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Katie J

Katie is a wife and mother of two. Little Man is 2 and PBJ is 5 months old. Both were born at home and breastfeed (yes, the 2 year old, too). Katie attended Ball State University where she majored in Psychology. While in her freshman year, she met her husband and they have been together 6 years, married for 3. She is a stay-at-home mom and her husband works in the technology department for a school district on the East side of Indy. Katie really enjoys a good book, a glass of wine, and Kroger microwave popcorn.

Finding Sisterhood

“Every woman who heals herself, helps heal all the women who came before her, and all those who come after her.”--Christiane Northrup When I embarked on my journey to motherhood, I lived three hours away...

Stop Shaming My Birth Control Choices

When I was 16, I started taking the pill in order to help ease my period symptoms. The first doctor I went to was our family doctor. A woman that I had been visiting...

Postpartum Freezer Meals

About a month before my due date with my second child, I decided that this time around I was going to make freezer meals. In preparation of becoming a family of four, I knew...

My Journey Through Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

When I was pregnant last year, I showed several early warning signs that I would be an unlucky mother with postpartum depression and anxiety: terrible rages I couldn’t calm down from, days of crying...

7 Things I Love About Cloth Diapering (And One Thing I Don’t)

When my husband and I first set out on becoming parents, we agreed on two major things: raising our kids as naturally as possible and saving as much money as we could for them...

My Perfect Mother’s Day

I was watching one of my favorite sitcoms the other day and it just so happened to be the Mother’s Day episode. In the episode, the Dad takes their kids to his mother’s house...

“Ask Before You Touch”: Raising Kids To Understand Consent

Recently I was reading an article a mom wrote about her family rules. Some of the rules were pretty standard: clean up after yourself, finish your homework before bed, etc. But there was one rule that...

Don’t Feel Bad; I Love Staying Home

I am a stay-at-home mom, and I'm not ashamed to say that I love it. I don’t miss working. I don’t miss answering to a boss. I don’t miss the drama of taxes. When...

My [Home]Birth Experience, Round Two (Birth Story Series)

If you are pregnant and considering a home birth, this post is for you. Many people in the mainstream may have a terrible opinion of home birth, thinking that it's unsafe, but the reality...

Breastfeeding Is Not for the Faint of Heart

Disclaimer: I am not a lactation consultant or a doctor. If you are having problems with breastfeeding, please seek help at your local La Leche League or an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)....

Homemade Cleaning Recipes You’ll WANT To Use

I love to save money. One of the best ways I've been able to do that is through my tried and true homemade cleaning recipes for the bathroom and kitchen. They're safe for babies;...

The Truth Behind Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder is a behavior disorder found in children that affects the way they interact with parents, teachers, siblings, and peers. Beginning at home, children can become overwhelmed with emotions when they are...

January Juicing

How much do you know about juicing? Chances are you've heard of it, but maybe you don't understand all the buzz surrounding it or what it's actual purpose is. At its most basic, juicing is when...

Holiday Husband Gift Guide

Christmas is officially right around the corner! I have to admit, when it comes to gifts, I usually go all out for the kids. But when it comes to my dear husband, I hit a...
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