Category Archives: Making choices that work for YOU

Are you considering surrogacy? Lotus Blossom Consulting can help.

I’ve been following what Mindy Berkson and Lotus Blossom Consulting have been doing for years. They know their stuff, and they know how to explain “their stuff” to you in a caring and sensible way so you can navigate the surrogacy process in a way that really works for you and your family. Lotus Blossom…

Thank you for sharing!

Moms are so great at sharing! I’ve been at 2 events lately – a Mom + Baby event for trying, expecting and new moms and the NPN expectant moms mingle – asking questions and encouraging moms to share the ups and downs of pregnancy and parenting, and I’m NEVER worried that no one will say anything! I…

How to Make the Unfun Fun

Ideas from an 8-year-old We’re trying a different summer camp, and the kids are not loving it. Now I know they are OK. They have interesting stories to tell, safety is a focus, and they are hanging out with a diverse group of friends. It’s also provided an opportunity for us to explore how to…

Values Based Parenting: Do you know your values?

I was talking with a coaching client the other day and she was worried about being able to do it all after her second is born. We explored priorities and values, i.e. Values-Based Parenting. I asked her what her parenting values are and everything she said fit into 2 main buckets: family quality time &…

How to have a good pregnancy? Do pregnancy YOUR way

Do you want to know how to have a good pregnancy? You’ve heard some complaints about pregnancy, I’m sure. You’ve maybe even heard some horrific horror stories. You know pregnancy is not always all “sunshine and roses,” yet you’d like it be. Couldn’t it mostly be that way for you? Why couldn’t it be? You tell…

Caring for a newborn. What to expect?

You’re expecting! But… you don’t know what to expect! Newly pregnant? Bringing home a newborn? What to expect? It will not all go as you expect it to. Some aspects will actually be easier than you thought they would be. Some aspects will be harder than you anticipated. What will be EASIER and what will…

Give thanks at Thanksgiving

At Thanksgiving, give thanks! Here are a couple of straight-forward thoughts from me about how to have the thanks-giving be most meaningful and impactful. First… When thanking someone, say why. For example, I have a friend who is coaching girls’ basketball. She doesn’t have a daughter, and she’s a powerful female leader. I appreciate her taking…

Have you seen it? F-Bombs for Feminism. What do you think?

Little girls dressed as princesses are dropping f-bombs (yeah, the real f-bombs) to support a good cause: feminism, gender equality. They make some powerful points and, of course, delivered by little girls, it gets our attention. If you want to see the video, watch here. What do you think? Going too far to make the…

Mommies Made Ready!

When you’re expecting, new questions and concerns flood your mind and heart every day. There are many who are willing to give you unsolicited advice. And, there’s just a LOT of pregnancy-related information out there. It can be overwhelming! How are you going to it weed through it all and get your specific questions answered?…

Let it be easy

Do you ever notice that sometimes we take the hard road? Do you ever feel things have to be “just so” when they really don’t? Ever feel the pressure to go “all out?” We could instead… let it be easy. Couldn’t we? Obviously if something is important to you – a demonstration of your top…