here's my hippie-ish lifestyle and natural approach
Quotes I Love
"We have a secret in our culture, and it's not that birth is painful. It's that women are strong."
Laura Stavoe Harm
Labor is love.
“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” -Elizabeth Stone
His Words Lead Me
Not growing weary for Christ Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Living for Christ James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
SILVER HAS TWO TEETH COMING IN!!! Oh. my. gosh. Couldn't even believe it when I discovered them. She's also been sitting up quite well for several weeks now. She has the occasional fall over, but for the most part, she's got it!
My Mom's Support Group had the best Christmas Party. We decked the room out in plastic sheeting (just like on Dexter!) and Silver got to do her first ever art project - we finger painted!
Silver was just about five months when we painted, so I was a little nervous since she's sticking EVERYTHING in her mouth. But we were careful, and one of the mommies found the coolest paint ever (made from fruits and veggies!), Eco-Paint, from Pottery Barn Kids.
It's a powder paint handmade with flour, cornstarch, seaweed, natural and organic fruit, plant and vegetable extracts from beets, spinach, paprika, carrots, purple sweet potato, red cabbage, blueberries and tomatoes.
The babies had the BEST time. They were quite precious. And I've gotta say, I'm glad Silver's not crawling yet... It would have made this project a whole lot messier for me! :)
Sure I have maybe always had some hippie tendencies, but my pregnancy with our sweet daughter, Silver, breathed new life into how decisions are made - kicking my hippiesh nature into overdrive. Instead of automatically following practices that have become the "norm", we question, research, discuss and negotiate. It started out with the desire to use cloth diapers and have a natural, drug-free childbirth, and has evolved into babywearing, researching natural remedies, buying cool foods you can only find at the health food store, and awesome (though not as widely known) things like baby led weaning. I get asked questions and I know some of you wonder (or just think I'm crazy) why I do some of the things I do. So, here's my hippie-ish lifestyle and natural approach to mothering...