March Superlatives

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Sure, I’m eight days late… but here are the best o’ the best on HTP from March 2012.  Placentas, car haggle tips, doggie dumbbells, and all.  Happy reading!


You’re Either Intrigued, Supportive, or Freaked Out:  BabyHTP – 27 Weeks (Yes, That Placenta Post) – Why and how I plan to consume my placenta after birth.  Yes, really.


Biggest Know-It-All:  Seven Awesome Resources from the EWG – Want to know the healthiest sunscreen?   The most pesticide-rich produce?  What cities have the cleanest tap water?  Check out these seven great sites from the Environmental Working Group.


Best Debate:  Where Should the TV Go?  I loved reading your comments on this post.  So far, having a dedicated “TV room” (although we’re calling it the “man cave”) is really nice.  I definitely agree with everyone who said getting the TV out of the living room, if possible, is the way to go!


Most Transformed:  The Naked Face Project Conclusions – Can I just say THANK YOU again for following me on incredible journey that was The Naked Face Project?  60 days without makeup, shaving, and primping had a surprisingly powerful impact on my entire life.  I actually have another update for y’all about life one week after the conclusion of the Project.  I think some aspects of my life have been permanently changed!


Best Guest Post: A News’ Anchor’s Perspective on The Naked Face Project. What does makeup mean to a woman if she has to wear it for her job?  Dion Lim, a local news anchor, shares her thoughts in this powerful and personal post.


Runner-up:  Car Haggle Tips from DadHTP


Most Stellar Breakfast:  Tempeh Savory Oats.  Need a break from sweet breakfasts?  Try this version of savory oats.  I know it looks and sounds strange, but I promise – it’s really, really good.


Post that Proves Dachshunds Make Excellent Dumbbells:  Walk the Dog Workout – Hah.  Just kidding.  Actually, this workout is perfect for poochie owners with untrained pups who like to spend lots of time sniffing.  They have their fun, and you still get in a good workout.


Most Helpful Comments:  The Protein Plane – Loved, loved, loved your suggestion for protein-rich snacks.  I’ve been incorporating many of your tips into my diet, and it’s been extremely helpful in reaching my Bradley Method protein minimums.


Best Getaway: South Beach Baby and SoBe by Night – Our babymoon!  Hard to believe it was only a month ago that we escaped to Miami. 


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  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 8, 2012, 9:01 pm

    that savory oats recipe looks so good, thanks for reminding me of it!

  • Laura @ She Eats Well April 8, 2012, 11:41 pm

    You look so healthy and glowing! Also, though I am no where near having a child anytime soon, I thoroughly enjoy learning about pregnancy through your experience. And I’m totally intruiged by the whole placenta thing. So fascinating.

  • Hayley @ Oat Couture April 9, 2012, 4:33 am

    I am one of the ones who is a little intrigued about the whole placenta thang! If I ever have a baby I would definitely look into it myself so was interesting to read a little more about it!

  • Lauren @ The Vague Vegan April 9, 2012, 6:53 am

    Just wanted to say that your placenta post totally opened my eyes. I had heard so many stories about people who consumed it, planted it, etc. and I was always thoroughly grossed out. But you made it seem so simple and not gross at all, but really kind of natural. I love that you’re willing to try anything if it could potentially benefit you and the baby. Thank you for writing about the controversial topic and being honest, I’m sure I’m not the only one who appreciates it!

    • Caitlin April 9, 2012, 7:20 am

      Thanks Lauren 🙂

  • Mayct April 9, 2012, 10:30 am

    Have you seen this article?

    I think it is a good reminder to keep an open mind in both directions!

    • CaitlinHTP April 9, 2012, 10:35 am

      I did see that article but I think it was really poorly researched and written. There are so many things that could’ve impacted her beyond the placenta itself; maybe it WAS the placenta but the alternative scenarios should’ve been explored (did she receive medication during deliver? was her placenta treated with herbs that she was allergic to? etc)

  • Amanda April 9, 2012, 10:09 pm

    I love that you’re discussing consuming your placenta and I hope you’ll be as candid about discussing your breastfeeding experience. These are the things that has allowed our species to continue to thrive and evolve and open discussion goes so far in the normalization of these often misunderstood things. I’m sure you have oodles of support and the last thing you need is a perfect stranger, but as a future lactation consultant I extend the offer of a shoulder to lean on anytime via email. Sometimes all it takes is an understanding ear to get through a rough patch and I am more than happy to be there for for a newly breastfeeding mama.

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