I am a wife, mom, and midwife living in Southwestern Ontario. I love all things birth, yoga, and family.
I remember being aware from a very young age of how much behind-the-scenes work the moms in my community did. As I grew up and moved to big cities for school I kept my childhood moms close to my heart.
While studying for an English degree at the University of British Columbia I remember thinking that the stories that make up the foundation of English culture seem to pretend mothers don’t exist and that people spring out of thin air (storks anyone?) rather than living women.
I became obsessed with finding out where the mothers were!
I spent a year doing a graduate degree in English, scouring my library for stories of birth and motherhood, only to come up with a horror story by Margaret Atwood and a few gems by Alice Munro.
At one point I was deciding between accepting my place in a PhD program at the University of Toronto (where I planned to research motherhood in Canadian literature) or accepting a spot in McMaster University’s midwifery program.
To this day I like to tell myself I picked midwifery because I wanted to go where the mothers are, but in reality my boyfriend at the time was also at McMaster and that might have had a little to do with it. I follow my heart!
Fast forward to the present: I am at home raising our first baby but have loved working as a midwife and have served ~ 200 growing families over the last four years. I worked for two years at a big hospital in downtown Toronto, Mount Sinai, as well as at the beautiful and sacred Toronto Birth Centre and in family homes around the city.
I also served families in cozy Cambridge, Ontario and in magical Vancouver, British Columbia, where I met my husband, who is as tall, dark, and handsome as the Rockies he grew up with.
I am passionate about writing about motherhood and putting more stories about our experiences out there. Thank you for visiting my site, I hope you find something useful and entertaining!