Dawn Herring

Dawn Herring
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Dawn moved to Florida solo 7 years ago from Colorado after hearing a small voice inside that kept telling her she was “supposed to go live by the water.” A mountain girl at heart, having grown up in Vermont and then declaring Colorado her second home, she thought that was crazy. When she finally said YES, an opportunity in the Tampa Bay area showed up and she moved within a few short months. It was there that she met her husband Greg, and not long after, she became Mama to Savannah, now 5 1/2 and Benjamin, now 4 1/2. She is so grateful for all that they’ve taught her, and the part they’ve played in answering the call to serve women and families as a Childbirth Educator and Doula. She loves to ride her bike with the kids in tow, exploring in nature with them, a good cup of coffee, baking, cupcakes, live music and anything that makes her laugh.
messy office help from friends

Why I’m Letting My Friends Into the Mess

Ok, so I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that most of us have some area of our house, or a room or some “project” that we are just dying...
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7 Common Things New Moms Hear and How to Respond

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“Cherish Every Moment” And How That Phrase Used To Make Me Feel

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Bed-sharing and Co-sleeping: How to Make an Informed Choice

The research does show that bed-sharing can increase your baby's risk of SIDS, just as unsafe bed-sharing practices can increase your baby's risk of accidental death as well. However, research also shows the risk...

Are Co-sleeping and Bed-sharing Safe?

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Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: It’s a Thing and It’s Awesome

If you’re here and reading this, then I’m guessing you’re maybe in a few different places about pelvic floor physical therapy: Curious Intrigued You’re all about it and just can’t wait to read more...
mountain girl meets ocean and letting go of th eplan

Mountain Girl Meets Ocean and Letting Go of “The Plan”

I moved to Florida in August of 2011 from Colorado. You may be thinking now WHY would you do that? Colorado was and still is one of my most favorite places on the planet....
What's Your Conflict Management Style Mama

What’s Your Conflict Management Style, Mama?

Conflict management is something we mamas have to deal with on the daily. We deal with it with our kiddos, with our hubbies and partners, at work. It’s everywhere. I personally know this to be...
Having my kids helped save my life

Having My Kids Helped Save My Life

Never in a million years would I think I'd say that having my kids helped save my life. A little back story here....I’m one of those people who have big expectations for myself and those...
3 ways to beat the pressure of the holidays

3 Things You Can Do To Beat The Pressure of the Holidays

I was on the phone with a girlfriend the Monday after the Thanksgiving break, I guess you could say being “talked down off the ledge.” This year my daughter is in kindergarten and it...