Natural Goo-Be-Gone

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Someone put stickers on our whiteboard. Three weeks ago. So guess what happened when we tried to take them off. Go ‘head. Guess. Yep.  The world asploded. No.  Just kidding.  That was a horrible guess. There was icky-sticky residue!  Only the top half of the sticker came off.  You know how it goes. But that […]

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Evelyn’s Birth Story. Or: How I Lost My Skirt in the ER Entryway

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(This triple layer banana cake with cream cheese frosting was completely gone by the time labor started.) Contractions started at 4am on Sunday, May 13th. They caught me off guard, even though I was five days late at that point. I’d been waiting for other signs that had preceded contractions with my last labor, but […]

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Group B Strep. This Is A First.

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I was told today that my group B strep culture came back positive.  And here’s what I learned about that: Group B strep is considered normal flora. Group B strep is not a concern to anyone but pregnant women, or rather, their babies. Group B strep comes and goes, which is why they don’t test […]

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Everybody Always Assumes…

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I’ve been sick since last Wednesday.  That’s 6 days of not being able to keep any food in me.  I’ve lost at least 6 pounds.  I had to go to urgent care on Sunday to get a bag of IV fluids.  I’ve been very sick. When we went to urgent care, Josh mentioned to the […]

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Cloth Wipes Q&A

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Q: We have cloth wipes and the Prince Lionheart wipes warmer (and a baby girl due any day now!). I was curious as to your thoughts on the warmer. A: I love the wipes warmer.  Cloth wipes are a lot wetter than disposable wipes.  And the more wetness, the colder the wipe is!  Especially in […]

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My Diaper Stash

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I got my diapers out of the dryer today and thought to myself, “I should take pictures of my updated stash!”  Because, I do believe the last time I blogged about diapers, Bush was still president. Here they are!  In all their glory.  And also, love my Couch Flowers.  They are Awesome Sauce. Top left: […]

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Attachment Parenting and {Gasp!} Spanking.

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I guess I never realized most attachment parents thought their parenting style would make the need to spank obsolete.  That keeping their child close and loving them to the fullest extent possible would teach the child right from wrong, leading them to a life of obedience.  And, maybe, for some children, that is all it […]

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Call out for Terre Haute Midwife Supporters

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I received this email today: I am in Terre Haute, and if you haven’t heard on the news, Union Hospital has decided not to renew the contract for our midwives.  There are only these two midwives in our local area, and without them, our local women are losing a valuable childbirth option.  We have started a grassroots […]

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Three Things You Should Know About Nursing A Toddler

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It’s breastfeeding awareness week. And I would like to make you aware of the fact that not all nursing relationships end by the child’s first birthday.  None of mine did, anyway. I nursed Olivia until she was over two years old.  Twenty-six months, I do believe. I nursed her all through my pregnancy with Benjamin, […]

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Three Things You Should Know About Breastfeeding and Breast Cancer

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When my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, I did a little research.  Some of that research was to see what the probability was of myself also getting the disease later in life.  Three things I learned surprised me, but also comforted me. You can reduce your risk of breast cancer by breastfeeding, no matter […]

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