Nashville Baby Fair: April 20th

Nashville Baby Fair 2013

Nashville moms-to-be & new mamas, join me Saturday April 20, 2013, for the Baptist Baby Fair. Sponsored by Nashville Parent magazine at Baptist Hospital, the Baby Fair will feature tons of prize giveaways! I'll be there to answer your questions about prenatal yoga and mama-baby yoga in Nashville. My friend Kari Jenkins, prenatal massage therapist & doula, will be there, too. Stop by our table for a chance to win the Target giftcards we're giving away! Saturday April 20, 2013 10am - 3pm Baptist Hospital, Nashville   … [Read more...]

Giveaway: massage OR online gift card

Mamahhh Nashville Giveaway

I don't know about you, but I could use a great massage! Which leads me to this: As the new year gets rolling, I’m tweaking my yoga class schedule and workshop offerings to better meet the needs of women in Nashville. I’m also working on a few new online offerings for the year. I’d love to have your guidance about how to be a useful part of your pregnancy, parenting, and self-care experience. So I’m asking whether you can spare a few minutes to complete the following survey about in-person Nashville classes and online events open to mamas everywhere: For your … [Read more...]

Prenatal Yoga Happy Hour

Pregnancy mocktail

Not too long ago, there was a study suggesting pregnant moms could safely drink more than a half-dozen drinks a week. I enjoyed the occasional sip of wine while pregnant, but I can hardly imagine 6+!! (I’m not judging if you do; it’s just that I would have been snoozing my way through drinks 2 through 6!) How did you change your drinking habits during pregnancy? Was there something you couldn’t live without? A drink you never missed? Mocktails or decaf? Share your favorite mocktails recipes! I’d love to give them a try at the Prenatal Yoga Mamahhhs Happy Hour I’m hosting in a couple … [Read more...]

Please Pardon the Mess

You know that moment when you're inspired to organize the kids' room, and with a huge surge of energy, you dive in to making your vision a reality? And then before you know it (whose idea was this?!), you're in that place where things are more chaotic and messy than you could have imagined? Well, that's where I am with this here website for the moment. Things may get a little worse before they get better. But they will get better! With a little help from my friends, we're rearranging this place. After a year-and-a-half of half-heartedly blogging, I realized just how deeply you had to dig … [Read more...]

On Labor Day, A Birth Rally


On Labor Day, women and families in more than 100 cities around the country rallied for what ought to be a given: evidence-based maternity care. In my hometown, Nashville TN, more than a hundred people gathered along West End in Centennial Park for our Rally for Change —organized by local doula Holly Heveron-Smith. The solid show of support speaks to the vibrant and dedicated community of birth doulas, midwives, educators, and advocates who dedicate themselves to making birth better for women and their babies. The demands of evidence-based maternity care aren't extreme: No inductions … [Read more...]