• Folk Tales,  Motherhood

    Folk Tales | Sleep

    There are certain things that mothers around the country – probably around the world – argue about. Vaccines. Education. Co-sleeping. Organic food. Television. {In comprising this list, I realized that these are very affluent issues. I’m guessing mothers in the Australian bush argue about very different things.} One of those controversial topics is the issue of purposely letting a child cry, or the “cry-it-out” method. I have heard extremes on this issue. Mostly on the “no” side. One mother condemned other moms for letting their babies cry even when they are driving. She advised pulling over and doing… whatever they want you to do I guess. I’m not sure how…

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    Folk Tales | Doula

    Labor was here. I was in denial, but the contractions were not. Gabe was being an incredible “Birth Coach” despite the quick progression he had not been expecting. When we called Brittany the first time we had no idea we would soon be picking her up on the way to deliver our child. We just wanted to get through that minute, that second. It was, especially for my sweet husband, chaotic. Not for Brittany. Over the phone she was calm and pleasant. She brought a sense of peace to our home through the little speaker. She advised us confidently while maintaining her cheer. When we realized that we needed to…

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    Folk Tales | Placenta

    *Folk Tale Disclaimer: These are simply the reasons we chose to do the things we do. We absolutely do not condemn any other parenting decisions as we fully respect that God put specific kids with specific parents and those parents are the only ones fully responsible for their children. These posts are merely meant to be a window into our lives for those who’d like to peer in and to offer some first hand knowledge for people researching these subjects themselves. 🙂 * So when I consider all the things we do and the way we must be perceived, this topic probably tops my list of Crazy. Toward the end of the…

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    Folk Tales | Shaklee

    *Folk Tale Disclaimer: These are simply the reasons we chose to do the things we do. We absolutely do not condemn any other parenting decisions as we fully respect that God put specific kids with specific parents and those parents are the only ones fully responsible for their children. These posts are merely meant to be a window into our lives for those who’d like to peer in and to offer some first hand knowledge for people researching these subjects themselves. 🙂 * I have a lot of memories of a baby monitor gently filling the room with familiar lullabies while Beth and I picked up blocks and knick knacks and wiped…

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    Folk Tales | Moby

    *Folk Tale Disclaimer: These are simply the reasons we chose to do the things we do. We absolutely do not condemn any other parenting decisions as we fully respect that God put specific kids with specific parents and those parents are the only ones fully responsible for their children. These posts are merely meant to be a window into our lives for those who’d like to peer in and to offer some first hand knowledge for people researching these subjects themselves. 🙂 * Few things are quite so wonderful as your very own baby nuzzled up against you sleeping peacefully. Few things as lovely, few things as appreciated. The reason I absolutely…

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    Folk Tales | Cloth Diapers

    *Folk Tale Disclaimer: These are simply the reasons we chose to do the things we do. We absolutely do not condemn any other parenting decisions as we fully respect that God put specific kids with specific parents and those parents are the only ones fully responsible for their children. These posts are merely meant to be a window into our lives for those who’d like to peer in and to offer some first hand knowledge for people researching these subjects themselves. 🙂 * RJ’s very 1st diaper. When the planning met reality. 😉 Like many of the things we do that land on the more… eccentric side of things, Gabe…