It's quiet in the house. You've done your nightly sweep through the kitchen, but there are no dishes left out. The living room is cleared of enough toys that you can make your way through it without stepping on something. Somehow the laundry was done and the clean clothes are in the basket, but folded, so that counts. You baby is asleep and still tightly swaddled. A quick check of your work email indicates that there are no…Continue
I was at church on Sunday and was gazing at the newest baby in our extended family. I noticed that his chin was quivering. As a seasoned mom, I knew that this was a normal and that it is caused by a baby’s immature nervous system. As a first time mom, seeing your baby’s chin quiver might make you run and grab the phone so that you can make a phone call to your pediatrician…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on May 28, 2013 at 10:49am — No Comments
Just got off the phone with my health insurance provider. Trying to get them to pay *their share* of the homebirth. You know, the one I discussed with them a year ago. The one they agreed to pay 80% of. Well,
let’s just say I’m having trouble calling them a “provider.” They cut a check for less than 40% of the homebirth.
Can you imagine if your partner “provided” for you like insurance companies manage to?
You give a whole lot of what you have to…Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on June 29, 2010 at 2:17pm — No Comments
Thankful for the 2010 model.
No wait! Not that one. This one!…
Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 27, 2010 at 3:17pm — No Comments
I can remember clearly the first day of mommyhood that I had showered, gotten dressed (in actual clothes, not “house…Continue
Added by Adriel from the Mommyhood Memos on May 13, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments
When I had my first homebirth, I lucked out. I found a midwife who quickly became my dream-come-true. (In case you’re planning a homebirth in California’s Bay Area, Judy Luce rocks!) At the time, she’d been a midwife for 30 years, knowledgeable, experienced, and holding high ethics. And she really helped transform my pregnancy into a time of self-awareness, and my birth into an empowering experience.
As we arrived…Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 11, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments
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