If last week was all about attending births, this week was all about catching up. Catching up on housework, catching up on me time, and catching up on editing birth sessions. Here are previews of a few of the births I documented last week: a second baby in St. Paul, a home birth in Minneapolis with Gail Tully, a speedy fifth time birth, and a remarkably serene first time birth. Of course I spent some time online in between editing sessions. Keep scrolling to see some of the links that resonated with me this week.
This is important: things you can do today to help children at the border
I’m heading to Portugal in the fall and I’ve started researching what to do while I’m there. This, this, and this were at the top of the search results. Have you been? I’d love to hear from you! So far, all I know is that we’re flying in and out of Lisbon.
While we’re in Portugal, we might also dip down to Morocco for a few days! I’ve been browsing gorgeous photos on Instagram tagged with different cities in Morocco. I’m obsessed with the idea of visiting Chefchaouen. Doesn’t it look amazing?
Karl Lagerfeld’s library is WOW
“We're waking up to talking about the uncomfortable things and sharing what really matters. We're moving towards a more emotionally intelligent world where people get that YOU CAN FEEL MORE THAN ONE THING and that tending to our tender little hearts as much as we tend to these squishy, amazing bods is important and life-giving.” An amazing Ted Talk by my first birth client!
Stylish tabletop items for kids
Would you like to have a bunch of extra money? This shit works, dude.
Data bias against women
Old but good: “Hair removal, at its core, is a form of gendered social control.”
Body positivity in the Twin Cities
From Wear Your Voice: the list of companies profiting from detaining migrants at the US border.
If you’re local, check out these fantastic businesses:
Hola Postpartum: a fantastic postpartum meal delivery service
Northern Natural Gardens: a sustainable landscape company specializing in native plants, pollinator gardens, and invasive plant removal and I am so stoked about their mission
Hairy Poppins: a Dog Trainer Professional who geeks out on dog behavior and training. She uses evidence-based positive training techniques, and understands the importance of effective communication and consistency while working with and walking dogs. Serving South Minneapolis for walks and training.
On a personal note, I’m offering a special on my intimate Real Postpartum sessions in celebration of the upcoming World Breastfeeding Week. I’d love it if you’d spread the word! Have a great weekend!