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6 Amazing Benefits of Water Birth - Pain relief is just one of the many benefits of water birth.
Find out how having a water birth pool can help you enjoy a safe, natural birth. In fact, a birth pool is the Number 1 must-have item natural birthing moms wanted at their birth. So, jump on in (hehe) to learn about the benefits of water birth, see a few water birth pictures, and read some heartwarming home birth stories to find out!
http://www.growingslower.com/2013/08/6-benefits-water-birth.html
Pain relief is just one of the many benefits of water birth. Find out how having a water birth pool can help you prepare for a safe, natural birth.
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33 Must-have Supplies for Your Home Birth Kit - As you’re preparing, make sure you have the products on this home birth checklist, and you’ll have all the necessities for a fantastic natural childbirth. Includes essentials for water homebirth, too!
http://www.growingslower.com/2013/07/home-birth-kit-checklist.html
This home birth checklist will show you all the supplies you need to have ready in your homebirth kit. Prepare for your homebirth with this essential list.
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How to Make Your Own Christmas Cards Free Online - Follow this easy tutorial to turn your family pictures into simple DIY photo Christmas cards.
With these ideas and inspiration, you can make your own Christmas photo cards free online with just basic computer skills and a free online app. (NO scrap booking required!)
http://www.growingslower.com/2014/11/make-your-own-christmas-photo-cards-free-online.html


How to make your own Christmas cards free online with just basic computer skills, a couple of free programs, and no scrap booking! Easy tutorial.
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37 Gift Ideas for Guys (written by a man) - It can be tough to shop for men in your life, especially the ones who have everything!
We’ve got you covered with these unique gifts, cool gadgets, and fun stocking stuffers for any budget. These are some of the best gift ideas for him this Christmas season.
http://www.growingslower.com/2016/11/gift-ideas-for-men.html
For the guy who has everything, unique gifts, cool gadgets, and fun stocking stuffers for any budget. Unique gift ideas for men (written by a man!).
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Free Printable Christmas Budget Worksheet - Don't spend the holiday season feeling stressed about spending.
Make a christmas budget with these 4 simple steps, so you can enjoy a debt free Christmas this year! (Includes printable Christmas budget worksheet spreadsheet)
http://www.growingslower.com/2014/09/guilt-free-debt-free-christmas.html
The average family plans to spend around $800 on Christmas gifts alone! Don't spend the holiday season in guilt, fear, and stress of spending. Make a plan now so you can enjoy this Christmas focused on the true meaning of the season.
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Practical tips for going gluten free on a budget. I’ve been eating gluten free for about three years now, and here’s what I’ve learned about eating gluten free on a shoestring grocery budget.
Here’s what readers are saying: “These are some great ideas for shopping gluten-free! I’m always looking for some new and wonderful ideas. Being gluten-free it’s not always easy to shop within a budget!” - Tina
http://www.growingslower.com/2015/01/4-tips-cooking-gluten-free-budget.html

4 Tips for Cooking Gluten Free on a Budget. Keep your health on track without letting your grocery budget soar out of control with these practical tips.
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Description: Why Choose Unassisted Home Birth?
A Real Mom Reveals Her Reasons - What is unassisted (or freebirth) all about, and why would a mom choose this natural childbirth method? I wondered, so I decided to go right to the source and ask a real mother about her unassisted labor and birth story, what supplies she used, and how she came to this somewhat unusual decision. Check out her answers in this article.

http://www.growingslower.com/2014/02/why-choose-unassisted-birth.html
Why Choose Unassisted Home Birth? In this article, a real mom reveals her unassisted home birth story and her reasons for choosing to have a 'free birth'.
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Ultimate List of 274 Frugal Gift Ideas They’ll Love - Looking for a meaningful gift on a tight budget? Delight your friends and family with these thoughtful and frugal gift ideas they’ll love!
Including gift guides for women, for kids, for him, even budget-friendly ideas for neighbors, with most gifts starting in the $15 range, so you can really stay on budget and save money this Christmas.
http://www.growingslower.com/frugal-gift-ideas
Looking for a meaningful gift on a tight budget? Delight your friends and family with these thoughtful and frugal gift ideas for everyone on your list.
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How to do Christmas on a Budget without Feeling Like Scrooge - Try these tips to help you stick to your Christmas budget without the guilt of feeling as cheap as Scrooge, or the stress of overspending.
You can still find meaningful gift ideas for the people (especially the kids) on your list. Make this a magical Christmas for your family, and still come through it debt free with these tips for managing expectations at Christmas. Let’s get started!
http://www.growingslower.com/2016/11/managing-expectations-christmas.html 
Try these tips for managing expectations at Christmas without feeling like Scrooge. You can make this a magical Christmas and still stick to a tight budget.
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47 Frugal Amazon Gift Ideas - Avoid the crowds and save money with these fun Amazon gifts for the men, women, girls, and guys on your Christmas list this holiday season!
Plus every product listed is eligible for free shipping and is under $15! Finish off your Christmas shopping with these easy gift ideas and stocking stuffers for him, for her, and for the kids.
http://www.growingslower.com/2014/11/black-friday-deals-on-amazon.html
Get the best deals on Amazon without leaving the house. Avoid the crowds plus every item listed is eligible for free shipping and is under $15!
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Exhausted? Feel like everything is just so hard? Maybe it’s anxiety? Maybe not. 5 doctors and 3 ½ years later, my medical mystery solved: I have Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome.
This is my POTS Syndrome diagnosis story. Every woman ages 15 to 50 needs to read this, with POTS syndrome symptoms, heart rate info, and tips for getting diagnosed. | Dysautonomia Awareness | Invisible Illness

http://www.growingslower.com/2016/10/pots-syndrome-diagnosis-story.html
5 doctors and 3 ½ years later, my medical ‘mystery’ solved: I have Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. My POTS Syndrome diagnosis story.
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Smoothies are one of my favorite healthy habits that give me a healthy boost of energy without spending much time (or money).
If you don't have hundreds to spend on a top of the line blender, but still want to make healthy and delicious smoothies, check out my favorite cheap smoothie blender and these 17 smoothie recipes to make in it. Healthy food never tasted so good!
http://www.growingslower.com/2014/10/cheap-blender-smoothies.html
Don't have hundreds to spend on a top of the line blender? Check out my favorite cheap smoothie blender and these 17 healthy smoothie recipes to make in it.
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GrowingSlower: A blog about learning to live simply as we grow our family.
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I am an architect turned work at home mom. I'm wife to the most amazing DH in the world and mom to the most delightful little BabyE who fills me with wonder and gratitude for God's creation everyday. I'm passionate about: green, natural, and healthy living; recycling; natural birth; knitting; cloth diapering; and of course my own lovely little family. 

In the year before we would start trying for a baby, I had baby fever. I was obsessed! I even had a spreadsheet with every conceivable (ha!) expense related to having a baby and the dates when we might be able to afford it. It felt like we would never get there. I had to do something that felt like moving toward our goal. So, we started thinking about what we would want to accomplish before having a baby. Some of the things were those which would be a whole lot harder once a baby arrived because of time, logistics, and expenses. Others we wanted to do to give a baby the best possible life. A lot of it moved us toward a greener, healthier, and simpler lifestyle. I feel really great about all the changes we made, as if we were really just becoming more ourselves in the process. Not just something we felt like we should do. We also have a long way to go, and many changes and projects that we will continue to work towards. And that's what GrowingSlower is all about!
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