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hips and forget
their birthplace.

Huntingdon Birth Initiative

I’m very proud to be part of something very new for our area. A friend, Emily, beautiful soul Midwife-in-training, gathered a group of more natural minded moms the other afternoon. It was random spontaneous and beautiful. Hearing Janine’s first home birth story brings goosebumps to my body still at this instant. What a strong beautiful woman! Jessica was also a refreshing mom to meet; it was nice not to be the strongest most passionate personality in the bunch. Recollecting about this encounter makes me wander what everyone’s zodiac signs are… But I diverge.

The whole point of meeting up and what we talked most about was creating a public meeting group that focuses on childbirth in general. We are all sort of onboard to being the start to such a group. I am with Emily in believing any little bit of education for mom’s in this area is beyond helpful. 

If you happen to live in good ol Huntingdon County, PA. Here is the link for the group. Hopefully we get an agenda and schedule together at our next meeting.

https://www.facebook.com/inquisitivebirth

1 week ago
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Nothing to buy here, move along.

Nothing to buy here, move along.

2 months ago
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The Creation of a Mother

You know we are the only mammals with a plan

Still our most exhilarating journeys start unexpected

Just one tiny egg and some good swimmers

And we wake up at a major intersection

At first is as if nothing really has changed

You mind is still staring in awe

This all can’t be real

Like the wonder of a spinning top that won’t stop

How is this all going to fall in place

We need names

We need things

And we most certainly need more space

For months you grow, expand and change

A new body each day

A new rollercoaster in very way

Impatiently waiting to reach the safe range

All of sudden it’s the main event

On August 28, 2013,  I met Benton Rusty Steele

And understood what my mother meant

2 months ago
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I got some things done today but this was totally me last night as we were driving home without the car seat. Baby Benton stayed with Mema Hess and the rest of the crazy Hess household. Aunt Amy spoils and loves on him non stop and I am so thankful. My dad, Pappy Hess is just as terrific with him as I hoped. We are so blessed to have so many people that love him so much!

I got some things done today but this was totally me last night as we were driving home without the car seat. Baby Benton stayed with Mema Hess and the rest of the crazy Hess household. Aunt Amy spoils and loves on him non stop and I am so thankful. My dad, Pappy Hess is just as terrific with him as I hoped. We are so blessed to have so many people that love him so much!

(Source: clevelandmommyof3, via moments-brilliance)

2 months ago
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Steele Blue Eyes

Looking into my son’s eyes is like looking at a tiny mirror reflecting this beautiful new part of my soul so perfectly clear for all the world to see. 

3 months ago
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Infographic: Why Corporations Want Our Public Schools

This is the precise reason, we will avoid public/ charter schools at all costs for Baby Benton. I don’t agree with how and what they are teaching everyday.

3 days ago
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Teeth

Our little monster didn’t get any teeth until NOW. In the past 10 days, 7 teeth have broken through. Benton Rusty Steele is now our Snaggletooth Man. <3

1 week ago
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Some July 4th matching family outfits! <3 

Our 3 Year Anniversary!

1 month ago
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Momma’s Boy with his coffee can drum that he loves.

2 months ago
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Father&#8217;s Day floating on Raystown Lake. So lucky to have this man as the father of my child. &lt;3

Father’s Day floating on Raystown Lake. So lucky to have this man as the father of my child. <3

2 months ago
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To have a full time job or not….??

I’m at this weird intersection in my life. I have this opportunity to apply for sort of a dream director job at my alum. Its a pretty amazing opportunity but I just can’t seem to justify the timing… I am so looking forward to the next three months of watching Baby Benton in the garden and taking his first steps. I know this position will require me to be away from him 35+ hours a week. I feel selfish for wanting to apply for the position knowing I’m going to miss mommy and me time with him. We have a good thing going. We are financially comfortable. We don’t want for anything. However, the second income would completely change the dynamics of what we could have going on here at the farm. We have so many dreams and projects that require capital to make happen. I pride myself of sourcing things as locally and effectively as possible but its a big waiting game this way. The salary would mean another salary for a nanny plus extra every month to put towards the greenhouse or rain collection or wind turbine or outdoor shower………

Crossing my fingers that some sign shows up in the world to sway me one way or the other. The tension of this question in my mind in distracting.

2 months ago
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It may seem a little selfish but I wanted to go on a rejuvenating adventure nap just Adam and I for my first Mother’s Day. I am so blessed to be Benton’s mother! But this momma need some relaxing nature therapy. We went to Hunter’s Rocks out near Martin’s Gap nature area PA. It was perfectly warm and sunny. I did some yoga and soaked up those ancient stone’s wisdom and calm returning to my baby boy stuffed with Doan’s Bones BBQ ready to cuddle the evening away. What a perfect day! 

3 months ago
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