Post Partum

My Story of PPD {Post Partum Depression}

April 2, 2013

I am writing this from a very dark place in my life right now. I am hoping that by getting my story out there for people to hear, they might recognize post postpartum depression in themselves and get the help they need. ALL the help they need. -Amanda I have two beautiful children. My oldest, […]

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Breaking Down Boxes – A Follow-up PPD Post!

April 1, 2013

I cannot tell all of you who commented on my guest post on Post-Partum Depression (PPD) how much all of your comments meant to me. Somehow January always seems to re-share my guest post on days where I am having an extra tough time and just reading your thanks and knowing that I am not […]

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Hello Aunt Flo {And Toxins?}

March 27, 2013

Lets talk about PERIODS. Cycles. The Curse. Aunt Flo. Your Monthly Visitor. You know…that thing. The thing you were most likely taught to hide at all costs and were so afraid to be shamed about, be it from a stain on your pants to an “odor”, to hell…just being a woman. Now readers – this […]

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D-MER {No, You Are Not Crazy}

March 27, 2013

We all hear about the joys of breastfeeding. The bonding, the flow of love hormones, and the feeling of accomplishment that often comes to mothers upon reaching goals. Breastfeeding can be tough the first weeks of your baby’s life (or longer), but after that it is smooth sailing right? This promise of positive emotional connections […]

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The Myth of the “Perfect Mother” {Have Grace with Yourself Mama}

February 23, 2013

As mothers, we have all experienced that moment. I know I have. When the second line popped up on the pregnancy test that I so desperately desired to see, I immediately began thinking about the future. I began thinking about what kind of mother I’d be. I had dreams of being the perfect mother. The […]

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Cord Clamping {Give Me All My Blood!}

February 15, 2013

The “Third Stage” of labor is one that is often forgotten. This is the span of time between the birth of the baby and the expulsion of the placenta. The typical medical birth looks like this for the third stage: baby emerges, cord is clamped immediately, baby is taken by a nurse to a warmer, […]

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The Hole {A Poem about PPD}

December 15, 2012

Caitlyn shared this poem and picture about her stretch marks with BWF almost a year ago. It was received with love and appreciated by many. She now opens herself and writes this poem about post partum depression {PPD}. Many of you may be able to relate and feel that you are not alone.   The […]

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Birth and Post-Birth Plans: Drafts to Download, Customize and Use!

December 4, 2012

Your little one is about to be born. One might say, your little one is about to hatch! Nothing compares to nesting with your newborn… {Baby hummingbirds that just hatched.} And to get there takes some work. And some planning. Many women design birth and post-birth plans to clarify – both for themselves and for […]

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A Small Lesson on Female Etiquette {I’m not pregnant, just fat!}

November 14, 2012

So there I am in the middle of enjoying a lovely afternoon with my boys, rounding it off with a quick stop at the grocery store to grab a few items for dinner when my fantastic mood is brought to a screeching halt. This is what happened… We get in the checkout line and my […]

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Lose the Post Partum Pounds Dancing to Kid DVD’s…

October 24, 2012

Not kidding. So, I’ve had a lot more free time the last week being off Facebook. It’s been rad. Really. My days are low stress with extra time to focus on things I like to do (read, play with kids, make yummy food, blog) and even for things I don’t like so much (cleaning anyone?!). […]

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