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Natural Ways to Recover from Pregnancyby  

[caption id="attachment_14381" align="alignnone" width="576" caption="Me and my son, Jacob, right after birth."][/caption] Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Post-pregnancy, there's a lot going on.  You have a brand-new baby to get to know, learn to breastfeed, and care for.  You... Read More

10 Decision of Newborn Parents, Part 2by  

  Guest poster Christina began by sharing the first 5 decisions... today she continues on with 5 more decisions for parents of newborns. Please note: We do our utmost to offer the best and most accurate information that we can,... Read More

Postpartum Rest and Recovery Tips (From a Mama Who Learned the Hard Way)by  

The following question came in my e-mail box a couple of months ago: I am a mother of a one-year-old girl, and I am due with our second in June 2012. :) After I had my daughter, I was told... Read More

10 Decisions for Parents of Newbornsby  

Guest Post by Christina Szrama Getting to the birth of your child took a dozen medical decisions at least, some small, some large.  Well, your baby’s been born, you’re recovering (or trying to), and the decisions just won’t let up. ... Read More

Why I’m So Glad I Exercised This Pregnancyby  

From my 4th month of pregnancy onwards, most early mornings would find me sneaking downstairs in the dark, donning sweatpants, a t-shirt and hoodie. After drinking half a glass of water, then filling my large glass back up to the... Read More

Preparing for the New Baby: How a Large Family Gets Readyby  

By Contributing Writer, Brandy Ferguson As a homeschooling mom of seven, and now getting ready to meet our eighth son in a matter of days, I've never been busier in my life! With so much on my to-do list added... Read More

Using Herbal Powders to Supplement a Healthy Diet: An Alternative to the Daily Multivitaminby  

Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer The foods we consume and the lifestyle we live form the foundation of our health. The nutrients in the foods we eat are the building blocks for all of the biological activity within the various... Read More

Treating Depression During Pregnancy, Naturallyby  

This post is the follow up to last month's post on Stacey's experience with Depression in Pregnancy. The first post was intended to bring awareness to the issue and offer hope and encouragement, and this second post takes a closer... Read More

Depression During Pregnancy: My Experienceby  

This post is not intended to diagnose or treat any symptoms.  If you feel this is something you are dealing with, it’s very important that you talk to your doctor or midwife about it as soon as possible. Typically when... Read More

Embryo Adoption: A Unique Option to Give a Child Lifeby  

Guest Post Written by Erin Odom Although Tiffany and Micah Childs have two biological children, the couple has always felt led to adopt. But the costs and steps necessary to go through an adoption agency were overwhelming. "Lord, if this... Read More

Herbs I Have and What I Do With Themby  

Herbs fascinate me. These timeless plants have been used by various healers over thousands of years in order to treat symptoms, ease discomfort, improve mood or mental function, fight infection, and so much more. It seems to me that many... Read More

Surviving Early Pregnancy With a Houseful of Littlesby  

I remember when I was pregnant with my first. I was working full time as an ESL teacher, but during my time off? I could put my feet up, take a nap when I was tired, make whatever food I... Read More

The Benefits of Taking Your Cod Liver Oilby  

I know. Cod liver oil. Yuck. Half of you just made a face as you read the title of this post. Bear with me, okay? In the midst of a month exploring traditional foods, I couldn't hardly not cover this... Read More

GAPS Diet While Pregnantby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Over the last few weeks, we’ve been talking a lot about adrenal fatigue here, and one of the potential remedies Stephanie has mentioned is the GAPS diet.  Please go back and read her post... Read More

Healthy Pregnancy Super Foods eBook: Want to Win a Copy?by  

Am I the only one who has begun a pregnancy with a super-nutritious daily checklist of foods to eat posted on my fridge? 2 servings of orange fruits or veggies, 2 servings of green veggies, 4 servings of dairy, 100... Read More

Treating Depression Naturally: Supplements, Herbs and Foods for Feeling Betterby  

Dealing with depression is a touchy subject. When I first began to admit to people in my life that I was struggling with depression, I got a lot of different recommendations. Most were shocked that I hadn't been to see... Read More

Homemade Belly Butter (All-Natural Pampering for Pregnant Mamas)by  

Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer The gift of a child is certainly a blessing and pregnancy can be a wonderful experience.  However, for many of us, the joy and privilege of carrying a new life comes with a few... Read More

A Year of Herbs: Pregnancy and the Use of Essential Oils, Part 2by  

Guest Post by Kimberly of Fertility Flower Continuing on from yesterday's post on the safe use of essential oils in pregnancy, and the first two oils, Lavender and Bergamot. Using Neroli, Chamomile and Geranium Like bergamot, Neroli is part of... Read More

A Year of Herbs: Pregnancy and the Use of Essential Oilsby  

Guest Post by Kimberly of Fertility Flower **Stephanie's note: I had originally intended to put up a tomato canning tutorial tomorrow, but this post was long, and yet so full of good information, whether you are pregnant or simply want... Read More

Exercises for Pregnancy and Beyondby  

Guest Post Written by Angela While many exercises are considered to be safe during pregnancy, some are a lot more beneficial than others. Exercises that are especially important for the expectant mother are those that will help support Mom’s changing... Read More

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