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Consider Eden


I am a woman, if you hadn’t gathered that already, and my name is Sarah South.  I am in my mid 20s, and I’ve been married to a wonderful man, Patrick, since I was 18.  We got married very young, but that hasn’t stopped us from having a great relationship- insane, but great.  I truly feel that being with him makes me a better woman, and I know for a fact that me being with him makes him a better man.  (Hehe, just kidding :)

I started this blog because I get to type out everything I think, without getting in trouble for it!  I love expressing my opinions about things, as you’ll discover if you read a few of my posts.  I want people to know that there are others out there in the same boat as them.  I hope that sharing some of my life with you can help you realize that.

The greatest happiness in my life is my son.  He was born in May of 2009, and he has been such a blessing to me.  He is slowly teaching me how to be a good mother, but I know it’s going to take some work.  I’m just like all the other first moms out there, and I definitely feel lost a lot of the time.  But, my son’s smile always brings me back.


You’re probably wondering why this site is called “Consider Eden”.  (Or, maybe you’re not, but I’ll explain anyway.)  My husband and I went through a period of time in the early stages of our relationship that was full of… well, let’s just say we were not very kind to our bodies, our spiritual lives, or our finances.  A combination of junk food, marijuana, and stress sent me to the hospital with a stomach ulcer, and poor financial decisions left us at the mercy of good friends. Our youthful health was trashed, our money was non-existent, and, in short, we came to a point in our lives where we had to make a change if we wanted our relationship with each other to endure, and our lives to be enjoyable again.

Before this we never gave a second thought about what we ate.  We just put in our stomach what our taste buds wanted, and it was all good.   But, as I began researching ways to help my acid reflux and heal my ulcers, evidence seemed to keep pointing more and more towards one place… Eden.  The story of Adam and Eve, whether true or not, really got me thinking about what was truly natural.  I knew that taking medication was not, and I wanted to find a way to get away from that.  I had a burning desire to get back to my roots.  Nature.

The blog name came to me one night while I was contemplating this.  I was imagining how I could be more like Adam and Eve were.  I envisioned them as happy, healthy, and energetic humans.  I wanted to be like I imagined them.  And so, before I do things now, I truly try to… Consider Eden.

Am I a believer in a God?  Yes, as you have probably already concluded, I am.  I believe that there is one true God, and that He created the universe, and all who live in it.  I still haven’t quite figured out what that means for me, personally, but I do know that the faith is there.  I hope this blog can be a place of community, regardless of our religious or spiritual beliefs.  We are all on our own journeys toward truth, and life is nothing without people to share it with.

Regardless of how you think the human race came to reside on this planet, you still know that some of the first humans must have lived better than most of us live today.  Things were simpler, and that is what I want to get back too.  Our world has the potential to be so much better than it is right now.  We just have to change our mindset, as a people, and really start loving each other.

Please leave me your comments and/or questions.  I’d love to hear from you!

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admin September 22, 2012 at 5:57 am

Hi, Ashley! Thanks for the comment! Do you have any specific questions? :)

Ashley Hesbacker August 9, 2012 at 1:55 am

Hi my name is Ashley I stumbled upon your youtube site when I actually had the time to get on the pooter. Then 5 minutes later my baby Kaya woke up she is 3 months old right now.
Any who, I wanted to know if you could contact me on my e-mail, you seem like a very beautiful woman who loves her child and expresses the same feelings as I do about my life aka God, my health and my baby/husband!

admin March 4, 2010 at 6:02 pm

I can be contacted at considereden@yahoo.com – feel free to email me anytime!

Tanya March 4, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Oh, it’s a bummer you’re not in Austin. I bet you’d like it here. There are lots of ‘granola/earthy’ types. ;)

Thanks for the offer to ask questions… I’m sure I’ll be taking you up on that over the upcoming months. Should I contact you here, or is there a place where I can send you messages that don’t get posted publicly?

And yes, if you’re ever in the Austin area (or I’m near Dallas) we should meet up. Until then, I’ll keep reading the blog and asking you, well, ‘how do you do it?’ :)

And thanks for the friendly reply. I really appreciate it!

admin March 4, 2010 at 2:44 am

What a sweet comment! Makes me sad that I don’t live in Austin! I’m actually in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. To tell you the truth, I’d love to hang out with some like minded mommas, but I’ve yet to find very many. :( Apparently, I’m a bit of a weirdo- haha.

That’s so excititing that you’re pregnant. I miss it. But, thankfully, I have a wonderful baby boy here with me, so I can’t miss it for long. :)

Feel free to ask me any questions! I’d love to be able to help you!

Oh, if I’m ever in Austin, or visa versa, we should get in touch!

Tanya March 3, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Hey there Sarah,
I just stumbled onto your blog and have been addicted for the past few hours reading about your birth, co-sleeping, cloth diapers, etc. Thank you for all the great info and for being so honest and candid. I’m currently pregnant (10 weeks, with my first) and planning a homebirth and your blog/website has given me hours of entertainment and tons of great information. I noticed that you were in Texas, but I’m not sure if you mentioned what city. I’m in Austin and were just wondering if you were too (I have so many questions!)? My husband and I don’t have family nearby so it’d be great to be able to meet more ‘like-minded’ mamas.

Thanks again! You’re doing a great job!

admin March 1, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Wow, I bet you’re really busy! Are those two your only babies? How do you like the age difference? I’m curious because I want my first two to be about 4 years apart. Where are you located, by the way?

Dawn March 1, 2010 at 9:01 am

Just a reader! A precocious 5 year old, plus a new baby and new house in the same year keep me plenty busy right now. There’s no place to read about my life, but we can get together by the swing sets!!

admin February 27, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Awesome! I’m always extremely excited to meet people with similar lifestyles (and different too, but you know what I mean). So glad you’re here! I’d love to hear more about your life! Are you a blogger, or just a “blog reader?” :)

Thansk for all the sweet comments- I appreciate it!

Dawn February 27, 2010 at 9:28 am

Hi! Glad I found your blog! I’m a Messianic homeschooling EC-ing AP non-vaxing cloth diapering home-birthing co-sleeping fairly crunchy suburban mom. :)) I think we have a lot in common. My second was born in April of ’09. Nice to meet you!

Zonnescherm doek January 15, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Normally i don’t respond to a post like this, but since i really liked it I just had to give you a thumbs up :)

admin January 13, 2010 at 2:16 am

Thank you, Kate! I think it was God inspired, haha. :)

Kate Wicker @ Momopoly January 13, 2010 at 1:19 am

Your honesty is refreshing, and I love the back story for your blog title. God bless!

admin December 31, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Thanks, that’s really sweet of you!

Rene´ December 31, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Hi sarah,

Im new to your blog, and so far I really like it. A lot of your blog entries are about things I enjoy! I look foward to learning more!
Take care,


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