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July 20, 2016

Congratulations! You're pregnant! One of the first things you probably did was run out and buy some pregnancy books, and spent the next week reading them all cover to cover. Soon after that you likely started thinking about how fun it will be to start buying all the ST...

May 6, 2016

Over the years I have spoken with so many other women who have also lost their mothers, and so this post is dedicated to them, my motherless sisters, those who parent in uncharted territory alongside me.


I lost my mom to cancer just over twenty years ago. In fact, this...

April 29, 2016

Being a mom is a full time job. On top of caring for our children and nurturing our relationships there are the demands of life such as work and chores. A little over a year ago I found what I like to call my guilty pleasure. Listening to podcasts. I can listen when I’...

April 8, 2016

Regardless of what the experience is, we all go into endeavors with some level of expectation regarding how it will go. Expectations are great as long as they are also realistic and flexible in nature.


Let’s talk about the common expectations that many pregnant women h...

March 18, 2016

As a doula, one thing I often ask is if a client has a playlist for labor.  Not only does hearing your favorite songs make you happy, but in my experience a labor playlist can also keep you focused, help relax you, help you progress with labor, and help you find your r...

March 11, 2016

Ever since I started learning more about birth during my first pregnancy, I have been addicted to reading and learning more. When I was preparing for my Birth Boot Camp training, there was a list of required reading, and I found that I'd already read several of the boo...

March 4, 2016

Here are five things that I did during childbirth to help me have a natural labor. Even if you are not planning an unmedicated birth these insights can help you in the beginning stages of labor before you head to the hospital.


Eat some food


My first labor was a long on...

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