• Our Family, Christmas 2018
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    Christmas 2018

    Merry Christmas from our family to yours! Wishing you all the best for a happy and prosperous new year!  

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    Weathering the Storm

    Obviously, I’ve been very absent from this blog all summer. To be honest, I’ve been very absent from life this summer. I’ve spent the better part of the last couple months in front of a computer, working like crazy. You see,…

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    Easter 2016 in Photos

    A month late is better than never, right? These photos were TOO good not to share. Thanks to my dear friend Erica Bickel for taking these amazing photos, and for sharing her family’s holiday with us! We were very lucky to…

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    Weekly Farmstead Photos (October 25-31)

    Though we’re having unexpected gorgeous weather this week (70°F – what?!), autumn is still in full force. With having 20 maple trees in our front yard, we’re completely buried in leaves right now, so we’re working on our fall clean up…

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    Myles’ Home Birth: One Year Later

    Today marks an entire year since the morning I woke up with an “upset stomach”, only to find out that I was in labor 5 weeks early. I’m still in awe of the entire process, and I find myself wishing that…

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    Unintentional Co-Sleeping

    There are a lot of people with strong feelings on both sides of the co-sleeping “controversy”. We never planned to co-sleep with Myles. We had a crib next to our bed, about two feet away, all ready for him. The…

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    Q&A on Home Birth

    Childbirth was a huge transition for me. The rhythm of my entire life changed when I became a mother, and I believe with all my heart that PART of the reason it was so profound for me was that I was…

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    Myles’ Home Birth Story

    Just a quick warning: I wanted to share Myles’ birth story exactly how it happened. So some things may seem like “TMI” and perhaps the photos are a little graphic for some. For us, though, it was beautiful and incredible.…

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    My Love, 5 Weeks Early. . .

    Myles Anthony Spagnolo Born 4/17/2013 at 10:55 PM 5 lb. 10 oz. – 19″ long I certainly didn’t think I’d be posting this so soon. I thought there would be a post about my baby shower (last weekend) and several…

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    Our Birth Plan: Choosing Home Birth

    Personalized Homebirth Necklace by moonovermaize on Etsy About 5 years ago or so, my friend Erica introduced me to the documentary The Business of Being Born. Though neither of us planned on having children at the time, we were both enthralled…