Jude & Mama

Jude’s Birth Story

He laid quietly, softly breathing, warm and safe. He lay close enough to her to feel the warmth of her breath. With …

Taken right before leaving for the birth center

Marcella’s Birth Story

My daughter, Marcella, was born March 22, 2009 at 8:09 am. She weighed 6lbs, 13oz, and was 20in long. This is her …

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I’m Stylish! Who Knew?

Becoming Crunchy decided I was cool enough to receive the Stylish Blogger Award! I’ll have to add it to the collection. (Does …

An hour after birth, at the birth center

How Motherhood Came to Me

This is a story I wrote for Mothering Magazine’s Writing Into Motherhood writing workshop. Since it is no longer available on their …

Free Diapers!

p5rn7vb I love free stuff so when I saw this writing contest for a $100 gift certificate to Cotton Babies, I jumped …

Marcella

Waterbirth

I still remember the day I decided I was going to have a water birth. I was newly married, nowhere near contemplating …