parenting, pregnancy

3 Signs I was Ready to Be a Parent

Some babies are a surprise and some babies are planned. The idea of parenthood is something that everyone takes to differently. Some people grow up always knowing that they want to be parents and some, well, need a little more (or a lot more) time to warm up to the idea. I was one of… Continue reading 3 Signs I was Ready to Be a Parent

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Why Vacationing with Another Family is Everything

As a parent, going on vacation can be a daunting task. The amount of extra stuff that needs to now be brought (i.e. booster seat, playpen, toys, mass quantities of snacks, etc...) is exhausting to even think about. Vacationing as a solo family can often feel like regular life just in a different location. That's… Continue reading Why Vacationing with Another Family is Everything

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How ditching coffee helps prepare your body for pregnancy.

I know. I too have read all the articles and studies stating that a limited amount of coffee (about 12oz per day) is potentially safe during pregnancy. Most Americans consume at least two drinks per day and I doubt they are making sure each drink is just 6 ounces. Also, before I begin this post… Continue reading How ditching coffee helps prepare your body for pregnancy.

Medicinal Herbs, Nutrition for Fertility, pregnancy

Herbal Infusions to Boost Fertility

Initially, this post was entitled "Fertility Tea". But to be fair, unless you plan to drink a gallon of tea every day the medicinal benefits from the plant won't do much for you. I am not sure if most people outside of the herbalist realm know what an infusion is and so here is a… Continue reading Herbal Infusions to Boost Fertility

Nutrition for Fertility

Supporting the Endocrine System to boost Fertility

This morning I wanted to talk about endocrine disruption, and let me tell you, ladies, it's real. The endocrine system is a beautiful network that controls your entire body. You know that song "The head bone's connected to the neck bone"? Well, the hypothalamus gland is connected to the pituitary gland etc... and you need… Continue reading Supporting the Endocrine System to boost Fertility

Medicinal Herbs

Wild Walks, St. John’s Wort, and sunburns

Sometimes the plants call me. Last year around this time I was walking daily with my kids around the local pond. Usually, I walk slowly along the edge of the trail making eye contact with the plants silently identifying them to myself. Sometimes though, the plants make themselves known without me trying. I don't know… Continue reading Wild Walks, St. John’s Wort, and sunburns