Preparing for Labor…for the 4th time!

I am 32 weeks pregnant with my 4th baby…a boy! We are so thrilled to meet this little guy in a little less than 2 months! Time has gone by so quickly this pregnancy…mostly because I am running around with the other three kids all the time! I remember when I was pregnant with my […]

Fact or Fiction? Dates Can Shorten Labor

As I near the last several weeks of my 4th pregnancy, I am reading more and more about ways to shorten labor, cause natural induction, and prepare for birth. Usually I come across articles where there is anecdotal evidence suggest eating lots of pineapple, taking a shot of castor oil, or eating very spicy food will induce […]

Essential Oil Rollerballs 101

Essential Oil: a natural oil typically obtained by distillation and having the characteristic fragrance of the plant or other source from which it is extracted. Essential Oils are all the rage these days…with good reason! Essential Oils have been used for thousands of years in a variety of ways: cosmetics, health, emotional health, and spiritual practices. […]

Thyroid, Anxiety, Adrenals Oh My!

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, this is simply my experience with hypothyroidism, anxiety, and adrenal burnout. Please seek the advice of a medical professional.   About 4 years ago, shortly after my third child was born, I was experiencing symptoms ranging from extreme anxiety, paralyzing fear, and debilitating exhaustion. Of course, I was tired […]

If You’re Crunchy and You Know It…

      “There are two philosophies when it comes to getting young children to sleep. There is ‘sleep training,’ which basically involves putting your kids to bed and listening to them scream all night; or there is ‘attachment parenting,’ which essentially involves lying down with your kids, cuddling them, and then listening to them […]

4th Baby on the Way

I am so excited to be pregnant with my 4th baby! I am 17 weeks and feeling great for the most part! I had very little morning sickness thanks to the help of my natural doctor who helped me avoid the unpleasant morning (all day) sickness that plagued me with my other pregnancies. One thing […]