Being Honest About My Mental Health

Part of why I love to blog, write, and paint furniture is because it’s been good for my mental health. I don’t think this comes as a surprise to anyone because like I wrote over at the Rochester MN Moms Blog, developing a hobby made me a better mom. We live in a tough world.Continue reading “Being Honest About My Mental Health”

What’s so trendy about being contraception free?

Most people know that Catholics are big supporters of Natural Family Planning (NFP), but it looks as if they are not the only ones jumping on this trending bandwagon.  With the recent release of the book Sweetening the Pill and more and more couples coming forward to learn about NFP and supporting it, it almostContinue reading “What’s so trendy about being contraception free?”

FAM, NFP …what???

I’ve decided to start a blog series about my response, reactions, and discoveries as I attempt to read this book. At first glance it’s overwhelming.  It is way thicker than I thought it would be and as my eyes flutter over the pages of charts and diagrams it seems more like a science book!  IContinue reading “FAM, NFP …what???”

Can breastfeeding be a method to prevent pregnancy?

I recently stumbled upon this article:  Natural Family Planning during Breastfeeding: LAM – the Lactational Amenorrhea Method My first reaction is simply, wow!  I realize I know very little about breastfeeding, the affects of it on one’s fertility, and natural family planning. I am going to get a little personal here… For those of youContinue reading “Can breastfeeding be a method to prevent pregnancy?”

Younger Women Are Getting Breast Cancer

Only 10% of breast cancer risk factors are genetic, according to this new study with Marissa Weiss. Here are just three things mentioned that we can do to decrease our risk: Have babies (yes! pregnancy is healthy) Make a point to breastfeed (breastfeeding is harder for some women than others, but the studies show breastfeedingContinue reading “Younger Women Are Getting Breast Cancer”

How Mr. Alcorn made me think differently about The Pill

I didn’t know very much about birth control options.  In fact, while I was still single and in college I didn’t really need to know much.  But, being in a serious relationship and likely getting married within a year or two made me more curious to know what my options would be.  So, I beganContinue reading “How Mr. Alcorn made me think differently about The Pill”

Controlling Birth: A Quest to Understand “Birth Control” – Part III Pregnancy Preventions

Part III: Pregnancy Preventions The fantastic thing about pregnancy preventions is that they are less complicated (in my opinion).  There are no foreign chemicals or substances pervasively intruding your body which make these methods far less convoluted.  Plus, they don’t mess with the process of procreation nearly as intrusively. The short list of barrier methodsContinue reading “Controlling Birth: A Quest to Understand “Birth Control” – Part III Pregnancy Preventions”