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I am passionate about:
Giving children the best start in life from the earliest possible time. Empowering parents to be the best parents they can be from conception on.
A little known fact about me is:
I became a grandmother in my 40s.
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Assistant to Infancy/Postpartum Doula
Month10 and Babies By The Blue Ridge
"Low key, low drama, loves adventure"
I began my career as an AMI (Montessori) trained Assistant to Infancy working with families and children birth to 3 years
Then became a Child Development Specialist working with families from all over the world in Hawaii
Lastly I became a DONA certified PostPartum Doula
Thank you Ela. This is a common response when people learn about our work! I hope that one day everyone will have access to a postpartum doula at no or low cost, as has been common in other countries for decades. Thank you for your well wishes and I wish all the best to you as well.
I did a similar effort in 3 local public housing communities. It was called the "Parenting Van" funded through Child Youth and Family Services (now called Readykids, in Charlottesville, Va.) where parents and children birth - 6 years joined me when I arrived each week with a van full of activities. I have a Montessori background and taught parent child classes for years so brought that expertise to my groups. I'd be happy to share my experiences if you ever want to discuss.