my introI am Shelly... Mom to Dylan (5), and Sage (2 1/2) I have been married for 11 1/2 years now and we live in Toledo just at the Ohio/Mi. border.
We do extended BF'ing, cloth diapering (although DH will not) and have actually been on the news and in paper about this subject! We also use cloth everything else whenever possible (getting rid of paper napkins, paper towels, can't do the toilet paper though!)
I began a holistic therapy center called Kneading Time about three years ago where I offer my services as a Massage Therapist (specializing in pain management and Pregnancy Massage) and as a Birth Doula, before that worked out of Mother's Own Birth Center in Temp. Mi where I still actively work as a Birth Assistant. I host the evening LLL group at my center and look to support all our local groups as much as possible.
In the late summer of this year, I am making a trip down to Ina May's FARM for a week long Midwives Assistant training... a path leading me towards my official apprenticeship to be a CPM.
I feel that every moment of my entire life is significant in guiding and moving me towards living my souls purpose. Every day I look to make conscious, soul connections with others. I intend to live with the vibration of peace, harmony, joy, love, forgiveness, compassion, vitality, trust, gratitude, play, empowerment (and the list goes on and on)... and I look connect with others who resonate in these vibrations.
I love Mothering.com and the magazine, to play golf, to sing and dance and find pleasure in the little things! I am passionate about Birth! And, living to one's fullest potential... living in spirit. "Namaste" my friends.