I Blinked And School Started...
I don’t know how your summer went, but mine was insanely fast. One moment, I was preparing for a summer of house renovations and lazy pool days and suddenly I am getting reminders for back-to-school sales and pumpkin spice lattes.
I accomplished almost none of my summer goals, but sometimes life decides to throw some unexpected things in our way. So I am trying to be gentle with myself, and remind myself I am doing the best I can. One thing I did accomplish that I am really proud of: my Fertility Doula Certification! I am working on some fertility classes and packages, and I am so excited to be able to help families during the conception and pregnancy journeys.
A fun thing that our family found we enjoyed together is theatre! Our boys began auditioning for plays this summer, and have been thriving as little thespians. So far they have acted as Charlie Bucket, Augustus Gloop, Stuart Little, and Henry Rackmeyer. November is Mr. Popper’s Penguins, and they can’t wait for rehearsals to begin.
So, how was your summer? Anything new or exciting happen? And if it was gloriously dull, just know I am extremely jealous.
Current Favorite Quote
“Isn’t living with simplicity supposed to be simple? Hardly. Few things in my life require more intentionality than living an edited life. Whether it’s our hectic schedule or overflowing drawers or the unchecked thoughts that can run through my mind, I need to be aggressive in my pursuit of simplicity if there is any hope of it being a reality for our family.” -Joanna Gaines
Encouragement for Pregnant Moms
A past client of mine has a wonderful podcast called “Hope for Anxiety and OCD.” Recently, she posted an episode called “How To Reduce Anxiety about Giving Birth with Carrie Bock, LPC-MHSP.” In this episode she has lots of good ideas and ways to prepare for the birthing experience. I highly recommend giving it a listen if you are currently pregnant or trying to conceive. https://hopeforanxietyandocd.com/72-how-to-reduce-anxiety-about-giving-birth-with-carrrie-bock-lpc-mhsp/
Here is a list of some upcoming newsletter topics. If you have any subjects you would like me to address, please message me!
Baby Led Weaning
Increasing Your Chances of Conception
All About Due Dates
What Do You Really Need For Baby?
Sleep During Pregnancy and Postpartum
Comfort Measures For Birth
Positioning Yourself For A Better Birth
Best Exercises For Pregnancy
The Postpartum Cycle - What To Expect
Birth Story Guest Writers