Hello! I am crazy excited about this week's blog post!! Why? Because I'm talking about one of my favorite organizations here in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, Everyday Miracles.
As you might expect, there continues to be a limited access to pregnancy and breastfeeding support. So when I developed the mission and goals for Honor Mama, it was important to me to create a brand that not only radiates positivity, but promotes change and equality. For that reason, a portion of profits from Honor Mama are given to organizations that provide support for breastfeeding women.
Many years ago I came across this organization as I was helping one of my clients find a doula. For those who aren’t quite familiar with “doulas”, they are spectacular pregnancy, labor, and postpartum coaches who improve a million different parts of your life while you are becoming a mama. This service is available to almost all women (depending where you live), but sometimes the cost can get in the way of obtaining this wonderful care. So when I discovered Everyday Miracles it truly felt like a miracle that this incredible organization existed.
Everyday Miracles was founded by Debby Prudhomme and Mary Williams built on their beliefs that every woman has a right to evidence-based prenatal care. They have the conviction that every woman should be empowered, supported, and celebrated during their pregnancy—regardless of age, race, or socioeconomic status. Their work is inspired by the resilience and strength seen in the women that Everyday Miracles serves every single day.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of Everyday Miracles. Over the last decade Debby has continued to add new services that support and empower families in our community. During my years as a home visiting nurse, they have always been my go-to for doulas, prenatal classes, and breast pumps. My mamas were always thrilled with the kindness of the staff and their wonderful doula care.
Everyday Miracles exemplifies the quality and access to birth support that all women deserve and I am thrilled that they are the first Honor Mama Dynamic Duo partner. A few weeks ago I stopped by the office to chat with Debby and snap a few photos of the Labor and Birth Basics class. Between the beautifully painted belly castings that adorned her walls and the vibrant energy in her voice, I felt so inspired that I didn't want to leave! I may have even asked if I could volunteer here just so I could hang around this magical place again!!
Hopefully, this is just the first of many amazing organizations Honor Mama will partner to build a better breastfeeding support community. So what’s next, well gang it’s simple. All of us can be the drop in the ocean that creates the big wave of change. It’s small things like supporting socially conscious companies or donating a few dollars to an organization that touches your heart.
Until next time.
Love and hugs,