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There Is No Try

“Do or do not, there is no try. You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.” ―Anonymous

A few days ago Zach and I were doing our grocery shopping. My little man sat in the shopping cart, shooting two-tooth grins to anyone within range (except old men, he seems to dislike old men...). I wedged my cart between the deli section and the iced tea display and was making my beverage selection when a young man turned towards us. He couldn't have been more than 22 years old.

"What a great baby," he said....

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Zach's Home Birth Story

I knew that home birth was right for me ever since I did my Montessori Children's House training, learned about Dr. Frederick Leboyer, and read "Birth Without Violence" (click the link to download the free pdf). In the course we discussed the importance of a natural and intervention-free birth, and I knew that in the current obstetrical climate of unnecessary interventions and C-sections my best chance at going natural would be to stay away from hospitals. I got pregnant for the first time at...

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Zach is born

After many years of dreaming, nine months of gestation, and 12 hours of labor, our beautiful son was born into the hands of our midwife. He was born at home, with no painkillers or medical interventions, just like Nature intended.

From the moment he came into this world, Zach had his eyes open and was intent on looking around. He made every effort to focus on my face, and from that day on the characteristic that has most defined him has been his amazing curiosity for all that surrounds him. I...

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