Parenting

Let go of expectations

  Let go of expectations Sounds like a title to a self-help book, amirite? I never would have thought that this simple, somewhat overused mantra, would be my driving force throughout my second labor, and ultimately be my guiding light over the next intense 6 weeks that followed. Let me elaborate… Here were my expectations: Second pregnancy, walk in the park. Conceive on attempt #1 just ...

By |2019-07-12T14:05:44-04:00July 12th, 2019|Breastfeeding, Home Birth, Midwifery, Parenting|

Relationship Musings

Have you ever had a relationship that you just put up with because, well, you are simply that kinda gal, committed to the end? Ever found yourself making excuses for your partner’s behavior, towards you or others? Or for their general lack of commitment or energy? I have. Recently, I had a relationship end because the other party just quit....

By |2019-03-07T15:56:34-04:00May 18th, 2018|Midwifery, Mothering & Me, Parenting|

What would you say to your younger self

If you could magically go back in time and tell your former-self something, what would it be? And how would you say it so that the message would be truly heard? There are two separate issues: what to say and how to say it, and one is important as the other. Working as a midwife, I often hear women say “I wish I’d know…” “No one ...

By |2019-03-06T18:29:53-04:00February 16th, 2018|Midwifery, Mothering & Me, Parenting|