With a few hours a week to work on Welcome Mama (thank you, nursery school!), I’ve been trying to figure out how to be authentic without following all the rules of internet marketing that seem so pathetically unoriginal and formulaic.
But I don’t have freebies or 5 easy ways to improve your gut health on this little blog. My photos kind of suck and the template I’m using isn’t really fancy. The more I thought about all of this, the more it became clearer to me that these things don’t matter. They don’t matter because I feel like there’s something special and original here: the idea that my story, your story, and our collective story matters; the idea that you should be able to be empowered as a consumer to have access to ALL holistic resources for birth and early parenting.
It’s not really an original idea. We’ve been trying to do something like this for years through another nonprofit. Cutting through the red tape and charging people for memberships just made it really difficult to do what I really felt was the most important aspect of the mission: to provide consumers with a directory to all birth related holistic resources. It wasn’t about listing my friends and definitely not about only listing people who could afford the membership. I wanted to create a virtual phone book where consumers could pick and choose the people and services that best fit their needs, not mine. I hope I’m doing that. I can’t do it without your help.
If you know of a doula, yoga instructor, chiro, midwife, postpartum therapist, reiki master, waldorf inspired day schools, childbirth classes, support groups you name it, if it leans holistic/alternative/crunchy/touchy feely and birth/baby/mama related I want it HERE!
If you have:
-- a birth, postpartum, or early parenting related business in WNY
--a personal story or informational article that you authored
please, please don’t hesitate to contact me here or on facebook today.
*photo by Rizzo Photography
Hi. I'm Lindsay. Daughter, sister, wife, mother and collector of useless (and useful) information.