What’s been going on?

Hello all,

Just as I logged in to write this blog post, I noticed I hadn’t written anything for MONTHS. Months. The school year is winding down, time has flown by, and you’re probably wondering…..what happened?

I’ve been a doula and childbirth educator for the last 10 years. A decade. Starting last fall, I was starting to tell I was getting burned out. By January, I was REALLY burned out. I needed a change.

So, what have I been doing, you ask?

Well, In February I started as an office manager for an organization in the Twin Cities. I have learned SO MUCH i the last years of BabyLove’s existence that it turns out I’m pretty good at helping organizations run and helping them move into 2017 with day to day operations. (Is this when I mention I do business consulting? Ahem.)

I’ve phased out of teaching classes at BabyLove. Lora Murtha, who has been teaching here for the better part of 18 months (and really, pretty much a founding BabyLove mama before that) is teaching classes. She’s still passionate. she’s super smart, and families are in excellent hands with her. After all, she was my apprentice. ;) But I am around. I still have doula nights, office stuff to do. I’m still here,

The other HUGE change here is that BabyLove has moved back to suite 200. Because of the changes of my roles here, we’ve consolidated into one space with The BabyLove Alliance. It just made more sense. I’d also like to thank the families who have put up with the craziness as we re-settle in upstairs. But, this does mean that class sizes are limited to 5 families.

We have classes up through the summer, and Fall offerings will be coming. We’ve decided to keep costs the same. But, the main point of this is to tell you that yes, BabyLove is still open. I’m just not here every day. Yes we moved, yes the space is different, but it feels really great to be back up here and it WILL be great once things get all put into place.

And I want to say thank you to everyone who has come here for the last 5.5 years. Thank you for helping me grow and helping me turn the page to the next chapter. I am forever grateful for this journey– all of it. And I’m not going away.

With love,

Veronica, Owner of BabyLove

 

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Veronica Jacobsen, BA, CLC, CPST, LCCE, FACCE
Birth Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, Child Passenger Safety Technician, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, Fellow of the Academy of Certified Childbirth Educators

Opening BabyLove in September of 2011 has allowed me to build a space where all families can come to get good information in a caring, welcoming environment. I have found that not only do I love teaching more than ever, but I also really love running a business. Hopefully my passion for every aspect of BabyLove shines through.
I live in Richfield with my husband, and I am a mother of a two great children. When I can steal a few free moments, I love to go on adventures with my family, cook, garden, thrift, can, and craft.