Dawn Herring

Dawn moved to Florida from Colorado after hearing a quiet, yet persistent 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 and Benjamin who are just a little over a year apart. She is so grateful for all that they’ve taught her, and the part they’ve played in inspiring her to serve women and families as a Childbirth Educator and Doula. She loves to ride her bike with the kids in tow, exploring nature with them, a good cup of coffee, baking, cupcakes, live music and anything that makes her laugh, including her amazing hubby who's great at it.
What My Children Know About The Loss of a Loved One

What My Children Know About The Loss of a Loved One

My father passed away 11 years ago this month. I was with him and watched him take his very last breath. He was my hero, my rock, my biggest source of support and love,...
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Mama Trying to School Her Kids From Home During COVID-19

My kids have been home for four weeks, and this week we entered our 2nd official week of virtual school. As I see it, this virtual school we are all now navigating is like...
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What is this Magic Called a Postpartum Doula?

Some of you may be saying to yourself after reading that headline, I’ve never even heard of a postpartum doula before. I personally wish I would have known more about postpartum doulas when I...
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5 Incredible Ways That Birthing Women Inspire Me

There are many reasons that I became a doula. I loved my birth experiences and the magic of bringing my babies into the world. You could say I became a bit of a birth...
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Not Sure Who You Want With You During Labor?

If you’re expecting a baby, chances are you’ve given some thought to who you’re going to have with you while you’re laboring. A question I get asked a lot is, “What if I don’t...
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My Father Taught Me Why Thanking Our Veterans Matters

My father was a Vietnam Veteran (that's him in the middle in the picture). He served in the Army first and then chose to go into the Navy. He served two tours in Vietnam...
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No Chores, Introducing Practical Teammate Tasks

Both of my kids are now in school (tears just thinking about my littlest being in kindergarten). Once that happened, my hubs and I felt it was necessary to check in about what and...

Inviting My Friends Into the Mess (Part 2)

Last month, I shared about inviting my friends into the mess that is my house, specifically, my office. It was a disaster and was getting in the way of getting anything done. Not to...
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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

I was having a conversation with a couple of brand new mamas recently. We were talking about the things people say that even though they mean well (at least most of the time) drive...