Tori's Blog

  • Let Yourself Be Tired… Sleep

    Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

    I am working on a piece about my friend, Mary. Mary has retired after being an OB nurse for 45 years. I have much to say about Mary but I am going to finish it to post later in the…

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  • Happy Mother’s Day To My Mom and To All of You

    Sunday, May 11th, 2014

    One of my favorite songs, by John Mayer, has a line that says, “Girls become lovers who turn into mothers, so, mothers, be good to your daughters, too.” This resonates with me because all the work I…

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  • Breasts – What On Earth Are They For?

    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

    Here again, is the beauty of having a forum for my own thoughts, opinions, and philosophies. The luxury of it being written is that anyone can choose to read it or not read it, have an opinion about it, comment…

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  • Happy Mother’s Day!

    Saturday, May 11th, 2013

    I tell this story each year because it is important to me. Long ago,  my own mother and I developed a tradition; I no longer remember who started it. The winters in the Midwest can be

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  • The Truth About Misinformation-I Am Perpetually Stunned

    Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

    Some people tell stories when they write. Some tell facts or talk of important journalistic issues. I have a tendency merely to put into words what sloshes around in my brain. The funny thing about this is that I am…

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  • Waves, Surges, or Really Big Pain

    Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

    Decades ago when Dr. Fernand Lamaze wrote the book “Painless Childbirth” the natural childbirth movement was born. Thousands upon thousands of women diligently learned their breathing techniques and prepared themselves for their births. Unfortunately, what many…

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  • So Long 2012

    Monday, December 31st, 2012

    I’m writing. Like a mad woman. I believe writing to be a bit like art. It can be difficult if there isn’t something sparking the words. Or, sometimes, as is the case with me, I just haven’t had too much…

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  • Do We Really Need To Drink Eight Glasses of Water A Day?

    Thursday, October 11th, 2012

    I am one of those people who never drinks quite enough water. I just don’t. I have to think about it, remind myself about it, and my trigger is most often thirst. Thirst supposedly comes after the point where you…

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  • Better Birth

    Friday, August 31st, 2012

    img_newbornChildbirth is on my mind. Not merely because pregnancy and birth are part of my very fabric but because I see a new trend in birth again becoming terribly “polarized”. Historically, it happens every couple of decades. Today, as the…

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  • Choose the Childbirth Class That’s Right for You

    Monday, July 30th, 2012

    I hear from families all the time asking how they can find a class that is right for them. Here are some questions you might ask before choosing a Childbirth Preparation class.


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