One of my many roles in life is that of a volunteer peer support counselor. I provide support and resources to women with specific hormone based mood disorders including premenstrual dysphoria and (at times) postpartum depression. Both of which I have had the displeasure of experiencing myself. Any new mom can find themselves in a state of shock after giving birth. Especially when it comes to the (seemingly) never-ending cycle of feeding. The sleep deprivation alone is enough to transform even the most blissful mommy bubble into a total waking nightmare.Read More »
Every soon-to-be mom has the best of intentions when it comes to their soon-to-be baby. For this mom, it was 100% natural birth, exclusively breastfeed for 1 year, cloth diaper only, and make my own baby food from the organic vegetable garden I would grow in the backyard.
Now I know why there is jarred baby food. Who has this kind of time?! I proudly admit I stuck to most if my mommy goals (I’d say 80%) and although I never did manage to grow that garden, I have found some time to make baby food from purchased organic fruits and veggies. Next objective was to find a way to puree all those fruits and veggies for Baby to eat!