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The Battle to Breastfeed

The Battle to Breastfeed

Those of you who have given birth, felt your child on your chest, and gotten a successful latch within hours of their first breath are damned lucky. After my c-section, when my kids were whisked off to the NICU to be given assistance with breathing, I was wheeled to my recovery room, where a lactation […]

10/10/10=42 in binary!

10/10/10=42 in binary!

I was on a time table….or at least a self-induced time table.  My midwife was leaving to sit the NARM on the 13th and I knew if i went into labor while she was gone that I would get our backup.  I loved our backup….but she wasnt.my.midwife.  I was starting to panic as the days […]

Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon

Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm does not sum up how delicious this dish is.  Ever since I saw the movie Julie & Julia with my best friend and we bought the cookbook featured in the movie I have been dying to make her Boeuf Bourguignon.  I didnt own a cast iron dutch oven and her recipe requires one, so […]

How to encapsulate a placenta

How to encapsulate a placenta

If your not familiar with this practice, you are probably saying to yourself, WTF?  Preparing placentas after birth for consumption is an age old practice that has been done in Chinese Herbal medicine for thousands of years.  It has so many benefits to it and is very easy to do yourself. If you are unaware […]