November 14, 2019

This Saturday, November 16, 2019 the amazing NBBF, the labor of love created by Elizabeth Mendoza of Wisdom Within Birth will be held at the Waldorf school here in Tucson. This event gets bigger and better every year, and is filled with all things babies and family. Ve...

Burnout. Trauma. Exhaustion. Elation. Sadness. Feast. Famine. 36 hour shifts. Tears of joy. Tears of sorrow.

Would you take a job that had those words in the job description? Probably not. But here we are as doulas, most of us fulfilling a passion that goes beyond just...

So I have a funny story to share. Last month while visiting my son and his family in TN, I had some time to kill, so I went to Target for a little retail therapy. Browsing through the active wear and sleep wear (my favorite clothing type. I mean, I am not actually ACTI...

September 25, 2018

My version of success probably looks much different than most.  You won’t see my face or logo plastered to the side of a city bus, you won’t hear a radio ad for Desert Bloom Doula, LLC (though maybe one day…) and I will probably never be the biggest doula name in town,...

May 15, 2018

The post below was written an old blog site of mine, back in May of 2015. Though Mother's Day was three days ago, I believe a post about love is always appropriate. I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. 

Yesterday I helped a wonderf...

March 7, 2016

I just left my first Al Anon meeting. As I walked across the parking lot, I felt tears streaming down my face. The wind cooled and dried them on my skin and I realized that the sensation of tears was surprising to me. How long had I felt tears on my cheeks?

I cry...

December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014

My darling Lyric,

Three hours and 43 minutes ago, I said good bye to you in my hotel room in Clarksville, getting ready to head back to Arizona. I could have stayed with you longer tonight, stayed with you until you went to bed even, but I had to leav...

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