Birth, Pregnancy

Best advise two days before you give birth.

A woman due in two days watched the documentary: The Business of Being Born by Ricky Lake..... and stated she felt "Nauseated... sick to my stomach.  The images that were disturbing are still flashing in my mind. ugh." The Facebook discussion went on to have 68 comments. Here is some of that.... FB chat person.......to the mom.....and… Continue reading Best advise two days before you give birth.

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Baby Care, Pregnancy

Facilitated Blessingways

A Blessingway is for a soon-to-be-mother to gather other women and celebrate the life inside and the process of becoming a mother. By passing on ceremony's from Native American wise women of yesterday and wise women of today, a mother is blessed with song, rhythm, and loving hands that at times give massage, braid hair,… Continue reading Facilitated Blessingways

Baby Care, Breastfeeding, Parenting

How to draw the line between passion and pest?

Nature is my teacher. I have strong instincts that are backed by nature, not medical personnel or books. Yet every time I turn around these days all I hear are, "This doctor says do this" or "This book says do that". Time and time again I hear the wrong advice. I am certain there is… Continue reading How to draw the line between passion and pest?

Parenting

Herbal first aid kit

I wrote this handout back in 1998 for an herbal class I taught. It was important to me then and still is today. I feel every parent should have certain things on hand before they need them. I also feel there are less side effects from nature tonics than Pharmaceuticals so I always start with… Continue reading Herbal first aid kit

Baby Care

Feeding Your Baby: Part 2

If your baby looks healthy, then I would not introduce anything except mothers milk till the baby makes a mouthing type chewing motion. This is usually around five to six months. If you feel like it might be time to try foods, put a tiny bit on the end of a baby spoon and see… Continue reading Feeding Your Baby: Part 2

Baby Care

Feeding your baby. Part 1

The human race wants to survive and since nature designed us to feed our babies via the breast, you would be surprised how well the whole system works. Barring all the unwarranted fear that our society has created, mothers love to nurse. And the great news is that your baby loves nursing too. We just need to get women back on board. The best tool I can recommend is this one word. RELAX