Claire’s Rainbow Bridge Birthday Story

Telling a Rainbow Bridge birthday story is a Waldorf tradition that can be really fun and special as your child grows. It’s sort of like a birth story, but told in fantasy or myth-form. The Rainbow Bridge is the passage to Earth from the ether, spirit world, heaven, or whatever your beliefs may call it.… Continue reading Claire’s Rainbow Bridge Birthday Story

doTERRA’s testing on foreskin?? Here’s the deal.

It’s time to make something clear about doTERRA’s testing practices. I’m seeing half a story being passed around, and people are jumping to vilify doTERRA before they consider all the facts. Recently, this study on Frankincense essential oil and this one on Lemongrass essential oil were released, and the ‘crunchy’ part of the internet got outraged. They… Continue reading doTERRA’s testing on foreskin?? Here’s the deal.

Inspiring the Peaceful Mother – An Interview

This interview was originally published in March 2014 as part of the lovely Olga Dossa’s “Inspiring Peace” series on being an empowered, joyful and peaceful mother.  Olga Dossa:  What was the catalyst that inspired you into mothering the way that you do? Krystal Trammell:  I became a mother when I was just 18, and my… Continue reading Inspiring the Peaceful Mother – An Interview

The Rainbow Bridge – A Birthday Story for my Boys

A Rainbow Bridge story is sometimes written to welcome a child Earthside. It tells a tale of pre-birth consciousness. This is the cosmic story of my 4th and 5th children, adapted from our Knowing and my Imagination. Once upon a time, in a land of time unchanging, beyond the Rainbow Bridge and the River of… Continue reading The Rainbow Bridge – A Birthday Story for my Boys

On Abortion as a Birthworker

Back when I was a full-time doula, I remember having a conversation with my husband’s best friend. Something came up about abortion, and he kind of fumbled over his words and apologized to me. I was confused for a moment, then asked him directly – “Do you think I’m pro-life because I attend births?” And… Continue reading On Abortion as a Birthworker

The Exhaustive List of Homebirth Supplies

If you’re having a homebirth with a midwife, she’s probably provided you with a list of supplies–or a pre-made birth kit–that you should have on hand.  However, if you’re birthing at home without assistance, you may wonder what supplies and items would be worth having on hand to maximize your comfort and peace-of-mind as your… Continue reading The Exhaustive List of Homebirth Supplies

Birth Affirmations for Peace and Ecstasy

I am the embodiment of the Divine Feminine, the Mother Goddess, the Bringer of Life Force to the Earth. My body is imprinted with the wisdom of the ages, to birth babies as we have done for thousands of years. I….

Should “Modesty” Apply to Breastfeeding? Nursing tops and more…

Some folks still insist that covering up is important and encourage the use of nursing covers and other tools for “modesty”. They feel that breastfeeding should be done away from public view (especially if boys or men are around!)–even if that means retreating from social functions.  I’m not going to tell you the “right” way… Continue reading Should “Modesty” Apply to Breastfeeding? Nursing tops and more…

Your Baby’s Legal Right to Breastfeed

It’s 2018–breastfeeding in public should no longer be a controversial topic. The fact is, your baby needs to eat no matter where you are or who might notice. Don’t let anyone tell you to feed your baby in a restroom, dressing room, your car, or anywhere else where you’d feel uncomfortable eating a meal! You… Continue reading Your Baby’s Legal Right to Breastfeed