My husband and I moved to Lexington, KY in 1998. Over the years as our children have grown taller (our teenage boys are 6’4″) our house seems to get smaller and smaller. We homeschool our children, and our eldest has graduated high school and is living on his own. We’ve been part of our local Classical Conversations homeschool community since 2011. Other the years I’ve been a soccer mom and ballet mom. I love photography and I often shoot photos during birth.
I’ve had five natural births, all attended by midwives and my husband, who proved to be a wonderful coach after a great training at childbirth class. My first three births were in the hospital and my last two births were in the comfort of my living room, also attended by my doula.
When my kids were small, you would find me at a La Leche League meeting every month and play groups every week. When I had 4 little ones, you’d see me walking my neighborhood pushing a double jogging stroller, wearing my youngest in a baby wrap with my oldest riding his tricycle.
Although my own natural birthing, cloth-diapering, breastfeeding, baby led-weaning, baby-wearing, homemade baby food making, potty-training days are over, I continue to help women in that season of life.
I enjoy attending births and serving women and their families as a birth doula. I consider it an honor to be invited into the intimate space of labor of birth.