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Isaac’s Birth Story

Isaac’s Birth Story

Issac’s Birth Story Mama: Rebecca S. Stats: 8 lbs 2 oz, 21 inches Type of Birth: Vaginal, Unmedicated Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician This was my second pregnancy, and the pregnancy was as good as the first time, if not better. It was tougher only because I had a toddler to take care of, [...]

Our Last Weekday Nap

Our Last Weekday Nap

I wrote this poem while laying in bed, snuggling with my four month old while he was napping. My heart was heavy. I was going to go back to work the following week, and he was going to start at daycare full time. He is my second child, but it was not easier sending him [...]

Real Birth: M’s Arrival

Real Birth: M’s Arrival

M’s Arrival Mama: Rebecca S. Stats: 7 lbs., 13 oz. Type of Birth: Vaginal Birth Location: Hospital Primary Care: Obstetrician In the morning, four days before my due date, I felt a slight PMS-like pain. It was mild and barely noticeable, but I had a strong feeling the baby was coming soon. That whole day I [...]

Comparing Cloth Diapers

Every cloth diaper (CD) parent has their favorite brands and types of diaper, and they vary widely from person to person. My experience is that my preferences have changed over time because of the consistency of my son’s bowel movements, his activity level, urine volume and his size. A good example is that most parents [...]

Eczema Cream

Eczema Cream

Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a fairly common skin allergy condition among infants and small children. My husband is a chronic eczema sufferer and continues to have eczema episodes well into his 30s. So it’s no surprise that our son was born with apparent eczema around his joints, which was confirmed by the doctor a [...]

Summer Berries Gratin

Summer Berries Gratin

I heard about this recipe while I was listening to National Public Radio, where they invited the chefs from America’s Test Kitchen to share their favorite summer recipes. When asked about their favorite dessert recipes, Bridget Lancaster started by saying, “I don’t like overly-sweet desserts.” That immediately got my attention. I love sweets but I [...]