VBAC Guest Post: calling in the troops

**This is the fourth in a series of guest posts on VBACs (vaginal births after cesareans). In an attempt to plan for my own VBAC (hopefully next year) I’m hearing stories, I’m learning and I’m trying to overcome fear. This post is from Jill (Long Lean Mama). She also had a c-section in December of 2009 and is right on track with me on hopes for a future VBAC. Please read her story and check out her blog.**

Ever since LLB was born via c-section in December

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Guest Post: hopes for a VBAC

**This is the third in a series of guest posts about VBACs (vaginal births after cesareans). In an attempt to prepare for my future VBAC (hopefully next year), I’m hearing stories, overcoming my fear and gaining knowledge. This post comes from Kimberly who is in the same place as me… a c-section mama dreaming of a future vaginal birth. Please read her story and visit her blog.**

Hello, Baby Dickey readers! Emily sent a call out on Twitter on Friday night, asking who would like to share a story about their VBAC or a

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VBAC Guest Post: Induction

**This is the first in a series of guest posts about VBACs (vaginal births after cesareans). In an attempt to prepare for my own VBAC (hopefully next year), I’m hearing stories and trying to overcome fear. This post comes from Sarah (Naptime Mom Tog) who had an induced VBAC. Please read her story and visit her blog.**

Hi, my name is Sarah I write over on Naptime MomTog. I have 2 wonderful boys and I love to take pictures.

I am going to take you back

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Baby Sign Language: guest post

I am sharing an article with you today about baby sign language because it’s something we’re attempting to do with Ryan and I think it’s fascinating! As this article mentions, using signs is so natural–who doesn’t talk with their hands, right?! We just need to learn the correct way to use them! Right now I’m work on “more” and “milk” with Ryan… I’ll let you know when he catches on ๐Ÿ˜‰ Enjoy!

Early Childhood Education โ€“ Acquiring Sign Language

One of the keys to surviving in a tilted economic system in which

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Guest Post: Not On My Watch

*This is a guest post by Barbara from Kimberly-Clark Healthcare about contracting life-threatening infections in hospitals. I am posting this here because…. well, because of my recent complete mis-trust for hospitals. Not only from my own personal experience during labor, but because of my grandpa’s hospital stay–he passed away in December. I absolutely believe in this message and that many people suffer from this.*

When someone develops an infection at a hospital or other patient care facility that they did not have prior to treatment, this is referred to as a healthcare-associated (sometimes hospital-acquired)

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Love Handles: Spring Back Into Shape (guest post)

**This is a guest post written by Joanna, inventor of Love Handles. It was submitted to me by Betsy at Brilliant Baby Products (I recently worked with her for a review/giveaway on this blog). You can find these Love Handles at their online store as well. Disclaimer: I have never used this product, but am interested in it. If anyone out there has tried Love Handles out, I’d love to hear from you!**

The first day of spring is right around the corner and that means time to spring back into

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Guest Post for CHD Awareness Week

As you (should) know, Feb. 7-14th is Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Week. I recently became familiar with CHD by learning from an amazingly strong mama on twitter. She is writing a guest post here today and I strongly urge you to read it and follow her on her mission. She is one incredible woman!

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How Baby Dickey saves lives. A guest post for Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week.

For those who donโ€™t know me, my daughter, Cora, is a good friend of Ryan and his momma, Emily. They never

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