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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Staying Ahead of the Mess {Challenges of Motherhood}

June 16, 2013

Let me start with a big fat disclaimer. I am not a perfect housewife. Pretty far from it actually! But, as time goes on (7 years cohabitation, almost 5 years of marriage, 2 years as a mom) I am finding what helps me keep a “groove” so that the housework does not drown me. Because […]

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{BWF Self Love Project}

June 3, 2013

I decided to start a project. Something similar to our {I Am Strong} posts that we share on the blog and Facebook. What’s fun about this is it will be specifically for our Instagram. {BWF Self Love Project} We are encouraging mothers to take a step back, stop that negative self talk, and love who […]

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Reflections on Extended Breastfeeding {One Mother’s Journey}

May 27, 2013

Today I was struck by the beauty of my breastfeeding relationship with my son. The light filtered through the window after our nap, the new crisp white sheets I had just put on the bed felt heavenly and looked so pure. My son’s hair – a golden blond – was moving in the breeze from […]

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40 Ways to Know You are a L&D Nurse

May 22, 2013

We recently read a ‘note’ by a nurse and shared by many other nurses and even midwives. It was not just a ‘sense of humor, deal with our hard job’ list of how you know you are a nurse. It was rude, disrespectful and a perfect example of what many women find wrong with their […]

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To My Little Sister

May 13, 2013

To my little sister, You’re 38 weeks pregnant now, and as you approach your ‘due date’, there are some things I want you to know. This time is sacred. I bet you hate hearing that, but it is. Right now your baby is listening to your heartbeat, sleeping and moving and safe within you. Women […]

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My Gastroschisis Baby {Vaginal Hospital Birth}

May 13, 2013

I have had 5 1/2 years to reflect on the birth of my daughter. Our story is a story of loss, heartbreak, faith, triumph, perseverance, and love…. so much love. – Brienna I married my husband in October, 2006. We had both decided to wait a couple years to have children. Three short months later, […]

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I Am Strong {Lampra}

May 3, 2013

People say I’m strong because when I was 6 weeks pregnant I left an abusive marriage because I couldn’t take the mental, verbal, physical, sexual, emotional, and psychological abuse my husband had been doing to me and didn’t want my son to be raised in that environment. People say I’m strong because during my pregnancy […]

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Home Waterbirth After Ovarian Cancer

April 23, 2013

Thank you Jess for your beautiful story! I had my first child in October of 2011 at home surrounded by my family and midwife.  It was 18 hours of hard labor with 3 hours of pushing before he decided to finally show himself to us!  He was perfect! 22 inches and 8.14 lbs!! It was […]

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Birth Attended by Peggy Vincent – Home Birth of Megan

April 4, 2013

The Birth of Megan I wrote this 25 years ago, I have revised it some but these are my words of that very special day. The day of your birth was a warm Indian Summer day, October 3rd. Somehow I felt within me that you would be born that day…. I awoke feeling contractions, yet […]

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