Truly Anne’s Peaceful Natural Home Birth | Riding The Waves

I was standing in the kitchen talking with Brian about the birth experience I wanted to have this time.  My second natural, home birth and I knew what to expect -the feelings, the challenges, the process. All things I had missed with my medicated hospital births for my first two children.  This time around I had … Continue reading Truly Anne’s Peaceful Natural Home Birth | Riding The Waves

38 Weeks Pregnant | The Push-Pull of Waiting | Maternity Portraits

I woke up ridiculously early again today.  Just couldn't go back to sleep.  So I doodled around online, worked on some projects, took myself for a walk to see the sunrise, came home and painted a canvas.As I approached the house after my walk, I stopped and stared.  Inside held 4 people I love, a … Continue reading 38 Weeks Pregnant | The Push-Pull of Waiting | Maternity Portraits

3rd Trimester Tips | Easing Discomfort During the Last Weeks of Pregnancy

When I hit about 35-36 weeks of pregnancy, changes really started to emerge.  It's common knowledge that your ligaments loosen during pregnancy in preparation for birth.  You need that extra give as bones spread, making room for baby evacuation.  Something I guess I forgot is the very real, very odd sensations these changes create. Getting … Continue reading 3rd Trimester Tips | Easing Discomfort During the Last Weeks of Pregnancy

Pregnancy and Weight Training: Dos and Don’ts | Plant Based Weight Training

My youngest sister had a baby.  During a visit a year later, while I was pregnant with my third child,  she casually mentioned something I've heard so often, and actually held as a personal opinion. "Well, when you have a baby, your body changes.  You never go back to looking the same."  The conversation was … Continue reading Pregnancy and Weight Training: Dos and Don’ts | Plant Based Weight Training