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Are Your Fears Holding Your Children Back?

Fears are generally caused by the unknown. Judgements on the unknown create discrimination. Discrimination can be prevented with education.  As I write this in regards to snakes, this type of fear and discrimination can be related to pretty much anything. But the first thing we must do is acknowledge, then educate, then overcome.   14 years with this Mom title, 3 children and they each continue to teach me in their own way. At first the lessons may appear to be superficial, but I like to dig a little deeper. I

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Happy Mothers Day!

Moms. We give our all ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our love. Our sleep. Our bodies. Our schedules. We are selfless. We are exhausted. But we are blessed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We laugh. We cry. Scream. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Wonder if we are doing enough. Are we a good mom? Wonder what others think of us. Wonder why our bodies didn’t bounce back like that other mom. Wonder if our husband still looks at us the same. Wonder what the cashier at the grocery store thinks as we are football holding our toddlers in order to cash out

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How To Have An Empowering Birth

Baby on board? How do you take control of your body, your mind and have an empowering birth? Women are taught to not question their doctors. Simply nod and smile while their birth plans are being ripped apart piece by piece. Unnecessary interventions. Lack of support. Some make you feel powerless and negligent if you go against their proposals. “Your cervix has to be checked or you are putting your baby at risk”….to a client at her 36 week appointment with no prior health complications that refused cervical exams. “I

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Maximus HomeBirth Video & Story

Childbirth is a privilege, not a fear. If you are anything like me, you love a good birth story.  Not the ones where people try to scare you. Not the ones from people who say there’s no way you can birth your child without medication because the pain is too intense. But the stories I like to call…beautifully raw. The ones that start out by encouraging you but also letting you know it will be one of the most challenging yet empowering experiences in your life.  And even if your

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My Body, My Baby, My Plan

Next time you catch yourself judging somebody on their circumstances, their life, their choices..remember we all have a story.     Don’t question a women’s desire for more children when she already has one, two, a few. Maybe this women grew up a single child or from a small family and craves a large family for her own.   Don’t question the woman who has no children and no desire to. A women is not selfish for not wanting children. She has her own reasons that don’t warrant your opinions. 

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New Date Night Idea!

Why you should trade in your weekly dates for one big monthly, stay out until the next morning date!   And nooooo the answer isn’t to make babies. But if that’s the goal, it’s the perfect plan!   Everyone knows the importance of making time for their partner but how many of us truly set the date and follow through? Statistically speaking, I know those numbers aren’t as high as they should be.    We don’t need date nights to “get away from the kids”.  They are my life. Our

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