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Okay, newest blog on the net. Feel free to subscribe. Subjects will include...mothering, parenting, disciplining, cooking, baking, reading, exercise, midwifery, my journey to midwifery, tales of a pregnant teen....after she grew, single motherhood, married life, toddlers, newborns, foster parenting, foreign exchange student hosting, life in the coffee shop, doula-ing, teens and last but not least, me.

I am happy to answer questions you may have about any of the above subjects and hopefully i will be a place on the net that you have to bookmark...either to get some off-the-wall advice, a second opinion, or just a good belly laugh. My disclaimer is that nothing on this site is intended to take the place of good medical advice. I will be stating my opinions and personal experiences. My qualifications include: Being a mom for 17 yrs., having had both my own hospital and homebirths (including waterbirth), being at the side of over 50 women while they have given birth in hospitals, home, water, or by c-section, 8 collective lifetime years of breastfeeding (and counting), a college degree in Nutrition Science (med school pre-reqs), and so on. Currently, I am becoming a liscensed foster parent and I am a student midwife.

Like everyone, i have a few philosophies i try to live by...I love Jesus, I was in desperate need of Him several times in my life...He finally convinced me that no matter what i do, He loves me unconditionally. I hope my life reflects that. I believe integrity has nothing to hide, but believe me, I am still in process. I believe that you reap what you sow, and yes, in right and wrong. I believe women should choose where, how, and with whom they birth and that birth has truly transformative aspects when a woman in aware, in tune, and undisturbed.

AND NOW that we got business out of the way....lets begin the ride.


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