October 2, 2019

I was in the shower this morning and I thought, “ I don’t recognize this body anymore.” And then I instantly had guilt – I should be thankful for the way my body provided a home for, birthed and nourished my babies. And then I thought, I am thankful for that AND I also...

September 6, 2019

As a first time mother and birth doula, I’ve seen over and over again how our culture  is  lacking when it comes to taking care of the new mothers. I think things are getting better with both birth and postpartum doulas and awareness, but we still have a lot of work to...

December 2, 2018

1. Choose the right provider for you:

I’ve found that especially first time couples choose the first provider they’ve heard of and even if they don’t click with them, they stick with them the entire time. The truth is, this is your choice! Find a provider that you feel...

November 1, 2018

I feel like I am slowly coming into my identity as mother. Eleanor is almost two and a half and it’s just settling in.

When Eleanor was first born, I struggled with this part of my identity. I hated giving up what I wanted to do for her. I struggled with still being you...

June 15, 2018

 I was buckling my son into his carseat after our gymnastics class yesterday, when he asked me something I've never heard him ask before: "Dad, how come you are the only dad there?" I immediately inferred what he meant, but wanted to clarify. "What do you mean, bu...

May 12, 2018

 I am thankful for Julie's words because it highlights some of the difficulties of motherhood: how it changes your life, how it changes the pace of your life, how it can be isolating and how birth can go differently then you hoped or plan. Along with touching on why it...

May 10, 2018

I am excited to highlight this mama today for many reasons. Kristen has been a doula for many years in the Spokane community and she was the first person I contacted when I realized I needed a good childbirth class and a doula. I contacted her again after I had my daug...

May 9, 2018

Sara is a mother I have learned so much from. My husband and I were blessed to see her and her husband raise their daughter, Lana before we got pregnant. Both Sara and Adrian's ability to be completely present as parents and trust that they are exactly where they are s...

May 7, 2018

 Scotty and Juliann are some of the most intentional people I know - they both give so much to their family, their gifts and talents and to the community of Spokane in general. I love Juliann's story because she shares so many things that I think a lot of us as mom's h...

May 4, 2018

Mindy is one of those people who has been through a lot of hard things, continues to endure and finds a way to see the joy in the midst of life's difficulties. Mindy works for Youth for Christ in Spokane full-time while loving hard on her two little ladies, her husband...

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