Video: Plant Based Postpartum Recovery at 2 Weeks

I won't repeat the video verbiage here, but I did want to drive home a few things. First, I want to share encourage to every woman about how it's not only possible to have a beautiful and empowered birthing experience, but their right.  It makes me angry how uneducated and miseducated I was about what … Continue reading Video: Plant Based Postpartum Recovery at 2 Weeks

Which Camp Are You In? | Returning To Work Postpartum

I sat outside with Truly in my arms watching my three older children play a mash up game of soccer in our cul-de-sac.  Tennyson kept rushing the big kids' set up, but they didn't seem to mind (oh, their sweet hearts.)  The sun was finally out after a week of clouds, rain and head colds. … Continue reading Which Camp Are You In? | Returning To Work Postpartum

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

The Birthday Experience | Port Aransas For The Family | 36 weeks pregnant

I felt like a totally sucky mom. For both of Tennyson's birthdays I have had to work.  Sure, a 1 and 2 year old won't know you're working on their birthday -they don't even know what birthdays are- but as a mother, you do.  And it feels negligent and rude and kinda gross missing your … Continue reading The Birthday Experience | Port Aransas For The Family | 36 weeks pregnant

Nesting, Unschooling, Connection and Surviving the 3rd Trimester

It's not nesting. It's planning ahead. Okay, maybe it's nesting, but to the woman in the throws of it, it just feels like whatchyer s'posed to do.  Time to make changes, be prepared, overhaul something, knock out a few walls wearing overalls and a bandana listening to 90s rock and binging on sparkling water.  Maybe not … Continue reading Nesting, Unschooling, Connection and Surviving the 3rd Trimester

Beautiful Plant Based Pregnancy | 34 Weeks Pregnant Maternity Portraits

At first I thought, "Oh, these might be a little revealing to put out there." Yeah.  I can see that. But I absolutely love the way my body looks and feels during pregnancy.  I celebrate my body and the miracle that it's creating inside.  It is PHENOMENAL, the making of life.  So I unreservedly share … Continue reading Beautiful Plant Based Pregnancy | 34 Weeks Pregnant Maternity Portraits