Birth Story of Tonchi


I’m falling a bit behind finding new and inspiring recipes. Now that it’s hot and full summer I don’t really want to be in a hot kitchen with no AC standing over the stove at 37 weeks pregnant. So I’m going to take a recipe hiatus for 3-4 weeks and post the birth stories of my other three children in hopes that Baby #4 will have arrived and the final birth story will be his/hers. Continue reading “Birth Story of Tonchi”

Pregnant in America – A Nation’s Miscarriage

This was a fun documentary to watch.  As I stated in my post on the book review of Redeeming Childbirth, I haven’t taken the time to do the prep that I should in this pregnancy.  The fourth time around I’m busier and each change isn’t as much of a novelty as it was the last time. Continue reading “Pregnant in America – A Nation’s Miscarriage”


A few weeks back I made mention of being 7 weeks pregnant.  And I was… but I’m not anymore.   It was a few weeks back, but only now do I feel like I’ve had enough healing that I can post about it.  It was quite unexpected since I hadn’t had any problems with my previous pregnancies. But then again, I think all miscarriages are unexpected and no matter how many you have I can only imagine it gets worse each time. Continue reading “Miscarriage”

Cloth Diapering 101

So…Diapers…. This is a topic near and dear to my heart for multiple reasons.  I LOVE the fact that I just have to throw diapers in the laundry instead of running to Wal-Mart when I run out of clean ones to use.  So much easier than running out at 10pm at night!  I also really like the fact that we have much less diaper rash to deal with.  I currently have an 8 week old and we are fighting diaper rash with her.  I have been using disposable at night because she has been leaking through the current cloth diapers we have.  I have been too lazy to wake up half way through the night just to change a diaper.  Since we are co-sleeping I have but to roll over to nurse.  Most amazing set-up in the world!  Her rash completely clears up when I have her in 100% cloth.  I just need to get back on my game! Continue reading “Cloth Diapering 101”