A Must Have Handout for Your Birth Plan and Your Birth Team

Hey there hey! Wow, you guys loved the posts on LENI (Lower Extremity Nerve Injury) from the past few weeks. I had one of the authors of the spotlighted JOGNN article reach out and the founder of nerveinjuryfromchildbirth.com reach out to say thank you for talking abut LENI. They got me thinking about how to…

Friday Five (#30)

Anyone else have a 4 day weekend? We’re praying the temperatures are over 20 degrees so we can go outside and play for more than 10 minutes. Even in 0 degree weather, we try to go outside with the littles at least once a day – the fresh air does EVERYONE good! This five has…

Student Spotlight: 9 Tips for Success in School

Hello friends! Hope your weekend was fabulous. We enjoyed some snow and lots of fog up in Alaska. Our days are getting longer by 5 minutes every day, so each day really does seem a little brighter than the day before. Today we’re chatting success tips for school. I recently completed my second round of…

Friday Five (#29)

Yay Friday! Was this week super fast for anyone else? I feel like I blinked from Sunday night to today. Time passes quickly with little though! I always think about the quote: “The days are long, but the years are short.” It only takes a few scrolls through my phone’s photos to see how fast…

Chelsea’s Birth Story (Part 2…)

How is you Monday going? I hope your weekend was restful as well. It was a weekend in which the thermometer was at 0 degrees all weekend – so we did a lot of snuggling indoors in between the regularly scheduled grocery run. We get to hear part 2 of Chelsea’s birth story today! If…

Friday Five (#28)

FRIDAY! I’m writing this post as I watch a beautiful sunrise come over the Chugiak range in Alaska this morning. Alaska really puts the punch in a sunrise with those snowy mountains and pretty colors streaked across the sky. This Five is PACKED. Every time I read something this week I thought I have to…

Women Ask Wednesday: How do I make a reproductive life plan?

Happy Wednesday! Did you guys see the launch of the contraception tool last week? You all were so receptive and supportive – that means the world to me. Let me know how you use the tool or which populations you use it with! If you have a recommendation on how to improve it, I would…

Chelsea’s birth story! (Part 1…)

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Ours was as restful as life with three littles can be and Sunday gave us a little sunshine that we were took advantage of with a little sled ride around the neighborhood. Between that and snuggles, naps and play time, the weekend flew by! Today we…

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

Top 30 ‘Must-Have’ Items for Expecting or Postpartum Mamas

*This post was originally published in December 2020 but remains one of the most visited posts! I try to update it regularly as new items and ideas come along.* Happy Wednesday! Today is fun post for me – even though I help birth babies all the time, I never lose interest in following the newest…