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Exclusively Pumping: One Mom’s Story

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Tweet In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, we’re celebrating a variety of “Breastfeeding Your Way” stories.  Even though new mom Kim and her baby live in Chicago, she explains that the support and information received online, including Isis Parenting’s breastfeeding webinars, has helped her along her breastfeeding journey. Read part two if Kim’s story, as…

Isis Moms Coast to Coast: A Long Distance Thank You

Tweet We loved this “love letter” from Brandi H. who lives in downtown Los Angeles and has never set foot in an Isis Parenting center. She eloquently describes how even across the country, Isis has made a positive impact on her parenting and breastfeeding experience. I’ve been meaning to write to thank you for quite…

Birth Story of Georgia Kathryn, by Sabrina and Rob

I was able to deliver drug-free and naturally, which was my goal, and we definitely used a lot of techniques from your class- especially breathing...remembering to breath came in very handy!

Tweet What are you more likely to get when you add natural comfort techniques (such as deep breathing), midwifery care and doula support?  A drug – free birth!  Below is a thank you note to childbirth educator, Nancy Gair, from one of the couples that attended her Natural Childbirth class at Isis and achieved their…

One Mom’s Story of “Drinking the Isis Kool-Aid”

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Tweet Someone recently said to me in an accusatory tone that I “drank the Isis Kool-Aid.” Naturally, a brilliant retort didn’t come to mind until days later, as I replayed the conversation in my head. Here it is: Why, thank you, yes I have. As my friends started having children I began to hear about…

The Other Baby Book: Homegrown in Boston

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Tweet Hi! We’re Megan and Miriam, friends and mothers to two beautiful little girls. Once upon a time, when our girls were four months old, we met at an Attachment Parenting (AP) playgroup based out of Newton. The only thing was, no one else showed up, most of the time. We kept meeting though, and…

A Letter to My Future Self, for When I’m Expecting Grandchildren

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Tweet In a recent conversation in our Second Time Moms class we talked about our roles as mothers of young children and how the support, experience and unconditional love of our mothers and mothers-in-law can be so important as we navigate through the daily challenges of parenting.  One of the mothers was inspired to write…

How Writing Makes Me a Better Mother

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Tweet April is National Poetry Month, and we asked Isis mom and writer Jacqui Morton to share how writing has been her sanctuary through the ups and downs of pregnancy and motherhood. Writing makes me a better mother, better wife, and saner human being. When I am alone with pen and paper (or screen and…

Birth Story of Maxwell, by Katie and Adam

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Tweet Isis instructor Sandy Jones recently received this letter from a couple who attended one of Sandy’s childbirth classes. They gave her permission to share their happy story on our blog. Hi Sandy, This is Katie and Adam. We took your Natural Childbirth class in November. I just wanted to email you and let you…