In Labor and Love

There exists a remnant of Eve in every woman.

We desire perfection and beauty and simplicity and frankly, an easy life. Eve had it all. She spent each day naked with her perfect husband all day long, in perfect weather, doing nothing more than delighting in the Lord and delighting…

Washed by the Water

A poem written from a season of deep suffering and obscurity

High sky descends to low ground
Leafs frolic as rains pound
 Lofty trees submerged in gray.

World bereft of rhythm
Reveals internal schism
 My faith begins to sway.

Perfect plans of sunshine fail
Water floods this dismal vale
 Not supposed to be this way.

I shake my fist…

A Worry-Free Pregnancy

Pregn-anxiety: a state of worry during pregnancy, exacerbated by hormones, your OB gravely forbidding eggs-over-easy and other such delicacies, and the horror stories of birth culminated with “get the epidural!”

It sets in as soon as the two lines appear, and its nickname is “What-If?”

What if something I do/don’t do/eat/breathe…

The Birth of Raphael James

All photo credits to my amazing doula, Rita. If there’s one piece of advice I could give to attaining a natural childbirth it’s this: hire a doula! They are worth their weight in gold.

“It’s like you were pregnant one day, and the next day your baby was here!”
Exactly. Honestly…

Detoxifying Your Home

Everything in my house is trying to kill me. At least that’s how I felt after I opened the can of worms of researching household toxins. We, as 21st century westerners, generally believe we are safe and protected by rules and regulations put in place by the government and…

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