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THANKSGIVING CANCELLED!

Posted on: November 30, 2019 | Famillies, Meals, Parenting, Relationships, Travel

I did it. I cancelled a family gathering trip out of town for my family at Thanksgiving; and I felt a stack of bricks being taken off of my shoulders.  There’s a point where one has to step back, re-evaluate what’s going on, create an action plan, and then execute it best. For me, it was last Thanksgiving, 2018. From the moment November hit, life was go-go-go with events, classes, . . .

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Missing A Matriarch

Posted on: November 22, 2019 | Famillies, Fatherhood, Friendship, Loss, Love, Relationships

March 20, 2019, we lost our family matriarch. Susan Fanning was a respected, tough, traditional Italian woman who was born in Connecticut, and grew up in Arizona, before marrying and setting down to make a home her own family in Wyoming. Susan was revered and respected in her small Wyoming town, as the bank teller then, proofreader before retiring. Her family loved and respected her. I would watch my husband . . .

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Birth to Postpartum, from Dad’s Point of View

Posted on: June 30, 2019 | Babies, Birth Work, Children, Famillies, Fatherhood, Parenting, Relationships

Dads, we love ‘em. From the birthing space to the months between July and May, very little is publicly whispered about fathers after Father’s Day. It’s no surprise that far less is mentioned about fathers of newborns. The spotlight of pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum so brightly shines on Mom; and often we fail to realize, Dads have their own labor and postpartum experiences too. Experiences we rarely ask them about. . . .

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4 Cornerstones To a Relationship After Baby

Posted on: March 19, 2019 | Famillies, Friendship, Information, Love, Parenting, Relationships

Communication. Respect. Trust. Forgiveness. The 4 cornerstones for any successful relationship. These four are especially vital during the 1st year of welcoming a baby into your family. According to Relationship Research Institute in Seattle, Washington, 13% of marriages end in divorce and 39% of living together relationships end within the first 5 years of having a baby . (www.babble.com/breakingupafterbaby) Considering that 40-50% of U.S marriages end in divorce; knowing that . . .

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You Don’t Know Me, But I Know You.

Posted on: March 5, 2019 | Community, Famillies, Motherhood, Parenting, Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Relationships

You are up in the middle of the night. Sometimes crying. You are hoping, praying for an easier tomorrow. Your to-do list constantly runs through your mind. Thoughts run through your head that you’ve never imagined would. You don’t feel like yourself physically, nor mentally. You feel alone: isolated. unnoticed. left behind. forgotten. deserted. fatigued. exhausted. confused. I am your doula, and you are not alone. 1 in 7 birthing . . .

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