In Defense of Mucus-Only Methods

In the fertility awareness world, there are many misconceptions about mucus-only methods. While I cannot speak to mucus-only methods that I have not trained in, I can speak for what I have learned in training in the Billings Ovulation Method. There is so much history of the development of the method that I cannot touchContinue reading “In Defense of Mucus-Only Methods”

Top 3 Charting Mistakes When Beginning Fertility Awareness

I’ve been moderating a rather large Facebook group for fertility awareness charters for over a year and a half now (26,000 members and climbing, join here!), and before that I constantly scrolled through the Kindara community charts very regularly. These experiences in various FAM communities, as well as my certification as a FAM instructor, haveContinue reading “Top 3 Charting Mistakes When Beginning Fertility Awareness”

Why did I choose to become a fertility awareness instructor?

Why did I choose to become a fertility awareness educator? Fertility awareness is the sex education I wish I learned in middle school. When women actually learn how their fertility works, they learn that getting pregnant is not as easy as the drop of a hat. We learn to appreciate and live with rather thanContinue reading “Why did I choose to become a fertility awareness instructor?”

Now Opening Enrollment For December 2019 Fertility Awareness Course

I am so excited to be offering this new course for those interested in learning the symptothermal method of fertility awareness. The method I teach is based on the rules studies by Sensiplan. You can read about this study here. I found fertility awareness after 7 years on the pill, and it really rocked myContinue reading “Now Opening Enrollment For December 2019 Fertility Awareness Course”

Shortcut charting, or “Wait… I don’t have to take my temperature every day?”

Many people come into FAM overwhelmed by all the data that they have to collect daily. It can be a bit of a turn off for those new to the method. They may wonder why they have to check their cervical mucus ALL day and then set an alarm on top of that. When youContinue reading “Shortcut charting, or “Wait… I don’t have to take my temperature every day?””

An Honest Review of Tempdrop

Did you know that there are now wearable basal body temperature thermometers? A few such as iFertracker, Ava, and Tempdrop are now on the market. In this blog, I will review the Tempdrop device. Tempdrop is a wearable basal body temperature thermometer that came onto the market in 2017. Rather than setting an alarm, womenContinue reading “An Honest Review of Tempdrop”

Why Fertility Awareness Can Be a Feminist Choice

In this blog, I’m going to refute some of the arguments against fertility awareness. At the risk of losing some of my audience immediately, I have included the word feminist in this blog title. A while back, I got into an argument in a Facebook comment section with someone who was offended by this articleContinue reading “Why Fertility Awareness Can Be a Feminist Choice”

Free Downloadable Paper Charts

I created some #NFPTA inspired paper charts. These charts can also be used for methods like Taking Charge of Your Fertility, Sensiplan, and other STMs (like the one I teach) too. I always have trouble finding charts without temperature scales. As someone with lower temperatures than average, the standard temperature scale just doesn’t work forContinue reading “Free Downloadable Paper Charts”

Why I Do Not Suggest Using Natural Cycles

Natural Cycles costs around $10 a month, or $80 a year. The app claims to be able to tell you when you are and when you aren’t fertile by using basal body temperature (ovulation strips are optional). This claim is not true. Natural Cycles only has a 93% typical use efficacy rating. After my experience,Continue reading “Why I Do Not Suggest Using Natural Cycles”