A Bit About Me
It ain't all roses...but other flowers are just as beautiful.
I think what best describes me is that I am a much different mother then the imaginary mother I thought I would be. And that isn't bad. It's just been harder. And better. And I have changed and grown so much. And still am making room for new seasons of life.
I get to live in Kennewick, Washington with my super supportive husband and our three young children. We currently have too many chickens and I struggle daily to keep my home tidy....and not because of the chickens. Let's be honest, I can think of a lot of things I'd rather be doing then the dishes.
I am passionate about breastfeeding, mood struggles, new parenthood and especially passionate about families. I love listening to stories, telling stories, and being outside. If I could, I would be backpacking all year long, maybe someday. And I love learning everything I can. I love helping others spread their wings. And hopefully when you look back, I'll only be a small cheering dot on the ground as you take off!
Maybe I'll see you at a class, or during pregnancy or you'll listen to me drivel on at circle group or hand you tissues at our postpartum visit or or after your baby is a year old. No matter when we finally connect...I can't wait to meet you!
Chin up! We've got this!
My credentials aka
why you can trust me.
Continuing Education: Ongoing! Ask my about my latest class/clinical experience
Best Practices in Prevention, Identification and Treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Perinatal Support International (2017)
Certified Breastfeeding Educator, Bastyr University (2017)
Best Practices in Lactation Support, Evergreen Perinatal Education (2016)
Dr. Gaheri Tongue Tie Seminar (2015)
IBCLC Mentorship (2015-2017) Mentor Christine Betts Olsen, RN, IBCLC
Master of Biology, Central Washington University (2011)
Bachelor of Science, Central Washington University (2008)