April 15, 2019

Welcome to the world, Paul Daniel Frisch!  Our son joined us in the early morning hours of April 11, 2019, right in the comfort of our own master bedroom on Bissell Street, under the care of a fabulous team of home birth nurse midwives and an experienced birth doula....

March 18, 2019

I'm not sure something as monumental as childbearing can ever be neatly packaged into a comfort zone for any of us.

October 23, 2018

Yes my friends, I am pregnant.  I'd previously started several blog posts on the subject, but not til now have I felt ready to shout it from the rooftops!  Fifteen weeks into the journey, this will be my third baby and second son.  This time around I expected to approa...

August 14, 2018

How I reduced, reused and recycled away the less visible one-use items I was regularly relying upon.

August 7, 2018

It's the third trimester (or maybe just the first or second!), and you're getting antsy about baby's arrival.  Hey, you're in very good company, ahem!  Like so many mamas, I dashed out to register for the latest surefire baby sleep aids and smart bassinet, negotiated f...

July 16, 2018

Hey nature lovers out there! Many of you know my journey into natural living has included a thirst for discovering the best non-toxic products the Earth and the market have to offer. Some experiments have been a success, while others… not so much. Notably, my ten-month...

July 9, 2018

Lately it’s been touted as a cure for everything from arthritis to “leaky gut,” which admittedly piques my skepticism.  But bone broth actually has been celebrated for millennia for its powerful health benefits, especially valuable within the immediate postpartum windo...

June 22, 2018

As it turns out, nothing moves me to jump-start a blog like trash talk.  For serious I'm so jazzed out about our compost pick-up service I gotta share. Garbage sucks.  It's a pain in the butt and we feel guilty about our ever-expanding landfill footprint. But behold!...

January 30, 2017

If you're like me, the idea of babyproofing your home may seem a bit daunting.  Other than the obvious (for us, the five separate, rather steep staircases in our Lincoln Park home), I didn't know what might be unsafe and I certainly didn't know anything about the vario...

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