Declan’s Birth Story

Posting our incredible boy Declan’s birth story on his sixth birthday today, 8/5.  When he was four months old, I typed up his birth story and pasted it on the back of the framed icon I used during labor that is now in his room. Happy Birthday, sweetheart.  Love you so much. =================================================================== Wednesday, December […]

For Mamas With Late-Term Breech

Every pregnancy is different.  Every breech is different.  Different breech positions.  Different reasons for it.   In today’s birth culture, breech is often seen as something to correct.  Some babies turn in response to the interventions that are introduced because that is precisely what they need for optimal position.  Some don’t.  Because that is exactly […]

Wyld Workshop: “Powers of Pregnancy”

Powers of Pregnancy is a sequel to our Pleasures of Pregnancy Workshop.  Ideal for mothers in their seventh month and beyond.  Please help us to spread the word! ~ Erica & Marnie Powers Of Pregnancy Sunday, July 19, 2009 2:00-4:30pm Waddle & Swaddle, 37 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY RSVP: 845.255.5896 or erica@wyldacres.com Cost is $10. Our […]

Wyld Workshop: “Pleasures of Pregnancy”

So excited to announce this upcoming workshop, offered on two different dates.  Please spread the word to your pregnant or prenatal caregiving friends (midwives, doulas, OB-GYN’s, etc.)! Pleasures of Pregnancy Workshop – Sunday, June 14 or Sunday, July 12, 2:00-4:30pm, Waddle & Swaddle, 37 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, Facilitated by Erica Chase-Salerno and Marnie McKnight-Favell.  RSVP: 845.255.5896 or erica@wyldacres.com. […]

Heidi – What If You Didn’t Find Out The Gender?

Congratulations to Heidi Klum and Seal on their pregnancy.  Heidi mentioned on the Ellen show recently that they plan to find out the gender of the child at the end of the month.  She also said that she feels like this is “it” for children for them, that they may not plan to have more […]

The Stone That Was Rolled Away

I hit a new level of “bottom” tonight, in a way that reminded me of Elizabeth Gilbert’s description of her darkest moments at the beginning of her book, Eat, Pray, Love.  But it wasn’t the bad news I’d received that devastated me.  It was the undeniable realization that, once again, and we’re talking a matter of […]

Breathe Deeply And Know

Came across this reminder today, seems especially fitting for the first day of spring. Breathe deeply and know.

Wyld Workshop: “Pleasures Of Pregnancy”

So excited to announce this upcoming workshop.  Please spread the word to your pregnant or prenatal caregiving friends (midwives, doulas, OB-GYN’s, etc.)! Pleasures of Pregnancy Workshop – Sunday, April 5, 2:00-4:00pm, Waddle & Swaddle, 37 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, $10, Facilitated by Erica Chase-Salerno and Marnie McKnight-Favell.  RSVP: 845.255.5896 or erica@wyldacres.com. Cost is $10.  Come nurture yourself and connect […]

I Love This Quote

I love this quote: “Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions.” ~ Earl Gray Stevens

Read Your Baby

Take a break from the how-to parenting books.  Read your baby. Here’s why. There are so many questions, right?!  As parents, we encounter an endless flow of questions about these little people.  With the first child, it’s all new.  With each subsequent child, we think we know something, and then the kid throws random parenting […]