3 Health Benefits of Sunlight

At this point of existence, most people know and understand the sheer necessity of the only star in our solar system – the sun. Should the sun cease to exist, so would all life as we know it, so...

Natural Birth: 5 Tips to Avoid the Epidural

Childbirth has become more and more of a medicalized process. An act women have been capable of completing alone for thousands of years has turned into a major, invasive surgery in an operating room n...

The Unassisted Home Birth of Jackson Thomas

By the time I hit 43 weeks pregnant, I was done. I was hot, I was tired, and I was ready to meet my baby. Up until that point, I’d really let things continue on naturally, not doing much to enco...

The Tamiflu Debate: Should You be Taking it?

It’s well-known information: the flu sucks. Fever, chills, muscle aches, congestion, fatigue, the list goes on – and none of the symptoms are fun at all. With the CDC, once again, recogniz...

Paleo Strawberry Banana Muffins

This pregnancy seriously has me craving sweets all. the. time. We have to keep our fridge full of fresh fruits, or else I’m sending my husband to the store for a candy bar. With my son, I crav...

The Real Science Behind Ultrasounds

I remember the first time I saw my little peanut on the screen during my first pregnancy. I was 8 weeks along, and as the sound of his heartbeat filled the room, any worry or doubt that I had was wash...

Detox Your Body with Dirt

Every morning, I drop a nice heaping spoonful of dirt right into my son’s juice. Yes, seriously. Our bodies are constantly being bombarded by viruses and bacteria, pollutants, heavy metals, and ...

Baby’s First Vaccine – What to Expect

I can still vividly remember my very first OB appointment after discovering my pregnancy. I went in, buzzing with anticipation at seeing, or even just hearing, the growing life within me. Though it wa...