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What is Raspberry Leaf Tea and How Can It Help You and Your Baby?
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I’ve been drinking red raspberry leaf tea since I gave birth to Therese, my third.  After she was born I proceeded to hemorrage.  Keep in mind that I home birth.  I’ll never forget the look on my husband’s face when my midwife asked him to pray for me.  His whole face went pale and expressionless…

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Coccyx Pain – The Story of My Tailbone Injury and the Start of My Recovery
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I have suffered from coccyx pain since the birth of my son, Joshua.  That was two and a half years ago.  After he was born everything was sore down there.  So, when it was tender sitting down on my tailbone I didn’t think anything of it.  I just assumed it was heal up like the…

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Why I No Longer Circumcise My Sons

I have five sons.  Of my sons I have circumcised three of them, the first three.  Why did I choose to not circumcise the last two?  I have a few reasons I’d like to share with you.  I will do my best to just give you the facts of the operation but I am going…

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This week’s wanderings – 3.19.16

Every week I plan to post links to various blog posts I find on the internet that interest me.  They may be posts that just resonate with me right then, or maybe have a similar subject to posts I may have posted in the previous week.  Either way, I see them as beneficial and helpful, and…

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My Success With The Tummy Team
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After spending six weeks doing the prescribed Tummy Team exercises, I must say I am impressed. First off, I didn’t do the exercises as often as was recommended. I don’t have a good excuse. I simply am forgetful. Secondly, the exercises didn’t really feel or seem like exercises. They were more like breathing exercises and…

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Coconut Oil – The #1 Item For Your Baby’s Skin Care
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I use coconut oil for everything. I put it in my coffee and cook my family’s food in it. I make my handmade soap with it and use it on my skin as a lotion. I even put it on my babies. I’ve used coconut oil on my skin for quite some time before I used…

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Why do I have so many kids? :)
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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!
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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”. Related Post Finally! The Baby is Asleep!! Pro’s…

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How to Use Water as a Comfort For a Laboring Mother
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When thinking of a way to comfort a laboring mom always think of water, especially if she is having a difficult time managing the discomfort. Water can be very therapeutic, in whatever form she receives it. The shower is the fastest and easiest way to get into the water. You can control the temperature of the…

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Mental and Spiritual Preparation for Motherhood
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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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