So much to write about, so little time. My daughter is now almost four months, and between her, my job as a Boston doula, my other job, and life, blogging has clearly fallen by the wayside. In short, it's been good and complicated and real and rewarding. I'm enjoying motherhood, and other things. Last month I gave a presentation at the Midwives Association of North America (MANA) conference about Muslim American women and childbirth experiences, which was great. I'm back to attending homebirths, with my first back in the saddle (the apprentice's saddle, that is) any minute now.
What time I have managed to squeeze out has been devoted to getting ready for the Wintergreen Herbal Market in Somerville, MA on November 29. I'm preparing all sorts of goodies, from breastfeeding teas to pregnancy tonics, warm winter baby blankets with lovely botanical themed fabrics, sore nipple salves, motherwort tincture to ease labor pains and sitz baths for postpartum healing, and lastly my super famous (ahem, in certain circles) black seed oil face cream for chapped cheeks. Stay tuned, I'll be launching an Etsy shop in the next couple of months! In the meantime, come visit me at the market.