Guest post on Thrive Center's blog!

[What I had for breakfast today: an egg and rice, topped with Adam's pickled mustard greens, fresh cucumber kimchi.]

Here in Santa Rosa, we're incredibly lucky to have Thrive Center for Birth and Family Wellness as a resource for expectant mamas and their families. Thrive opened after Kamal's birth, but I know that the kind of care I received from our wonderful midwife, Colette Mercier, shaped our whole parenting experience--indeed, our whole family--for the better. I wish every birth were as embraced and supported as Kamal's. Thrive, and organizations like it, empower a greater number of families to receive the kind of care and support our family was so lucky to have. I love being able to refer patients to such a warm, welcoming, safe and balanced environment for such an important moment. 

Colette took this photo of us, and I'm so glad she did. 

Thrive was kind enough to invite me to write a guest post on their blog. Here it is--read up, check out Thrive's wonderful services, and send grateful thoughts to midwives everywhere today.