. I’ve learned a …

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Pregnancy Bed Rest Causes

At my last midwife appointment, I found out I was already dilated to a 2 and 0% effaced at 33 weeks.  Now at 34 weeks I am dilated to a 3 or possibly more and in the neighborhood of 50-80% effaced.  I lost my mucus plug and have been having some bloody discharge as well …

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How to Make Shaped Eggs

My kids get to choose a recipe to make with me once a week and we call it “Cooking with Kids”.  Today my son chose shaped eggs.  They are so easy to make and so yummy!  All you need is an electric griddle and some egg shapers found here, here, and here. We actually purchased …

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What Do I Need for a Home Birth – Home Birth Checklist

I am 30 weeks pregnant!  I only have 2 1/2 months left to go and I am feeling really great.  I have lots of energy, I sleep well, and I am able to do most things I could do pre-pregnancy.  As you can see from the photo, I am carrying the baby quite high and …

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