What NOT to Say to A Woman Who Doesn’t Have Kids

So, when are you going to have kids? Are you catching the bug/itch? Don’t you want to have kids? Why don’t you have a baby yet? We weren’t even trying, and we got pregnant. [Insert any complaint about being pregnant or having a baby here.] We had sex once and got pregnant. It will happen…

Carrots

I’ve never liked carrots. No matter how they’ve been prepared or smothered with butter or honey–I just really don’t like them. The only exception in my 28 years of life has been when my husband makes his Sunday roast, and roasts carrots along with the beef and other vegetables. The WIC program gives us carrots–lots…

Yes, I’m a doula

It’s possible you came to this blog through my website (http://www.nurtured-mother.com/). Or, maybe you’re family, or a friend who’s just checking in. I realized that even though I started this blog months ago, I have yet to post anything about being a doula. Though I’m just getting my doula business going, I’ve been blessed to…

Top 10 Things Never to Say to a Pregnant Woman

10. When are you due? 9. You’re really not that big. 8. Looks like you’ve dropped. 7. Wow, you’re really showing. 6. Look at that belly! 5. When are you due, again? 4. You’re still pregnant? 3. When are you going to let that baby out? 2. Are you sure you’re not having twins? 1….

A baby story…part 1

I’ve been told that it’s important for me to journal and share my birth experiences. That it’s key to my healing, and hopefully can help other women. So, here we go. My first pregnancy was awesome. I had been healthy for the most part–a bit of nausea early on, but that’s to be expected. My…

The Nurtured Mother starts

I’m finally doing it. Starting my own business. I loved working for others, but it’s time for me to really see what I can do on my own. So, wa-la, The Nurtured Mother is born. I’m getting everything together, a web-site, marketing/advertising, a business plan…wow there’s a lot to get done. So, why do I…