Back to School Sale, Whole Month September

12 09 2012

Back to School Sale    The Entire Month of September

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The Perfect Birth

Winners: 1 Year Anniversary Giveaway

5 06 2012

As luck would have it, the winners of this Giveaway ALL won from the entries in which they tweeted about the giveaway. I’ve never seen this before! Tweeting was a great reason to win, since it alerted people to the giveaway and exposed more people to all the wonderful pages involved. And, a couple of you won MORE than once.

Thanks to everyone for all your entries and support. Thanks to Pink Moon, Inside Vaccines, and Unassisted Childbirth/Freebirth for sponsoring. Special shout-out to Lactastic Mommy for sharing our giveaway just because she’s a nice friend and fan who wanted her readers to have a chance at winning that beanie. 😉 Now, on to the winners.

The Grand Prize Winner is… Tamika Renee!

Tamika won by tweeting about our giveaway on June 3rd. Tamika’s prize:

A signed copy of In Search of the Perfect Birth– one of the last First Edition copies remaining in print. [Second Edition is now available for sale with most major booksellers.]

1 Cloth Diaper of her choice from The Perfect Birth, including one microfiber insert. We are also giving her a bonus bamboo insert.

1 Boobie Beanie in winner’s choice of size and color, by Pink Moon


1 pair of crocheted baby shoes by Pink Moon, winner’s choice of size and colors.


Tamika, please contact to tell us where to send your book and how you would like it signed. Also, let us know which cloth diaper you select from the choices above (see also: our store).

Contact Pink Moon to let her know where she can send your items. Be sure to tell her your shoe color preferences and size– choose from: Newborn size fits foot up to 3″;  0-3 Months fits foot up to 3 1/4″;  3-6 Months fits foot up to 4″; 6-12 Months fits foot up to 5″.  For the beanie, please tell her your color and size preference from the following: 1. Cream/Pink; 2. Tan/Pink; 3. Tan/Med Brown; 4. Mocha/ Med Brown; 5. Mocha/Dk. Brown; 6. Chocolate/ Dk Brown. Sizes: Newborn size: 12-13″; 3-6 months: 15-17″; 6-12 months: 17-19″; child: 18-20″; tween: 19-21″.


Second Prize Goes to… Tamika Renee!

Yes, you won again! Tamika won this by tweeting about our giveaway on May 30th.  Tamika, you won an additional copy of the book. Why not give one to a friend? When contacting Elizabeth (see above), let her know how you’d like this signed. She will be more than happy to only sign her name if requested.

Third Prize Goes to… Haley Skelley!

Haley won by tweeting about our giveaway on June 1st. Haley also  won a recent giveaway at Pink Moon… looks like she is on a roll with us! Haley won a randomly selected cloth diaper from The Perfect Birth, plus a microfiber insert to go with our new pocket diapers.

She’ll be receiving: Economics (black).

Haley, please e-mail to let Elizabeth know where she can send your new diaper!

Fourth Prize Goes to… Jessica Miller!

Jessica won by tweeting about the giveaway on May 30th. Her prize:

Crocheted baby boots from Pink Moon, winner’s choice of colors and sizes!

Jessica, please contact Pink Moon to discuss your choice in colors and sizes. Here are the size options: Newborn size fits foot up to 3″; 0-3 Months fits foot up to 3 1/4″; 3-6 Months fits foot up to 4″; 6-12 Months fits foot up to 5″. Please tell her where she can mail your prize.

Fifth Prize Goes to… Jessica Miller!

That’s right, you were our other double winner! Jessica won by tweeting about the giveaway on June 1st. It really paid to keep doing those daily tweets! She wins the Boobie Beanie, pictured above (see Grand Prize pictures)! Her choice of size and colors.

Jessica, when you contact Pink Moon about your shoes, be sure to give her your details in choice for the beanie as well.

