MOTHERHOOD

SELFCARE

I\’ve been busy with births over the last week and it’s made me refocus on how I\’m doing at self-care.  Self-care is something January Harshe (my #wcw on insta this week) is big on teaching.  Self care is awareness of your needs as a mother, as a woman and for me as a birth worker. …

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DAYS WITH STELLA

  In all of the chaos around here I really have tried to slow down, step back and enjoy little pieces of it all.  I know this doesn’t last forever-so I\’m really trying to drink in the parts I love.  Stella is a big part of that. I was worried about her being home alone …

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PAISLEY IS 6!

Most of Paisley’s past birthdays have consisted of rainbows, ponies, or more ponies so when she said she wanted a blue shark birthday this year I was a little surprised!  I asked her initially and then waited a week and asked her again and she was still very into the shark theme…so we rolled with it. …

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3 QUESTIONS

1.  How is it having both kids in school?  Do you like Montessori?  Does Paisley?  How is Preschool for Stella? It’s good.  I feel like it’s too soon to tell if we like Montessori.  I\’m actually surprised at how smooth the transition has gone so far, especially considering we have to get up at 7 …

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WHY DO I WANT AN UNMEDICATED CHILDBIRTH?

The response to some of my other posts about un-medicated childbirth has lead me to clarify some things.  There’s this assumption that natural childbirth is this terrifying, horribly painful experience that will haunt you and I\’d like to suggest that it can be the very opposite of that.  Women who deliver babies without pain meds …

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PAISLEY IS 5!

Paisley turning 5 has been overwhelming.  She’s 5.  She’s 5.  She goes to Kindergarten.  She speaks in mostly coherent sentences.  She has so many thoughts and feelings about EVERYTHING.  We just love her.  I\’m so amazed at the little girl she’s turning into.  I love it. She requested an ABD Rainbow Party for her birthday. …

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PAISLEY IS 4!

We love ponies in this house.  Even though she did a pony party last year, she wanted to go for it again this year.  It was either that or Rescue Bots, and she still chose ponies (it was a tough choice though…she LOVES Rescue Bots).  She is turning into such a little girl and has …

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BABIES DON’T KEEP

Mother, oh Mother, come shake out your cloth, Empty the dustpan, poison the moth, Hang out the washing and butter the bread, Sew on a button and make up a bed. Where is the mother whose house is so shocking? She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.Oh, I’ve grown shiftless as Little Boy Blue (Lullaby, …

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