Mother’s Day Countdown: Palm Beach County Moms Groups

This is the 5th post in a countdown series to Mother’s Day 2015.  The first is here, second is here, third is here, and fourth is here.  The final, sixth post is here. By Christine Frackelton When we moved to Palm Beach County last summer, I have to admit, I was a bit uncertain about… Read more…

Carrying More Than a Baby: the Burden of Previous Sexual Abuse During Pregnancy, Birth, and Motherhood

Note: this book review was originally intended to be published here on Tremendoulas.com at the end of April.  Like a post-term baby, however, the reviewer took her time reading and preparing this information for you, and thus, it lands in the Countdown to Mother’s Day 2015.  This is the fourth countdown post.  The first is… Read more…

Picture Books to Celebrate Mom

This post is the third this week in a series of counting down to Mother’s Day.  You can read the first post here and the second post here.  The fourth post is here, fifth is here, and the final sixth one is here. “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” – Emilie… Read more…

Mother’s Day 2015 Countdown: Happy Midwives Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and Tremendoulas is celebrating each day this week on the blog.  In addition, the month of May is International Doula Month and today in particular is Midwives Day.  (To read the first post of this countdown to Mother’s Day, click here.  This is the second post.  The third is… Read more…

Mothers Day Countdown: For Strong Women

This post was the first in a 6 post countdown series to Mother’s Day 2015.  The second is here, third is here, fourth is here, fifth is here, and sixth is here.   By Christine Frackelton Mother’s Day 2015 is quickly approaching, and to celebrate and honor mothers, I will be attempting to post each… Read more…

Powerful Mother Earth and Powerful Mothers

By Christine Frackelton Wow.  What a week we have witnessed!  Naturally, the stunning power of Earth to both consume and create are witnessed in the days following my frivolous write-up on maternity fashion.  In a time when so many people are bereaved and displaced, I simply can’t come up with any comic relief for now.  Let’s review what… Read more…

Lilly Pulitzer for Maternity

By: Christine Frackelton Every now and then, it’s time to take a diversion from the topics of cesarean sections, post traumatic stress during and after birth, prenatal health, and infant feeding methods.  It is time to discuss something more crucial, urgent, and important: maternity fashion. Okay, I’m kidding. Seriously though, how a woman feels during… Read more…

A Doula’s Cloth Diapering Experience

Mothering is a messy and artful journey.  From the beautiful mess of birth to the messes of spit-up and diapering and first solid foods, our beginning years as mothers bring us down into the dirty, but it is all worth it for the love of our children, and is good training for the nursing of… Read more…

Phenomenal Woman

Privelege. That is what I feel today.  I am privileged, that I get to support mothers in what is among both their most vulnerable and their most powerful moments.  I am privileged to see new life enter and exit this world.  I am privileged that I got to carry and bring into the world two… Read more…

Shining Light on Healing through Birth and Sexual Assault Awareness Month

All women should have the opportunity to own their birth experiences and along the way feel honored and respected by empathetic support persons.   Happy April Fools Day!  In our family, we greet this month with cute little pranks, jokes, and silliness. To my clients and anyone else reading here on the Tremendoulas blog, however, I… Read more…

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