On why resilience shouldn’t be an end goal for midwives: Or anyone

Often, in conversations about midwifery, pay parity, working conditions, the level of workforce crisis the profession is working within, the goal of leaders is building resilience. It is a word that is more and more commonly bandied about, as midwives are stretched thinner and thinner in every possible work area. Whether midwives are employed, self … Continue reading On why resilience shouldn’t be an end goal for midwives: Or anyone

On being proud

My beautiful, brave foster daughter has started her own blog, which details her journey out of addiction.  It is raw, it is powerful, and it is making me all of the proud.  I have ummed and ahhed about sharing my story with the world, many times thrown around the idea of writing a book with … Continue reading On being proud

On Roaring

Today, I heard some inspirational words: Attitudes are contagious.  Make yours worth catching. Do what is Right, not what is policy. Shame is too blunt an instrument ever to be used to effect any kind of change. I heard more words of pain, from caring people wrung out by a thankless task: We have lost … Continue reading On Roaring