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.

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

My children are exactly 12 months and 3 weeks apart. Yep. I had literally just had a human exit my body a few months or so prior, and boom, second little nugget growing inside...

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?

  Are co-sleeping and bed-sharing safe? The topic of co-sleeping is nearly as polarized as vaccinations. I wasn’t planning to write anything about this until an article was published recently on WFLA 8 and a...

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...

Gluten-Free Swaps For Traditional Thanksgiving Favorites

If you or someone you know is gluten-free, getting the same yummy tasting traditional recipes at Thanksgiving without the gluten can be difficult - dare I say potentially catastrophic depending on what you’re trying...
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month Tampa Bay

How to Support Loved Ones Through Pregnancy and Infant Loss

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. This is a day envisioned by Robyn Bear, Lisa Brown, and Tammy Novak to be a day...