How to Have Natural Childbirth in the Hospital

How to Have Natural Childbirth in the Hospital {keeperofthehome.org}

Though I am a huge advocate of homebirth with a trained midwife (having just had my second successful homebirth), I also know that it is not for everybody. I was delighted when Emily offered to write a guest post presenting another angle on natural births and how to have a beautiful birth experience in the hospital. I would love to hear from others in the comments who have also had a positive hospital childbirth experience! ******* Guest Post by Emily When I became pregnant with […]

Our Motives for Healthier Living

As Christians who desire to live more healthfully, naturally, sustainably, you-fill-in-the-blank, I think our motivation is such an important area to discuss. I would definitely agree with this guest poster and her conclusion as to why we should even care about or do any of these things at all. But I’ll let her tell you more about it… :) ******* Guest Post by Babychaser We’ve taken the plunge to healthier living… but why?  This is a question I have to ask myself from time to […]

A Year of Herbs

Making Your Own Convenience Food Mixes

For those who are baby-stepping your way towards learning to make more foods from scratch, rather than packages, here are some great ideas for making that process easier in this guest post! ******* Guest Post by Allyson As a stay-at-home mama to our highly active 2 year-old daughter, Emahry, and our “coming into his own” and very mobile 9 month-old son, Jonathan, I know how tempting it can be to reach for the convenience foods while grocery shopping.  However, I’ve found that with a little […]

Johanna’s Birth Story

The birth story begins about 2 1/2 weeks before she actually arrived. It was then that I began having regular bouts of contractions, a week and a half before my due date. With many positive signs of impending labor (increasing contractions, crampiness, slightly elevated blood pressure, a baby that was sitting incredibly low, etc.) we all thought that labor was likely to begin at any time that week, my midwife included. And so we waited… And waited… and waited. After over a week of continued […]

Where Food Comes From 101

Interview with Nourishing Traditions Author Sally Fallon

Just for fun…