Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
DO YOU REGRET HAVING A HOMEBIRTH?
Did you have a child at your home?
Did you want to have a soothing experience where you were in control and could bond with your child?
Did it not go the way you planned?
Do you regret having a home birth?
Do you regret using a midwife instead of going to a hospital?
Did you have your second child the traditional way in a hospital?
If you or someone you know regrets having a home birth please tell us your story below.
Be sure to be specific and include details!
i am absolutely appalled, but i can't say that i am surprised. so apparently there has been a plea floating around natural parenting message boards and forums asking those who have had positive out of hospital births to send their stories to the dr. phil show. homebirth midwives are asked to share their experiences with the show as well. or how about hospital horror stories? do you or someone you know have regrets about an obstetrician attended hospital birth? why not ask viewers to send in those stories?
please send your positive out of hospital birth stories to the dr. phil show and urge them to please investigate both sides of this subject. wouldn't it be wonderful to have this shows format changed to discuss home vs. hospital rather than simply share tales of homebirths gone bad...
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
i dropped the big kids off at 7:30 am. riley had football practice immediately after school but niko needed to be picked up at noon. esme' class started at 11:30. we dropped her off, said our tearful goodbyes and left. we then stopped for coffee. then we came home. i knitted a little, nursed and cuddled harper and it wasn't until i went to get him a snack from the kitchen that i suddenly realized that we had never picked niko up! it was now nearly 1pm. a full hour after her school day had ended. i rushed into the garage to inform tony that we were terrible parents and that we needed to leave... NOW!
the whole car ride over i was anxious. i felt bad for forgetting and i was also worried that she would not be right out in front of the school anymore. i worried that we would have to look for her and as a result would be late picking esme' up at 1:15. finally we were approaching the school and as tony turned into the parking lot i notice riley walking down the street with his friends. what the heck is he doing??!! we pull up to the front of the school and grab poor niko then quickly turn the car around to confront riley.
me: what are you doing?
riley: (very surprised to see me) we walked to the store because i was starving.
me: what time does practice start?
me: it is 1pm!
riley: it is?
okay, you get the point. apparently he was starving and had to walk to store to buy a 1/2 pound box of mike and ikes before he could possibly even think about football practice. but there is no time to deal with this now, i have a kindergartner to pick up. i tell him to get his behind to practice and off we race to esme's school.
we got there in time to see her come out of the classroom with all the other brand new students in a perfect single file line. she was grinning from ear to ear and i could immediately tell that she was changed forever by the experience of school. she had had a perfectly wonderful day.
we buckled her into her car seat as she told us all about her teacher, the other kids, the playground and everything else about her day. when we got home tony took harper out of the car and asked why he was soaking wet. upon further inspection we discovered that in the frenzy of after school pick up i had pulled on his shorts right over a cotton fitted diaper. no waterproof cover. yes, it was just one of those days...
Monday, August 25, 2008
and, because we know he wishes he were here...
Papa is in washington visiting my brother and his wife. we miss you Papa and can't wait for you to get home!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
this is a wonderful alternative to commercial anti-perspirants/ deodorants~ it is lovingly made with organic ingredients and scented with essential oils. i think it is the best stuff ever, but you will just have to see for yourself!
i also stocked some pretty hand dyed wool and these fun fabric covered button rings!
*disclaimer* i am NOT a hand model and after seeing these pics me thinks i will never be...
i would also like to invite you to join my yahoo group to receive special messages and updates about my shop~
and lastly, leave a little comment on this post and i will randomly choose a name on friday, august 22nd and send that person a tin of smell better butter in any scent they choose!
organically yours, erika~ the inspired mama
and the winner is...
prairie mama who wrote:
Well, if I don't win, I think I'll be buying some smell better butter anyway! I have wanted to make some and try it, but just don't have the time. So, yipee for my friend Erika!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
he brings me the baby and the sling at least once a day now. when his baby is snug in the pink-rosey carrier he just walks and walks all over the house, while his mama's heart swells with love.
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
i added little loops to the bottom back corners so i can tie the straps and wear it backpack style too. love that feature!
i am glad i finished it when i did because the way my house looks right now i feel like i may never be able to sew again. we started our home make over and i am fearful that our little dwelling will never be the same! we currently have partially torn out carpet, furniture pushed up against walls in places where it does not normally belong, walls that need patching, boxes of stuff all over the living room.... eek, the list goes on and on! i am trying to keep my cool and visualize how nice it will be when we are done.
nice, deep breaths. everything will be just fine... serenity now!
Monday, August 04, 2008
polson, montana~ grandma and grandpa's deck
on the lochsa river,
and on the salmon river!
Saturday, August 02, 2008
all the kids spending the day at teton villiage, jackson hole. esme' poses like a super model!
yellowstone, and again with the pose!
daddy with harper, seeing the geysers for the time in yellowstone.
inspired mama and all her kiddos on the lochsa river!i tell you, this is a rarity to get all the kids together for a single picture, so i will treasure this one for sure!