Saturday, June 27, 2009

Labor Rooms Around The Country

The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Brooklyn, NY

Mount Nittany Medical Center
State College, PA

Medical Center of Lewisville
Lewisville, TX

Simi Valley Hospital
Simi Valley, CA

Cedar Park Regional Medical Center
Cedar Park, TX

Reston Hospital Center
Reston, VA

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Babies R Us

So, the healthy mommy, healthy baby event was a bit of a bust, but I did have the opportunity to meet a few pregnant ladies, so it was well worth it!

I had quite a busy day afterward though. Some friends came over with their kids and we had a small birthday party for one of them. Such fun! The kids played all day and I had ZERO problems getting either one to bed.

I feel great... except that the house is a but messy now, but oh well... tomorrow is Sunday and I can take care of it then. Right now I have a Saturday evening alone to relax and unwind... at least until Cole wakes up... although, he didn't nap this afternoon, only around 10am.... hmmm, maybe he'll sleep for a while!

Friday, June 12, 2009


It's really easy to come by lately...

Frustrated because I'm a mom... the kids don't always go to bed peacefully, they throw tantrums, they're whiny or hungry or sleepy or all of the above...

Frustrated because I'm a wife... to someone in law enforcement, and all that comes with it.. the long hours, the weird schedules, the fear and worry, the grumpy mornings from lack of sleep and because the kids are screaming...

Frustrated because I have a job and a business, despite already being a mother and wife.

Frustrated because it's often hard to find money to pay all the bills, not to mention all those random bills that show up when you least need them too.

Frustrated because life is just frustrating... because when you had no responsibility, "life" looked so exciting and easy. Welcome to the real world.

Despite all that frustration, I still love being a mother, a wife, a worker, a business owner, a doula, a birthy woman, an advocate.... I just wish there was a bit more money (hahaha)!!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The evenings happenings...

This evening was full of lively adventures! There was outside play, followed by homemade lasagna...

Yum! And of course, the aftermath of such a meal...

Such fun! And if you are Sophia, you are now driving around the garage...

And finally, after awaking from the lasagna coma, a lovely bath...

Night night!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Childbirth Intensive

A 3-hour intensive class on the ins and outs of labor and delivery! We'll talk about the process of labor, the risks and benefits of getting an epidural or going all natural and the real reasons for c-sections. And we'll be a peek at a birth shown in the film, The Business of Being Born.

Saturday, June 20, 2009 from 10:00am to 1:00pm

The class is for couples or moms-to-be, place to be announced.

For more information or to register, please contact Ashley by phone (334/726-9267) or email (

Price: $40.00

Babies R Us - Healthy Mommy, Healthy Baby

Come join me at Babies R Us in Dothan on Saturday, June 13th from 9:30am-11:30am. There is a Plan & Scan Baby Registry event happening, along with 3 other local businesses related to pregnancy or babies to get great information from!

See you there!