Self-Talk and Shame


This week I struggled with A LOT of negative self-talk. Whether it is the two full months we have been sequestered in the house, being triggered by Mother’s Day and my birthday without my mom, or my husband returning to work full-time since quarantine began, the negative self-talk engulfed me and caused me not to…

Creating Space for Baby…and You During Pregnancy and Birth


It can be overwhelming to think about how you are going to bring your child Earthside. The unpredictable nature of labor and birth can be intimidating because as humans, we like to have control. But what if there is something you can do to prepare your body and allow baby’s journey into this world to…

Podcasts That Have Shaped Me


Bored? Want to learn more about birth, improve your postpartum plan or need some tips to parent? Listen to a podcast!

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Vaginal Steaming for Postpartum Healing


Inhale the sweet smell of the herbs, bringing you into the present moment. Feel the warmth of the steam go straight to your core, healing you physically and rejuvenating you emotionally. You savor this time each night. A moment of peace. A time of reflection. Vaginal steaming what you need to ease your tired body…

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Patience in This Season Of Life


Patience with my body as it heals. Patience with my husband when he does not live up to my expectations. Patience with my daughter as her tantrums increase in frequency, duration and intensity. Patience with breastfeeding. Patience with the time it takes to get everyone ready to leave the house. Patience with trying to clean…

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Life As A Mother of Two


The Fourth Trimester is coming to a close. Wow! Time goes by a lot faster when the Fourth Trimester involves a toddler… Life as a mother of two has been filled with dichotomies. So sweet, yet so exhausting. It has been so much easier than I expected, but so much more difficult in unforeseen ways.…

Book Review of “Body Full of Stars” by Molly Caro May


“Let’s go ahead and blame the mother. Tell the pregnant woman she must eat, feel, and birth perfectly for the well-being of the fetus. She inevitably fails at this but still holds out hope she will be a glowing mother of her baby. Then, at the peak of her sleep deprivation, possible vaginal collapse, physical…