A common misconception is that childbirth gets easier or that birth must just be easy for me. After all, after 14 babies it seems I’m just made for birth! Right?! If only this were true. [Read more…] about How do I prepare for childbirth?
Meal planning has always been such a daunting task for me! I don’t know why as it has immense rewards. It clears my head so I don’t have to think about what to cook and it saves my family money when I do the weekly shopping. [Read more…] about Easy and Fast Meal Planning 101
My husband estimates that I’ve lost a total of over 480 pounds since I’ve started having children. After each baby is born I only lose 10 pounds. I don’t mean just within the first week, either. I mean one month, two months, even three months after I give birth, if I do nothing to consciously lose weight, then I will have only lost 10 pounds. This can get disheartening, especially when I gain 30-50 pounds at each pregnancy.
Over the years (and after 12 babies) I’ve learned a little bit about how to lose weight in the most efficient, gentlest way possible. Granted, I’ve tried every diet program out there in the hopes of finding one that will work just a little bit faster or easier. I’ve learned that there is no easy way to do this. It’s just going to take work, unfortunately. [Read more…] about My Top Ten Tips On Losing Weight After Having a Baby
I personally haven’t had health insurance since high school. When we married my husband was making just enough money for us to barely pay the bills, let alone the ‘extra’ expense of health insurance, as we saw it. Our family waited 20 years before getting coverage. And, just like a lot of families out there, particularly self-employed families, we signed up to avoid the fines given due to Obamacare. We signed up for Christian Healthcare Ministries.
How and what you eat in your diet is pretty important to how your body functions while pregnant and breastfeeding. You have another human being dependent on you providing them with the nutrition necessary for their body to thrive. This is a pretty serious commitment by you, the mother. This being said, it is also pretty easy to provide your baby with everything she needs and with very little extra effort on your part. [Read more…] about Diet Requirements for Pregnant and Nursing Moms
As a homeschooling mother it’s up to me to find ways for my children to get the proper exercise and fresh air. The way our family has supplied both is through running, particularly as a sport, by running half marathons together as a family. [Read more…] about Running as a Sport in a Large Family
Running can be a wonderful form of exercise for anybody. It gets you outside in the fresh air and sunshine and gives you some much needed ‘me’ time. [Read more…] about How to Start Running When You’re a Mother – Couch to 5K