Thursday, August 09, 2012

Making noise when doing hard work


Watching the Olympics and hearing all the screams, grunts, groans when athletes are working hard, reinforces the need to abolish the too frequent statement when women are pushing, to" not make noise because you'll loose your power" - NOT!

Now the fencers are another level and their screams seem more strategy than exertion!  To see a collection, watch the NBC Olympics clip .

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Breastfeeding Week Celebration

Enjoy - this was highlighted by Dawn Kersula.  Wonderful things happening for Breastfeeding week!  What are you doing?

Monday, July 23, 2012

A Pregnancy Test for Schools

For those of you who work with pregnant and parenting teens, here is a free resource that looks at the issues facing pregnant and parenting teens in today's educational system. 

Pregnancy Test for Schools

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Are your birth classes welcoming?


Transforming FAMILY from LGBTQ Parenting Network on Vimeo.

What do you do to insure that EVERY one is welcomed and supported in your childbirth classes?  

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Today's birth video for the short attention span!




I keep talking about how short attention spans are getting! Watch this as a birth video of a 14 hour labor cut down to today's typical attention span! But seriously, what kind of conclusions could people in your class discuss from watching this?

Here's another birth:

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Push for Your Baby Campaign

I know  it's been forever since I posted - lots of reasons for that but wanted to share the new Lamaze Campaign - "Push for Your Baby"

Monday, October 31, 2011

Park Service


"When a penguin is hungry, a penguin needs to eat!" I smiled when I spotted this pic - as a member of a Park Service family, it made me proud!

Saturday, October 08, 2011

The Great Presenter

I drafted a tribute to Steve Jobs earlier this week and then never hit "publish."  I reflected back to how my first experience/exposure to computers was when I was a student at the University of Michigan in the early 70s and I had a work-study position at the Ecology Center.  We drove around to all the computers on campus and picked up those boxes of cards with the chad marks that they produced as part of their operating system....and now as I type this on my MacBook Air (which I love) it reinforces how far we have come!  And a lot of it is due to Steve Jobs vision. 

But I liked what Nancy Duarte shared about his skill as a presenter:


Jobs Sparkline Resonate Workshop from Duarte Design on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Way to go, Tammy!

I was reading the International Doula and was happy to see that Passion for Birth grad, Tammy Arbeter had been awarded the Penny Simkin Award for Doula Spirit and Mentoring!  Way to go Tammy!  I loved the story that was shared about how she had recently fallen and broke both hands, her nose and her foot.  "...the next week, in casts and with a bandaged nose, there she was teaching a class!" 

Tammy is one of the amazing individuals that has such positive energy and enthusiasm that it is contagious!  I "borrowed" her picture from the Philly Doula Co-op where she is a member. The doulas you mentor and the women and their families you teach/provide labor support are so lucky to have you in their lives.  And why should a couple broken limbs slow you down?  Hats off to you Tammy!