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A Crash Course in Feminist Parenting (the Cliffs Notes version)

November 15, 2016, Author: Stacy

Feminism often gets a bad rap as something for lesbian femi-nazis, so suggesting you consider feminist parenting could sound extreme. That is, until you realize that this craaaaazy idea simply mean that women should have the same social, educational, and economic opportunities as men. Whoa, right? It might be easy to see why people would […]

Birth, Newborns, Pregnancy

My Birth Story – Fast Natural Water Birth at Home

August 5, 2016, Author: Stacy

My first birth almost three and a half years ago was an unmedicated vaginal birth in a hospital. We had a doula and everything went well. He was born just under 12 hours from my first contraction which got steadily faster and stronger until he was born.   I’ll post more about the process of […]

Parenting

Playful Parenting Techniques That Work

March 24, 2016, Author: Stacy

If you’ve ever found yourself sweating and on the brink of tears in the back of your car trying to shove your child as gently as possible into their car seat after 30 minutes of struggle and hysteria, you’re not alone. I’ve been there more times than I care to admit. Then I read the […]

Babies, Nutrition

Why We Chose Baby Led Weaning

March 17, 2016, Author: Stacy

How is your relationship with food? Do you get enough veggies? Do you stress eat? Are you a sugar addict? This isn’t to judge you – most of us struggle with food in some way or another. I’m not immune, either, I just have more tools than the average person. After working with health coaching […]

Babies, Birth, Pregnancy

7 Reasons You Should Have a Doula

March 13, 2016, Author: Stacy

dou·la /ˈdo͞olə/ noun: doula, plural noun: doulas 1. a woman who is trained to assist another woman during childbirth and who may provide support to the family after the baby is born I’ve only had 3 major fights with my husband in over a decade spent together. One was about artichokes. Another was about fabric […]

Parenting

The Paradox of the Lonely Mother

March 7, 2016, Author: Stacy

After becoming a mother you’re rarely alone. My son’s favorite place has always been pressed against me at all times. (I’m not sure how dads get a free solo pass to the bathroom but there has to be some mystery left in the universe.) Yet, at the same time, motherhood can be extremely isolating. We […]

Nutrition

One Month of Meal Planning (Gluten-Free and Vegetarian)

February 29, 2016, Author: Stacy

When I ran my January meal planning challenge, it was as much for me as for everyone else. I loved seeing what everyone else was making, what their goals were, and what changes they saw during the month. At our house, our goal was to save time, energy, and money – plus try to use […]

Babies, Parenting

The Biggest Secret of Parenting

February 25, 2016, Author: Stacy

Before my son was born I read a lot more about birth than parenting. Considering that information only covered about 12 hours from my first contraction, I had a lot of catch up to do once he arrived. And wow, the learning curve felt steep. When he was around 10 months old I finally read […]

Challenges

February Self Care Challenge

February 6, 2016, Author: Stacy

I had so much fun doing the

Nutrition

January Meal Planning Mama Challenge!

December 30, 2015, Author: Stacy

I took a little informal survey last month about what moms were struggling with, and so many of them listed meal prep and chores as a painful obstacle to happiness and fulfillment. Add to that the resentment of time spent shopping, cooking, and cleaning up afterward, plus the guilt after relying on not-so-healthy meals because […]