Words Matter

Words Matter

Recently, I spoke with two different folks about their births. Even though their births were very different from one another, there was one aspect that they both felt compelled to share in the re-telling of their birth story. Each of them stopped and dwelled on it...
Truth or Dare!

Truth or Dare!

I’m someone who always loved the game, “Truth or Dare.” I loved the idea that – if people actually play by the rules – each player can choose whether or not they want to tell the whole truth about something, or choose to keep that secret in exchange for following...
Birth Happens

Birth Happens

Image by Gert Altman from Pixabay What are your expectations for your birth? I have been teaching for almost 25 years! That equals thousands of couples, and not one of them has had the birth that they expected. Don’t misunderstand me, they haven’t been disappointed...
It’s Called Labor for a Reason

It’s Called Labor for a Reason

One of the classes in my Childbirth Class series, we watch our first birth film. It’s usually a birth film using non-medicated coping techniques and comfort measures (i.e., no drugs.) We’ll get to Epidurals and Cesarean Birth eventually, but I try to show families...

31 Days Writing Challenge

Starting October 1st, I am joining forces with many, many other “31 Day-ers” and committing to writing a blog post for each day in the month of October. If you are intrigued, head on over here http://write31days.com/ and check it out! There’s still...

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