Recent Reading

Surprise, surprise. With two kids, I have less time to read than when I had one! In the last month, I’ve had 2 bouts of mastitis on top of all four of us falling prey to fevers that forcibly expelled bodily fluids from various orifices. It was endless fun all around the clock which involved sheet and blanket washing. Despite everything, I’ve been able to read some fascinating stuff in the last three or four months.

The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child
by Robert Sears

Aloe Vera
by Julia Lawless

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Aromatherapy
by Julia Lawless
I’ve been away from aromatherapy for too long.

Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin
by Ashley Montagu

Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed to Put Women and Children First
by Marsden Wagner

Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care
by Jennifer Block

Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born
by Tina Cassidy

Shiatsu Therapy for Pregnancy
by Bronwyn Whitlocke

Shiatsu for Midwives
by Suzanne Yates

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth
by Ina May Gaskin

Spiritual Midwifery
by Ina May Gaskin

Heart & Hands: A Midwife’s Guide to Pregnancy & Birth
by Elizabeth Davis

Publish Your Own Book

blurb-logo.gifblurb-books.jpgMy friend Miwaza just told me about Blurb, where you can publish your own books and photos in softcover or hardcover. (Guess which I’m getting. LOL.) I’m so excited! I wanted to make a baby book but I’ve never done scrapbooking before and I’ve thought what a pity to put all that work into making a scrapbook and only have one copy to show for it in the end. Here’s the perfect solution!

Even better, I can publish my own books for my babies to study from instead of writing everything out by hand onto notebooks and sketchbooks. I’ve been planning and laying out a scrapbook for Rinah with all the basic stuff we’re working on now (like Genesis 1, 10 Commandments, Apostles Creed, Te Deum, Magnificat, etc., etc.) and trying to practice calligraphy with a little tot running around the room or squirming in my lap and it was NOT working.

Now I just need to upload pictures and text and hit “publish” and I’m done! And it will look better than anything I try to do by hand. And I will be all done before the next baby is here! And my babies will each have their own copies! Ooooh, maaaan. I can’t wait to start! Thank you, Miwaza!