After a particularly distraught morning with the children and getting them off to school or summer camp as they like to correct me, I am sitting in my car hugging myself for a job well done, loving myself for the grace I showed my children this morning and for the grace I showed myself in… Read More The present is a gift
Lately I have been really struggling with self love. How do I love myself if I am not 100% sure everyone else is happy? But, how can I make everyone else happy when I don’t completely love myself? When I’m not happy with myself? It has come to my attention that self-love and self-acceptance is… Read More Self-love-I need your opinion!
For the past 5 years I have dedicated my life to acting as a doula. In Greek, the word doula means to be a servant. Presently, the term is used across the world to describe an individual who commits to educating, attending the birth, and providing support postpartum as well. Being part of hundreds of… Read More Revamping as a Birth Coach.
The beautiful yard, The blooming garden of flowering light Lilies and daisies growing Growing up through the ground In full bloom they inspire joy Hope and energy seem to spring up with each bloom. Smells of Spring fade to musk Smells of healthy soil and thriving plants Scents of insemination; plants into earth Warmth… Read More Reaching for Seasons
When it comes to infant sleep the importance runs far deeper than simple health. Immediately postpartum, maternal sleep and infant sleep is not just important, it’s integral to a woman’s physical, emotional, and mental health as well as an infant’s growth and development. So what does an infant sleep schedule look like? There certainly is… Read More Infant Sleep
Even just six years ago, when I first got pregnant, folic acid was all the rage; proper nutrients, a healthy diet, and, of course, folic acid. There were always the no-no’s as well… No fish, no deli meat, no soft cheeses, no coffee. So much has changed in the last five years and it is… Read More Folic Acid vs Folate
Types of ultrasounds: There are various times in life where an ultrasound can be helpful for diagnosing medical conditions. We are talking here about ultrasounds regarding pregnancy. Every care provider is different in how often they recommend ultrasounds and trusting they are of the results. Find a care provider that you trust and be honest… Read More Ultrasounds and the basics.