Separating Me from Them

I carried them in my body for 40 weeks, each.  I grew them, cell-by-cell, limb-by-limb, inch-by-inch.  My body created them from two half-cells into tiny but whole people....more

Because I Love you SO Much!

My eldest daughter and I haven't always gotten along.  She is oftentimes hyper-emotional and I am oftentimes too impatient to deal with it (one of my biggest mommy shortcomings and sources of major mommy guilt)....more

I'd Be a Better Blogger, But...

I have a love/hate relationship with blogging....more

Boy Clothes are the Worst, But there's Hope!

When I was pregnant with Honeybun, I amassed quite of collection of gender neutral baby clothes since we choose not to find out our baby's genders before they are born.  But a few weeks before her arrival, I decided to go buy one special boy outfit and one special girl outfit for the baby to have when s/he met his/her family those first few days.  I hadn't done much clothes shopping myself before that (I had very generous friends and family) and I remember walking through the store, browsing the baby section and thinking "It has to be a girl, it has to!...more

Homeschooling is a Lifestyle Choice

We've been house hunting for over a year and finally a few months ago put our current home up for sale and one of the top selling points of our current home is the great location.We live walking distance to a Super Target as well as a ton of restaurants and other stores. We are also only 1/2 a mile from the local elementary school which is part of one of the best school zones in South Florida....more

I'm Glad I Found Love in a Low-Tech World

I've been with my husband for over 12 years.  12 years.  While it may not seem like a long time, a lot has changed!...more

Should You Let Your Kids Watch Your Next Birth?

I got into hot topic conversation on Facebook this week. It started as me truthfully answering a friend's curiosity question. And while I would usually leave it at that, or offer clarity/details if necessary, I got sucked in to the conversation because it was something I am so passionate about. My friend is expecting her third child and planning her third homebirth. She wrote: "When I tell people I might have my kids at my homebirth, they react one of three ways: 1) whatever. 2) it's too traumatic and scary. 3) it's too distracting for mom. 4) it's inappropriate. Just curious, what do you think?" What do I think? ...more
CaroleMcKee I completely disagree that birth is an adult thing, it is a life event just as death ...more

5 Clothing Essentials for Nursing Moms

After three kids and 67 months breastfeeding (plus hopefully at least another two for my toddler and probably another 24 for baby #4 on the way), I've spent way more time in my nursing clothes than I ever will in my expensive maternity clothes. ...more
Great post!more

3 Easy Valentine's Crafts for Kids

Last year my preschooler and I had a fantastic Valentine's party with yummy snacks and fun toddler crafts. ...more
These are such cute ideas, lots of fun for kids!  We make a lot of toilet paper tube crafts, ...more

Ending the Silent First Trimester

About a week before Christmas, I had a weird encounter.  One afternoon as I sat on the couch, my four year old came up to me, cupped her hands around her mouth, bent down by my stomach and said "Hello!  Is anybody in there?!" then giggled and ran away.At the time I thought it was strange, but she is my silly one.  As it turns out, though, it wasn't just a silly moment.  There IS somebody in there....more