My friend Ellen is dead, cremated, memorialized. Ellen was my friend and colleague. She was also a mother, wife, daughter, sister, cousin, midwife, student, employer, client, mentor, QIVC member, MANA DOR Director of Database Development….the list goes on and on. Ellen was and still is important in the lives of many people. Ellen was and still is loved by many, many people. In the wake of ...
My midwife Vicki Wolfrum has died...
Planned home births sometimes become planned hospital births. Here is a photographic essay of one family's journey to the north of their newest baby.
If you have ever seen my Facebook or Instagram pages, you have seen a lot of food pictures. Not just food, but of food shared and ended -these are photos of meals. In my household, eating together is important. Here is a post I wrote for Albany.com entitled Eating Together.
Lately it seems that there is so much violence, hatred, and discord in the world: Suicide bombings. Mass shootings. Environmental disasters. Rapes and murders. Political mayhem. Cyber bullying. Schoolyard bullying. Suicides. Drug overdoses. Every day there is another mass shooting or senseless slaying somewhere in the US, another report of a heinous attack somewhere in the world: Orlando. Dallas. Chicago. Turkey. Nice. Belgium. Paris. Baghdad. Medina. ...
For my birthday, I received an electric pressure cooker from my kids and my lovely sister. Yes, I am the person that can find excitement in an appliance.
This year, Michelle was one of three winners in a national contest, the Pampers and AWHONN Thank You Nurses Award.
Warning: If you do not like mayonnaise or nutritional yeast, please do not read further.
Everyone needs to get hot, sweaty and out of breath. The trick is finding an activity that will get you there, and that you love. I have found mine: call me crazy, but I love to mow.
Prenatal vitamins are important to taking every day as soon as you know you are pregnant, right? Um... Maybe not. Excessive intake of folic acid and Vit B12 may actually increase the risk of serious issues including autism.