Since the beginning of Local Care Midwifery, I have participated in Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) Statistics project and the American College of Nurse Midwives Benchmarking. Here are the 2014 stats.
The idea of Love is so big and so overwhelming some times:
Where does it come from?
Where does it goes?
Would life be worth living without it?
How can we love a second child, or a third, or a fourth?
It is merely chemicals, like oxytocin and endorphins, in a lovely soupy mix?
While I can ponder the Big Things with the best of them, for me, love is in the little things.
Several years ago, I started blogging on Albany.com. When my website was overhauled, I moved my Midwifery, Mothering and Me blog to this site. Some of my favorite posts are still on the Albany.com site. In honor of National Midwifery Week, here is an oldie but goodie. Hope you enjoy this short post.
People ask me all kinds of questions about home birth, midwifery, my background, my equipment, my personal philosophy, my experience... But to this day, no one has ever asked how my surgical instruments are cleaned and sterilized.
This is a recipe that I developed this summer simply because there were a lot of Anaheim peppers in our Denison Farms CSA box. Kevin took one bite and said, "This is a new staple!" And we have had these Mexican stuffed peppers almost every week since.