Get A Move On

Why is it when a couple finds themselves pregnant they decide that while they’re in the midst of creating another human being it also makes perfect sense to move? Or remodel their homes? Or take a new job that’s halfway across the country? In every class that I’ve ever taught there is at least one, […]

Retelling & Reclaiming Birth

This week we recognize Maternal Mental Health.  I have worked in the Maternity Field for 20+ years, and I”m pleased that we’re so much farther ahead in recognizing the importance of maternal mental health and the implications it has for the birthing person, the partner, the baby — in fact, the entire extended family and […]

How Can a Haircut Make Such a Difference?!

I took my very soon-to-be 16-year-old son to the local hair salon this week to get his first real haircut. Well, not his very first real haircut. For the past eight years or so, I’ve been giving him a buzz cut in our bathroom as he sits in the tub. Why? Let me be clear, […]

The Best Birth Plan? Letting Go of How Things Must Go

Click here to listen to my conversation with Charlie Gilkey and Angela Wheeler of Productive Flourishing. Finding out what works best for you, instead of holding on tightly to the idea of how things must go might be the best birth (and parenting!) plan. Here’s what they had to say: “Barb Suarez is a health […]

Mind The Gap!

The distance between expectation and reality is where disappointment happens. Find out how to “Mind The Disappointment Gap!”

A Dream Come True

Not so long ago, I saw one my dreams come true. Not everybody gets to say that – I’m so lucky! This was a dream that took hold about four years ago. And a lot has happened in that time to make this dream a reality… I met Elly Taylor online in a Facebook forum […]

On The Night You Were Born…

Last week, I wrote about wanting to clone myself because I have so many things I’d like to do and just not enough “me”s to get it all done! I just want more time to help women process their birth stories, is that so wrong??? But because cloning is not possible, I’ve tried to do […]

To Clone or Not to Clone?

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 […]