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Preparing Soulfully for Parenthood: Part 1

There are many hilarious lists about how to prepare to be a parent, including, “If you plan on driving while being a parent, borrow three orangutans (ask for strong-willed ones) from your local zoo. Put them in rear-facing car seats. Keep your eyes on the road,” (Bunmi Laditan) and, “Ask your partner to shout out…

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Back to School, Counting Down the Hours

By May 1st I felt completely done with the 2016-17 school year. I was tired of forcing the kids to do homework, tired of dragging them out of bed in the morning, and tired of fighting with them to go to bed at night so that they wouldn’t be zombies the next day. I couldn’t…

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Have Kids, Will Travel: 5 Tips for Parents

We will be gathering up our kids and traveling across the country for our third summer in a row this year. We have been blessed to make summertime trips a tradition in recent years, and have experienced a lot of highs and lows along the way. Here’s what I’ve learned about traveling with children: 1)…

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4 Ways to Know Your Provider is a Good Fit

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Pregnancy and birth are full of choices to make from what color to paint the baby’s room to baby names to where give birth to what kind of car seat to buy. Here are a few simple tips to help demystify the process of choosing a care provider for your birth.  1) They deliver in…

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Non-Inclusive Birth Preparation is Traumatizing Women

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Many people believe that medical interventions cause birth trauma. More often than not, that is incorrect. What causes trauma is expectations…expectations about the pain, how a mother is supported, how she responds to the intensity of labor, and about her labor environment. It’s a seductive thought to think that we can simply release expectations to…

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