I live in Mt. Pleasant with my husband who is originally from South Africa. I am originally from Texas, but have lived in South Carolina since 1997. Most of those years are in the Charleston area, except for a couple of years in Columbia. In my free time I like to do yoga, run, knit, sew, and various DIY projects. We are just starting to home-school our oldest this year and are looking forward to the journey that will bring.
I am passionate about natural childbirth. My first was born at Charleston Birth Place and my other two sons were born at home with a home-birth midwife. It is a La Leche League belief that alert and active participation by the mother in childbirth is helpful in getting breastfeeding off to a good start. What led me to seek an out of hospital birth was a feeling that I could not birth there. I happened to search for a birth center and to my amazement one was opening soon. If you want to read more about LLL philosophy go here.
Some of my favorite things about La Leche League are meeting other moms going through the same things and being able to support and encourage each other through the ups and down times. I also love how La Leche League was started by a group of moms who wanted to help others with breastfeeding and that has continued through the years, generating tons of great research. I love attending meetings because it's like getting a recharge to your mothering battery.