Dedicated to Dawn, the newest midwife in Texas!Read More
Over the many years I taught childbirth classes in my home, I acquired a large amount of yoga mats. There are currently 8 sitting in my guest room closet. Although I've used a mat here or there, the majority of them have just been sitting. But not anymore! It's time to put the mats to good use!...Read More
Thank you to all of the sweet mamas who have sent cards and letters this year. I absolutely LOVE reading your highlights from the year and seeing the photos of your beautiful, growing families.
2016 was an exciting year with a lot of big things. In addition to starting a home birth practice and witnessing over 30 amazingly beautiful births, we moved out of our tiny home, renovated a pop-up camper, explored New England with its beautiful fall leaves, assisted a midwife in Dallas for 4 weeks, and worked (and vacationed!) in Belize. I am so thankful for the many lessons learned and memories shared with dear friends and family this year.
Here are my birth statistics from this past year:
- Total Births Attended: 34
- Primary Births: 25
- Furthest Distance Traveled for a Birth: Belize (1054 miles)
- Fastest Birth: 1 minute after arrival
- Intrapartum (During Labor) – 0
- Postpartum (After the Birth) – 1
- Boys: 13
- Girls: 21
- Most Popular Birth Day: Monday & Thursday
To My Clients,
It has been such an honor to be a part of your births this year. I carry with me special moments and memories from each and every birth. Thank you for allowing me the blessing of caring for you and your precious babies. I pray your families experience great health, abundant laughter, and God's richest blessings in 2017.
This recipe is easy to make and you probably have all of these ingredients in your home. Some ideas for using your play dough:
Young children: Give them opportunity to explore the dough using tools, kitchen utensils, and cookie cutters.
Preschoolers: Encourage development of their fine motor skills through the formation of letters and shapes.
School-age children: Engage kinesthetic learners while building spelling words.
Families: Play dictionary with the dough instead of pen/paper.
Herbal Play Dough
3 herbal tea bags
1.5 C boiling water
2 C flour
1 C salt
3 Tbsp oil
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp baking powder
optional: tea leaves (from the tea bags), essential oils, fresh herbs
*Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Add flour until desired consistency is reached. Store in an airtight container. Refrigeration optional.