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A Super Long List of Fertility Awareness Based Methods (FABMs)

Fertility Awareness Based Methods (FABMs) use observations recorded, or charted, about your individual fertility signs to determine if you are fertile or infertile each day. On the days the method indicates you are fertile, you either abstain from sex or… Continue Reading →

Natural Cycles Review & 30% Off Link

If you’ve been thinking about signing up with Natural Cycles for natural birth control or to help you conceive, then here’s a discount to try it out for a year. I’ve been trying out Natural Cycles alongside my regular fertility charting. Here are my thoughts on using Natural Cycles so far.

Fertility Awareness & Self Directed Learning

In the last year my interest in learning more about fertility awareness has grown beyond simply what’s needed to effectively fertility chart for myself into something much bigger. I would definitely say it’s now an obsessive, passionate interest of mine! It’s been really interesting for me to think of this interest in the context of unschooling…

Life in Riyadh

Who knew that life in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia would end up being this wonderful balance of isolation, adventure, and modern convenience! So far I’m really liking our life in KSA. It’s strange, I kinda feel like I should be posting… Continue Reading →

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Back in May 2015, while trying to plan and pack for a cross-country from Alaska to Georgia and eventually an international move from the USA to Saudi Arabia, I pondered the idea of the stories we tell ourselves.

Mindfulness in the Midst of Exhaustion

Why do I feel bad about setting firm limits about what I’m willing to do when I know I’m at my limit? I want to own my choices, my work, and be content that I am enough. But honestly, it… Continue Reading →

Insulated Life

I live an insulated life. Sometimes I forget what a wonderfully insulated life God has blessed us with. We get to travel a lot and see many different cultures and ways of living. My husband is able to provide a… Continue Reading →

Informed Consent?

I’ve been doing some reading about exactly how hormone based birth control works.

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