I am NOT giving birth around your golf game!

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Doctors never make selfish choices…. right?

Today much to my horror I got the chance to read the thoughts of a Mom who is proudly attacking other mothers who choose to fight for a vaginal birth after c-section. She basically said she will trust someone with more degrees than she has and never question their medical advice or motive. She basically said that doctors never do c-sections or rush births to make it to a golf game or for money. We know that isn’t true though right? Maybe she is a new mom and has yet to year the experiences of other Moms like me. Maybe she needs to tell herself that to feel safe?

Birthing has been turned into a business!

Just because someone has more degrees in something doesn’t mean they are automatically doing what is in my and babies best interest. We know for a fact some doctors will rush things because they have a golf game, I have experienced it first hand. I have seen hospital policy used like a weapon against laboring women with no current scientific evidence to back it up. We can’t be sheeple about this and pretend the medical community is not a for profit industry!

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t personally think my doctor is going to shaft me because of any selfish needs but I will be prepared in case I get the classic “baby is too big” or “It is policy to have a c-section after 24 hours” and such. I will not blindly just trust. Do we blindly just trust anyone we hire for services? How is this different? Why am I the bad guy for wanting the best for my baby and I and not being blind to the fact that others have needs they put before my own? Some people are jerks, even doctors can be!

Don’t be a sheeple!

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How to Teach Kids about Eco-Friendly Living

How to Teach Kids about Eco Friendly Living

As a parent, many people have a long list of things they want to teach their children. Everything from common sense knowledge to traditional family values is of the upmost importance to any parent, but it can be difficult for them to find a way to accurately convey these messages to their kids.

One topic that is especially difficult for them to understand is living an eco-friendly life. Parents can struggle with finding ways to show kids the full impact of all the choices they make every day. Here are some tips on how to teach kids about eco-friendly living any parent can use.

Find an educational movie

Sometimes, it is difficult for kids to grasp the wide impact that their environmental use has of the world, and it is equally as difficult for parents to explain it in a way that kids will understand. Anyone, then, can use a simple tool to help them portray their point. Educational movies on satellite TV do a great job of showing children the vast impact they can have on the planet.

Make recycling easy and fun

Recycling is often a chore that children struggle with the most. No one wants to go through the extra effort that it takes recycle something that they could just throw into the trash. Parents can make recycling easy and even fun for kids by having clearly marked bins right next to the trash can and simple ways for them to recycle as easily as they use the other trash bins.

Get them outside

The best way for kids to truly appreciate what living eco-friendly means is to get outside and enjoy the things that their parents are trying to protect. Parents can explain what happens to the things they love outdoors when they practice environmentally friendly habits and what the consequences are if they do not.

Teach them the circle of life with a garden

A garden is a great addition for an eco-friendly family for so many reasons. Not only do gardens help families spend less money on groceries and cut back on their waste, but they also help families spend more time together learning about the environment. Every family can get outside and plant even just a few things to learn more about the process of life.

Play some environmental games

Another great way to help children enjoy learning about the environment is to make a game out of it. Parents can find a lot of great games online that teach children about living green and encourage them to practice it in their daily lives.

Set the best example as parents

Even more important than any of these factors is for parents to set the best example first. Parents who do not practice what they are trying to teach their kids will not be able to enforce the lessons they want their kids to learn. Every parent needs to practice eco-friendly living at all times in order to teach their kids that the lifestyle is possible and manageable.

 

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Why you should welcome a snake in your yard!

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Snakes are so important to our environment and yet so few people understand why! Being part of the hobby farmer, micro farming, and chicken keeper community I often see photos of dead snakes shared. So many believe that the only good snake is a dead one. So many people are not educated on what an […]

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Announcing of baby is a boy or a girl!

