Expanding resources for body literacy: an interview with an NFP instructor

For National NFP Week, I'm excited to share with you an interview I got to do with Christina Valenzuela, owner and founder of Pearl and Thistle and Boston Cross Check instructor. I hope you enjoy it!

How to support moms after the COVID baby bust

I recently wrote for FemCatholic a bit about my dissertation and doula work and what I've heard the most from parents and those thinking about entering parenthood in the past year: "I don't know if I can do this." Do you want to support them? I have some ideas for how you can do that.… Continue reading How to support moms after the COVID baby bust

How I used the pandemic to strengthen my research: Notre Dame’s update on my dissertation

I was honored recently to be featured in the University of Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters newsletter. You can find the link in this post!

Passionate about women’s health, from tattoos to fertility awareness: an interview with an NFP instructor

For NFP week, I sat down with Johnna Wilford, a health, wellbeing, and FEMM/SymptoPro coach in Kentucky, to ask her a few questions about NFP. We also talked about curly hair and her favorite hormone. I hope you enjoy the interview! 

How to tell a bereaved or infertile friend that you’re pregnant

If you have a friend who is trying to conceive, struggling with infertility, or mourning the loss of their baby, it can be very tricky to tell them that you are pregnant. There are a lot of factors to consider in how you personalize the news; here are a few overarching suggestions.

5 questions to consider in deciding whether to try again after a loss

When you are experiencing intense grief, figuring out what you think about being "TTA" (trying to avoid) or "TTC" (trying to conceive) can be hard enough, let alone discussing that with your partner and making a plan of action. If you're trying to make your plan, here are five questions for you to consider.

“These are the names you’re looking for:” Baby name resources for geeky parents

Photo by Daniel Cheung on Unsplash Welcome, fellow geeks, to the wonderful world of baby stuff for geeky parents. There are so many options available to you. Forget the wonderful daily stuff (Thor's hammer in rattle form, onesies that ask "What about second breakfast?", and more); even the biggest, most ritualized moments can reflect your love of other/alternate/fantastical… Continue reading “These are the names you’re looking for:” Baby name resources for geeky parents