Natural Labor and Childbirth: what you need to know

The number one question I asked everyone and anyone who had a baby while I was pregnant was “what does it feel like?”  I really wanted to have a natural unmedicated childbirth and I scoured the internet for all kinds of labor and birth stories.  Towards the end of my pregnancy I even tortured myself …

How being a mom for a year has completely changed my life

My daughter turned one last week and I can’t believe how fast the year went by.  Seriously, I feel like I was just posting pictures of my bump and trying the strangest home remedies to induce labor– steaming coffee in the toilet bowl anyone!?  Don’t judge, when you’re almost 12 days late you will try anything …

Ridiculously easy diy baby wipes

For about a month now I have been battling a stubborn rash all over my daughter’s diaper area.  It started with some sort of bug I think I inadvertently passed on to her after taking care of an 8 month old with a stomach virus. Oh the joy of being an emergency room nurse! The …

Life with Crohn’s

As I sit here and type this I am in a ridiculous amount of pain.  It’s not just your typical stomach pain that you would except someone with Crohn’s to have. No, when my Crohn’s flares it’s joint pain, body aches, a feeling of whole body inflammation, extreme fatigue, plus my stomach will hurt on …

5 things I’ve already learned about blogging as a complete noob

So I have 4 posts so far. Yes 4, going on 5. What could I have possibly learned by now? Well let me tell you this blogging thing is not as easy as I thought it would be.  In fact for me, there’s a huge learning curve that has come with this. I’ll admit it, I …

Canning 101: If I can do it, so can you!

I have been thinking about canning things for almost 2 years now but never actually had the guts to go through with it. From everything I read it didn’t seem that hard, yet I remained intimidated. It seemed like so many steps – boiling, sterilizing, preventing botulism, getting the right seal…yikes. The first time I …

The Great Grass- Fed Debate

If you are like most of the members in my family or some of my friends, you’ve probably heard about the term “grass fed beef” but that’s where the buck stops.  Grass fed? Isn’t that what cows eat anyway?  Is this just another marketing ploy to make me pay more money for essentially the same …

Non toxic deodorant- Go Primal Pit Paste

Ok so… I’m kind of obsessed with deodorant.  Like, I have multiple sticks in my medicine cabinet and one in my purse.  Lately I have been trying to eliminate unnecessary chemicals from my life and I’ve decided to start with my hair and beauty routine.  I am no stranger to all the latest trends in …

Cloth diapering 101: everything you need to know

When I was pregnant with my daughter I looked up everything about natural birth, natural products, and how to have a healthy pregnancy. I’m not exactly sure who or what intrigued me about cloth diapers but somewhere I must have seen a cute picture of a baby wearing one and thought to myself “well those …