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  How should one announce if baby is a boy or a girl? There is a rather new trend that I love, Gender reveal parties! Life is short and I really believe we should take what ever good reasons we can to celebrate and share our joy together. As I still haven’t really found a […]

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Giveaway – Luxury Bamboo for Baby – ends 4/21

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Sponsored by: Brooklyn Bamboo Hosted by: Social Swayy Brooklyn Bamboo has become the #1 maker of high quality anti-bacterial and hypo-allergenic baby products! From baby wash cloths to burpy bibs, Brooklyn Bamboo’s products are the softest products to touch your baby’s skin. Bamboo fabric’s increasing popularity in the United States and the rest of the […]

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Household Energy Saving Tips

When it comes to saving money on your monthly utility bills, it’s a good idea to support an energy provider that publishes helpful hints and tips that you can use to prevent your expenses from draining your bank account dry. Luckily, there are a few energy providers out there that seem to “get it”. After […]

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Review: Brooklyn Bamboo Baby Washcloths and Bibs

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As my wonderful blog followers, friends, and family know, we are expecting a baby! I so excited to used these organic bamboo washcloths with this new little one! This is far from my first baby and I know what I am looking for in fabrics these days given our years of experience with little ones. […]

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Review and Giveaway: Pet Seat Cover that is fabulous for kids too!

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When I first saw this pet seat cover I knew I had to try it. We have a very long car trip coming up with our dogs and of course our 4 (soon to be 5) children. We are a long time military family and so car trips are nothing new to us but we […]

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6 Item Checklist to Help Baby Proof Your Home

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  Once your little child starts running around the house for the first time, you need to make sure that your home is safe. You may not realize it yet, but kids have a way of getting around and getting themselves into trouble if you don’t take precautions. Below is a list of simple things […]

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Save the weeds for the bees!

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    Do your part to save the bees! Let the weeds grow! It is spring here in Georgia and the weather is already hitting the 80’s with sunny days mixed with very wet ones. This has caused our front yard to suddenly burst into color thanks to the weeds. While our neighbors are cutting […]

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Top tips to bring spring into your home

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  The weather is finally warming and spring is approaching which means just one thing – plenty of beautiful flowers growing naturally in gardens and open fields. It’s not only the outside world that can enjoy beautiful blooms though; follow these tips and bring spring into your home with beautiful flowers. Why add flowers? Bringing […]

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10 Ways to Predict the Gender of Baby

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    Welcome to pregnancy and the land of old wives tales! While we logically know that these are not “real” many of us desperately want to know more about the little ones growing inside of us. I have found it very amusing seeing the over 800 women in the due date group I h […]

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Have you ever thought about sponsoring a child?

Image Source International organizations that focus on child sponsorships tend to have a poor reputation among the public. Most people see them as a way to guilt people into donating, a strategy to funnel money from wealthy households. But, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, is it? The money would be more useful to the […]

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Protecting Your Health: Understanding the Caffeine Connection

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  A cup of coffee can be a great “pick-me-up” when you’re feeling tired, but there’s a sinister side to this tasty beverage. Caffeine can mess with your blood sugar, cause various hormones to be released when they’re not supposed to be, raise your heart rate, and cause burnout. Here’s how caffeine might be affecting […]

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Almost Spring on our Micro-Farm

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Our little adventure into farming practice this past year has been fantastic. So much so that this spring we find ourselves with too many beautiful roosters! Loving our farming community here I am happy to let these boys go for free. (I am sure our neighbors appreciate this as well!) The top right Rooster is […]

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How to Install Crown Molding

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Nothing enhances interior appeal like custom crown molding. Here is a step-by-step guide for self-installation.   Choose Your Style   Wood molding is rather pricey, so be sure to research the exact kind you want. Some owners choose to go with MDF material to lower costs or enjoy a pre-primed surface. However, this option is […]

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Tips for an Easier Spring Cleaning

With spring right around the corner, you may already be feeling tense at the idea of your spring cleaning. While giving your whole house a deep scrub is essential to keeping allergies under control and maintaining your home’s value, the back-breaking labor and long hours of cleaning can leave you anxious. Here are some tips […]

