Castor Oil to Induce Labor – Yes it works {How I Used It}

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As I mentioned in Jackson's birth story, after 10 days of prodromal labor -- and with my doctor's permission -- I used castor oil to naturally induce labor. Despite all the horror stories I'd heard and read, it actually worked pretty perfectly for me, so I thought I'd kick off this series by sharing how…

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Homemade postpartum ice packs for momma

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: I'm four for four on tearing during childbirth, much to my dismay. Numbers two and three were mighty fast and their births were full of adrenaline -- not so good for relaxing and taking it slowly -- and the first three babies were all delivered more…

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Healthy, Dairy-Free Lactation Cookies

If you're not a nursing mama, you'll probably want to just skip this post, or you could save this recipe to make some of these cookies for a new mom in your life! Although I've never had major supply issues as a breastfeeding mom, pumping and feeding Jackson from a bottle is a bit of…

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Baby Necessities {A Little Bit of Minimalism, A Little Bit of Fun}

While I was on maternity leave, I made lists of the things I wanted to share with you about life with a newborn, and I'm excited to do that now through this series: Notes from the Newborn Daze. Because I know not all of our readers are at this stage or interested in reading baby…

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Quick Tip: Repack the Diaper Bag Right Away

While I was on maternity leave, I made lists of the things I wanted to share with you about life with a newborn, and I'm excited to do that now through this series: Notes from the Newborn Daze. Because I know not all of our readers are at this stage or interested in reading baby…

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Quick Tip: Pack a Nursing Basket

While I was on maternity leave, I made lists of the things I wanted to share with you about life with a newborn, and I'm excited to do that now through this series: Notes from the Newborn Daze. Because I know not all of our readers are at this stage or interested in reading baby…

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Tea Versus Coffee {for New Moms}

While I was on maternity leave, I made lists of the things I wanted to share with you about life with a newborn, and I'm excited to do that now through this series: Notes from the Newborn Daze. Because I know not all of our readers are at this stage or interested in reading baby…

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Jackson Jeremiah {Six Weeks Old}

Six weeks old. How is that even possible? Actually, if we're going to be technical about it, he'll be 7 weeks old tomorrow. Seriously? Although the world of Instagram assures me our little man is still a newborn, I think he's definitely lost that newborn look and feel. A few fat rolls and healthy cheeks…

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