Saturday, August 9, 2008


I am now a Reiki Master! I just received my attunement last night!

I have been doing energy healing for 4 years now, but never did the Reiki thing. I recently felt lead to do it, so I poked around on the internet and found this site She offers free attunements! Plus she doesn't add in the extra symbols that have come with other Reiki modalities. I don't like using them. It seems like an unnecessary step to me. I'm sure it works for others and that's fine. To each their own.

I do have to thank a wonderful woman, named Jessica, from a board I post on for giving me my first attunement.

Anyway, I am now available to give attunements if you would like.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

God is so good!

This video is really great. What a spirit lifter!

Be forewarned though, you will need the tissues.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Some thoughts on sleep

Last night as I was nursing my baby to sleep for bedtime I started thinking about all the bad information moms get about infant sleep. Then I started to get mad about it.

Things I've heard or read about infant sleep...

Don't look them in the eye, it just raises their heartbeat so it takes longer to fall asleep.
Sorry, that's crap. It may raise their heartbeat, but in my experience will not make them take longer to fall asleep. I for one love to gaze into my nursing babe's eyes as he drifts off into sleep.

You must teach them to fall asleep on their own early on, or you will be putting them to sleep forever.
Wrong again! I have a four and two year old who put themselves to sleep. I NEVER did any sort of sleep training with them. I always rocked or nursed them to sleep.

Babies must be sleeping through the night by 4 months.
Nope. All babies will sleep through the night when they are damn good and ready. If you think about it babies have such small tummies, how could they consistanty go 6-8 hours without eating something? Even if it is just a snack. Heck, sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night hungry or thristy.

You will have to let your baby CIO(cry it out), so they learn to self soothe.
This is one of my biggest soapbox issues, other than breastfeeding. Why on God's green earth anyone would suggest for someone to make an innocent baby cry themselves to sleep is beyond me. Last time I checked it was all men who came up with these methods. I love men, I love my husband, but sometimes they do lack the nurture aspect that mothers have. Let me put it this way.... If your baby were baby Jesus(or Buddah, or insert your god here) would you tell him, "Sorry, Jesus, you're just going to have to deal with it. Mommy will get up in the morning." I don't think so.

Bottom line is....

Love on your children. Nurture them. They will learn to self soothe, by you soothing them. Not by neglecting them and their needs. All that will teach them is that mommy and daddy don't really care about my needs. Cherish this precious time you have to snuggle them. It's not too far off that they will be in high school and want nothing to do with you.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Great second hand store finds!

I spent $6.75 at the second hand store this morning. On what?

1 motherhood nursing shirt
2 baseball gloves for the boys
2 Hamm's beer glasses for dh
1 monster truck toy
2 pairs of BRAND NEW shoes(I won't buy used shoes)
1 book "Perfect Weight" by Jordan Rubin (It looks like it wasn't even read)

I love it when I can find good stuff at the second hand store.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Busy, busy, busy...

We have been so busy lately. My mil came to help us this week. We had an appointment in Billings, so we had to drive 2 hours to get there. Our kids couldn't be with us at the appointment so we had to have someone stay with them. It worked out. The kids gave grandma a run for her money though. LOL. We treated her to lunch to make up for it. She left yesterday, so now we are back into our routine here. It's nice to have her, but it's also nice to have my space back.

Anyway, that's where I've been.