Category Archives: Natural Parenting

  • Getting with the Schedule: Slow-Vax to Pro-Vax

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    I am the mother of a two-year-old girl and a nine-month-old girl. My pregnancy with my youngest was unexpected and filled with worry. I nearly suffered a miscarriage during the first trimester. At our 20 week ultrasound we were told Claire had an enlarged kidney, a marker for Down Syndrome. When Claire was born, she […]

  • Science is Real

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    Of all the criticisms lobbed at me after I “came out” as pro-vaccine, by far my favorite is that I’m in the pocket of Big Pharma. If only! I don’t exactly know what happens to one who is in the pocket of Big Pharma, but I hope it involves a lot of gold chains with […]

  • Mindful Parenting

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    Folic acid supplements: $30 Soft Structured Baby Carrier: $110 Organic cotton coming-home-from-the-hospital baby gown: $25 Cloth diaper covers and prefolds starter pack: $200 So many choices. So many little choices along the way characterized by thoughtfulness, choices driven by love and a sincere desire to do our best by our children. In the years that […]

  • Why I’m Telling my Vaccine Story, Pt. I

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    I did not give my son the hepatitis B shot when he was born. I was still uncertain and had not done enough research to feel comfortable with the shot. (Today, however, if/when I have more children, I will have them get the hep B shot at birth.) Yet for the next two months, I […]

  • Vaccines are Natural

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    I like cooking from scratch. I use the odd packet or sauce or store-bought stock, but mostly the food I make is as natural or close to its original form as is practical.  I don’t mill my own flour or crush my own peanut butter, but I do make my own béchamel sauce, and I crumble […]