I have a handful of clients who expect to deliver their babies in June, which means that I am very on call right now. I’ve been laying low, sticking close to home, and making sure that I charge my batteries (literally and figuratively, ha!). While I wait for one of my birth photography clients to call me in, I fill time by riding my bike, kayaking the Minneapolis lakes, browsing design blogs, curling up with a good book, and experimenting with new recipes. Here are a few things that resonated with me this week while I browsed websites in between editing Birth Stories and Real Postpartum photo sessions.
Advice from a 90-year-old: how to be happy
Science says that pregnant women are close to the maximum for human endurance (h/t my dad)
I want this for my home
A page-turner that I liked so much, I gifted three copies to friends and family at the end of 2018
Bust out the grill and make this tasty recipe this weekend! Yum!
The politics of black motherhood: The Meaning of ‘Motherwork’
Studies show that we should replace everyday underwear annually. I have some culling to do! Kent Woman is here for us.
Support Planned Parenthood Southeast with this simple and beautiful tea towel
The new book from the author of Expecting Better, which is already on my nightstand
“It turns out that far more microplastics are hidden deep in the ocean than on the surface.”
The ladybug bloom (at least it wasn’t locusts)
If you’re in the Twin Cities, check out these great free events in Minneapolis and St. Paul:
National Get Outdoors Day: Powderhorn Park, 4-8 p.m. on June 7
Summer Flower Show: Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily from April 27-Sept. 29
Rose and Melvin Smith: Remembering Rondo: Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum
4th Annual Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes: The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on June 8 and 9
Juneteenth Celebration: North Regional Library, 1-3 p.m. on June 9
Also in the Twin Cities:
Tare Market: a zero waste package-free shop in Minneapolis
Hola Postpartum: an amazing new postpartum meal delivery service
On a personal note, I’m almost completely booked for birth photography sessions in 2019! If you’re birthing in November in Minneapolis, St. Paul, or the surrounding areas, get in touch! As always, my calendar for Real Postpartum sessions is wide open, and I would love to capture you and your little one(s) at whatever stage of postpartum you’re in. Have a great weekend!