Motherhood Articles

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

Reasons to Hire a Doula + 14 Questions to Ask First

Benefits of a doula and reasons to hire one 365x274 Reasons to Hire a Doula + 14 Questions to Ask First

If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it. ~ John H. Kennell, MDI've had the privilege of serving as a doula dozens of times, for many different types of births, and each time I … [Read more...]

Mommy Hacks – Tips for Moms

Mommy Hacks Tips for Moms 365x274 Mommy Hacks   Tips for Moms

I've had a running list in my phone of tips I found that saved me time or money (or made my life much easier). My hope was to work them into posts so I could share them, but the list was getting … [Read more...]

The Bored Jar – Tip for Moms

The Bored Jar for Moms 365x274 The Bored Jar   Tip for Moms

At our house, boredom is not allowed and is never an excuse to watch TV or complain. My children know all too well that complaining "Mom, I'm bored," is a fast way to get assigned an extra chore or … [Read more...]

Natural Ways to Help C-Section Recovery

Natural Ways to Help C section Recovery 365x274 Natural Ways to Help C Section Recovery

Giving birth to a baby is tough work, no matter how the little one decides to enter the world. Having had a c-section and natural births, I can say that while natural birth can be harder pre-birth, … [Read more...]

How to Have a Natural & Gentle Cesarean

How to have a gentle and natural cesarean section when possible 365x274 How to Have a Natural & Gentle Cesarean

One of the single most difficult moments of my life was as I was being wheeled down the hall to an emergency c-section and I hugged my husband good-bye and we said our "I love yous." He was able to … [Read more...]

Best Natural Toys for Kids

Best organic and natural toys for kids 365x274 Best Natural Toys for Kids

It wasn't until I had my first child that I ever really thought about the ingredients used to make many common household objects or their potential dangers. Once I had a little one who completely … [Read more...]

Homemade Baby Balm Skin Cream

Homemade baby balm recipe with all natural ingredients 365x274 Homemade Baby Balm Skin Cream

When I was pregnant with my first child, I was given literally 11 bottles of baby lotion by friends and relatives. The smell reminded me of my own childhood and I loved that it was a lotion specially … [Read more...]

Postpartum Soothing Spray

Postpartum soothing spray 365x274 Postpartum Soothing Spray

Note from Katie: After birthing five babies ... I know all-too-well the discomfort that comes with the post-birth healing process. I'm happy to welcome Shaye Elliot to share a recipe I wish I'd had … [Read more...]

Natural Diaper Cream Recipe

Homemade Natural Diaper Cream Recipe 365x274 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 365x274 Lessons to 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...]