Exploring Prenatal Vitamins

Note #1: I am not a doctor, so nothing that you read here is legit medical advice, just my ramblings.

Note #2: I am not pregnant. I began writing about this topic and doing research and my first thought, “All my friends are going to think I’m pregnant.” Not the case, I promise.

Under the Oaks Blog : Exploring Prenatal Vitamins(image via Cosmo)

Prenatal vitamins is a topic that has come up on multiple occasions in the past couple years, whether around the table with girlfriends or on the table at the doctor’s office. I feel like I’m at the point in my life where my friends and I are past the point of unplanned pregnancies and are being more proactive in knowing how to be at our optimal health in order to plan better and healthier pregnancies. Prenatal vitamins is an importance piece to this puzzle.

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Planning a Garden

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My first attempt at a garden… not too shabby.

Following up with Sunday’s post about having a productive week, I’ve decided that this spring it will be all about the garden. Planning a garden has always been a mystery to me. I grew up with a garden at my grandma’s house that was always a special thing. We would pick beans or peas for dinner, sit out on the back step and snap the beans and shell the peas. It was a perfect day. I want that for my kids too but I wasn’t blessed with a green thumb by any means. I can’t keep any sort of plant alive. So I’m taking on a garden as a challenge that will [hopefully] yield great rewards one day. The composter is already working, producing great soil. I just need to know where to begin.

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Have a productive week.


This has been the coldest week yet this winter in the good ol’ south and it is hard to stay motivated. We are under a winter weather advisory now that has schools on a 2-hour delay. Friday was pretty crazy with all the ice we saw but it was nice to have some winter weather for a few days. I can’t believe it’s the end of January though and that means spring is just around the corner… or at least that’s what I keep telling myself. To get me through the next few months, I will be working on my “Dead of Winter” to do list. Just a few things I [should] have time for while hibernating. Some items on that list are planning the garden, painting (both on canvas and around the house), and working on the house renovations.

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