Babies Love Faeries.

Babies Love Faeries in Gulfport Florida ~lightgreenmothering.com

Besides the obvious love of the ocean and beach, the one thing that I have fallen in love with since moving to Florida is the town in which we call home. Nestled right on the Boca Ciega Bay, Gulfport is a little slice of old Florida.  This is my first post in ode to Gulfport. Continue reading

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Take me out to the ball game.

So my husband loves playing disc golf and won tickets to a baseball game this week. We are fortunate enough to live just a few minutes from Tropicana Field. So we celebrated Harlow’s very first Major League Baseball Game at the Rays stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida:

H. at the Rays game.

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Laundry and EC

Laundry and EC

One thing I quickly noticed while practicing full time Elimination Communication, was that once we were over the newborn phase, we really were not going thru too many cloth diapers. So I was getting to the place where I didn’t have enough to do a full small load of laundry. I started just doing a soak and then washing other towels with them and then doing a dry. Simple solution right? Continue reading

Easy like sunday morning.

Bulldog and a Baby

So it’s a typical sunday around here. But a frog dog I know got a new bed yesterday….i’m pretty certain she likes it. Continue reading

Shuffleboard Baby.

Little H. and I attempted to go shuffleboarding a few weeks ago and it poured rain instead.  So, after a few friends coaxed papa bean (aka my husband), we were off to the St. Pete Shuffle.   Shuffleboard is a sport even I can play and it is certainly an all ages event if you have never been.  With that said, we had no clue it would turn out to be such an interesting evening out.

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No more Snappi shirt snags.

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Snap

Ok, so I am going to let you in on a little secret that was shared with me by a fellow mother (you know who you are and I can’t thank you enough<3)  I was ever so excited to no longer have shirt casualities. By the way this is a total “aha”, why didn’t I think of that kind of moment so be prepared. Continue reading

Birth Story Movie

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Birth Story Screening. St. Petersburg FL

I have grown a very soft spot in my heart for the Ina May Gaskin thru my pregnancy and my short time as a mother thus far. She is nothing less than remarkable. Her work as well as the rest of the farm midwives for over 40 years now has empowered me to know that our bodies as women are very powerful and somewhat magical in a way.

I have learned in my own birth that I wish more of Americas medical professionals would believe in the womans body and ability to birth more. Did you know that America’s natural birth rate is below 2%? Ina May and her Farm Midwives are at 95%! What have we become? Continue reading

Beach Day!

Pass A Grille Beach

Pass A Grille Beach

It’s been quite a gloomy day here in “Sunny  Florida” so no better time to share our lovely family trip to the beach yesterday! I must say now that my husband isn’t working crazy shifts at two jobs we are finally (8months into this baby thing) getting into the swing of family time. No one tells you just how much more complicated it can be getting out of the house  with a baby. Continue reading

EC, What is it?

 

Elimination Communication

Elimination Communication (Photo credit: lkonstanski)

You ask, what exactly is EC? 

EC is a short term for Elimination Communication. Also known as natural infant hygene. It is a  gentle, laid back process in which a baby has the opportunity with the loving support of parents and caregivers to share it’s elimination needs and have his/her needs addressed. Typically beginning from 0-20 months, but really is it ever too late to positively communicate anything with your baby? Continue reading

Harlow’s Birth Story


This is the story that changed my life forever.  
 

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My pregnancy went very well and I was lucky to have no real issues.  It was actually one of the best times of my life thus far.  My husband Jeff and I had been anxiously awaiting her arrival as our EDD changed from the 11th to the 1st of August after an ultrasound tech assured us we were farther along than we or our midwives has suspected.  It became clear as the days rolled right past the first of August that we should have stuck with our instincts.  You are prepared for so many things in pregnancy, but the emotion of that last week or two of waiting I had not prepared myself for. Continue reading

About lightgreenmothering

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This is me…Lightgreenmom 

A little about me and my little light green family…..My name is Heather (lightgreenmom). My amazing partner in this life Jeff and I have known each other since high school.  We have been on many adventures and gotten into many shenanigans along the way.   We finally were married in the winter of 2008.

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Before becoming a mom, I was a stylist, educator and salon owner in a small town in Southern Ohio. I enjoyed the busy bustle of the salon, but felt there was something missing from the picture.

We then decided to move 1000 miles from the place we had called home since birth and start fresh by the beach in Sunny Florida. Along for the adventure  was our French Bulldog Sophie. You will certainly see her here at lightgreenmothering. Continue reading