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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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Life as a Doula

Saturday, 06 July 2013 19:53
  "All forms of birth—physical, intellectual, spiritual, or emotional—bring one to the depths. The power to give birth originates in the creative life spirit birthing all, the seen and the unseen. According to Joseph Campbell, the source of life is beyond gender and the duality of male and female. However,…

Letters, Labyrinths, and Love

Sunday, 30 June 2013 15:05
At 27 weeks into my pregnancy, I started my letter to him. I didn’t yet know I was carrying a boy. My husband and I had picked out names, but we decided to wait until the birth to know the sex of our baby. So, I addressed my letter to…

When he naps, I meditate

Sunday, 23 June 2013 13:37
When he naps, I meditate. I nurse him down to sleep. Milk and song mingle together and soon his breath moves into the rhythms of dreamland. We breathe together as a calm, holy, wonder moves through the house. Toys are still. Dishes are done and the leaves outside dance in…
Ask any questions that are relevant Is she certified? When did she become certified or why is she not? How many births has she attended? How many clients does she usually take in a month (any more than 5 clients in a month is a red flag)? How much will…
TBS has been a real learning curve for me on a daily basis at times. The way I stumble across new information is humbling. Today I learned that Autism is in fact Mercury poisoning! I could go on and on about the information I have learned that has caused me…

Why You'll Always Be My Baby

Saturday, 26 January 2013 07:56
My children are my world, my everything. I love them all equally yet uniquely.   However, every time I have wanted to have a baby its been for the experience of pregnancy, even childbirth, and mostly, of course, the baby. I haven't had a baby because I wanted a kid or adult.…

The Sexuality of Birth

Monday, 21 January 2013 15:50
“So effective are hospital routines at masking the intense sexuality of birth that most women today are not even aware of birth’s sexual nature.” –Robbie E. Davis-Floyd, Birth as an American Rite of Passage, pg. 69 Sexuality and Childbirth Almost everyone I know would have to pick their jaws up…

Out of the mouths of babes...

Sunday, 30 December 2012 13:15
I never learned to appreciate the delicacies of language until I became a mom.  I knew from my education and experience that kids are like sponges; they soak up everything.  Though of course, unlike sponges, you can’t remove what has been soaked up no matter how hard you try.  My…

Welcome to my blog!

Sunday, 30 December 2012 13:14
As a long time college student, I’ve spent much of my adult life writing all sorts of things from creative pieces, to literature reviews, to research papers.  With the explosion of the internet and various blogs, I always thought it would be great to have a blog, but I wondered…

The Value of Postpartum Care

Thursday, 16 August 2012 23:24
Whenever I think of postpartum care, I think of an article I once read (and please forgive me for not remembering the title or where I read it!) about an expecting couple in a village in Singapore (well, I recall being a country starting with “S”, anyway. If I’m wrong,…
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