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Review – Georgia Aquarium – A Fantastic Adventure

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   The good and bad about our trip to Georgia Aquarium! Out trip this past Valentines Day to Georgia Aquarium was a fantastic adventure. We are a military family stationed at Fort Gordon, right in Augusta Georgia about 3 hours from the Georgia Aquarium. We have a not so little homeschooling family of 6 (and […]

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How to Get Rid of Toothaches Before Visiting a Dentist

There’s nothing that can ruin a day quite like a toothache. While there are a number of reasons for tooth pain, many toothaches can be soothed or even cured with easy-to-follow at-home remedies. 1. Clove Oil This isn’t a new remedy for tooth pain, but it might be new to you if you’re not used […]

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The Evil Blue and Black and White and Gold Dress

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NO, I am not going to post a picture of it, because frankly no matter what color we see, #1 it is an ugly dress and #2 it has been less than 12 hours of seeing it online and I am sick of it. I am betting I am not the only one. Like everyone […]

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Daysy Fertility Monitor – To help conceive or not!

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First let me say that this review will not be all I want it to be because I wasn’t able to fully use daysy. This is not the products fault however. You see when I jumped on the chance to review this chemical free birth control option I wasn’t aware that I was in fact […]

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Guest Post – 5 Tips for Buying the Right Toolbox

It doesn’t matter if you’re a certified contractor or just a handyman around the house: Everyone needs a good toolbox. But which features should be forefront in your mind when you’re shopping for a new one? Here are just five ideas. 1. Think About Size This won’t be an issue if you’re just looking for […]

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Review – Picture Keeper – A Must Have!

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If you don’t already have a sure fire backup of your beloved family photos then Picture Keeper is a must have. It is a technology for everyone, even those who are not tech savvy to start with. It is that easy to use and can save you a great deal of heartache in the future. […]

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Homeschooling and the Common Core

The following article was written and sent in by Anna Hicks. Homeschooling is becoming an increasingly attractive option for eco-friendly families. While not the course of academic action in my household, homeschooling can greatly reduce automobile dependence and consumption of paper-based and plastic supplies. But it’s not without its challenges. Being the custodian of your […]

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Military Issues – Deployment Pets

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 Life can be hard for Furry Military Family Members! While it is true all military life is hard, it can specially be true of pets. Too many end up in shelters for so many sad reasons. This isn’t because military families are heartless, often it is the last thing they want to do but one […]

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How to Positively Parent and Help Your Child with Drug Abuse

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The following article was written and sent in by Anna Hicks. Every parent’s fear is finding out their teenager is abusing drugs. It can cause several negative emotions and thoughts to flood your mind all at once. You may feel like you failed your child. You may be angry with the child for falling into […]

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#2015in2015 Organizing and Purging for January

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 Decluttering 2015 items in 2015 So I have been late in jumping into this because I am pregnant (9 weeks) and on bed rest and have no energy. I did my side table the other day though and it was 35 items. Husband was working in the garage and got rid of 105 items! It […]

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Two Ways To Optimize Your Child’s Life In 2015

As 2015 picks up, more and more parents are interested in ensuring that their children develop a positive outlook on life as well as the interpersonal skills necessary to become successful in social settings. If you’re serious about helping your child attain or maintain a high level of well-being while also ensuring that she or […]

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Free Range Kids – Homeschoolers up all night!

Homeschooling Night Owls It is 1am and my darling oldest daughter who is 15 and homeschooled is up talking to the boy friend on her cell phone. She is happy and loud and so I only felt a little guilty asking her to make grilled cheese for me. I am on bed rest and have […]

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Are you waiting on things till the kids are grown too?

What is waiting on the kids? So often I hear myself and others talking about the things they will get or replace or things they will do once the kids are grown. “Soon as little bobby is older we are going to get a boat!” I recall a woman saying. Another friend was busy planning […]

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