https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTWXBtq5aYg "And I know I don't possess you, with all my heart, God bless you." I adore this song. The girls and I have been listening to the Mamma Mia 2 soundtrack on high rotation, not for the first time. We all love ABBA (how can you not?!), we love Mamma Mia 1 and 2 … Continue reading Tunes Tuesday: My Love, My Life
Photo by Ketut Subiyanto on Pexels.com Losing weight is such a fraught endeavour. I've written extensively about my struggle with this before, in particular; the terrible shame around the hypocrisy of trying to mindfully raise girls who like and accept their whole selves, body heart and soul- when I cannot honestly claim to be one, … Continue reading Thigh Gap Pride: May we all please call BS.
I came to midwifery much later in life, beginning study at 30 years of age when my eldest was just 1, and graduating 5 years later when my youngest was just shy of 3. It was a gruelling path and I would not have stuck to it through all the trials, tribulations, sacrifice and anxiety … Continue reading Midwife Emerging.
Photo by Marcos Flores on Pexels.com I ended my first article on Catherine Bell's fantastic concept of a comprehensive, evidence-informed 'Birth Map' instead of a linear, poorly researched 'Birth Plan', with a plea to women everywhere: "Women, please. Embrace your power. Express your power. Don’t keep it hidden. This is your birth, your way. Knowledge … Continue reading More on Why Making a Birth Map Matters- a midwife’s perspective
Raisin toast and coffee, writing and rest, crystals and cards. This is what extreme self care looks like at my house today 🌷 I need to practice this today. Last night was a difficult shift with a beautiful labouring woman, for several reasons. I am very hard on myself, in a way I would not … Continue reading Extreme Self Care
#midwifelife "How are you going here Mia?" my colleague asked me as we made our way from the building after knock off today. "I just sometimes feel like you don't always enjoy it, like you don't love it." I'm not surprised she thinks this. If she's read any of my blog for a start, that … Continue reading The loveliest thing happened today…
https://youtu.be/UIRwp2JtetA ❤ Email followers, please click on the title above to access YouTube clip ❤ "... to let the old ways die." I can't think of anything better, than letting the old ways, that do not serve our highest good, go. And die. Forever and ever amen. Especially after the year we've had... On a … Continue reading Tuesday Tunes- Maybe it’s Time…
This is me, back in 2010, living in Carcassonne, France, trying to climb my way out of a terrible time in my life. I wanted to write. I wanted love. I wanted to feel whole again. My blog helped me enormously, but it's hard for me to read sometimes. I flicked over to it this … Continue reading Flashback to La Vie in French
https://videopress.com/v/dhrOIgC2?preloadContent=metadata Silver SpringsWords and Music by Stevie Nicks, The Queen. ***Dear email subscribers, if you cannot see the video please click on the post title to view, or access from the website directly ❤ ❤ ❤ *** I started this blog exactly 3 months ago today. I was in a bad place, spiralling into panic … Continue reading Tunes Tuesday-Starting Now
Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com So Being a Midwife Part 1 has established that midwives are not professional night nannies or nappy changers. I'm pretty sure most people do actually know that, so I can't help but wonder so many women and partners seem to think this is a critical part of our job? … Continue reading Being A Midwife: Part 2- Empowering Women.