Creating a Natural Postpartum Healing Kit

Labor is so unpredictable...and that makes preparing for how to heal from it pretty darn challenging! The first time around I basically forgot about it all together. I had everything I needed for baby, but very little that I needed for myself. Luckily, my midwife put...

Your Complete Home Birth Checklist

LABOR! It's such an exciting, and sometimes intimidating, event. The pain, the adrenaline, the uncertainty, the euphoria...and the preparation! I had an absolutely incredible first home birth experience, and am now preparing for my second! Last time we rented a home*...

How to Make Herbal Padsicles for Postpartum Healing

We're 38 weeks pregnant!! As I round out these last few weeks I'm filled to the BRIM with excitement. I know that everyone's experience here is so different, but preparing for baby number two feels so different from baby one. Maybe it's because my first pregnancy...

My Simple Chemical-Free Face Cleansing Routine

Soap. HA. Just kidding...kinda! People often ask what my face cleansing routine looks like, and honestly it's a bit boring. That being said, it's squeaky clean and keeps my face looking and feeling fabulous!   Morning Routine   In the morning I quite literally just...

Ceiba Kapok Bedding Review

I met Jeanette, founder of LANACare and Ceiba, a little over a year ago when she sent me a beautiful care package with the most luxurious wool mama and baby products. After I came to know and love LANACare, Jeanette reached out again to let me know about Ceiba. Ceiba...

Episode #022: Pregnancy Series: Weeks 5+6

In This Episode:   [0:36] - Weeks five and six...or three and four? [1:27] - Why don't we talk much about weeks five and six? [2:11] - Babies growth takes off at a rapid pace [2:41] - What might mom be feeling? [3:21] - My personal experience in weeks five and six...

Episode #021: Five Easy Healthy Trader Joe’s Meal Ideas

In This Episode:   [0:15] - I'm not the best at planning ahead... [0:46] - Meal requirements: quick, fun, organic, gluten free, affordable [1:30] - Meal one: chicken pesto zoodle pasta [1:57] - Meal two: southwestern stuffed sweet potatoes [2:26] - Meal three: rack of...

Episode #020: Exciting News and What’s to Come

In This Episode:   [0:11] - The BIG announcement! [0:17] - How far along am I? [0:50] - What does this mean for "Mama in the Making"? [1:14] - Our "right now" plan [1:58] - Then and now [2:15] - Due date Relevant Links: My first pregnancy: the dirty details Watch it:...

Organic Wool Bedding and Baby Wear

About a month ago I got an email from a company called LANA CARE. They wanted to know if they could send me some products to try. They had looked into my site and thought their products were right up my alley and could be a good resource for you. As always I was...

Episode #019: Tapping into the Power of your Mind

In This Episode:   [0:11] - What is the placebo effect? [0:36] - What the placebo effect tells us [1:39] - How to put the power of your mind to good use [2:30] - Using it in both positive, and difficult situations [3:00] - The trap of pre determined beliefs [3:36] -...

Episode #018: Top Five Fertility Foods

In This Episode:   [0:14] - An intro to my favorite fertility foods [0:55] - Liver: why eat it? [1:55] - Egg yolks: why and how to eat them [2:58] - Wild fatty fish: is mercury a concern? [4:33] - Dark leafy greens: raw or cooked? [5:29] - Fermented foods: why and...

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