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Small Business Saturday is coming up on November 26th.
Get 25% off the items in my Etsy shop when you use coupon code SBS2016 when checking out.
I’ll activate the coupon as close to midnight as I can.
Either click the “store” tab on this site or go to https://www.etsy.com/shop/NurturingNotions.

Also, I’m planning on sharing a table with a friend for the Margate Under the Moon event December 10th, 2016.  I’ll provide more details once I know more.

Will you be my advocate?

I often get asked this at consults.

It’s tough because I know there’s this movement happening that is telling people that is what a doula does.  I know that in a way we are advocates, but the way this happens is different depending on who you talk to.  Doulas included seem to not be in agreement.

The more I do this work, the more I see what a tight rope walk it is.  On one hand, we are there to inform families about what is happening to them.  On the other hand, we are not care providers.  Our role starts to go into grey areas when we begin to speak about Read More >>

8 Creative Uses For Flour Sack Towels

What are flour sack towels you ask?  Well, they are large thin towels that are sold in the kitchen section of stores like Walmart.  They also can be found on Amazon.  They make great dye blanks so dye junkies like me love them.  The great part is they can be used for so many purposes! 

Except that most people who see my listings have no clue what for.   So I decided to make a list of all the ways I’ve thought up so far.  Here goes!

1. Use them in the kitchen!  Covering foods such as ferments, rising dough, or anything you want to keep bugs Read More >>

Speedy Home Birth

This was the second time I was invited to this family’s birth space. The first was a planned birth center birth that resulted in a transfer due to high blood pressure. When she got pregnant with baby #2 she knew she wanted a home birth, but she would never have guessed the journey that was in store. Here’s her story…

My Birth Story: Hank Warner Chesal 12-15-14

This was going to be my second natural childbirth and first homebirth ? I was very excited. With my first child, June, I went into labor the day after my EDD so I didn?t expect my second child to be very far Read More >>

Giveaway Time!

Nurturing Notion’s Facebook page has now reached 500 likes!

As promised, I’m hosting a giveaway.  Win one of these lovely galaxy dyed linen doll ring slings with hand painted stars.  Your choice of red or blue rings.

To enter to win, check out the nifty Rafflecopter widget below which will start accepting entries after midnight tonight.

You must visit my Facebook page to enter the contest.  All the other options you choose to partake in will increase your odds of winning. 

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How I Dyed my Sunrise Inspired Walters Wrap

I caught the dye bug a while back and have been dabbling with different effects ever since.  I am now getting to a place where I can explain how I come up with this stuff.  Good thing, because a few people have asked about this one.

My latest dye creation was inspired by this picture.

 

A sunrise, I think?  Well I just happened to have the right colors for it.  So here goes my best attempt to re-cap how I went about creating my sunrise inspired dye job on my Walters Organic Mini Square Weave Wrap Read More >>

Birth Photography – I See the Light!

As you probably know by perusing through my blog, I’m a doula.  I love all things birth.  Birth photography being one of the things I enjoy looking at.  Up till recently I really didn’t get what the fuss was. I mean, sure I like looking at the photos.  I just didn’t get why more and more people are choosing to have their births photographed.  It seems to now be as common as having the support of a doula. 

I thought I might have a friend present to take pictures of baby # 3s birth.  That seemed to make the most sense. Then it happened?I Read More >>

Home Water Birth


Below is the story of how my daughter was born the Sunday before last…

Dana Faye’s Birth Story

On Saturday July 13th, at 40 weeks 2 days, I started having irregular surges.  This was nothing new since I had been having them in increasing intensity for three weeks.  I also had been making frequent trips to the bathroom and had been experiencing lots of Read More >>

VBAC Hospital Birth

The following birth story is written by a friend I supported last September.  Her story includes the birth of her first child since it sets the tone for the VBAC of her second child.  This woman is both powerful and amazing.  I hope you enjoy her journey as much as I enjoyed witnessing it.  🙂

I had my first son in 2006. I planned an all natural birth with no meds in the hospital. I wasn?t thrilled with my doctor because he wouldn?t listen to my concerns when I told him my baby was not in position and was breeched. He took me as young and dumb or Read More >>