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Originally from Seneca, Illinois, I moved away from there to attend college at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1997. After college, my boyfriend, soon to be fiancee, and I moved to Las Vegas, Nevada.

Las Vegas was wonderful- I taught school and Mike, now my husband of over 8 years, worked for Nextel as an Electrical Engineer. However, after two kids, we decided to relocate back to the stompin' grounds.....Illinois, more specifically, West Chicago, to be near our families....and here we are- battling the cold, shoveling the snow, and wondering....why are we here again??

No longer teaching, I now work as a birth doula, assisting women during labor, teach natural childbirth classes, and am pursuing a career in midwifery! I also stay home with my kids and participate in various activities they are involved in such as play groups, preschool functions/trips, and their classes/lessons. Between school, the kids and family, and my business, I am generally pretty busy...but I love my life and wouldn't have it any other way.


I am a self-professed birth junkie, reading and learning more about helping women have natural births all the time. I am also a bit creative and love having fun with my kids and husband. I enjoy reading, scrapbooking (although I am way behind on that!) and spending time outdoors.