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Wounded

I’m feeling a bit shaken today. Don’t laugh at me as I tell my story. :s Last night, my husband and I had a night all to ourselves because my wonderful parents offered to take the kids for a mid-week overnight and adventure. How awesome is that? We were thrilled! We were giddy wondering what … Continue reading

Kids

Not Your Birthday

“Mom, where are we going?” “The cities.” “Why?” “We’re going to Henry’s birthday party.” “Oh, yeah!” This conversation played out multiple times on the four-hour trip from Moorhead to the metro area this past weekend with my five-year-old Dylan. The question came up again after we got to the hotel in St. Louis Park, and … Continue reading

Doula / Wellness

Counterpressure

I had the lovely opportunity to attend not one but two beautiful births as a doula recently. Though very different circumstances for the birth families and very different birth outcomes, each of the births had one theme in common: counterpressure. Both of the laboring moms I attended to this past weekend requested (and at several … Continue reading