I see you.
Juggling work, play, drop offs, pick ups, classes, appointments, cleaning your house (shhh… I won’t tell the toilet hasn’t been scrubbed in… a while)…
I see you. I feel you. I AM you!
Parenting is tough gig.
It’s messy and brilliant. Demanding and wonderful. Fulfilling and draining. It’s SO much all at once. Continue reading
As we’re preparing to celebrate the birthday of my biggest baby, I realized, I’ve never written down her birth story.
I’ve made a tradition of writing them down on their first birthday as reflection, but with E that just didn’t happen.
So… without further ado, I will share with you the experience that changed my life and forever shaped my world (in more ways than one…) Continue reading
Being a childbirth educator, I’m often asked…
“But do we *really* need a birth plan?!”
Yes. The answer is always 100% yes.
And not for the reasons that you might think. Continue reading
One day my six year old proclaimed from the back seat,
“I’m moving somewhere else! Where nobody bosses me around!”
In one of my less glamorous moments I responded,
“Okay… I’ll help you pack up. Where should I take you?”
Being the parent of a “Spirited” or “Strong Willed” Child is exhausting.
Flat. Out. Y’all. Continue reading
All day long, I go on and on about how
Mama’s need other Mama’s. . .
Mama’s need time. . .
Mama’s need a chance to be healthy. . .
But man. . . I SUCK at this!
As a doula I’ve met with a lot of clients who’ve told me they want to have a “successful birth” or have told me that their first birth was “unsuccessful” and they want to be “more successful” this go around.
Let me just say something…
Did you know that 1 in 7 new mom’s in the U.S. suffer from postpartum depression and/or anxiety?
Did you know that many new mom’s don’t have access to appropriate mental health care to help treat and solve their postpartum depression?
Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death in postpartum women within a year of giving birth?