Planned Home Birth in the hospital

Planned home births sometimes become planned hospital births. Here is a photographic essay of one family's journey to the north of their newest baby.

Eating Together Again

If you have ever seen my FaceBook or Instagram pages, you have seen a lot of food pictures. Not just food, but of food shared and ended -these are photos of meals. In my household, eating together is important. Here is a post I wrote for entitled Eating Together.

Just Breathe

Lately it seems that there is so much violence, hatred, and discord in the world: it is overwhelming. So what do I do? I breathe. I just breathe (with a lovely, coherent twist...)

Best Hard Boiled Egg Ever

For my birthday, I recieved an electric pressure cooker from my kids and my lovely sister. Yes, I am the person that can find excitement in an appliance.

The Thank You Nurses Award 2016

This year, Michelle was one of three winners in a national contest, the Pampers and AWHONN Thank You Nurses Award.

Golden Spread: whoneedsbutter

Warning: If you do not like mayonnaise or nutritional yeast, please do not read further.


Everyone needs to get hot, sweaty and out of breath. The trick is finding an activity that will get you there, and that you love. I have found mine: call me crazy, but I love to mow.

More is not always better, even with Folic Acid

Prenatal vitamins are important to taking every day as soon as you know you are pregnant, right? Um... Maybe not. Excessive intake of folic acid and Vit B12 may actually increase the risk of serious issues including autism.

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