One Thing I Learned that Has Made All The Difference in How I Think About my Toddler

We're standing in church and she hits my face and then looks for my reaction. She is my daughter--I'm not quite sure if I can call her a toddler yet, as crawling is still her primary mode of transportation--and she reaches to hit me again. Before I learned a new way of thinking of my… Continue reading One Thing I Learned that Has Made All The Difference in How I Think About my Toddler


Pregnancy & Childbirth Resources • Grand Rapids, MI

Resources in our Grand Rapids community (and online) that I have found so helpful for pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond! Acupuncture • Janice Brinkerhoff – Holistic Care Approach 616.361.9221 Birth Photography • Brooke Collier Photography 616.821.1097 Breastfeeding Support Group • Grand Rapids Breastfeeding Support Group Car Seat Education & Safety •SafeKids Greater Grand Rapids 616.391.SAFE… Continue reading Pregnancy & Childbirth Resources • Grand Rapids, MI

Favorite Parenting Resources

Before I became a mother, there were many things I thought I'd never do or many I knew I would always do. Just as in marriage, "never" and "always" are not the best words to use. One of the things I knew I would never do was let my child go around with a booger-encrusted… Continue reading Favorite Parenting Resources

Reading: For the Children’s Sake

For the Children's Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay was a Christmas gift from my mother. This rather thin book contains a wealth of information and educational ideas based on the teachings of Charlotte Mason. I've heard the Mason name before in association with education, but this was my introduction to her. I must say, I'm smitten.… Continue reading Reading: For the Children’s Sake

Resource Spotlight: Mama Natural Birth Course

In preparation for the birth of my daughter I registered for our hospital birth course and also purchased the Mama Natural Birth Course. I have read Mama Natural's (Genevieve) blog and watched her videos for years; I love her insights on natural living, parenting, and giving birth. I was thrilled when she released her birth course… Continue reading Resource Spotlight: Mama Natural Birth Course