Cleanliness is of the utmost importance.
A deep need for order settles-in.
The nesting instinct reveals itself in many ways.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a guide, written to and for expecting mothers, to help families plan for the first six weeks after birth?
In the spring, I came across THIS...
This guide is... perfect.
Soon after discovering Heng's work, Amber and I ordered several copies of "The First Forty Days" and began gifting it to the families we serve. I found Heng on Instagram (@motherbees) and she and I soon became friendly, through the images we share of the work that we do. When Heng's work led her to a visit in Minnesota this December, it felt like the most natural thing in the world to, while she is here, connect in real life and do something GOOD, together.
On December 8, Lying-In has the incredible honor of spending an evening with Heng Ou, and we would like to invite you to join us.
This is a small gathering. We want to create a safe and intimate space for talking about what is one of the most important seasons of our lives. We have limited our group to 8 mothers and to their 8 guests (a family member – blood or chosen – who is interested in re-learning the art of caring for one another after the birth of a baby).
We are graciously being hosted by Roots Community Birth Center, in Minneapolis.
Heng has offered to do all of the cooking and Amber and I will help get everyone settled-in and comfy. Please bring yourselves, someone who can help you during your lying-in and a pair of slippers for each of you – we'll take care of the rest.
For more information, or to RSVP, please send me an email and we will reserve a spot for you and your chosen guest.