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BY G.H. Using Motherly Intuition & Snippets of Parenting Books I Say I'll start Reading Tomorrow for Toddlerhood My husband and I started potty training our 2.5 year old  Elle on Friday, February 26th. We followed the appropriately titled Oh Crap! Potty Training book in which you...

Ask someone to explain their vision of a laboring woman and you are likely to hear the hysterical, over dramatized movie portrayal of birth. For many women, labor is nothing like the movies. Labor can be slow and methodical, or fast and furious.  But one...

I am going to throw out an idea that may sound completely crazy to many people;  Start to think about your birth BEFORE you are even pregnant!  I know for many people there is enough anxiety and anticipation around getting pregnant and then the trials...

  My birthing story begins with my husband… I mean where else can it really begin? When I became pregnant, I was super excited, but feeling a little alone in the process. Many of my friends were on their second or third children and I was...

Watch most movies or TV shows that show a hospital setting where a woman is giving birth and comments like "how dilated is she?" or "Oh, you are 10 cm, let's start pushing!" are being thrown around. So it is no wonder that many people...

A few nights ago, I was quietly lying in bed reading when I stumbled upon the article, "More Doulas Can Help Lower the Cost of Childbirth.  There's Just One Problem," by Elissa Strauss on Slate.com.  I was intrigued and excited that an article supporting the...

Since my decision to start a podcast, I have been devouring as many different podcasts I can find to learn about the different styles, themes and content.  Interestingly enough, it seems, no matter where I look, I come across Brene Brown and her discussion of...

Have you ever stopped to think about the power and ripple effect the words you say to yourself have? Recently I lead a class focused on asanas that were purposely uncomfortable.  All the poses were safe, but we took long holds- about 5 or so breathes,...