GOTTA KEEP ME REGULATED

For the most part, I’ve always had a pretty normal cycle, until I hit 37. Then things started to get a little crazy. At first, I thought it was just a heavy month because the next month would be totally fine. Or it would be fine for a couple months and then super heavy again. It was weird. But then it started to be like every month. NOOOOO! My cycle would be so heavy for like an hour or two that I was afraid to go out! Well, enough was enough. I had to admit that something had to change. SO... I went to my natural solutions first and broke into my dōTERRA essential oil stash.

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Vaginal Birth in the Operating Room- WHAT?!?!

That's right! Why and how would someone have a vaginal birth in the OR? Have you ever heard of such a thing?????

I met Michelle and Johnathan on one of my weekly tours of Our Birthing Center on Friday, March 16, 2018.  An expecting couple getting ready to welcome their second baby into this world, excited for the new birthing option in New Jersey. I showed them the three birthing suites and they beamed with excitement!  We got to talking about birth stories and they shared with me their first birthing experience.  Ever since then I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. I asked if I could interview Michelle and retell her story.  I felt others could learn from it and find the strength to advocate for themselves when it counted most.

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FEELING STUCK

Have you ever felt stuck? Have you ever wondered how you were going to continue with your life and career with children in the picture, especially now that your mindset has done a complete 180 shift?  That's exactly what Hanina Osborn wrote about in her raw testimony describing her experience with "feeling stuck." Read about Hanina's complete life 180 from being a public school English Language Arts Educator to an Essential Oil Educator and doTERRA Wellness Advocate, as well as a thriving stay-at-home mother of two young energetic boys.

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The Only Freestanding Birth Center in New Jersey Is Officially Open!

Our Birthing Center combined the comforts and privacy of a home-birth with the safety and security of a hospital birth. Our Birthing Center empowers women to create the birth experience they desire in a safe and warm environment. Our Birthing Center will deliver care in a home-like setting where trained practitioners will provide family-centered care to healthy pregnant women.

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The Secret to Finding Balance Between Family & Career

“Balance” ha! What a fallacy that word is when it comes to your career and your family.  I find that I’m either 100% focused on my business or 100% focused on my kids.  I cannot use 50% of my energy for either of these facets.  So how do you turn one on and one off, and how do you find time to just focus on your own personal mental well-being?  Well, that’s the key, isn’t it?  It’s a pendulum, sometimes it sways on the career end, sometimes it’s on the family end, and sometimes it’s just right and you get to go inward for your own mental peace. If we dissect the word balance and think of how things in nature like trees, find balance, we will discover what we have always known, that balance comes from our grounding, our foundation, our roots. 

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Jennifer Watt
My Journey to Becoming a Lactation Consultant

I can pinpoint the exact moment my journey to a career as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (aka an IBCLC) began: 10 PM on February 24, 2011. The second time I tried to latch my newborn son Callum—my first baby—and failed miserably. We both failed. I was clueless, despite prenatal breastfeeding class and reading several books. He angrily refused my breast with ferocious cries and surprisingly strong baby biceps.

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Excerpt From Mindful Mommy-10 Secrets For Healing Your Mind, Body, And Spirit

It’s 3 am.  I’m standing in my dimly lit kitchen, crying, holding my hungry, screaming 2-week old baby girl, Hayley.  I am attempting to make a bottle with one hand, my boobs are killing me and I’m frustrated that my breast milk alone isn’t enough to keep Hayley full.   Upstairs my two other little girls are sleeping in their beds.  I hope they stay asleep because I just couldn’t handle having another kid awake right now. 

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