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DIY photo books make the most awesome gifts

Photographer Leah Muse (who some of you may remember from OBB, or her awesome Royal Tenebaums nursery) recently put together a wonderful book for her partner’s birthday. She had a friend take photos of her and her daughter all over Austin, TX. Each photo featured them holding signs about what makes the birthday boy so […]

Facing your birth fears

Q. We are planning our first homebirth with our 2nd child due in February in a state that has laws preventing homebirth. I am so excited to not be in a hospital setting….but I am becoming consumed with fear. Fear that something is going to go wrong, that we’ll have to transport to the hospital […]

Offbeat baby shower gift ideas

Have a baby shower coming up? Here are some gift ideas that have tickled my fancy lately… Baby’s First Tattoo: A Memory Book for Modern Parents I have personally seen this book in action and it’s hilarious. Personal favorite? “First time baby tried to latch onto Daddy’s nipple when he wasn’t paying attention.” Rockabye Baby! […]

Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife

This book? Is awesome. I couldn’t put it down, in fact. It’s the memoir of a woman who worked as a midwife her entire life and chronicles her experiences from nursing school to the end of her career. She writes about how childbirth was approached when she was in nursing school during the early 1960s, […]