Friday Five (#27)

Holy pretty flowers! That’s how Alaska grows them ya’ll – it’s amazing. July and August look like a Better Home and Gardens magazine in this state. I was looking for some cheer in all the snow and ice and found those beauties. It’s the perfect image for the Friday Five. Let’s do it. 1. This…

Your FREE CONTRACEPTION TOOL is here!

Woooohoooo Monday! Today I’m sharing the contraception tool I created for my Doctorate of Nursing Practice program. I worked to edit and perfect this tool for months in my program and it was the center of my quality improvement initiative. When I was creating and planning my initiative, I couldn’t find a current tool that…

Friday Five (#26)

Yeah Friday! Hope your week was well. A Wednesday post didn’t happen around because most of the day was consumed with some newborn needs and snuggles :). But the Five this week is chock full as usual so let’s get to it! 1. The Comfort Cub This organization was not on my radar at all…

The Top 5 Friday Fives of 2020!

Helloooo Friday! Boy, I’m glad you’re here Friday. After two consecutive four day weekends (and only three day work weeks), this week was a long one. Today I’m sharing the top 5 Friday Fives from 2020. These were the most read of the 25 Friday Fives posted on the blog. I love a top five…

Friday Five (#25)

Happy Friday! We’re doing a lot of this around here…it’s really the best way to wind down from the holiday season. I hope your New Year is filled with the same! 1. First up on the five is a schedule for Postpartum Support International’s (PSI) weekly online support groups… If you’re new to PSI, check…

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and yours a merriest holiday season! For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

Happy One Year Anniversary to A Midwife Nation!

WOW – do we have some things to celebrate around here! First, A Midwife Nation celebrated a one year anniversary on December 2nd! Our household was a little busy welcoming baby number three into the world followed by birthdays for the other two babes (fun fact: all my babes were born in December!). Although it’s…

Friday Five (#24)

Happy Friday…and hello October! Is this year flying by super fast for anyone else? Fall is nearly over in Alaska – our trees go from green to yellow to red to brown in about 3 weeks. And the hubby pulled the snowblower out of the shed this weekend while I bribed littles in and out…

Women Ask Wednesday: How do I manage back pain in pregnancy?

Pregnancy is just hard on your back. There’s just no denying that fact! At 27 weeks of pregnancy, my lower back is feeling all the growing pains. I had lent my support belt out to another mama two years ago…and never got it back. Alas, I ordered one online and eagerly awaited its arrival in…

Friday Five (#23)

Friday!!!! Oh man, am I glad too. What do you guys have planned this weekend? I am off this weekend and plan to enjoy hanging out with family – with a lot of homework. This Friday Five has been in the making for a while and is full of goodies! Check out the new podcast…

Midwife Monday: ACNM Core Data Survey

Happy Monday! I had a short weekend around here due to a 24 hour shift on Friday night followed by sleeping most of Saturday (thank you to the husband!). I had two mamas with beautiful births so as always, the sleep deprivation is worth it. Today I want to chat about a survey conducted every…

Midwife Monday: Alison’s birth story!

Happy Monday! Today we get to share a sweet story from a dear friend of mine. I was able to take care of her during her pregnancy but was unable to help her during her intrapartum course (I did get a chance to help bring her second baby into the world!). She is sharing her…

Friday Five (#22)

Helllllloooo!!! And man have I missed blogging. It’s significantly more fun than graduate school. To start us back off, here’s a well overdue Friday Five (and we are covering way more than five!). It’s camping/summer/hunting season up in Alaska and we have plans to do just that over the next few weeks. Bring on the…

Daynia’s birth story!

Happy Monday! My favorite way to break in a Monday it with a good ol’ birth story. I’ve chatted before about how important it is to share you birth story and for other women and mamas to read them. For centuries, women passed their stories from generation to generation – that’s how women learned! We’ve…

Friday Five (#21)

Hey guys!!! These tulips in our front garden fully bloomed this week and I cannot stop taking pictures of them. I wish they would bloom year round, or stay in bloom just a little longer than a few weeks…but the brief blooming period makes you appreciate the beauty more right? Alaska knocked it out of…

Happy Mother’s Day!

Hello! Graduate school has officially swamped most of my free time these days…hence the limited blogging. But, I finished some homework early today and BOTH of my babes are still napping so I was able to find some time to catch up with guys! I wanted to take a different view on Mother’s Day and…

Midwife Monday: Nurses in Politics

This was yesterday’s post…but right before publishing my computer died – #reallife. Anyways, I hope this Tuesday finds you well and in good spirits. The sunshine finally melted all the snow in our yard and we have been blissfully playing outside with big grins on our faces all weekend long. I found I also needed…

Friday Five (#20)

It’s Friday!!! I have a little more joy going into a normal weekend (one without a 24hr shift) than a weekend that I’m working. I know babies come all sorts of hours – mine arrived at 1am and 6am after contractions throughout the day and night! But, the normalcy is inviting. I might even squeeze…

A Midwife Nation interviews on Journey to Midwifery

Happy Wednesday! It’s been a little bit of an off week around here. We have a strange clinic schedule and are standing by for a predicted peak of COVID cases in Alaska over the next week. We’re face masking it like crazy and washing hands like it’s going out of style! Graduate school is back…

Midwife Monday: How to share your birth story!

With all this time at home, I can’t think of a better time than now to journal or share your birth story! I’ve delivered a couple mamas over the past few months and they had the greatest stories to pass on to their babe when they were older. I encouraged them all to jot down…

Friday Five (#19)

Frrrriiiidaayyy! I am excited because I actually get to do some patient care this Friday. Most of my patient “visits” have been on the phone in the past 2 weeks so I’m excited to hear some “whoosh-whoosh-whoosh” on the dopplers. Hope this week has found you safe and social distancing isn’t making your household too…