mother - writer - maker - lover - birthworker - believer
Hello and Welcome!
I am a woman of forever shifting spaces.
I am remembering. I am refining. I am reclaiming.
Most importantly, I am first and foremost a mother.
I have four children and am currently pregnant with my fifth.
I am focused on honoring God within my life and how I engage with others. I haven't always, nor do I still, execute this perfectly. Luckily, God loves us in all our imperfection, and like an old stringed instrument, He tunes me every day.
I believe we are all relations on this earth and that we must be good stewards that honor one another, the animals, and the land. Sustainability and a return to nature are incredibly important to me. I believe that deeply rooting into our Earth Mother is intrinsic to our collective remembering as a society and the only way to move forward as a collective. We must be more aware of our consumption, the types of products we use, and where they came from. My partner and I have been studying permaculture practices for the last few years and have been slowly implementing what we’ve learned on our small 5-acre homestead in Minnesota.
I am a trained birth doula (Rising Sun Doula Services), jade egg practitioner, as well as a ceremonial cacao facilitator. Most of my doula-work centers around coaching and postpartum recovery through workshops that encourage a re-centering into the body, heart, and mind of the new mother, as well as reclaiming sovereignty over their bodies and pleasure centers.
It is my belief that our intuition and the idea of our 'higher selves' is us in communion with God and that as we nurture our relationship with our Creator, His voice speaks wisdom into us. I am currently studying Biblical Theology at Free Grace Bible College. I feel called to help those (especially feminine-identifying, the mothers, and those who are re-mothering themselves) to remember they are deeply loved by God and that their life can and will be transformed by His grace.
There's so much to learn and explore. So much good in the world and love to be cultivated. I plan to learn and write about as much of it as I can. I am a published writer and poet, and the author of a small collection of poems, ATOMS & EVERS (dancing girl press, 2017).
I also enjoy painting, making jewelry and other goods, and experimenting and creating with herbs, oils, salts, and other natural remedies. I run a small Etsy shop that I update on occasion.
Our schedule is busy and when one gets sick, they often all get sick. Sometimes, I will go very quiet because mothering has commanded all my attention for the moment. Do not fret, I always return.
Thank you for visiting.
Creative Writing and Political Science- Minnesota State University, Mankato
Fiction Writing- University of Colorado, Denver
Birth Doula- Liz Lull of Enlightened Mama Doulas
Hypnobirthing: The Mongan Method: Amma Parenting Center
A Woman's Way to Lead: Shakti Queen- Amara Charles & Sheyna Venice
The History of Cacao Ceremony- Moses Draper of Heartblood Cacao
Herbal Farming- Nancy Graden at the Women's Environmental Institute