Levi was born in 2011..... and I realized today that somehow I don't have his birth story up here on my blog!! For those who love a birth story, here you go <3 If you'd like to read his little brother's birth story too, that can be found here Saturday morning, April 30th – 38 weeks pregnant. I insist that we have to go out and buy a toilet paper holder, towel ring, and towel rack for the bathroom we’ve been slowly renovating. I drag Nathan around to 3 different stores before we pick out bathroom accessories I’m happy with, and...
12 years ago my plan was to leave the non-profit job I was in and go back to school to become a registered Ontario midwife. Then I read Gentle Birth Gentle Mothering by Sarah J Buckley. I realized I couldn't be the kind of midwife I'd want to be AND practice within Ontario's medical system. The Universe had other plans
When you have privileges, “staying home” is hard. But when you don’t, what’s “hard” for others can be legitimately threatening to your mental health, physical health, or even life in ways that COVID-19 risk pales to in comparison for you.
We ARE all in this boat together. But we all brought our own stories and unique lives to the boat. Public health advice and directives are issued to try and cover as many people as possible in the boat and keep it from capsizing, but only time will tell if we chose the right collective direction, the right collective boat.
In any case, it is ESSENTIAL that we offer ourselves and others kindness, compassion, and non-judgement. It is ESSENTIAL that we CHOOSE LOVE. <3
Yes, flowers can bloom after a fire burns through a forest but that doesn't mean you have to love the fire. There is no lesson learned through pain that isn't more easily learned through love and you can love an outcome without loving a process. You do not have to be grateful for the trauma that made you who you are.