Category Archives: Parenting

Natural Birth, Baby, and Beyond Podcast

I am planning to start a podcast to discuss issues around pregnancy, birth, parenting, sexuality, natural living, and women’s rights. Does this sound like something you would be interested in listening to? What topics would interest you most? What questions … Continue reading

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My Mummy Tummy Journey Week 6

Week 6 of the MUTU system starts with a pep talk from Wendy, the founder of MUTU mams. It seems as though this was perfectly timed. I started the week off fine and then completely fell off the wagon. In … Continue reading

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"He's Only Mean to You Because He Likes You"

There are a list of phrases we grew up with hearing and may be passing on to the next generation that are disempowering our kids. This meme posted by Hot Moms Club is a great reminder that we need to be … Continue reading

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Decision Making in Pregnancy and Parenting: It's Not Black and White

I recently read this excerpt from Emily Oster’s book, “Expecting Better: Why The Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong — and What You Really Need to Know.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20/expecting-better-emily-oster_n_3780541.html In her book Oster presents the model that she teaches university business students to … Continue reading

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Tired of Looking Pregnant

I get asked if I am pregnant all. the. time. From 2006 through 2011 I have had 3 people live inside my body.  I made space for each visitor by expanding and stretching to their growing needs.  Almost 4 years has passed … Continue reading

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Lego, Please Bring Back the Female Scientists

Lego Research Institute is one of the few career focused Lego sets specifically with female figurines but is not longer available. Lego says, “This set was overwhelmingly popular and is no longer available for purchase.” Female Scientist Lego set no … Continue reading

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Mom Breastfeeds Her 6 year Old and Social Media Goes Crazy.

“The foundation for healthy growth and development in later years is established to a large degree in the first six years of life.” – Toward a Healthy Future: Second report of the Health of Canadians {Federal, Provincial and territorial Advisory … Continue reading

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Are You Treating Your Loved Ones Fairly?

I wanted to share THIS ARTICLE because I feel it is an important reminder to treat our closest loves ones with dignity and respect.  The title is, “I wasn’t Treating My Husband Fairly.” It is important to remember to treat … Continue reading

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What Does ISIS Have to Do With Birth and Parenting?

Never before has it been so important to stay connected to our kids. With busy work schedules and kids extracurricular activities, it is easy for families to be moving together but without making any connection. Kids who feel disconnected from … Continue reading

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Two Years After My Online Birth

Two years ago I made a decision that has changed the course of my life. As a result of my mother’s reaction to witnessing my second home birth back in 2009, and how gentle and empowering it was compared to … Continue reading

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