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first look 7Wrecking ball or building tool?

Life is uncertain; there are so many things that we do and take for granted every day.  If we really sat down and allowed ourselves to dwell on the fear factors within we would likely find ourselves in a constant state of fight or flight.  I don’t believe that pregnancy, labor and birth should be any different from the way we approach any new challenge in our life.

Fear is and can be a healthy reaction; it can save us from getting run over by a car; it can cause us to choose not to walk down a “dark alley” or whatever figure of speech you want to use.  If we rule our fear and harness it, listen to it and use it to empower us to make wise choices; we can do amazing things. When fear holds us back and causes us to make mistakes; or miss out on chances in life is when fear rules us.  Fear is anchored in the unknown. I believe that when you gain knowledge, you begin the process of harnessing your fear.

Daylight saving time can wreck your day, if you let it.

Even with my kids being older now I am still not looking forward to it. Falling back is easier than springing forward, but it is still a pointless time change.
Daylight saving time, no plural needed was originally thought up to help with productivity and energy savings. The original essay was written by New Zealand scientist George Vernon Hudson and British builder William Willett. In 1895, Hudson presented a paper to the Wellington Philosophical Society, proposing a 2-hour shift forward in October and a 2-hour shift back in March. Read more at:

The original concept included a total of 8 scheduled time changes, 20 minutes forward every Sunday in April, and 20 minutes back every Sunday in September.

lamaze educationI am currently studying to take my Lamaze Childbirth Educator exam in November. I have found that education is a major key to changing the current status and outcomes in America today regarding birth. If we are going to make change, it must begin on the consumer level. Consumer driven change it what has helped to turn the tide and change standard practice in OB care through the years. But there is still work to be done, and changes that need to be made.

The more that I learn about the Lamaze 6 healthy birth practice’s the more I believe in the power of education for the pregnant mom.

KooshlieI just applied for the Lamaze Educator exam in November!! I am very excited about this new venture! I will be offering the following options for classes:

Childbirth education:
I teach childbirth education, 
I can come to your home, host you 
in mine, or host a small group for a semi-private class.
Private in-home, 6-week class for 2 hours, customized to your needs and lifestyle.
Refresher class: One evening, 
2-hours reminding you of the process and the comfort measures and tools you have.
Semi-private group, 4 couples, 
6-weeks, one night a week.
Sibling Class, teaching sibling integration, how they can help 
and the process of birth in a 
G-rated class.