parenting

Losing My Baby: Learning to Heal After A Child’s Death

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Forty-one years ago my newborn daughter died. I knew she would 3 ½ months prior to her birth. Ultrasound technology was brand new but there was no missing this birth defect. All I could think was, “How do I go on? How do I even breath?” Those who know my story have asked me how […]

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Spicing Up Your Relationship As New Parents

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They finally had a few minutes alone. The kids were asleep in their beds. She ran a bubble bath. He lit the candles. The baby monitor sat on the counter, just in case. They eased into the hot, sudsy water and felt the tension begin to melt and the neglected fires of desire to build. […]

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A Birth Story: Tracey Thomas

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Latham’s recent experience working with a VBAC patient and her doctor inspired me to share my experience having a doctor/doula combo while giving birth to my son Chase in September of 2016. Thank you for allowing me to share this with other mamas and mamas-to-be! When I became pregnant for the second time, a wonderful […]

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My Morning Glow Ritual: Getting Grounded for a Great Day

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Each morning I start the day off with mindfulness. I rise up around 5:45am and sit on my soft carpet and Samaya meditation cushion. I burn sweet resin and write reflections and read something near my nightstand, usually Sufi poetry or scripture. I do some light movement and take a few minutes to meditate. I […]

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10 Things to Know about Postpartum Depression + Anxiety

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The most common complication of pregnancy is under-diagnosed and under treated. “Just under 4 million women will give birth in the United States this year (2017).*  Of that number of new mothers, nearly 20 percent, will experience some degree of postpartum depression.  “This depression is the most common complication of pregnancy. Yet many new mothers […]

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