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Drum Circles: Why We Come Together to Drum Together

This week I had the joy of leading a Drum Circle at San Antonio Nurse Midwife Nikki McIver-Brown’s cozy office in Bracken Village. Not only does Nikki provide pregnancy, home birth, and well-woman care, she also fosters a strong sense community for parents by hosting La Leche League meetings, Babywearing International meetings, car seat safety…

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Parenting: Harder Than Bagging Groceries

This week a group of San Antonio Doulas met with parenting coach Laine Lipsky to learn about her in-person and online classes for parents. She told us a story about talking to a grocery bagger at HEB, asking how much training they received to bag groceries. The answer? 2 hours of training dedicated to that specific task.…

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Let's Talk About this Giraffe Birth

I often ask parents in my Birthing from Within classes if they’ve ever seen a cat or dog give birth. Perhaps one or two people in the group will report that they have seen a mammal birth. Usually the birth occurred in a small, dark space, like in a closet or under a porch. A…

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Exercising with a Baby: The Internal Dialogue of a Mom Getting Back in the Saddle

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