That’s it! Thanks everyone for taking part! And congratulations to Tamika, Haley, and Jessica for winning such cool prizes! If you feel like it, please let us know how you like your prizes once you receive them. I know Pink Moon and I would love to hear your reviews. And naturally, if you like us, don’t be shy about telling your friends. 😉

Happy One Year! Giveaway

30 05 2012

It has been one year since In Search of the Perfect Birth was published and our website and Facebook pages begun. It was a proud moment in my life and it’s been satisfying to know that my story resonated with so many of you.  I learned a lot from my own life and if anyone else is learning from my stories, I can be exponentially assured that this was not in vain. It is my privilege to have ever helped anyone because it gives my life added meaning. Thank you!!!

The Second Edition was just released earlier this month, and it’s better than before. Still the same book in content, it is more polished and hopefully an easier book to enjoy than before.

We are celebrating with a giveaway.

The following pages we are proud to announce as our honorary sponsors:

Unassisted Birth/Freebirth
Inside Vaccines

Our active contributing sponsor, we are happy to announce, is:

Pink Moon

Follow our simple Rafflecopter form here at our Facebook page for super easy entries/chances to win.


1. The Grand Prize:

One signed copy, one of the last remaining, of the First Edition of my book, In Search of the Perfect Birth.

One Cloth Diaper (plus microfiber insert) from The Perfect Birth. Your choice of colors from the new Scholar line!

One (additional) Bamboo Insert from The Perfect Birth

   One pair of crocheted baby shoes by Pink Moon. Have a variety of colors to choose from (winner’s choice) and sizes are as follows:

Newborn size fits foot up to 3″
0-3 Months fits foot up to 3 1/4″
3-6 Months fits foot up to 4″
6-12 Months fits foot up to 5″

One “Boobie Beanie” in your choice of size and color by Pink Moon!

1. Cream/Pink
2. Tan/Pink
3. Tan/Med Brown
4. Mocha/ Med Brown
5. Mocha/Dk. Brown
6. Chocolate/ Dk Brown
Newborn size: 12-13″
3-6 months: 15-17″
6-12 months: 17-19″
child: 18-20″
tween: 19-21″

This grand prize above is SIX great gifts.
The following gifts are single gifts to other lucky potential winners.

2. One of the last remaining First Edition copies of the book, signed.

Have a variety of colors to choose from (winner’s choice) and sizes are as follows
Newborn size fits foot up to 3″
0-3 Months fits foot up to 3 1/4″
3-6 Months fits foot up to 4″
6-12 Months fits foot up to 5″

3. 1 Cloth Diaper from The Perfect Birth. Color chosen for winner randomly; comes with a microfiber insert.

4. These crocheted baby boots from Pink Moon

5. A “Boobie Beanie” from Pink Moon, winner’s choice of color and size (see above).

So enter the Rafflecopter form NOW for a chance to win the Grand Prize of five prizes, or one of the other 4 single prizes! Many thanks for all who’ve supported me over the year. I promise that there is only more to come. Happy Birthday to Us!

Favorite Gifts to Give For Baby Showers

26 04 2012

Our readers were talking about it over at our Facebook page and the responses were awesome. Need some inspiration? Here were our favorite gifts to give at a baby shower.

1. Homemade Gifts

Imagine if you used these instructions (click image) to make personalized baby charms... ?

2. Baby Shoes from Pink Moon

Crochet Down In The Garden Baby Boots

3. Hyland’s Teething Tablets

Hyland’s provides a natural treatment for teething pain that mothers have trusted for more than 85 years.

















4.  A gift certificate to a spa for Mama










5. Cloth Diapers

"Cloth diapers even if you use sposies cloth is good for an emergency" ~Bekah





6. Lactation Cookies

"I make a lactation cookie in a jar (dry ingredients layered nicely in a jar with directions.)." ~Ruthie


7. A simple homemade ring sling (with printed instructions)

Sakura Bloom made this one-- make your own for the homemade effect.

Have any of you given these as baby shower gifts? How did they go over?
If you received one, what did you think?

When it comes to baby showers, I’ve never given nor received these items– but these sound amazing and like lots of fun.  Try something from this list!

Big Changes Coming to The Perfect Birth

27 03 2012

 At The Perfect Birth, we are branching out. Passionate about giving babies the best start possible, we are taking it to the next level, beyond the book. We will be carrying other baby related things in a storefront connected to this site, and we hope you will find something you like.

