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Defending Your Green Lifestyle.

Defending your green lifestyle

We’ve all been there, the invasive questions people think they deserve to ask when you have children. Is he circumcised? Did you have a natural childbirth? Will you vaccinate? Do you give antibiotics? Most people mean no harm but inevitably, some people get offended or upset when your philosophy differs from theirs. Being a parent means that you are responsible for your child’s well-being and therefore you get to choose how to raise them. You’ve done the homework and the research and picked a philosophy that is right for your family. So how do you defend these choices to others who might not understand?

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Coping With A Pregnancy After Miscarriage

Coping With A Pregnancy After Miscarriage

Studies reveal that anywhere from 10-25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Odds are you have experienced pregnancy loss or know someone who has. There are many resources devoted to dealing with overcoming the pain and heartbreak of a miscarriage. But what happens when you get pregnant again? Instead of the exuberance of knowing that you are creating and sustaining a life, many women experience fear, stress and anxiety. Every trip to the bathroom is met with worry that something is wrong. Stomach cramps or twinges are met with anxiety that the baby is in trouble. If your thoughts are overcome with stress over miscarrying again, please read on for tips on pregnancy after miscarriage.

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Tips On Maintaining House Rules With Guests

It takes time to establish house rules with your family. Old habits are hard to break. It might have been difficult to get your husband to adopt the habit of taking his shoes off at the door when he was raised in a house where that wasn’t a rule. It might have been even more difficult to get your children to wash their hands before meals or to not eat in front of the TV when they’ve seen you or your husband breaking these rules from time to time. But hard work pays off, and you’ve finally found yourself and your family in harmony with the rules you find necessary to maintain your home. But how do you get your family to continue to follow and enforce those rules when guests arrive at your door? The following are some helpful tips on maintaining house rules with guests:

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A Mom’s Natural Medicine Cabinet Checklist

A Moms Natural Medicine Cabinet Checklist

We are still deep in cold and flu season, yet the temperatures are starting to warm up and kids are venturing outside more. This puts them at risk for cuts, scrapes, bug bites, sore muscles from playing hard, and all manner of germs. While you’re tackling your Spring cleaning, take a few moments to purge old and expired items from your medicine cabinet, (be sure to properly dispose of any drugs or supplements!) and re-stock with a few of these essentials for taking care of those scrapes and sniffles. Many of these remedies can probably be found right in your kitchen, the rest are readily available at natural grocery stores or easily ordered online.

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10 Books to Prepare Your Child for a Sibling

You’re expecting another child and, understandably, you’re concerned with how your older child will adjust to the new baby. It’s never too early to start preparing them for what’s to come. An easy place to start is with books! Here are ten amazing, easy to understand children’s books with beautiful illustrations that will help prepare your child for becoming an older sibling.

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