365: Broken Arm News

2020-01-30T22:12:40-06:00January 30th, 2020|366 - 2020, 365 Projects, Birth Trauma, Jonah, My Family, Zachary|

photo of boys sitting in hospital room on bed

Jonah had a follow up today with his ortho.  The original plan was to remove this plaster cast and put on a lighter fiberglass short arm cast at this point.  Mostly so he would be able to bend his elbow.  We arrived and they immediately jumped in to cast removal.  Something in me knew we needed an x-ray first.  Not their standard procedure but I insisted.  I have learned over the years and 5 kids to follow my instincts.  I lost that ability for a good long time after the birth trauma.  I’d go so far as to say I was completely disconnected with […]

Moving on…

2019-06-21T10:08:22-05:00June 21st, 2019|Announcements, Birth Trauma, My Family, PPD, PTSD, RV Life, Seriously SEO|

Huge life update ahead.

10 years ago I had a list of photographers sitting on my desk. I regularly referred to it because after I shot my first birth I started getting requests to travel. I had 3 children at that time, Jude was just a baby so traveling with the unpredictability of birth was not an option.   I used that list to refer clients. Can you imagine writing out every birth photographer you know and having it be less than 10?! As I photographed more births, I received requests from photographers drawn to birth for me to mentor them. Later that year I started a mentoring program called The Birth Experience. It was a […]

It starts with just one post.

2019-06-20T12:15:11-05:00June 17th, 2019|RV Life, Birth Trauma, PPD, PTSD|

I wish that I would have continued to blog when we transitioned to fulltime RV life.  My blog used to be my space and it was so important to me.  Somewhere in all of this, I lost that.  I had to actually scroll way back to see when my last non-video blog post was.  Why I stopped blogging is….complicated.  Layered, I would guess you could say.  Obviously, selling the house and 90% of our stuff, changing every single thing about our lives was overwhelming and writing fell at the end of a very long list.  Especially in our quest to simplify.  Oh how I wish those thoughts and memories were documented.  It was an incredible, hard, beautiful, transformative, time for […]

My baby turned one

2019-11-23T21:05:19-06:00February 24th, 2018|Birth Trauma, PPD, PTSD, Zachary|

My baby turned one. My wish was to spend Zachary’s birthday at the beach. I wanted to try so hard to celebrate my baby and find some peace. That may sound strange, but birth trauma is a complicated thing. OF COURSE, I love my baby. OF COURSE, I’m thankful he is healthy. OF COURSE, I’m grateful that we both survived. And I’m sure many out there don’t understand. And those of us that it’s happened to, would never want you to be able to understand, because you’d have to live it. Birthdays are hard. There’s the pressure to be happy and thankful about the hardest, most traumatic, day in your life. The day everything changed, the day your brain rewired […]

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