One of my favorite YouTube homebirth videos features a laboring woman singing. You can see on her face when sheâ€™s having contractions and itâ€™s beautifully clear that her song is helping her work through the tension. I find this video wonderfully calming. Itâ€™s an affirmation in itself. The birth process can be full of faith,…read more >
Iâ€™m a mom, writer, and social media lover who lives in MontrĂ©al, Canada by way of California. When Iâ€™m not on Twitter, Facebook, Mashable or reading a parent blog you can usually find me exploring the ins & outs of my French Canadian city with my two daughters.
Iâ€™m passionate about empowering parents to be who they are and am excited to work with a company that is also. Building relationships with online moms & dads for Boba Inc. means that I get to share our companyâ€™s values with the new leaders in media and Iâ€™m honored to do so!
My media credits include Entrepreneur.com, WomenEntrepreneur.com, Mothering.com, Clever Parents, and Simply Home magazine. Business credits include INC.com and being listed by ABCâ€™s View From the Bay as a top resource for businesses-minded parents.
Making the decision to have your baby at home isnâ€™t as radical as it was 15 years ago but there will still be a few people who cock their heads and look at you like youâ€™ve lost your mind. If youâ€™ve ever seen a birth reenactment or portray on television, itâ€™s not hard to understand…read more >
A few weeks ago I stumbled on a beautiful photo of a woman breastfeeding her toddler while all decked out in her motocross gear. I reached out to her to ask if we could post the photo on the Boba Facebook page and interview her. She agreed! Caroline has two boys, ages 25 months and…read more >
One of my favorite YouTube videos features birth advocate Laura Shanley speaking to Bob Berkowitz and Donna Barnes about unassisted birth. She speaks about the flight or fight fear response that makes birth so painful and difficult for women around the world, and surprisingly, it seems as if the newscasters start to see where sheâ€™s…read more >
We often say we want to learn from children, but do we really? Lately Iâ€™ve been watching my own two kids through the eyes of a student and have been soaking up their creativity, unassuming ways, and intolerance for pretenses. When we let go of the idea that we are â€śaboveâ€ť children and that our…read more >
Come one, come all to the Boba â€śI Love Babywearingâ€ť Twitter Party this Thursday, January 19th at 9PMEST. Weâ€™ll be tweeting about all of the reasons we love wearing our little and not-so-little ones in baby carriers and baby wraps of all kinds. Has babywearing made a big difference in your life? Be sure to…read more >
A few weeks ago I was traveling across Montreal with my kids by underground Metro and saw a mom doing her best to navigate the elevator-less system with a massive stroller. It took three adults to help her make it up to the platform. I can only imagine how her trip home would be! At…read more >
If you love crafts and havenâ€™t discovered Pinterst yet, please visit it today. The website is the perfect hub for families looking for their next exciting DIY or project. My girls love making messes in the kitchen with homemade playdough, paint, water & bubblesâ€¦whatever they can get their hands on. Giving them the tools to…read more >
Every parent knows that always-someone out there: friend, relative, even the passing stranger, who feels as if they need to critique the choices youâ€™ve made for your family. Instead of getting angry or defensive, Iâ€™ve created a few snappy responses! Use at your own risk Breastfeeding: â€śWhen do you plan on stopping nursing?â€ť Response: â€śNot…read more >
Two weeks ago I posted about a book by Shannon Hayes called â€śRadical Homemakersâ€ť. In her book, Shannon advocates for simpler lifestyles with transitioning families to units of production rather just consumption being key. The idea is simple: before you buy something, ask yourself if you REALLY need it. With the holidays coming up, the…read more >