Before I actually gave birth, I was not all that interested in childbirth or "baby things". Yeah, I read the Dr. Sears books and Ina May Gaskins' Guide to Childbirth, but the process of birth was totally foreign to me. Once I had my own experience to consider, I had a hunger to learn about … Continue reading Must see documentaries about babies, childbirth & breastfeeding
I have been ignoring the media for most of the past 2 years. I am not on Facebook enough to know what political controversies are brewing and I was not 'notified' that my personal information was sold/acquired by Cambridge Analytics (yay?). I was taught that you don't talk about your age, income/finances or politics. I … Continue reading The great debate; where do I stand?
Any new mom knows the hell of sleep deprivation. Those first postpartum weeks can make us feel like a hot mess, and we may literally be hot and messy with all those hormones running wild, full on nursing sweats, lack of showers and dark circles invading our once vibrant, glowing faces. Ah yes! To have … Continue reading From hell to heaven: How to I survived postpartum sleep deprivation
Summer time, sweet summer time. It is my favorite season. Maybe it's because I am a summer baby or the fact that summer, like most amazing things, is short-lived. There is a small window of warm weather, fireflies, no school schedules, and peepers that serenade us through the night. The first stage is green and … Continue reading Three things I love about this summer and practicing gratitude
This past weekend, the weather was near perfect! It was a slightly humid, sun filled, July afternoon. We drove to our favorite nature preserve with one of the few local waterfalls; Rennsealearville Falls. This is the cute little town where Andy Rooney grew up (remember him from CBS 60 minutes?). The preserve is also a research … Continue reading One of my favorite hikes
I love fresh basil. The fragrant aroma tickles of senses and makes nearly any dish test exquisite! Have you ever bought fresh basil from the store, wrapped it in a paper towel or tea cloth only to find it wilted or with brown spots over the next day or two? Well, that has been my experience … Continue reading Basil: The proper way to store it
My husband and I bought our first home together this past January. Escaping city life, the noise, the smell, the traffic, was at a premium, but worth every penny we have spent! Although we moved just 8 miles from our old home, we are surrounded by trees, deer, birds, woods, and live in one of … Continue reading Frugal Summer Fun