Waiting, anxiously.

As my doula client hit 42 weeks with no signs of labor, I was looking for inspirational quotes on waiting. The first one that came up was how patience isn’t waiting, it’s how you act while waiting. Well, here’s the thing, if you CAN wait patiently, calmly, etc...awesome. Go you! But what if or when you can’t? If you do your waiting, like me, with a little (or a lot of) crazy, anxious, emotional, etc. I want you to know two things. You’re not alone and it’s okay. You have permission to feel all those feelings. Maybe we wouldn’t call it patient, but I’m happy to call it human. Because I prefer the wisdom of this quote. "Don't forget that you're human. It's okay to have a melt down. Just don't

The Case for Baby Massage.

Squish! Few things in my world rank better than a soft baby's bottom. Then the cheeks, the thighs, and so on! A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of presenting on the topic of infant massage to a group of new and expectant parents. I thought I'd share some of the highlights with you here and would love to hear from you if this is something you'd be interested in learning more of with me?! First of all I just love this quote by Vimala McClure, founder of the International Association of Infant Massage, “Who needs double blind studies to prove that grass grows if you water it?” And yet the evidence for touching our babies abounds. One study with infant monkeys demonstrated how given the c

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