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My Birth Stories — Part 2

After my first birth experience (which I blogged about here – yes, you ought to read Part 1 first), I was committed to doing everything in my power to make sure that the birth of my second baby was as non-medical and non-invasive as possible.   Toward that effort, when I became pregnant in 2006, I went [...]

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My Birth Stories — Part 1

My first birth experience was fucked up.  Harsh statement, I know.  But true. I expected that my OB and the hospital would look out for me and take care of me.  Isn’t that what hospitals are for — to take care of people? What I learned from my one and only hospital birth experience was [...]

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Lights! Camera! Action!

Six days post-shoot and I am finally able to sit down and let you all know that the filming day was a success.  Hooray!  Of course, I have since thought of various ways I would have done things differently, but that’s hopefully just me being hard on myself, and I am sure that the editing [...]

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My First Video — Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

My husband and I are different in many ways.  One such way is that he embraces new opportunities to learn, grow and evolve.  Me, I shy away from circumstances that force me to step outside of my comfort zone.  Though I know that doing new and different things are good for me — and for [...]

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Letting Go At Camp

Greetings!  My first post from Camp. I am spending the summer teaching health & fitness at a sleep away camp in the mountains of upstate NY.  My husband teaches during the year, so our schedules allow us to come up as a family — T heads up the athletic program and coaches soccer and lacrosse, and [...]

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