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The birth that healed me

The birth that healed me

After my 6 year old sons birth, I was left totally broken and with PTSD by an incredibly traumatic completely medically managed, interventive hospital birth.  I had things done to me without my permission or informed consent.  My water was broken without my say so…and then he was nearly damaged by a Dr who clearly […]

DIY cloth baby wipes

DIY cloth baby wipes

I placed a cloth diaper order back when I was pregnant that included 18 cloth wipes. I never thought I’d like cloth wipes, but I do. In fact, I like anything that makes having two babies at once a little more affordable. They are simple and go right into your diaper pail with the dirty […]

What’s in a name?  What’s in a family?

What’s in a name? What’s in a family?

Supermom I’ve been called a supermom, many many times and everytime someone says that, I am always taken aback.  When I look at my life I dont see myself as a supermom.  Yes I keep a clean house, cook good meals and have well behaved amazing children… but does that really make a supermom?  When […]

Meet Lily

Meet Lily

I knew when Christmas came that I wanted to buy Elliot a doll. I looked everywhere online and in stores for the perfect first doll for my little lady. I am an avid Etsy buyer. No make that obbsessed Etsy buyer. I love handmade, personalized, vintage things and Etsy never lets me down. Finally I found […]

2 + 1 = 5?

2 + 1 = 5?

When Logan and I met I had just turned 26 and he wasn’t even half way to 23. Not only was there damn near four years between us, there was two completely different lives lived.  Mostly the fact that I brought with me another person. A 4 year old little girl. I married Riley’s father […]

Back to school

Back to school

Today was the first day back to school after winter break for my 2 oldest boys….and I am not ashamed to say, YIPPEE!!!!!!! Now I know in some circles the thought of being away from your kids for 8 hours a day is taboo….and there are some people who relish every minute with their kids […]

I Don’t Love Breastfeeding

I Don’t Love Breastfeeding

This isn’t one of those glowing stories about how much I love breastfeeding and how bonding it is, because the fact of the matter is: I HATE BREASTFEEDING.  I didnt breastfeed my eight and six-year-old boys for a variety of reasons.  I like to tell myself it’s because I was on high-dose steroids and didn’t […]

Jazzed Up Shepards Pie

Jazzed Up Shepards Pie

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This recipe is one of our cheap “we have no money for gourmet food” meals.  It’s delicious, cheap and easy to make.  It also makes an excellent leftover lunch!  It’s not a lot of work and can be made ahead of time and put in the freezer to be popped in the oven on a […]