Author Archive | Ashley S

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Four-Legged Family

Growing up, my family always had at least one dog.  So when I bought my first home in 2009, it didn’t take much convincing when my then boyfriend (now husband) told me that his chocolate lab needed a friend.  All I knew was that I didn’t want a puppy, so I started scouring petfinder.com.  I […]

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O Say Can You “C”: Discussing Cesarean Prevention and VBAC’s

Medical technology is an amazing thing.  Cesareans save many women and babies, and I am so thankful that they are available. However, it is clear that something isn’t right in American obstetric care.  The World Health Organization states that an acceptable cesarean rate to ensure the best outcomes for mothers and babies is between 5 […]

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It’s What’s For Dinner

I love a good bargain.  And like most moms, I’m always looking for ways to save money on healthy foods for my family.  One of the most expensive items on my grocery bill is always meat.  Seeing that we’re a very carnivorous family, this is a problem that needs fixing! Enter Zaycon Foods. Zaycon Foods […]

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Your Best Birth

Congrats! You’re having a baby! You’ve picked out a name, ordered a crib, and researched stroller systems.  You’ve spent hours drooling over tutus and LSU football onesies.  But, have you taken the time to prepare for labor and birth?  Having a baby is so much more than showing up at the hospital after your water […]

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I’ll Be Home for Christmas

I’m easily overwhelmed.  So, it’s no surprise that the holidays make me a little frazzled.  In fact, I often find myself dreading them instead of feeling the holiday spirit.  There’s something about having a baby that makes family even more desperate to see you, and that can mean a lot of pressure and stress.  When […]

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