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Up Down & Natural
Halifax, Nova Scotia
I'm a post partum doula, foodie, and TTCing natural parent to be!
Interests: Natural Parenting, Attachement Parenting, Cloth Diapering. Babywearing, Yoga, Cooking, Baking, Swimming, Knitting and ofcourse Loving my wonderful hubby! <3
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Join the Six Ingredient Challenge hosted by Hobo Mama and Anktangle! We're on a six-week path to eat more whole foods, guided by one simple rule: Buy foods with six ingredients or fewer. And we're blogging about our journey on the way. This week we're answering the question: What new... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2013 at Up, Down & Natural
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Join the Six Ingredient Challenge hosted by Hobo Mama and Anktangle! We're on a six-week path to eat more whole foods, guided by one simple rule: Buy foods with six ingredients or fewer. And we're blogging about our journey on the way. This week we're answering the question: How is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at Up, Down & Natural
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Join the Six Ingredient Challenge hosted by Hobo Mama and Anktangle! We're on a six-week path to eat more whole foods, guided by one simple rule: Buy foods with six ingredients or fewer. And we're blogging about our journey on the way. This week we're answering the question: Why do... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2013 at Up, Down & Natural
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Have you ever thought of something, and then just keep thinking about it, and by the time you actually want to act on it you're thought is "Well, I can't do it now! Now it's just too awkward!" Like... when someone mispronounces your name, and you don't correct them and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2013 at Up, Down & Natural
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Welcome to Freshen Up Fridays! A spot where I take the weekly finds from thrift stores, vintage, or antique stores and really anywhere there is old stuff, and try to breathe new life in to it giving a fun funky twist that suits our home and life style. Up this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2012 at Up, Down & Natural
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Welcome to the very first installment of Freshen Up Fridays! A spot where I take the weekly finds from thrift stores, vintage, or antique stores and really anywhere there is old stuff, and try to breathe new life in to it giving a fun funky twist that suits our home... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2012 at Up, Down & Natural
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Welcome to the October 2012 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Instilling a Healthy Self-Image This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared confessions, wisdom, and goals for helping children love who they... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2012 at Up, Down & Natural
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Anyone who knows anything about me at all, knows that I am inordinately honest and open about our infertility struggles. There is literally not a question in the world people cannot ask me about what we've been through to bring our babies home. There is not a question that has... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2012 at Up, Down & Natural
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Welcome to the second edition of the "I'm a Natural Parent - BUT..." Carnival This post was written for inclusion in the carnival hosted by The Artful Mama and our feminist {play}school. During this carnival our participants have focused on how mainstream society has affected their natural parenting and how... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2012 at Up, Down & Natural
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Hello. My name is Arpita. I'm a Pinterest Junkie. My last time on Pinterest was .004 seconds ago. (Well, not even really, because I still have it open in another window...) Pinterest has come under fire a little in the last few weeks being called yet another tool for women... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2012 at Up, Down & Natural
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There is really not much I love more than supporting women in business. Except for maybe supporting Canadian women running businesses that are in line with attachement parenting. I recently had the priviledge to try out three Momzelle nursing tops. Knowing they were my sister's favorite nursing tops hands down,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2012 at Up, Down & Natural
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For a while now I have been a little bit obsessed with the art of Katie M. Bergrenn. She beautifully captures what gentle mothering is to me with her timeless paintings. It's not often that I'm really taken by a piece of art. I always appreciate really great talent, but... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2012 at Up, Down & Natural
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This round of IVF has been such an incredible journey, with lots of highs and lows. At the end of the day, we did not have the outcome that we were hoping for and are not pregnant - in fact, never really had the chance to become pregnant as we... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2012 at Our IVF Journey
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A HUGE Thank you to the lovely ladies over atLunaPads for sponsoring this Give Away on Up, Down & Natural!! It's been such a pleasure working with them, and spreading the cloth love!! And a HUGE HUGE thank you to all the wonderful readers who entered this contest!! At 287... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2012 at Give Aways
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This is a group giveaway with Hobo Mama, Living Peacefully With Children, Authentic Parenting, Up, Down & Natural, Code Name: Mama, Positive Parenting Connection, and I Thought I Knew Mama. Please enter at one site only. Find the section marked "Win it!" for the mandatory entry and optional bonus entries.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2012 at Give Aways
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Since re-starting our fluff collection I've decided I'm going to split the stash equally between FuzziBunz Elite One Size Pockets, and Bum Genius One Size 3.0 / 4.0 Pockets. I was trying to wait until a BFP before stocking up on a few, but when I saw this smarty pants... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at Up, Down & Natural
This is a joint giveaway with Up, Down And Natural and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only. Please find the section marked "Win it!" for the mandatory entry and optional bonus entries. The authors of The Other Baby Book are offering our readers a giveaway copy,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at Give Aways
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I would love to jump right in to this post, but I will first preface it with this disclaimer. This post is not at all for the faint of heart and squeamish. From this point on I will talk freely about lady parts (last time this post I call it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at Give Aways
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I would love to jump right in to this post, but I will first preface it with this disclaimer. This post is not at all for the faint of heart and squeamish. From this point on I will talk freely about lady parts (last time this post I call it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at Up, Down & Natural
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1) Blood Tests and Ultrasounds. I have seen my ovaries and the inside of my uterus more in the last 6 weeks than most women do their entire pregnancies. 2) Cravings for things I never cared for before. Chocolate is not safe in my house. Nutella doesn't make it on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2012 at Up, Down & Natural
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For those following along on The FaceBook Page of the blog, you may know we've hit a small bump in the road along our IVF journey. This past monday I had another bloodwork and ultrasound check up to make sure that all was going well with the stimulation meds. Unfortunately,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2012 at Our IVF Journey
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Saw something similar on My Pinterest, spit our my tea laughing, and obviously had to make one for IVF. In all fairness the injectable hormones have been enhancing my breasts, and giving me stronger nails and hair! Not too shabby! ;-) Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2012 at Up, Down & Natural
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Saw something similar on My Pinterest, spit our my tea laughing, and obviously had to make one for IVF. In all fairness the injectable hormones have been enhancing my breasts, and giving me stronger nails and hair! Not too shabby! ;-) Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2012 at Our IVF Journey
In case you didn't know that we are half way through our IVF Cycle, with stimulation meds just under way... Here's the proof! Wordless Wednesday is over on the IVF Chronicles! Check it here! Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2012 at Up, Down & Natural
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In case you didn't know that we are half way through our IVF Cycle, with stimulation meds just under way... Here's the proof! Ohhh, double chocolate brownies In case you missed that, here's another shot. Oh I guess there is the whole "Stimulation Meds" aspect of it too... And yes,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2012 at Our IVF Journey