Losing Mom

Losing Mom

When I was six years-old my parents signed me up for the swim team. I was the smallest and youngest kid there, and unsurprisingly during one of my first practices, every kid cut in front of me to go off the diving block. After practice, my mom having witnessed the...
Doulas Don’t Replace Your Partner

Doulas Don’t Replace Your Partner

One of the biggest concerns we hear in consults often comes from a laboring mom’s birth partner – “Will the doula replace me?” and “What will my role be if there’s a doula in the room?” It’s a legitimate concern; as the old adage goes, “two is company, three’s a...
5 Things I Want My Kids to Know

5 Things I Want My Kids to Know

As parents, there are so many things we want to impart on our kids as they grow, learn, and develop into adults. Sage advice beyond, “Don’t pick your nose in public,” and “There are plenty of fish in the sea.” A lifetime of embarrassing mistakes, exciting successes,...
Don’t Lose Yourself in Parenthood

Don’t Lose Yourself in Parenthood

Reading was my favorite I’ve been an avid reader my entire life; I started with horror and crime novels in early grade school. While my classmates were reading the Goosebumps series, I was toting around my older sisters’ copies of Stephen King. I wanted to be a...