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Celebrating Memorial Day

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For those of you who do not know, before we got married, my husband served 5 years in the United States Marine Corps, something I am very proud of. He was stationed all over the world from Japan to right here in the states, and served his country proud. Heck, if we never got together, […] [Read More]

Local Memorial Day Parades

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If you children are anything like mine, they love a good parade!  This year will be the second year that we are going to be able to watch my husband march with our local Volunteer Fire Department here in Shelton. I thought I would put together a little list of some of the local parades […] [Read More]

Safely Co-Sleeping

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In recent years, especially with the amount of cribs being recalled, and the number of deaths resulting from these recalls, many parents have started to co-sleep. But co-sleeping when not done properly can cause a devastating outcome also. Co-sleeping has been shown in recent studies to slower the risk for SIDS in babies, when done […] [Read More]
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Avoiding Common Hospital Interventions

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Today, childbirth has become more of a medical procedure than a natural function of our bodies. Many women who do have a desire for a natural birth are often looking for resources and information on how to achieve that experience. A great resource I have come across several times in my journey to becoming a […] [Read More]

Why Better Homes & Gardens Offends Me

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It is no secret that I am upfront about not being some kind of domestic goddess. I rarely enjoy cooking, and if I can avoid it, I do. We are a family that enjoys to dine out, and our children are pretty well behaved when we are out in public. Of course any child, especially […] [Read More]

Drinking & Driving Awareness Day

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This coming Wednesday, May 26th is Drinking and Driving Awareness Day. With all the alcohol related car accidents that take place annually, or the local teenagers being killed as the result of drinking and driving, it is very important to take this seriously. With the summer months coming, and the amount of drinking and driving […] [Read More]

Let Labor Begin on its Own!

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Lets face it!  The last couple weeks of pregnancy are miserable, uncomfortable, and downright painful for some women. One thing women do not take into consideration in most cases in the end of pregnancy are the risks of labor induction, and the benefits of allowing labor to start on its own without medical intervention to […] [Read More]

Southford Falls State Park in Oxford

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I know there are a lot of parents out there that struggle with ideas of what to do with your children on a nice day that isn’t going to cost an arm and an leg!  My mission this summer is to uncover some great local places that offer this! I have posted about Our local […] [Read More]

Take Back Birth

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The Shelton Butterfly Project

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On November 20th, 2009 Viviana Rose Cavalli was killed in a car accident which also claimed the life of her boyfriend, and injured her best friend. The community in Shelton, which is a tight knit, and incredibly supportive community came together to support the families of the children involved in the crash. Only a short […] [Read More]