As I write this, I am in the middle of updating my Nurturing Newborns website. (With the help of my very patient sister and daughter) This update has been needed for quite some time. Some of my excuses for not taking on this task included: playing with my grandchildren, cleaning the garage, calling to cancel our newspaper, sorting Christmas decorations, playing with my grandchildren, buying new toss pillows, ironing tablecloths, and playing with my grandchildren. Only one of those excuses is actually excusable. Well, ta-da, here it is. My improved, informative, and up to date website is available for your reading and learning pleasure.
This process of changing my website has been cathartic for me. I have taken the time to reflect on this little business I created in 2007. Yes, ten years ago, I had this idea. I thought; what if everyone caring for an infant had a beloved friend, sister, aunt, mother or father that quietly, efficiently and lovingly nurtured both parent and baby? How would this support help protect and encourage the parent-child relationship? How much more crucial would this support be for families with fragile infants or families in crisis? How can this support be funded for families in need?
In January of 2007, I had an idea. I had a vision. To all my families who believed in this vision and allowed me in to their messy, loud, and crazy lives, I say, thank you. To my husband, who supported this vision, I say, thank you. To my employees, who took on the many challenges this vision required, I say, thank you. Ten years of doing exactly what I want to do has been great.