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About mama@heart

After 3.5 years of infertility, we were beyond thrilled to discover our last IUI had been a success! Our RE called it a miracle but we knew it was divine. Now I blog about motherhood after infertility. We practice attachment parenting with a focus on natural and gentle methods. We babywear, cloth diaper, advocate for breastfeeding and many others. I hope you enjoy.

Move update-from town to city

We moved from a rural town to the “city” (okay more accurately it’s the suburbs) 4 and halfonths ago. In that time, I’ve made some observations on differences and similarities. I’d like to share those, in a very unorganized fashion, … Continue reading

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This Old House

Our current house is 122 years old. It’s an old house full of character, history and shenanigans. That is the nature of old houses. They are as ornery as they are beautiful.  Right around the time that we listed our … Continue reading

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Awareness is the first step

Adverse Childhood Experiences (read: trauma) are recognized factors for lifetime health and well being. You can read about them here… and if you don’t know your score, you can take a brief quiz here. In general, the higher the ACE … Continue reading

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The Importance of Choice

Grief is a weird process. It gets easier and harder as you move beyond the initial event. You grow to accept the reality of what has happened and yet the gravity doesn’t seem to ever to fully land. There is … Continue reading

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Just a bunch of words

I wrote the following a couple of years ago and aside from a few private shares, haven’t shared it yet. I never found a title I really liked so whatever is up there is probably as good as it will … Continue reading

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Life Update

If you have been wondering why I’ve been so quiet over here, stay here for an update.  We have been very busy since we returned from our family vacation. We had “camp” or respite with our niblings (the kin we … Continue reading

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Vacation Update

Now that both of the adults in our household have been fully vaccinated for several weeks, we decided it was time to take a quick and close to home vacation as part of the healing process. Now we did still … Continue reading

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Post Retrieval Update

I’m going to try to give an update now that I am 3 weeks (real time) out from the not egg retrieval. If you’re reading this on a Monday, it means I successfully finished this sometime last night. There is … Continue reading

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Egg Retrieval

I did not sleep great. Of course. It was probably just as much the fact that I was in a strange bed as it was that I was anxious. I woke up before my alarm and waited until it was … Continue reading

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Travel Day

Today was travel day before egg retrieval. We left shortly after 9 am for the 4.5 hour trip. We had packed lunches for the way up and had planned to stop once for bathroom breaks. We made good time and … Continue reading

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