Mother’s Circle: Release Your Fears

Nashville Mother's Circle

Will my baby be OK?  Will I need a Cesarean section? How many more nights will this baby want to nurse every hour? How am I going to make it through the day? Can we afford that?   Will my job still be there? Will I have a good relationship with my kids when they grow up? Does my spouse even like me any more?! What are we going to do when... {sign up for the 'releasing fears' mother's circle below!} Breathe, mama. Enjoy a soft sigh, and let yourself rest a minute. The endless questions, anxieties, and worries are expressions of fear. Some fears are personal, reflections of our own … [Read more...]

New in Nashville! Saturday Prenatal Yoga

Nashville prenatal yoga

Have you been scrambling to fit your prenatal yoga class into the week? Weekday morning class times just don't work for you? Now you and your beautiful baby belly can enjoy prenatal yoga on Saturday mornings! Join us at 9am on Saturday mornings at the McCabe Park Community Center in Sylvan Park, Nashville, TN. The weekly class is one hour and is drop-in -- no need to sign up in advance. You will want to bring your own “extras” (pillows, blankets, blocks if you want them) but the price is a total bargain at $3 a class! What an awesome way to start the weekend! For moms-to-be who already … [Read more...]

Write Your Birth Story

Writing Your Birth Story Nashville

I cherish my daughters' birth stories because they are *our* stories, each one an epic tale of mother and daughter meeting for the first time. My daughters love to hear about their birth days -- those sacred events that led to their arrival earthside. I love birth stories, too, so much so that I created a book of them, and created a special section for them here on the {breathe, mama} blog. But I'll be the first to admit that a birth story isn't easy to write! That's why I'm offering a new workshop, Writing Your Birthing Story. {sign up for the birth story workshop below!} My … [Read more...]

Pregnancy Superfoods: July 16 Special Event!

Pregnancy Superfoods

Hey Nashville mamas, I'm excited to let you know about a special guest visiting Nashville on July 16 at Sanctuary for Yoga: Bridget Swinney RD MS, author of Eating Expectantly and Baby Bites, will be in town to talk about great prenatal nutrition! She'll share 6 superfoods that are incredibly healthy for your pregnancy. Bridget has worked as a clinical dietitian, public health nutritionist, WIC Program Director, diabetes educator and weight loss group facilitator. The first edition of Eating Expectantly won the Child Magazine's Top Ten Parenting Books of the Year. Bridget will be … [Read more...]

Sacred Stones for Birth

Mamahhh Birth Necklace

My birthing necklace is a sacred treasure from my daughter’s birth. The necklace is made from the stones, gems, and charms given by my circle of women friends and guides. Having that necklace present during birth, I felt so connected to their hopes and dreams for me. That circle of stones also helped me feel connected to the grand circle of women who have birthed through the ages—the grandmothers of our grandmothers. I am not the first to birth; I am not the last. I am perfectly held on this journey to meet my daughter. I am in my perfect place in the spiral of women who birth. Offering … [Read more...]