01 Jan

Just sayin’!

You know, lots of babes are born in the fall…because people get all snuggly during these winter months. Today is especially brisk. So if you want to stay inside and…ummm…snuggle, that’s fine by me! Support your local doula! 😉

01 Jan

Happy New Year!

imageHappy New Year! I am thrilled to be entering 2015 with so many exciting things on the agenda! I love expanding my knowledge and services by attending more trainings, conferences and workshops. Why? Because I get to work with YOU, my wonderfully special families!!!

Sending blessings, wellness and love to each of you, whether you’re a current client, have graduated into being part of my birth family, my personal family, a dear friend or colleague. Happy 2015! May it be our best year yet and smooch those little ones for me!

30 Dec

It Takes as Long as it Takes: How do Affirmations Help You?

affirmation_smaller‘It takes as long as it takes.’ Such simple, yet meaningful words to me. I repeat these words every day. Multiple times as day. They are my mantra, my affirmation, and my saving grace with having two young children. I was comforting my daughter, who unexpectedly woke up after sleeping for a mere 30-minutes tonight. I heard her cry out to me on the monitor and sighed. I had work to do. Immediately upon picking her up, she melted into me. Her breath so soft, her cheeks so warm, she found her comfort in me and I found mine in holding her. My work can wait…again. It takes as long as it takes to soothe her, to help her fall back asleep, for me to just be there. At nearly 14-months, she wakes up multiple times a night. I don’t count anymore. I don’t look at the clock. I just repeat my affirmation and reassure myself that I cannot rush this process of her growing up. Her mind and her body are figuring things out, too.

My older child, my son, slept in 45-minute increments the first four months of his life. I most certainly did not always have this patience…err, attempt at patience…with parenting. Let’s be real. I was a sleep-deprived zombie mom and it took nearly a year for me to get back into my groove after having him. Read More