One of the main items we will have available are cloth diapers.

Most of our diapers will run about $8 a piece.

Other items will include more literature, clothing, baby blankets, and amber teething necklaces.

Below: Elizabeth and Sage and their crazy camera antics try to briefly talk about newbie cloth diapering and why it’s still a good environmental choice (despite all the laundry).

So what do you think? Is this good news? Are you excited? Would you want to buy anything at our store? And yes, our book will be available for purchase there as well, as will the future books I am working on.

bumGenius Elemental One-Size All-in-One Cloth Diaper Review

23 01 2012

NOW Family provided me with two brand new bumGenius Elemental snap cloth diapers in Clementine and Moonbeam. It’s organic. These babies retail for in the $20 and $30s a piece.

Baby Sage was the winner of their Santa Baby photo contest; these would be used for him!

Now,  Sage already had several of the older bumGenius diapers, in the touch-tape, velcro-like attachments. We got them secondhand and they quickly became Dad’s favorite cloth diaper, so I was very excited to try the new version.

The old version is a pocket diaper, but the outer layer is waterproof and the inner layer is so thick and absorbent (yet, fit is always trim) that you really don’t have to use inserts or liners at all. I never have to use diaper covers with bumGenius, either.

This new version had a different set-up. At first I thought it was an odd configuration, but then I realized it still allowed for liners to be used if preferred (slip between the slots– but, not necessary!).

So, we put Sage in the first diaper and confidently went out shopping. We’re a family of five and live in a rural area, so shopping excursions with our child, toddler, and infant can take awhile.

Five hours later…

Um, doesn’t Sage need a dipe? Yes…

Daddy lovingly checked it out for me and replaced with a clean diaper. But, what you need to know is, there was NO leakage or problems of any kind, whatsoever. And yes, that was after being in the diaper for about 5 hours! Sage was nine months old at the time, breastfed and trying solid foods. Sage was very content the entire time in his diaper, and his bum’s in good shape.

Batman Sage dons "Clementine"-- bumGenius Elemental.

So, needless to say, Mommy and Daddy both love the new version of bumGenius cloth diapers. Thanks to NOW Family for giving us a wonderful prize, and the opportunity regularly for people to win awesome stuff like this!

I think this diaper would be great for:  newbies who want to see how convenient modern cloth diapering actually is, as well as seasoned vets who appreciate the best dipes on the market. So, pretty much any cloth diaperer. Also great for the bedtime dipe– baby stays content all night, everybody wakes up dry.

Want to win some bumGenius? Head over to NOW Family, who will be sharing details very soon on how you can win some from the new Elemental line.


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Empowered Birth Awareness Week, Plus Some Giveaways

22 08 2011


(I can’t believe I just called it “fluff”. That’s “cloth diapers”, to the layperson.)

Check out the giveaway, here. It helps to have Twitter.











Relevant Links:

  • GoGreen on Facebook (because they told me about the giveaway, and I love their Champ diaper)
  • (this is where you RSVP to win).
  • Cloth Diaper Geek on Twitter (where the giveaway party happens)
  • Follow me on Twitter at ReclaimBirth… just because.


***Natural HEALTHY Living***







She’s also good at schooling you on vitamins. She basically just told me and another poster that our prenatal vitamins were a joke. LAWL. Then she recommended something much better which were also suitable (and less questionably so) for vegetarians. They were a lot more expensive, but, I was impressed.



Relevant Links:



This Next Notice is for Empowered Birth Awareness Week.

Please “attend”. We are talking back our births, normalizing birth, empowering women through encouragement and education, smashing myths, etc. ISOTPB (that’s me) will be doing stuff for this leading up to and including that week, so stay tuned and please spread the word. Women need to stop suffering and start recognizing their power. The time is now.

Relevant links:

  • Empowered Birth Awareness Week event on Facebook, happening everywhere, worldwide. Click “Attending”. Tell them we sent you, for good karma. Tell your friends to attend.

Okay, that’s it for now– just those updates.