Saturday, February 05, 2011

A Lady's Hand's, A Lion's Heart by Carol Leonard

I love, love, LOVE this book!! A must- read if you enjoy birth stories and or midwifery! I couldn't put it down! ~Staci

"Lady's Hands, Lion's Heart is the telling of my journey as New Hampshire's first modern midwife. The book begins with the birth of my son when I had the unexpected experience of being cruelly strapped down during his delivery. The story spans thirteen years--1975 to 1987-- and is told with three threads.

The first thread is the home births and my apprenticeship with the wonderful old country doctor, Dr. Francis Brown, the only physician in the state who still attended births at home. He took me on as his sidekick, and we trooped around the New Hampshire countryside for years while my own practice was blossoming.

The second thread is the renaissance of the profession of midwifery in the United States, despite formidable opposition from a jealous medical profession.

The third thread is my love story with the impossibly handsome and brilliant obstetrician, Dr. Ken McKinney.

The book ends with a heart wrenching death.

Lady's Hands, Lion's Heart is first and foremost for the midwives. It is a dance and a song to the women who refused to be intimidated and who courageously continued their calling despite efforts to demoralize and criminalize and ridicule their passion. My book is for all the charismatic, skilled, feisty, articulate, opinionated, wild, and beautiful midwives. You are my sisters."

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wild Crafted Projects

Arctium Lappa
The children and I are starting an exciting homeschool project. We plan to catalog all of the edible and medicinal plants and herbs growing wild on our property. Our projects will be detailed on my "Back To The Garden" raw food blog. Please come see what we're up to!

Friday, July 09, 2010

I know... I've all but abandoned my blog. I am just so busy, and honestly have nothing inspirational nor profound to share with you.

Above is a picture of Jesse James, he turned 1 year old in June. He is a joy and a blessing! Oh! And here is one of Savannah who turned 4 in May. She makes me laugh out loud at least once a day. Seriously.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

I am so happy and proud to announce the my husband Jeremy is running for Newton County Sheriff. Thank you to everyone helping with the campaign for your support. Please don't forget to vote in your local Primary! Ours is May 4, 2010.
Please check out the website!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Just for Kelli :)