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Birth Announcements!

Quite a few new Alpha babies have landed in the past seven months! To start, my third child arrived in the end of June. He arrived peacefully, after a labor spent walking the mall with my sister and five of our children, and spent in my bedroom sanctuary, listening to worship music and my midwives’ […]

I Am In Control, Right?


I coordinated a wedding this weekend for a dear friend. It’s not something I do on the frequent, but when I am asked to do it, I try to accept, especially when our stories are as interconnected as mine and the bride’s are. You see, I also had the privilege of attending her as a […]

New Research on US Cesarean Rate


According to a new article by author and expert Henci Goer for Lamaze’s research blog, Science and Sensibility, after looking at a new research study about why women receive cesarean sections, Goer concludes Whether Women Have Cesareans is Mostly Arbitrary. The mean cesarean rate among women overall was 33%. The World Health Organization holds thatcesarean […]

You Can’t Do it Alone

Born To Be Wild

We took a tiny trip to the Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX last week. Simon’s favorite part of our trip was both aquariums (it’s broken into two separate buildings, river animals and ocean animals), and the IMAX movie. Olive can’t say, but I think the penguins captured her attention the longest, and the ability to stand […]