Category Archives for natural parenting

Home birth, part II

I’m doing a page break on this article to make skipping it easy if learning about home-birth is not your thing.  🙂 Oh, and this post contains adult content.Awhile ago I posted Peter and Helen’s birth stories.  My birth experience has doubled since then!  I have ho-hummed about further sharing, but recently I have been […]

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Circumcision Apologetics

Author’s Note. 2018:  We did not circumcise our fourth son.  We had complications our 3rd son’s circumcision, both with a non-stellar job to begin with, and skin adhesions.  Nothing too extreme.  I still think that circumcision is not as barbaric as many in the natural parenting circles make it out to be.  I must confess […]

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Legend of Korra and natural parenting

Warning:  This is a geeky post.  It’s a side of me that hasn’t been shared as much online, but everyone who knows me knows that I can get geeky over shows that I like.  For example, I used to wear a Star Trek communicator pin to high school, but that’s a different story. Any Korra […]

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Co-sleeping a family of 6

Many people have asked me how we fit our family in a two-bedroom home, especially when one room is my husband’s office, so here is a vlog tour of our bedroom: Quickly I would like to address two questions I get that aren’t addressed in the video: First, how do you and your husband get, […]

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Breastfeeding in Church

This is something that I’ve had on my mind a lot lately, especially with the recent birth of my fourth child, and I need to share my story.  But first, I’m going to blatantly rip content from other woman’s blog and look at a few pictures from ldsbreastfeedingart.blogspot.com. On the left in front of the […]

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Chicken Pox isn’t so bad

About a month ago my husband showed me a small red dot behind my daughters ear.  And another.  And a few more on her stomach. She definitely had the chicken pox. It was 5:30 on a Saturday evening.  I grabbed my Herbal Home Health Care book by Dr Christopher and quickly ran to Shangri La […]

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Homemade powdered laundry soap

The short version: 1 cup borax 1 cup washing soda 1 bar of Dr. Bronner’s peppermint castile soap, shredded. Mix ingredients, use 1/8 cup (2 tablespoons) per load. The longer version: (i.e., why I love it!)  I have been making laundry soap for a few years now, and originally I used this recipe.Because all of the […]

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Cranial Sacral Therapy

Today I wanted to share a little miracle that has happened in our home due to cranial sacral therapy.  When my daughter was about a month old, we noticed that her head was not perfectly symmetrical.  It was like one half of her head had slid forward a little bit We asked the doctor about […]

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Is it a boy or a girl?

As my body blatantly advertises the upcoming birth, this is the question that friends, family, and complete strangers use to strike up a conversation. My response? “That’s what we’re hoping for.”It was not that long ago that discovering the gender of your baby was something that happened at birth. Now our society expects an early […]

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Breastfeeding

Last week was international breastfeeding week, and as I was thinking about it, I realized that I have never shared any of my breastfeeding experiences on this site. I plan on writing an article about it soon, but today I wanted to just tell you the introduction I usually give at my local LLL meeting.I […]

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