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  • Health,  Pregnancy

    Why Encapsulating My Placenta Was A Non Negotiable

    When I had my first baby, I had no idea what was in store for me. I also didn’t know about the fourth trimester. This one is all about mommy. Alongside dealing with body issues like postpartum bleeding, cramping, sore and engorged boobs, it’s also a time to worry about maintaining sanity and resting so the body can heal. The next few months are crucial as a new or once again mom because they set the tone for YOU. When I first had Nolan, I had no idea about natural ways to fight post partum depression and remember nights/early mornings up with a crying baby wondering how was I ever…

  • Fashion

    Styling for Fall in the South

    I don’t now about where you live but in South Carolina, it doesn’t get cold until closer to December. Every year I find myself falling into the trap of wearing a sweater or boots thinking that it will be cold all day, only to have it warm up by lunch and I’m sweating to death and regretting that decision. This year I decided to play it smart by just wearing fall colors instead of full on fall gear. I also decided to consult with my friend, Leah, owner of Mosaic Boutique, in Florence, SC on her top tips for styling for fall in the South. Check out what she had…

  • Health

    Why I Use Non-Hormonal Birth Control

    There are many reasons why I choose not to use a hormonal birth control. I do not think that it’s normal for us to not have regular periods. God designed our bodies to naturally have monthly cycles and some hormonal birth controls stop you from having a period all together. The concoction of chemicals makes me weary on how much it affects your body while you’re taking them and when you decide to stop and try to conceive naturally. In the US, the numbers of infertility amongst women are growing by the day. These are caused by many factors and one of them can be side effects from hormonal birth…

  • Health

    A Mom Of Five’s Experiences Having Hospital Births + Home Births

    I’ve been able to have five natural births. Most might find that statement incredibly scary but looking back at each one, there was a lesson and for the most part, a great experience resulting in the birth of one of my children.  I am sharing my experience because I have been able to see the differences between the types of births and I feel like it’s important for me to advocate for other women learning about them and deciding which one they want for their birth experience. I am not sharing medical advice, just my own experience. My births have each been very different from one another… the first two…

  • Lifestyle

    Celebrating 2020

    Looking at this headline you might be wondering what in the world I’m talking about to so let’s get to it. Contrary to popular belief, 2020 wasn’t completely horrible, there are silver linings in everything. I know that I cannot speak for everyone but I am always for celebrating wins and losses. Every year, I plan on incorporating a year in review on my blog. I WOULD LOVE NOTHING MORE than to hear that this has inspired you to do the same. In case you want to do this for yourself, there are four categories we are going to break down our year in review into; what went well, what…