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Natural Childbirth Education, Doula, Photographer – Omaha, NE

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Our Eczema Journey

SummerFun-12As some of you may already know, my son Bradley struggled with severe Eczema (or “itchy spots” as he refers to the condition) since he was a baby. We went to countless pediatrician appointments hoping to find a cure or at least some relief to get his poor skin under control.

If you don’t know anything about eczema, your skin is made up of building blocks called skin cells which are then covered by your body’s natural oil to lock in moisture and block out irritants. People with eczema, don’t have a very strong natural barrier and therefore are prone to dryness and irritants in products and environment. Typically, long lengths of time in water make it worse.

When we would seek help for Bradley’s eczema, no one ever asked what laundry detergent or products we were using. Instead, they were quick to prescribe topical steroid creams and eczema therapy lotions. Not knowing any better and trusting the medical professionals, we followed the regimen as recommended but he would still get major flare ups. Eventually, I was introduced to Beautycounter and my eyes were opened as to harmful ingredients that may have been exacerbating Bradley’s condition.  Continue reading


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Celebrating #WorldBreastfeedingWeek

Well my son has been officially weaned for a month and I was without a nursling this #WorldBreastfeedingWeek so I decided to celebrate in a special way. I offered free Nursing Mini Sessions (via Nessa Nicole Photography) so local mamas here in Bossier City/Shreveport could capture some precious memories with their little ones. I was so grateful that during our Christmas card photoshoot last year, our photographer (Stephanie Lynne Photography) captured a sweet nursing break during the session. I am forever grateful to have that moment captured.

The response was so overwhelming that I decided to add another day of mini sessions (for a small fee of $20). Here are some of my favorites from the sessions with mamas and their nurslings ranging in age from 2 weeks to almost 2 years.

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Nessa Nicole Photography

As a Birth Boot Camp natural childbirth educator and doula, I have had the opportunity to be a part of such special life moments and have always offered to take photos with my “fancy” camera. A few months ago, I decided to sign up for photography classes online so I’d be able to help families professionally capture these precious moments (at affordable prices).

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