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Hello and welcome to my blog! I am a certified childbirth educator and mindfulness practitioner and trainer. I am also studying to become and counsellor specialising in parenting and child development and am almost finished my doula certification. Most importantly, I am a mum to four amazing children and a wife to my wonderful military husband. Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy. ~ Renee

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Great Expectations-One in Four

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 14:44
One in Four women will experience a miscarriage. ONE in FOUR. Are you one in four? I am. The story of my transformation from child to mother is beautiful, but it is not without its tragedies. Before I moved to my hometown, before I met my husband, even before I…

Toddler Time at The Nature Center

Thursday, 10 October 2013 22:33
In 1916, the wild Cypress Creek wetlands of Coconut Creek, Florida were drained. This morning, I drive to Fern Forest Nature Center to visit the 247 acres of what remains. I want my 22-month-old son and to see our south Florida homeland untouched by housing developments, strip malls, and busy…
I often come across many mothers asking which bottles to try for their breastfed infant so that they can switch between breast and bottle and back again with ease. I even went as far as to do my own little poll on a popular online parenting website! All of the…

Choosing Love

Monday, 23 September 2013 23:24
A friend of mine was a business tycoon before becoming the victim of a terrible fire. One night while sleeping in his motorhome, propane gas leaked and filled the vehicle. Once ignited, his body was burned and forcefully ejected. Upon arriving to the scene, rescue workers found him dead. Against…

Great Expectations-Our Preconception Plan

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 11:36
We had a great visit with the midwife this morning to talk about baby #3. I feel so at home with Sharon (our "hospital" midwife, and the woman who delivered #2), having a personal and professional relationship with her, and I know she really listens to me. I dragged the…

A Dialogue of Trust

Saturday, 14 September 2013 21:00
    Dear Pregnant Self,   You embark upon a miracle that profoundly transforms my very structure.  Wisdom manifests with wonder as another human being grows within the vibrancy of my womb. I take this time to offer both gratitude and advice.   Thank you for eating organic and healthy…

Great Expectations-It's Time!!

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 17:18
It feels like it’s been forever since the last time I felt a child wiggle in my tummy. In reality, it’s only been 3 short years since the birth of our last child. Since I started having babies at the age of 21, I’ve been one of those women who…

Spirituality and Birth

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 23:18
I love weaving together insights drawn from different facets of my life. For example, in my work as a teacher of comparative religion and philosophy, I love sharing tales of birth and reflecting with my students on cross-cultural archetypes of the mother. In my work as a doula, I love…

Becoming a Mother: A Journey of Healing

Saturday, 24 August 2013 22:37
What does it mean to heal the heart? What characterizes your journey to motherhood? Take 9 minutes to reflect on these vital questions as I share aspects of my own journey to motherhood.  With light, Amy

Tiny Outfits of Wonder

Thursday, 15 August 2013 14:20
  I now understand why my friend Betsy cried.   As she helped me fold my newborn son’s clothes, tears of missing rolled down her kind face.   Together we marveled at tiny infant onesies, little blue shirts reading “Mama’s Big Guy”, and soft, precious fibers clothing the body of…
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