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Winter Car Seat Safety

As the weather changes it is very tempting to have our children wear their jackets in the car seat. We want our children to be warm, but we also want them to be safe. Adding layers under our children’s car seat straps may help keep our children warm, but it will not keep them safe. […]

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A Working Mom in a Pinterest World

The school year is in full swing and now that the hoopla around class assignments, bus routes, and incredibly specific school supply lists is over, some of us moms find ourselves settling into our own familiar routine: feeling inadequate. I work full-time outside of the house, and I love my job. I also love my […]

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A Midwifes Birth Story

WHA Midwifery Birth Center: A Midwife Shares Her Own Birth Story {Sponsored}

Thank you to WHA Midwifery Birth Center for sponsoring this post!I’m a midwife and mummy of three. I’ve delivered hundreds of babies in different countries and cultures around the world, from Africa to Australia. Birth is both my profession and passion, therefore making the right choice for my own family about where I would birth […]

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Mothering, Unmoored

One of the last things my mother said to me before she died is that I was a good mom. I hold on to this thought when things become unhinged. By that, I mean, when I become unhinged. Before our loss, my mother was many things; courageous, funny, alarmingly thrifty, but the one thing she […]

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VBAC

How My VBAC Healed Me

On August 2nd, 2016 I achieved the unimaginable. I had such a low probability of success that my decision to attempt a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) sounded pretty crazy. But something stubborn, calm, and unwavering inside of me kept me focused, and to my (and everyone else’s) utter surprise, I delivered my daughter without […]

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