What If We All Entered The World To This Sort of Love?

This. This is why I teach baby massage. This is it. It is all here in this video.


A peace-filled, conscious connection possible with our hands, telling our little-est people that the world around them is a safe and nurturing place. Telling them it is okay to trust and that they are loved.

Who would not want this for themselves, for their children? (Can someone please do this to me?)



26 Weeks: The Nursery

nursery inspiration picThis seems like the perfect time to begin thinking about how we are going to decorate our nursery for the twins. I am psyched for that this go around it need not be “unisex” as it has the two times I’ve “done” a nursery room in the past, not knowing the sex of our babies before they were born. I know what we are having: a boy and a girl. So though I will not go all pink or race cars, I can confidently move into a design that makes sense for both.

We are two weeks from being in the third trimester. “RBE” or Rapid Belly Expansion [Read more…]

22 Weeks: Baby(s) Moving! Time for Belly Massage

Belly Massage Pic croppedI’m really feeling our sweet little baby boy and girl move now. Though I’ve claimed to feel them for many weeks, secretly I’ve wondered, “Am I just having some serious trouble digesting something?!?!” These kicks lately are undeniable…  to the point where my husband and the kids can put their hands on the growing bump and feel them too. Awww. This has got to be one of the best parts about being pregnant; these sweet, not-yet-painful little love bumps that say, “Hi mom, we’re in here!!!” Just felt one now. How’s that for timing? *smiles*

Now, as any veteran pregnant women will tell you, I am fully aware that these love bumps have the power to turn into a whole ‘nother thing entirely. I have not forgotten [Read more…]

How to Organize for Baby

cribSo here you are, standing in the middle of what used to be your guest room or office. Never did you think the slick blue gray walls would be painted over in robins egg blue; the industrial photos of the Madison St Bridge would be replaced by soft illustrations of favorite storybook characters. Yes, it’s time to get ready for baby. The crib is purchased the changing table is ready to be taken out of the box. Is there something you are missing? What other steps need to be taken to organize your space to make room for the special creature you are about to meet? [Read more…]