The unnoticed work of parenting can make you feel invisible, unappreciated and undervalued. This is the most important work you will ever do – and it is worthy of respect!
“Mothers… We make it all happen, don’t we?” This is what the young, pregnant Momma pumping my gas said to me this morning. (Don’t judge! It’s a law in Oregon. It’s actually illegal to pump your own gas. For real.) I shook my head and answered, “Yep, we sure do.” And then we went on […]
Have you ever heard the term “Ikigai”? While you might be tempted to think it’s pronounced, “ICKy guy” its actually pronounced, “I-kuh-guy” and it’s a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being.” I hadn’t heard this term before today. A friend posted on FB an image similar to the one I’ve created for this […]
I’m having a baby! Not really… But that’s what creating a new website has felt like over the past nine months. (Got your attention, didn’t I?)
I love it when research supports what I’ve been preaching for the past twenty years! I love science…
The Birth World is buzzing from the latest ACOG Committee Opinion on the limitation of interventions during labor and birth. Read more to discover why…
Whoop! Whoop! Just found out that one of my blogposts from about a year ago has been picked up and published on Red Tricycle. If you’re not one of the 8 million parents that access this site on a regular basis, Red Tricycle is a kind of go-to, online parenting website where families can discover cool […]
That is the question… Well, not really. I’ve often wished that I could clone myself – not for any weird reasons, I think there really should only be one unique version of us in the world. It’s just that there’s an awful lot I’d like to accomplish in this one, wild life I’ve been given […]
Not so long ago, I had the pleasure of working with a room full of Health Educators for a training session I’d developed to help these professionals increase the level of engagement they have with their students. No pressure, or anything, but when the title of your presentation is: “Teach to Reach: Six Rules of […]
How do you want your families to remember you in the retelling of their birth story? What impact do you want to have? Words matter… More than you know!