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Babywearing

Have I mentioned how much I love babywearing?  I’m not entirely sure how anyone raises a baby without wearing them.  I started when my squish was, oh, six days old, I believe?  And I was like “OH MY GOD, I HAVE HANDS AGAIN!”  It was probably a couple of months later, when I learned how to nurse in a carrier, that my mind was officially blown. Keep Reading…

My Special Scar

ScarsI really wanted a natural birth, but I got a cesarean.  I did everything right, and I wanted it so badly.  And not just because it was healthier for the baby and me; I wanted to feel it.  I knew it would hurt, but it would hurt like running a marathon, the burn of hard work, the strain that means that yes, you are doing this, it’s hard, but you can do it, because you are powerful.   Keep Reading…

Love Ripples

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Is it just me, or has there been a statistically significant increase in horrifying tragedies lately?  Elementary school shootings, marathon bombs, plant explosions, tornadoes….  Have there been more, or is it just because I’m a mom now that it seems more oppressively constant?   Keep Reading…

The Analytical Guide to Cloth Diapering

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I had a lot of ideas about the type of parent I would be, and I heard my fair share of “that’s a stupid idea, you’ll see.”  Ok, they didn’t usually use those words, but it felt like that.  Cloth diapering was one of those ideas.  People thought I was crazy, that I should have some disposables around “just in case.” Keep Reading…

Natural Baby

Outdoor BabyAround four months old, Anlaytical Baby started noticing everything around him.  In a good, “wow, the world is so interesting” way, and in a bad, “too much sensory information, I can’t handle it, so I’ll cry and scream” kind of way.
He couldn’t even focus on nursing, which is hands-down his favorite thing in the world to do.

But one thing always cured him of his sensory overload episodes: the great outdoors. Keep Reading…

Motherhood Means

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“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”
- Elizabeth Stone

Yes, motherhood means having your heart go walking around outside your body, but motherhood is also a thickening and deepening of your heart, of your soul, of your love.  You grow more layers to your heart Keep Reading…

Serving Through Mothering

Blount9wWhen I first wanted to teach yoga, it was pretty selfish.  I wanted to learn more about yoga, improve my practice, and it would be fun to get to design classes and be the one at the front of the room.  I got so much more out of teaching than I anticipated, including the realization that this is a service.  I am serving my students, and it’s not about me. Keep Reading…