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.

Eggs are NOT Dairy: Southwestern Remoulade

For some this is hard to believe but eggs are NOT a dairy product: here are a few thoughts on that PLUS a quick and delicious recipe for an enhanced mayo

Other Mothers' Day

Mother's Day happens every year in May. Yet, Other Mothers' Day happens every day in the bodies, heart and souls of women everywhere. On the Friday before Mother's Day, let us at least give a loving nod, an acknowledgement however brief to acknowledge these other mothers.. (I first published this piece in May 2013 but it somehow slipped off the inter webs.)

Two Realities

My friend, Ellen Harris-Braun has cancer, More and more her life is science fiction incarnate.

Who needs butter: Vanilla Ice Cream

After a lifetime of eating dairy, cooking with dairy, baking with dairy, I am realizing that I am likely allergic to dairy. Boo hoo! Always one to make lemonade when handed lemons (even better if they are Meyer), I created this (dairy-free) Vanilla Ice Cream recipe.

I am a midwife on vacation

K. Michelle Doyle, home birth attending midwife, shares some thoughts about vacation, being off call, and walking more than 20 feet from her phone.


Midwife K. Michelle Doyle writes about losing and regaining healthy habits.

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