Inspiration

The Nursing Babe

January 14, 2014

My daughter is currently 5 1/2 months old. I haven’t introduced solids on a regular basis yet, and really don’t plan to until after she is 6 months old. When I was pregnant my whole family was against breastfeeding. “How are going to feed her in public?”, “Breastfeeding will get old, you will never get […]

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Circumcision Doesn’t Beget Circumcision {One of These Things is Not Like the Other}

November 21, 2013

Yes, you read that right, we’re going to talk AGAIN about circumcision, but this post is a little different. I’m not writing this to try to tell you what to do. In fact, this post is actually going to start off with a confession; the day after my first baby was born I had him […]

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Plus Size Mama, Natural Hospital Birth!

September 11, 2013

“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” – Rajneesh On January 4th 2010, my husband, Chris, and I found out we were expecting our first child and thus began our almost year-long journey of […]

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Facebook Removes Post about Breastfeeding {Discrimination on Women and Families}

August 29, 2013

This picture and story were shared on Birth Without Fear Facebook and received a lot of love. Unfortunately it was reported and removed by Facebook, even though it does not violate their Terms of Service. It is a beautiful story of a mother helping another mother. {Stacy} I am currently working on my certification to […]

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Food Budgets and Meal Planning {Challanges of Motherhood}

August 17, 2013

Food. It’s important (just a little) and we all have to buy it. Most of us have to cook it as well (or at least make sure someone in the house cooks it). But when a family sits down to budget – or figure out where the money went – we can usually plan on […]

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Finally a Diagnosis {Endometriosis: A Series}

August 4, 2013

I got my first period when I was nine years old. I had no idea what was happening to me because no one had explained menstrual cycles to me yet. But why would they?? I was nine, for Pete’s sake!! I had to have my period explained to me by the school nurse because it […]

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Mothering the Mother, Part II: How Postpartum Care Helps Us Love Our Bodies

July 29, 2013

“A safe pregnancy is a human right for every woman regardless of race or income.” – Amnesty International “I have horrible [postpartum] stretch marks that I feel the need to cover and of course my breasts are nowhere near where I would like them to be.” – Courtney, Beauty Revealed Project. So here I am, […]

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Community Support and Breastfeeding {Make a Difference}

July 5, 2013

I would like to start this post with a story. Imagine a mother – a fresh new mother – with a baby just barely 24 hours old. She drives to another city the day after her birth for her first post-birth checkup with her midwife. After leaving the appointment she and her husband decide to […]

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Plus Sized Unassisted Home Water Birth

June 25, 2013

The last weeks of my pregnancy were kind of crazy.  After a perfectly happy and uneventful pregnancy it majorly sucked to have to spend the last weeks trying to arrange a care provider after my midwife DROPPED ME for refusing an ultrasound to “check for IUGR” when there was no reason to suspect that the […]

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I Will Birth My Baby {Out Of My Vagina!}

June 25, 2013

I am STRONG because I spent 9. 5 years since my first babies traumatic birth educating myself and becoming informed. 7. 5 years since my sons unnecessary, failed induction leading to my second cesarean, I learnt to trust my body. I am STRONG because I knew I wanted a VBA2C, I also wanted a Homebirth […]

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