First Steps to Eating for Fertility

First Steps to Eating for Fertility

Note from Stephanie: Many years ago, I connected with fellow blogger Donielle Baker through the realization that we shared a common struggle of infertility due to having a diagnosis of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). What bonded us further was that we were both using real foods, herbal remedies and supplements, and making natural lifestyle changes to address the hormone imbalances of PCOS– and wonder of wonders, these lifestyle changes really worked! While I continued to focus on healthy living and homemaking in general, Donielle saw […]

Optimum Fertility…Into Your Forties

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By Natalie, Klejwa, Contributing Writer Because we live in a sin-wrecked world, not everyone will be able to have as many children as they would like. For various reasons that range from unwilling spouses to physical limitations, our families will all be of varying sizes. One thing we can all say with resounding conviction is that children ARE a blessing. And I know that every one of us is grateful for every blessing that we have been enabled, by God’s grace, to birth and raise. […]

Homemade Teething Tea for Babies

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Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer I have tried all kinds of methods for soothing teething. With my oldest two, we relied on Hyland’s teething tablets and then either chamomilla (my oldest) or belladonna (my second).  These worked.  We have also used an amber teething necklace with both my second and third.  The amber necklaces definitely seem to take the edge off for them, but when they’re just about to get a new tooth, they’re just irritable and achy enough not to sleep well and […]

A Day in the Life: Erin (Adjusting to Life with a Newborn, a Toddler and a Preschooler)

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Written by Erin, Contributing Writer When Stephanie first gave us the “A Day in the Life” assignment, I thought: “By that point I should have a 6 week old, and we should be starting to get into a new routine.” But life happens, and Baby Girl came almost two weeks late. So, as I write this, I’m still less than a month postpartum. After suffering PPD after my second, I’ve been determined not to overdo things this time around. I firmly believe that postpartum women […]

Day in the Life: Stacy (A Pictorial Look Into the Life of a New-Again Mama)

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Written by Stacy Myers, Contributing Writer Hello! My name is Stacy. My second child, Andrew, was born exactly one month ago yesterday. I’d love to show you what a typical day looks like around the debt-free Myers household, but we just don’t have any typical days right now. Every day has the goals of: eat, sleep, and doo-doo, with a bunch of fun little extras thrown in there from my 3 year old, Annie. For example, hide in the bathroom and eat all the cookies. Before […]

Day in the Life: Brandy (A Monday in the Life of The Marathon Mom)

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Written by Brandy, Contributing Writer A day in the life of who? Truth be told, I don’t claim the title of The Marathon Mom, although I totally envision motherhood as a marathon.  And yes, my blog is called The Marathon Mom.  But the reason for that is because I realized a LONG time ago, that I am anything BUT Supermom. Oh, it’s something I commonly hear when I am in public with my entourage of eight sons and my celebrity husband.  (He’s not a REAL […]

Day in the Life: Courtney (Homeschool Mom of a Baby, 2, 4, 5, 11 and 14 Year Old)

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  Courtney has bravely taken on this very first post in our Day in the Life series, where each writer, including myself, will be sharing a typical day in our home throughout the month. Our routines and schedules, our goals, our joys, our challenges, our disruptions… real days in all their very real glory. As kids head back to the books (whether at home or at school), September  the perfect time to consider our daily and weekly routines and hopefully you’ll find encouragement and inspiration […]

Taking Care of Yourself While Pregnant

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Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer When you’re pregnant, especially in the beginning, ordinary life may be difficult.  When you have a job, other kids, or any semblance of a life, you can’t just take time off!  Many pregnant women feel the need to keep pushing ahead, keeping up with their responsibilities, and pretending (as much as possible) that they aren’t exhausted and sick.  But you know what?  That’s really not the best plan. We recently announced that we are expecting baby #4.  Yes!  Modern […]