Priscilla Anne, my beautiful daughter, was born this past August at Roots Community Birth Center in North Minneapolis. My birth story actually starts a few years before my daughter was born. The seeds of education, my own awareness, and...
It was a summer night and we were watching The Incredibles at the park. I got up to go to the restroom and realized my stomach was being pulled down, which had never happened. When we returned back home,...
It was a Sunday morning around 5:00 am; I woke up needing to go to the bathroom so badly. As soon as I was done, while walking back to the bedroom, my water broke! Omg! It's time!  At 38 weeks,...
Birth stories are amazing and horrifying all at the same time. I have a love-hate relationship with them. Hearing people's stories almost always make me terrified to have another baby. But then, somehow, they also reassure me that mamas...
Alternate title: My Body is a Machine Alternate-alternate title: A Long Story About A Short Birth Summary (spoiler alert): I only know one way to have a baby — quickly, stubbornly, nearly in the car, standing up, on their due date. The...
Deep inside the heart of every mother lies a powerful and courageous instinct to protect their young, no matter the cost, even if it means their life. It’s in our nature to shield them from all harm and to...
One of our passions at TCMB is to provide opportunities for moms to connect with each other, and this is one of the main reasons we love planning and providing events for the moms in our community! We have...
I guess since our second baby is now approaching two-years-old, this is the big question everyone keeps asking: "When's the third coming along?" Or better yet: "Are you pregnant?" So today we're doing a Q & A on all the...
My mother recently stayed with us for a few weeks. She kept saying a phrase over and over throughout her stay that made me cringe: "Look what happened when you two stopped trying."  We NEVER stopped trying. Why is it...
Our scars tell the stories of how we healed from wounds. The pink C-section scar that droops below my hip bones tells the story of my son’s difficult birth. His entrance into the world is woven through my body. My...
When you have your first baby, so much time is focused on preparing for the delivery. You read the books and go to the classes. You have it in your head exactly how you think it will go. With...
Ancient cliché wisdom has always known: “It takes a village to raise a child.” But we’re fast learning that this truth doesn’t just begin at birth. It seems as true during pregnancy as it is after baby’s here. Backed...
We recently made it Facebook official and announced that we are expecting our fourth baby boy in 2019. We are super excited and have been overwhelmed with all the support and love from our family and friends. I have to...
Motherhood springs on us in different ways. For some, it’s a logical, analytical decision, thought out months or years in advance, perfectly timed and executed. For others, it’s a yearning that becomes a gaping wound when, month after month,...

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