Amy Beseth
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This is the sixth year I’ve been a mother in the dead of winter — and the first year that I am not going to let it ruin me.As I reflect on my childhood, I don’t remember disliking winter, but rather enjoying each season as it came and went. Experiences and traditions, the warmth of the indoors, cookies baking, hearty, filling breakfasts, bundling up for a long day of outdoor adventures in the security of my own back yard. I don’t remember being cold. I don’t remember being uncomfortable.... more
Mother’s intuition vs. anxiety
As a childbirth educator and doula, I hear the term ‘mother’s intuition’ a lot.Experienced mothers attempt to reassure moms-to-be or new moms with, “Don’t worry: You’ll just know. It’s just a mother’s intuition.” I’ve been guilty of using this form of advice myself, knowing quite well that when I get this little nugget of... more