I am a proud mama-bear to ten children and grandmother to one. One of my proudest moments was adopting preemie twins from Guatemala and another little girl. They are all 21 now! I started my nursing career in the NICU and after six years of that I became a lactation consultant. I held my IBCLC certification for ten years while teaching breastfeeding, parenting and birth classes as a volunteer at a crisis pregnancy center. I have also done home care for ten years including critically ill children. Two years ago I left NH and moved to SC where we are homeschooling our two youngest who are now teens. With over 20 years of nursing I decided to do what I enjoy most and help families and their newborns adjust to life  It is a privilege of incredible magnitude to be with a newborn and his/her parents in the early stages of bonding, adapting and thriving. In my free time I am a leader in our church youth group. I love kayaking, walking, and finding something to celebrate with my family.