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Thank You Card

I just got the BEST card in the mail – brought tears to my eyes!! It was from a previous client of mine who birthed her baby November 30th, 2009 – and it touched my heart so deeply that I’d love to share it… Kami was pregnant with her 5th baby when she chose us […]

A BLESSING WAY FOR FRIENDS

Two of my good friends are currently pregnant and due at the middle/end of this month!! Noelia Waldo (former midwifery student of mine at NHBS) and Rose Day (teaches the childbirth classes at NHBS, trains doulas/childbirth educators, as well as does belly casts). I have known these women for years – so it was my […]

Remembering Blessings – Tammy Mundell

WARNING This post may be too much for some of my pregnant readers who are only wanting positive and uplifting thoughts.  This post discusses loss and may be difficult for some to read. The circle of life…we are all a part of it whether we want to be or not.  Babies are born – and […]

INSTINCTS

I think instinct is one of the more fascinating things to witness….truly. I am often in awe and amazement watching how we are driven by instinct even when we don’t realize we are. You’ve seen it…you probably have even done it and not realized it. Let me share some of my favorite instinctual things that […]

Random Blatherings

It’s late right now…and you know when you have those thoughts that go through your head but you don’t actually SAY them until you get together with your friends and say, “What I wanted to say to that jerk was, ‘Oh yeah? Well you look like you’re having twins, too!’ and pat his beer belly….but […]

Passion

When it comes to your birth: What is important to you? I ask because I have heard story after story after story throughout the last 15 years I’ve been in the birthing field/community, and I have found that the answer isn’t always what you would think. I’ve seen people whose passion lies with breastfeeding, others […]

MEN AND BREASTS

A recent episode of The Office featured a scene with a male lactation consultant (forgive me for not getting into details – I’ve never actually seen an episode of The Office). The online community, it seems, is a buzz with talk over this controversial idea. (a MAAAAAAN providing lactation consulting? Really?) It has also become […]

POEM

I went out to dinner with a friend of mine last night, and I told her that I had a poem that had been floating around in my head for the last week or so that I couldn’t get out of my head. She said it was because I hadn’t written it down. So this […]

EVEN BETTER – AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!

With my latest couple of posts talking about some of the more silly (and sometimes stupid) things that people think or say – I would like to shift things up a bit and tell you about some of the remarkably good things that I’ve seen or heard. I find it stunningly remarkable that in just […]

My Children

There have been a few times when I’ve realized how much my job effects my children….like when we had to cancel my daughter’s sleep-over birthday party due to a lice scare in the neighborhood and she asked me if we could just postpartum the birthday party for a week; or the time my oldest son […]