Why do I have so many kids? :)

I have twelve children. A lot of people gasp when they hear how many kids I have.   I’ll start this post off answering all the usual questions. Yes, they are all my and my husband’s children.  Yes, we were married when our oldest was conceived.  Yes, we are Catholic.  No, we don’t have any twins…

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Keep Your Newborn Home!

Protect Your Newborn. Keep Her Home!!

Keep your newborn home!! I know in the beginning everyone wants to show off their new little baby. You also want to get out a little. You’re feeling a little better and as my husband puts it ever so delicately, “You want to get the stink off”.

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Mental and Spiritual Preparation for Motherhood

Being a mother doesn’t necessarily come naturally. Obviously the physical attributes are there or you wouldn’t be pregnant. But mentally and spiritually requires more than just getting pregnant and putting together a nursery. Everyone thinks it comes naturally to be a mother. In some regards it does. Our bodies produce all the right love hormones…

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Finally! The Baby is Asleep!!

Okay.  So this post has absolutely nothing to do with being a birth doula or childbirth.  I am writing this to express my frustration with getting a baby’s sleep patterns to match my own. My daughter, Judith, is six months old.  All of my other babies, with the exception of one, have been trained to…

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What is the Zika Virus and Should You Worry?

Right now everyone is concerned with the Zika virus.  With it’s origination in South America, it seems like something you’d only read about in the papers.  However, with modern transportation bringing our countries closer, it’s starting to make its way up north to North America. What is it and can it hurt you or your…

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Pro’s and Con’s of Eating Your Placenta

I encapsulate placenta’s for my clients. I do this because I believe that some women need the extra hormones, protein, and nutrients after giving birth to properly heal.  I know many women (most probably) are grossed out by the idea of consuming their placenta (called placentophagy) but many consider it after experiencing depression, or a low…

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