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Inspiring the Peaceful Mother – An Interview

This interview was originally published in March 2014 as part of the lovely Olga Dossa’s “Inspiring Peace” series on being an empowered, joyful and peaceful mother.  Her amazing work on peaceful mothering, postnatal depression, and healing through yoga and meditation can be found at OlgaDossa.com – go check it out! Olga Dossa:  What was the [ keep reading ]

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The Rainbow Bridge – A Birthday Story for my Boys

A Rainbow Bridge story is sometimes written to welcome a child Earthside. It tells a tale of pre-birth consciousness. This is the cosmic story of my 4th and 5th children, adapted from our Knowing and my Imagination. Once upon a time, in a land of time unchanging, beyond the Rainbow Bridge and the River of [ keep reading ]

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On Abortion as a Birthworker

Back when I was a full-time doula, I remember having a conversation with my husband’s best friend. Something came up about abortion, and he kind of fumbled over his words and apologized to me. I was confused for a moment, then asked him directly – “Do you think I’m pro-life because I attend births?” And [ keep reading ]

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Should “Modesty” Apply to Breastfeeding? Nursing tops and more…

Some folks still insist that covering up is important and encourage the use of nursing covers and other tools for “modesty”. They feel that breastfeeding should be done away from public view (especially if boys or men are around!)–even if that means retreating from social functions.  I’m not going to tell you the “right” way [ keep reading ]

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Your Baby’s Legal Right to Breastfeed

It’s 2018–breastfeeding in public should no longer be a controversial topic. The fact is, your baby needs to eat no matter where you are or who might notice. Don’t let anyone tell you to feed your baby in a restroom, dressing room, your car, or anywhere else where you’d feel uncomfortable eating a meal! You [ keep reading ]