Motherhood Articles

Tips and resources to help moms create healthy lifestyles for their families through natural pregnancy and birth, positive parenting and natural living.

Natural Diaper Cream Recipe

Homemade Natural Diaper Cream Recipe

I've shared my homemade baby care recipes before but I get a lot of questions about variations of the natural diaper cream specifically. I've played around with some recipes and settled on one that is … [Read more...]

Lessons to Learn from Children

Life and Health Lessons We Should Learn from Children

This past weekend, our two year old broke her leg while playing outside. Thankfully, kids bounce back quickly and she should be back on her feet in about four weeks. In the meantime, we are making … [Read more...]

9 Natural Remedies for Mastitis

9 Natural Remedies for Mastitis

A recent 18 hour car ride with all five children (yes, we might be crazy) left me with a case of mastitis. The baby was pretty happy in the car and when the kids are happy, we drive. The first … [Read more...]

Fertility Monitors to Space or Avoid Pregnancy

How to Use Fertility Monitors to Achieve or Avoid Pregnancy Without Hormones

As many of you know, I've had five children in the last seven years. I'm certainly open to having more children in the future, but I feel like my body would benefit from a break from … [Read more...]

A Natural Hospital Birth – Reader Birth Story

Birth story- natural hospital birth

Note from Katie: Please welcome Adrienne of Chronicles of a Curvy Housewife who wanted to share her natural hospital birth story. Enter Adrienne... This is the birth story of my last son, born … [Read more...]

5 Factors That Make Natural Labor Easier

5 Factors That Made My Natural Labor Easier

I've had several births that I had the honor of being a doula at in the last month and it made me think about my own birth experiences and the difference between them. For reference, I had (full saga … [Read more...]

Making Peace With My Scar

Making Peace with my scars

Almost four years ago, one day changed my life drastically and in an instant... The events of that day pale in comparison to the challenges of many others, but it rocked my world in multiple … [Read more...]

Steps to Help Avoid Hip Dysplasia in Babies

Important steps to avoid hip dysplasia in babies-please share

I recently posted on facebook a story from a brave mom who talked about her daughter's hip dysplasia and difficult recovery. There was a tremendous response and I realized this was an area I needed to … [Read more...]

Natural Labor & Birth Kit

Make a natural labor and birth kit for hospital or home

I've gotten several emails lately about resources and advice for natural labor and birth. Since I've been through that rodeo a few times now, I thought I'd share some of the best resources I've found … [Read more...]

The Real Reason I Strive For Health

The real reason I strive to be healthy

I don't write personal posts often, but this past weekend I lost my grandmother and it has caused me to think a lot about health and illness, life and death. She was 91 and my only remaining … [Read more...]

A Traumatic Birth With a Positive Result

A scary birth experience with a happy ending and an important cause-please read

Note from Katie: I asked Amy if I could share her birth story and her organization, Hippilongstockings.com, which is working to help reduce the maternal and infant death rates in places of the world … [Read more...]

How I Avoided and Got Rid of GBS

How I Avoided and Got Rid Of GBS with Natural Remedies

GBS, or Group Beta Streptococcus, is an colonization that affects many people and around 1/4 to 1/3 of women in the third trimester of pregnancy. Many people carry this bacteria in their digestive … [Read more...]