A friend recently shared this blog with me, “In the absence of the village, mothers struggle most.“ It is so deeply relevant to my current stage of life, and yet I felt so torn with my own emotions regarding this modern-day crisis. I do call it a crisis, because I think it’s such a widespread issue that brings tangible hardships to families. We need people. Continue reading “I’m building a family, not a village”
As the countdown to my next childbirth draws near, I’ve been thinking, asking, talking, and listening on all things labor and delivery. I’m blessed to have a large support network of mothers in this community who have such varying experiences and wisdom, in addition to a well-rounded care team of midwives and my doula. Continue reading “The one birth affirmation that is excluding women”
Motherhood is loud. Very loud. Both from within ourselves and in our every day surroundings. It’s a beautiful chaos that we learn to love. Continue reading “Giving new mothers a blank slate”
As I head into the new year, I’m working on a “less is more” resolution, and I’m surprised just how much of this can apply to my motherhood journey in particular.