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
Often times, when I get inquiries for birth work what I hear from people is…
“Hi, So my friend told me you’re a doula and I’m not super sure what to expect, but I’d really like to hire you for my birth!”
Whoa! While I’m SUPER flattered and impressed that you trust your friend THAT much, I’m going to ask for a date first! 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
Sterling Sliver Nursing Cups
For many mama’s nursing isn’t something that comes without effort. And often times, it comes with blood, sweat, and tears. Literally. Continue reading
You’re actually alone for a bit and you’re standing in line at the grocery store. In the aisle next to you, a baby starts crying. Suddenly you get the tingly sensation, you just can’t stop the letdown reaction, and BAM… boobies turn to fountains and your shirt is soaked in the most obvious “I’m a nursing mama” way. 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
It’s aallll the rage in the Mommy-Sphere!
You’re pregnant? Ya gotta get a good baby carrier!
But, uh… there are like… 5 guh-zillion brands.
What. Do. You. Get?!?! Continue reading
Often times you’ll hear the labor and birth process likened to a marathon.
It’s something a woman builds up and prepares for.
She muscles through every. last. second.
She puuuuushes through to the very end.
While all of this is true, I will say that a marathon requires only a runner.
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…
I read an article the other day about why SAHM’s need to stop whining and be thankful for their ability to be home with their children. It was somewhat offensive but there was truth in it.
Then in response to that article I read another one about why SAHM’s need to be allowed to whine all they want because they sacrifice all day for their families. It was somewhat offensive but there was truth in it.
THEN I read another article about working mom’s. Talking about how they’re shamed often for leaving their children but in fact the children of working mom’s are basically genius’ because they have to learn early on to be self sufficient and they’re not so needy like those “level 5 clingers” of SAHM’s. It was somewhat offensive, but there was truth in it.