Happy Mother's Day!

This Sunday may be the only official day to honor ourselves as mothers, but giving ourselves love, appreciation, and kindness is a gift we can give to ourselves every day.  As mothers, we carry the weight of the world on our shoulders.  We are willing to do everything—and anything—to give what we believe is the best to the ones we love.  Let us also give the best to ourselves by focusing on how truly incredible we are. 

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MindfulMoms™

We had our first LIVE MindfulMoms™ Circle this morning, IT WAS AWESOME!!! What is MindfulMoms™ Circle you may be thinking….

MindfulMoms™ Circle was created for moms who want to be around other moms who don’t feel the need to judge others, don’t want to feel judged, are done with limiting thoughts that hold them back, want to shed any guilt they may have, want to feel vulnerable enough to ask for help and open enough to offer help when they can. The Circle was created so moms feel safe to ask for what they need without feeling guilty, and feel ok when that help comes their way.  We created The Circle…. FOR YOU!!!!

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Jennifer Watt
Finding Your Circle

If asked to describe myself at the height of my postpartum anxiety using just one word, I think I would have said alone.  In reality, I was never alone.  Ever.  Yet, I had never felt as lonely as I did for those few months.  As a new mom, I missed aspects of my “old” life. I missed my job which for me meant being surrounded by others and constantly engaging in conversation. I missed my pre-baby relationships, especially the one I had with my husband.  I missed time to myself.  I missed having the answers.  I wasn’t sure who I even was or how to describe what I was feeling.  I felt disconnected from myself and overwhelmed.  I was totally alone.  Plus, I doubted myself and questioned my abilities in my new role.  I compared myself to others to see how I was doing or to try and make myself feel better.  Since I was afraid that I wasn’t doing very well, I isolated myself throughout the winter.  I rationalized that I didn’t want my infant son to get sick, but in reality, it was my own self that drove us to seclusion.  I avoided going to mom or baby activities for fear that someone might judge me as a mom.  In actuality, the only one judging me was myself, but I didn’t realize that yet. 

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Guest Blogger
Chiropractic Adjustments During Labor

At 12:41am on January 21, 2019 a very special little boy was born.  Cobi Gray did not want to be born like any other little human… he waited for a total lunar eclipse, a blood moon, to make his grand entrance into the world.  In the early evening of January 20th we went to the birthing center since my client’s contractions were coming consistently every 5 minutes. The midwife we first saw at the birthing center checked this laboring mom to see how dilated she was and to check what station the baby was in.  She was concerned by how high up Cobi was, and privately expressed to me that she felt medical interventions may be needed to assist her baby into the world. This warrior mama had a good cry at the news she was still only 4cm dilated and her baby had not dropped into her pelvis.  Then she wiped her tears and got to work. 

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Jennifer Watt
From Employee to Entrepreneur

In 2014, I decided I was going to stop working for a boss. I was tired of hearing the same thing over and over again, “Dailyn, you’re going to earn this much and you will be making a lot more on commission”. I showed up from 9-5 or sometimes even longer and I went home tired and dissatisfied because I wasn’t getting compensated enough for my hard work. On top of that, my creative spirit was being crushed since I knew that I should have pursued something more creatively-inclined. I said, “This is it, I feel like a caged bird, and I’m not coming to work, I quit!” That was the best thing I ever did. Sometimes you need to have a little bit of faith. See, I was doing graphic design on the side but I didn’t trust my abilities to make a living out of it, but I decided to give it a shot anyways.

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How to Make Your Wishes Come True

A Simple Trick For Manifesting What You Want Into Your Life

 Hi y’all! My name is Jen Watt.  Much like most of you I wear many different hats. I am a wife, a mom to three young kids, an entrepreneur, a certified prenatal yoga teacher, a certified doula, an educator, a coach, a student, a Dashboardian, AND… I am an expert in manifesting!  

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Jennifer Watt
Call the Doula!

The Greek word “doula” translated actually means female slave or servant.  That is what being a doula means, being a servant to someone who is in labor and giving birth.  I believe Ina May Gaskin’s was the one to say, “If a woman doesn’t look like a goddess in labor then someone isn’t treating her right.”

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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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