Last month on Creating Your Calm’s Face Book page I made a vow to write a new blog post every day for the entire month of August… I have failed miserably at this! So to make up for it, I am going to give you one really big, important, ginormous post!  We have some exciting news to share!!!

And, no, I am not pregnant!!

We are moving to the 20004!!!

No not the year… the zip. For anyone unfamiliar with this zip code, it is Washington, DC!!! My husband was offered and recently accepted a position on the one and only Pennsylvania Ave working for our government. To say I am proud of him would be a huge understatement. He was initially offered this position about 1.5 years ago and then a hiring freeze hit, putting us in limbo to the point that we moved on and found a local position ultimately forgetting about the government job.  To our shock it reappeared with an eagerness all in its own. He accepted the position a few days ago and he will be moving moving mid October. I will be staying behind to help some wonderful families during their amazing births. I will join him when my last Doula mom has had her baby. Exciting!

So needless to say my business will be changing gears! I will not be taking anymore Doula families in the triangle area after October 2013. I will start accepting Doula families in the DC area as of December 2013. I am sad, excited, nervous, adventurous, apprehensive and oh my goodness… so much more!!!!

IMG_3414I have met and worked with so many wonderful families, Midwives, Ob/Gyns, Photographers, Nurses, Childbirth Educators and Doulas. I have seen this area grow literally baby by baby and experienced so many emotions along the way. I have learned something new from EVERY SINGLE person my path crossed during my time as a Doula in the triangle and I am so very thankful for that. I thank you for your time, your energy, your ear and your expertise.

Specifically to the families I have been honored to serve: The following words will fail me as my emotions run so deep. You are all so20130416-081723.jpg special to me and will forever be tucked away in a very very special place in my heart. Your births were amazing and you are POWERFUL!  Your babies are special and so very blessed. You owned your births and I am so proud of you. I am excited to watch your little ones grow and see you develop as parents. Please share your photos with me on the Face Book page or email me. Update me on your little ones! Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart for inviting into such a special, private, awesome moment in your life. I feel privileged for the gift that YOU gave ME!

So, with that being said… I will be starting the new group series of my HypnoBirthing® Childbirth preparation classes in the Washington DC area beginning January 2014 (location TBA). If you are in the Washington DC area, sign up for bog post (upper right hand corner of this page) to get the most up to date announcements about new classes. Like I said above I will begin advertising my Doula services and start taking birth Doula families for the due dates in the month of December 2013 and on. If you are interested in my Doula services,  please contact me. We will be house searching in September and we can schedule a consultation during that time!

2013-03-02 12.54.35We are excited about this new venture and really excited to be doing it together. Our little homeschooling, baby wearing, breastfeeding, laughing, goal setting, goal meeting, eyes on the prize, do the right thing, steadfast family will be on the move shortly… upward and onward.

Thanks for your time,

liz